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Multimedia Web Development

Course Code: CSIS 1280
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab, Seminar
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course covers the fundamentals of Web site development and design using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Students will learn how to create structured websites using HTML, how to use the most up to date CSS styles to create responsive, visually-interesting pages and captivating graphical designs, and how to implement client-side script using basic concepts in JavaScript to access DOM elements and to validate web forms.

Course Content

  • Understanding fundamental concepts of client-server models, and role of client-side framework in design and creation of websites.
  • Creating structured websites using HTML grouping, text-level elements, hyperlinked text.
  • Working with tables and columns.
  • Designing web forms.
  • Enhancing a website with multimedia, animations and transitions.
  • Website and graphic design with CSS.
  • Designing page layout.
  • Creating responsive websites using HTML and CSS.
  • Getting Started with JavaScript.
  • Exploring arrays, loops, and conditional statements.
  • Working with Events.
  • Implementing basic client-Side programming using JavaScript for accessing DOM elements and processing form data.

Methods of Instruction

Lecture, seminar and hands-on exercises in the lab

Means of Assessment

 Means of Assessment*

Assignments (min 3) /Project(s)




Midterm Examination**


Final Examination**




*Some of these assessments may involve group work.

**In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the concepts of multimedia design, preparation, and delivery over the World Wide Web;
  • Describe and analyze multimedia elements such as images, sound, animation, graphics, music, and digital video;
  • Create structured websites using sectioning, grouping, text-level elements in HTML
  • Design responsive websites that can scale to mobile, tablet, and desktop devices using HTML and CSS;
  • Use layouts, images, audio, video and other multimedia files, animations, transitions, and forms for websites;
  • Understand and implement basic concepts in JavaScript;
  • Use arrays, loops and conditional statements in JavaScript to access DOM elements and validate form data.

course prerequisites

Pre-Calculus 11 (C or better) or Foundations of Math 11 (C or better) or MATU 0410 (C or better) or approved substitute OR currently active in:

PDD Information and Communication Technology or

PDD Data Analytics or

PBD Computer and Information Systems


Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses


Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.