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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

In this course we will deal with four broad design areas in terms of contemporary issues in web design — website usability, effective use of colour, modern trends in web design, and website accessibility (for those with disabilities). In the assignments, you will explore all of these issues by analyzing a small website from their portfolio and illustrating how the issues raised in this course could be implemented to provide a better and modern user experience. You will be given a number of tools and checklists to use in analyzing websites that will help you enhance the user experience.




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of MDIA 4302 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 64794


Tue Apr 02 - Tue Jun 18 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 64794
  • Domestic fees $691.05
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 18 N/A N/A Online

Janice Wood

Course outline


Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course will be delivered entirely online, however, is an asynchronous course which does not require that you meet each week at a specific time. You will be expected to meet assignment deadlines according to the schedule on the course outline and directions of the instructor. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please log into using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more BCIT Flexible Learning courses are eligible for a free Adobe Creative Cloud subscription from BCIT. Up to two weeks prior to their course start date (and not before), please visit, select the Student Resources section, and search for “Adobe Creative Cloud”, then follow the instructions in the article found to claim your free subscription.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of usability for web pages.
  • Describe how a website must be organized to meet usability standards.
  • Identify ten guidelines for navigation usability for websites.
  • Name ten guidelines for homepage usability for websites.
  • Analyze a website’s usability using a usability checklist.
  • Enhance the design of web pages through effective colour themes.
  • Assess the impact of the effect of colour symbolism (especially by culture) in website design.
  • Determine the issues a given website has with respect to individuals with a given colour deficiency.
  • List three or more modern trends that would have a significant impact on a selected website, given ten modern trends in web design.
  • Measure the accessibility of a website using one or more of five recommended tools.
  • Design an accessible website using three or more given accessibility guidelines.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Modern Web Design (MDIA 4302) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Business + Media

  1. Web Technologies
    Certificate Part-time


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