New Media Arts – Interface Design

In the Interface Design specialization, students learn key principles and technologies behind the visual design process for creating interactive interfaces for applications such as web sites, DVD’s, mobile devices, and interactive kiosks, to name a few. The AS degree aims to prepare students for careers in web design, graphic design, and multimedia using the full Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection of applications and front-end interface programming technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Interface Design is an inter-disciplinary area of study that includes multiple domains such as art, design, communications, and computer science. There are several related sub-domains such as Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience Design (UXD), User Centered design (UCD), Information Architecture (IA), and Interaction Design (IxD). At KCC, New Media Arts students begin their study with a foundation in fine art and design with studio classes in topics such as drawing, photography, and an introduction to visual arts and design. They build upon this foundation with classes in graphic design including typography, graphic symbolism, and corporate identity. Integrated within the curriculum are key interface design courses that address both the visual design process and the technological and l programming practices for web page production. Foundational interface programming skills are developed through HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Students design fully custom interfaces then code the front-end by hand create and implement interactive Web sites based on specific target audiences, using digital imaging and design concepts by expanding the motion graphic design skills that incorporate the use of text, graphics, video footage and sound editing.

  • Program Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the AS degree in New Media Arts with a concentration in Interface Design, the student should be able to:
    • Apply knowledge of the theory, history, and principles of design and animation in the creation of new media art.
    • Apply successful problem-solving skills utilizing industry standard applications, technologies, and techniques in the creative and technical production process.
    • Participate as a team member to make collaborative decisions toward shared objectives with civility, interpersonal skills, and a respect for cultural diversity.
    • Communicate effectively both visually and verbally in the classroom, community, and industry.
    • Synthesize the concepts and skills in the creation of a culminating project that integrates conceptual thinking and aesthetic application.

 

For more info about Kapi‘olani CC’s program, please visit their site.

 

 

 

Prerequisites


To be taken (or currently taking) prior to applying (listed in no particular order):

  • ART 101 Introduction to Visual Arts
  • ART 113 Introduction to Drawing
  • ART 107 Introduction to Photography
  • ART 115 Introduction to Design
  • ART 112 Introduction to Digital Arts

Core Requirements


  • Written Communication (FW) Elective (Select one)
    • ENG 100 Composition I or ESL 100 Composition I
  • Symbolic Reasoning (FS) Elective (Select one)
    • MATH 100 Survey of Mathematics or higher or PHIL 110 Introduction to Deductive Logic or BUS 250 Applied Math in Business
    • KCC AS/NS A.S. Natural Sciences Elective
      • (100 level or higher) – See the reverse side for a list of recommended AS/NS Gen Ed course options.
      • ASTR 110, 280; BIOC 244; BIOL 101, 124, 130, 171, 172 BOT 101, 130, 201; CHEM 100, 151, 161, 162 FSHE 185; GEOG 101; GG 103; ICS 100, 111; ME 213; MICR 130, 140; OCN 201; PHYL 160; PHYS 100, 122, 151; ZOOL 141, 142, 200
    • KCC AS/SS A.S. Social Sciences Elective
      • (100 level or higher) – See the reverse side for a list of recommended AS/SS Gen Ed course options.
      • ANTH 200; ASAN 100; BOT 105; COM 201; ECON 120, 130, 131 FAMR 230; GEOG 210; JOUR 150; LAW 101; PACS 108; POLS 110, 120, 130, 171, 207, 270 PSY 100, 170, 202, 212, 240, 260, 270 SLT 102, 103; SOC 100, 214, 218, 231, 251, 257 SOCS 225; SP 181; SSCI 260
    • Interface Design Requirements (48 credits)
      • ART 120 Intro to Typography
      • ART 124 Intro to Graphic Design
      • ART 127 Graphic Symbolism
      • ART 128 Interface Programmin I
      • ART 129 Corporate Identity
      • ART 159 History of Communication Design
      • ART 202 Digital Imaging
      • ART 229 Interface Design I
      • ART 249 Interface Design II
      • ART 257 Motion Graphic Design
      • ART 258 Interface Programming II
      • ART 285 Interface Design Studio (x2)
      • ART 293 NMA Internship
      • ART 293 NMA Internship

Electives


NA

Program Overview

In the Interface Design specialization, students learn key principles and technologies behind the visual design process for creating interactive interfaces for applications such as web sites, DVD’s, mobile devices, and interactive kiosks, to name a few. The AS degree aims to prepare students for careers in web design, graphic design, and multimedia using the full Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection of applications and front-end interface programming technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Interface Design is an inter-disciplinary area of study that includes multiple domains such as art, design, communications, and computer science. There are several related sub-domains such as Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience Design (UXD), User Centered design (UCD), Information Architecture (IA), and Interaction Design (IxD). At KCC, New Media Arts students begin their study with a foundation in fine art and design with studio classes in topics such as drawing, photography, and an introduction to visual arts and design. They build upon this foundation with classes in graphic design including typography, graphic symbolism, and corporate identity. Integrated within the curriculum are key interface design courses that address both the visual design process and the technological and l programming practices for web page production. Foundational interface programming skills are developed through HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Students design fully custom interfaces then code the front-end by hand create and implement interactive Web sites based on specific target audiences, using digital imaging and design concepts by expanding the motion graphic design skills that incorporate the use of text, graphics, video footage and sound editing.

  • Program Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the AS degree in New Media Arts with a concentration in Interface Design, the student should be able to:
    • Apply knowledge of the theory, history, and principles of design and animation in the creation of new media art.
    • Apply successful problem-solving skills utilizing industry standard applications, technologies, and techniques in the creative and technical production process.
    • Participate as a team member to make collaborative decisions toward shared objectives with civility, interpersonal skills, and a respect for cultural diversity.
    • Communicate effectively both visually and verbally in the classroom, community, and industry.
    • Synthesize the concepts and skills in the creation of a culminating project that integrates conceptual thinking and aesthetic application.

 

For more info about Kapi‘olani CC’s program, please visit their site.

 

 

 

Stephen Harris, counselor

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