Welcome to the Grace College Art program! A major in Web Design and Development will enable you to pursue a professional career that utilizes your artistic design and technology development skills. This major focuses on providing you a with a foundational understanding by integrating courses and competencies from both the Art Department and the Management of Information Systems Program.
Uniquely balanced, the purpose of this major is to provide both aspects of design and development. You will be capable of creating an aesthetically pleasing design, as well as implementing your design through the development of a functional web product.
Dedicated to setting you up for success, the faculty serves to prepare you for the professional environment. Experienced in graphic design, web development, and marketing management, they will guide you in understanding real world applications from a Biblical perspective.
Examples of courses in this major:
This computer laboratory art course introduces tools and techniques for digital-based imaging and editing. Utilizing Adobe software, this course focuses on the development of visual design skills through digital photo manipulation and technical processes.
A computer laboratory course that introduces software utilized for visual communication design. Focusing on project-based page design and layout, students will examine typography, brand standards, and the process of critique. Approaches to print, web, and presentation page design will be explored.
This course builds on the concepts learned in ISM1150. Students will use an object-oriented programming language to build programs that solve given problems.
Students will synthesize topics from a number of previous courses while focusing on the creation and implementation of browser-based client-side applications. The focus of the course will be manipulation of the document object model using a client-side scripting language.
The individuals who will challenge you to learn:
B.F.A., Indiana University, Fort Wayne; M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion; M.F.A. in Visual Arts, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
In addition to her academic accomplishments, Professor Kim Reiff has worked in industry as a marketing communications manager, graphic designer, and production manager.
B.S. in Computer Science and Business Administration, Grace College; M.B.A., Stetson University
Prior to coming to Grace in 1998, Professor Rick Koontz spent nine years as Manager of Information Systems for Scholastic Book Fairs in Lake Mary, Florida. In addition to his teaching, he is academic director of the Management of Information Systems program and works in the institution's Office of Information Technology. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management of Information Systems at North Central University.
BFA Indiana University, Fort Wayne; MFA The Ohio State
In addition to his professional career in visual communication design, Prof. Wanjema was the recipient of the Outstanding Coleman Fellow Award (2014-15), recognized by California State Senate.
Some of the positions you can obtain: