Web Design: Dreamweaver & Photoshop CS: BTEC 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 and have completed the Beginners Web Design: Dreamweaver & Photoshop CS: BTEC Unit or eqivalent, download a factsheet for further info. This comprehensive BTEC.
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, Photoshop and Fireworks are the 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 and have completed the Beginners Web Design: Dreamweaver & Photoshop CS: BTEC Unit or equivalent.
This comprehensive BTEC Award runs for one day a week over two terms covering issues such as CSS layout, how to get your site online and site management.
Later in the course you will develop your power-user skills, streamline your workflow to increase the efficiency of your web production process using Cascading Style Sheets, Templates and Library Items.
Design issues such as effective layout and use of typography and colour will be discussed.
Also covered is the production of web graphics using Photoshop and Fireworks. Topics include creating vector and bitmap image content, optimization, interactivity, exporting methods and integration. Learners will develop an understanding of the concepts and terminology related to optimisation, web graphics and associated file formats.
Use Photoshop and Fireworks to create exciting logos, navigation bars, animation and more.
This course is taught using Apple Macs. Students interested in this course may also be interested in Web Design:Flash CS
What background and qualifications do you need to join?
You should have completed the Beginners Web Design course or have similar experience of Dreamweaver and Photoshop or Fireworks. See the college website for details of subjects covered at Level 1. If in doubt contact the college or ask for an interview
What does the course lead to?
After completion you could progress to Flash BTEC Award
What are the facilities and equipment like?
The course is 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