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Web Design and Technologies

Level 4, 20 Credits.

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Course Description

This course introduces students to the major web applications: Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Flash, developing skills and confidence in using them to design and manage websites and graphically enhance web pages.

Students may download from Adobe 30-day trial versions of each of the proprietary software programmes to use for self-study during the appropriate section of the course. It is desirable that students have access to a computer with internet access for self-study between sessions.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for students with a basic understanding of HTML and CSS (ideally having attended Web Design and Publishing) who wish to further develop their web design and development skills and gain a working knowledge of the latest web development technologies using Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Flash.

Learning and Teaching

This module includes a mix of tutor-led explanation and demonstration with practical sessions. Each meeting opens with a brief demonstration; the main portion of the session comprises tutor-led practical work.


Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

Assessed work will include assignments and the creation of a website.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

(NB: new editions from Adobe featuring CS5 will become available in 2010/11)

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.