Web Design: Intermediate

Course Code: WPD201
Day: Sat Time: 15:00-17:20 Hours: 20 Sessions: 8 Semester: Summer Instructional Language: English Prerequisites: This will be a hands-on class in digital design and basic web programming; WPD 101 or the instructor's permission are required. Special Notes: Required Materials: Rental server (Planned to be ¥1,650) Location: In-Person (Tokyo)

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Course Description

In this group course, which is based on the basics acquired in WPD101, you will further your knowledge in how to build, update, and design a modern website for a business—specifically focusing on creating a multi-page website. In addition to design and coding, you will also learn how to create an original WordPress theme, and how to post on your site.  This course will cover the fundamentals of creating elements and renewing your site with the latest information  to attract visitors and tell a cohesive story.

Participants will learn based on group work—as teamwork is common in the real workplace, this course is for you if you’re looking to gain helpful skills and experience.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the basics of publishing your website on the internet.
2. Follow the website creation flow from planning to publication.
3. Practise creating your own, original WordPress templates.
4. Make a simple dynamic site using Javascript.

Who should take this course

Those who are interested in group work and WordPress site production. Those who want to learn more about web design production. This course assumes that you have completed WPD101 or an equivalent level (experience in creating a simple website using design tools, HTML, and CSS). In addition, you may be asked to work on a project as a team outside of class time.


No required textbbook


Natsuki Araki

Instructor Biography

She is a web design and front-end expert, and proficient in programs and languages such as Adobe Photoshop, XD, HTML/HTML5 and CSS/CSS3, plus more. A native of Fukuoka, after graduating from high school, Natsuki moved to New York to become a professional dancer. While studying graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York, a web design class set her on the path. She gained experience as a web designer in All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) Manhattan office, and since returning to Japan, she has done web design work for a wide range of companies including Pasona Group, Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau, Meiji University and Kinokuniya. She has also served as a web design instructor at Digital Hollywood for nearly 10 years.