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MDIA 4207 - Web Design Major Project

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

This course is the culmination of the Associate Certificate program. As a major task in this course, learners will be required to locate a person or organization desiring a website and design and develop a pro bono (i.e., free) website for them. Other related tasks will include storyboarding the site, costing and contracting issues, and designing the client site (including creating a domain name for the client, mounting the site using a commercial ISP, and registering the site with search services). Other topics in the course include creating a business plan (including a strategic marketing plan), setting up a company in British Columbia, and site maintenance and related topics.


MDIA 1205 or equivalent





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 79247

Tue Jan 04 - Tue Mar 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 22 Online


Dale McIntosh

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Pre-requisite: MDIA 1205 or equivalent. 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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the steps necessary to locate a client
  • Prepare a detailed storyboard for a website in consultation with the client
  • Outline a plan for negotiating a contract
  • Calculate an appropriate hourly fee for Web design
  • Prepare a scale of fees for service
  • Establish a job cost for a project
  • Describe the steps to take in forming a company in B.C.
  • Create a business plan (including marketing)
  • Articulate a complete site as negotiated with the client
  • Create a domain name for the client
  • Mount the site using a commercial ISP
  • Register the site with search services

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

MDIA 4207 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Web Technologies
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate
  2. Web Technologies
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Certificate


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