The Graphic Design & Web Development IDL Program is designed to prepare students for the real world of computer based graphic design and web development. This program starts with basic computer skills, digital media design fundamentals, illustration, and basic photography, then works all the way to advanced concepts in front end web programming. The end result of program completion creates a well-rounded graduate that will have the skills necessary to get an entry-level career in the fields of graphic design and web development. At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we strive to keep our curriculum updated to reflect actual trends in an ever-growing and fast-paced industry.
What is Interactive Distance Learning?
Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) is not your typical online education. Students in our IDL programs get the full classroom experience from the comfort of their homes. This is not a “watch a video and answer some questions,” e-learning program. This is a fully-engaged, 11-month diploma program that gives students the opportunity to learn hands-on with all the industry-standard gear, equipment, and software provided in their Creative P.A.K. Each IDL class is a 5-hour block that includes live lectures with instructors, time to work on projects, video conferencing, student-to-student interaction, individual demos, and more.
- Program Name: Graphic Design & Web Development IDL
- Total Clock Hours: 900
- Hours – Instruction: 665
- Hours – Lab: 235
- Your Creative P.A.K.
- Equipment Requirements
- GDWD 101IDL - Graphic Design Principles
- GDWD 102IDL - Digital Illustration
- GDWD 103IDL - Digital Photography & Layout Design
- GDWD 104IDL - Photoshop
- CD 101IDL2 - Career Development 1
- GDWD 105IDL - Front End Web Design
- GDWD 106IDL - Motion Graphics
- GDWD 107IDL - Web Development
- GDWD 108IDL - Content Management Systems
- CD 201IDL2 - Career Development 2
- GDWD 109 - Web and Graphics Portfolio
Students in our IDL program are required to purchase a Creative P.A.K. to use during the course of their program and beyond. The digital media industry and its relevant technology are ever-changing, so specific items in your Creative P.A.K. may be updated from time to time. Specific items are not guaranteed. Contact the school for more information.
You can find an up-to-date list here. Total: $1,300
- Apple 11″ iPad Pro 128GB
- Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Microsoft Office 365
You will need to provide your own personal computer and associated equipment in order to enroll in one of IDL programs at F.I.R.S.T. Institute. Please click the button below to view these requirements. If you don’t have the necessary requirements, we have provided our recommendation to be successful in the program.
*NOTE: If you do not comply with our requirements, your experience in the IDL program will be significantly diminished. Options such as Chrome Books and tablets are not accepted.
- Photoshoot Project
- Indesign Layout project
- Product Photo Retouching
- Headshot Retouching
- Photo Collage
- Digital Ad
- Web Banner
- Resume and Cover Letter (1st Draft)
- Social Media
- Mock Interview
- Ui/Ux Design project
- Scene Compositing
- 2D Objects in 3D Space
- Motion Tracking
- Handcoded Website w/ HTML, CSS, & jQuery
- Personal WordPress Site
- Business WordPress Site
- Resume and Cover Letter (2nd Draft)
- Career Planning Session
- Graphic Design
- Web Development projects