Beginners Web Design: Dreamweaver & Photoshop CS: BTEC Specialist Award
Dreamweaver and Photoshop are the two industry-standard programmes for the professional design and construction of your web pages. Students wishing to join this course will need to have some skills in working with computers, download the factsheet for further info. This comprehensive BTEC Award runs for one day a week for two terms. It covers issues such as layout, site management.
Government funding available
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All students are admitted to the College on the basis that they: Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct Provide original documentation that confirms entry qualifications. Meet the course entry requirements Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19 years old
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Dreamweaver and Photoshop are the industry-standard programmes for the professional design and construction of your web pages. Students on this course will gain a good working knowledge of the fundamentals of web site design.
This comprehensive course covers topics such as basic html, navigation, basic CSS and how to get your site online. Design issues such as effective layout and use of typography and colour will be discussed.
Photoshop topics include creating vector and bitmap image content, optimization, exporting methods, optimisation and integration.
This course is taught using Apple Macs.
Students interested in this course may also be interested in our higher level courses which begin in January and Web Design: Flash CS. See listings for details.
What background and qualifications do you need to join?
You should have basic computer skills, including file management.
What does the course lead to?
After completion you could progress to the BTEC 3 Award in Web Authoring and Web Graphics and/or to an Adobe Flash course to create animated websites
What are the facilities and equipment like?
The course will be taught using Apple Mac computers but you will be able to work at home on PC/Windows
How much should I study outside class?
You will be expected to plan and research your web project outside class
How is the course assessed?
The exercises set each week will be monitored to assess understanding and your course project, sketches and research will be assessed every few weeks.
Are any course materials online?
Not at present but there may be in the near future
What books and equipment do I need?
A notebook, pen and A4 folder are expected of every student each week.
There are worksheet handouts provided each week but it is essential that you take additional notes, as it can slow down your work rate if you do not have your own notes to refer to.
What else do I need to buy? / What extra costs are there?
A data stick/memory key/Flash Drive would be useful to back up work but they are not a requirement.
All students are admitted to the College on the basis that they:
- Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct
- Provide original documentation that confirms entry qualifications.
- Meet the course entry requirements
- Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19 years old