Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to understand the how the web can be used for production, distribution and consumption. The course will therefore look at web services such as Box.net, Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, YouTube and Zoho. It will look at Wordpress as an application for producing dynamic web sites with no need for programming. During the course each student will be given their own Wordpress-based portfolio, which they will customise for their own use. This will be the portfolio which students will use to store, display and present their work throughout their time at Arcada. Students will learn how to use themes and plug-ins to expand the site; how to customise a theme using graphics of their own design; and how to create and manipulate graphical images for use on their site and elsewhere on the web.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to offer considered views about a wide range of web services; demonstrate an ability to use a suite of services effectively; manage and customise their own Wordpress-based web portfolio.

Course contents

Mac Os,Photoshop Elements; Indesign cs4; Wordpress; Flickr; YouTube; Zoho

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Not needed

Previous course names

Web basics and Layout & redigering

Additional information

All tasks and projects must be handed in maximum 2 weeks after the course has ended.

Recommended or required reading

Recommended reading might be presented during the lectures.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Project work and productions - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 20 hours
  • Web-based and web-supported studies - 33 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 93 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 40 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Reports and productions


  • Kelly Owen
  • Nordberg Leif


Nordberg Leif

Home page of the course

media.arcada.fi -> kurser 2006-2007

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

Until date 2008-05-23

The timetable of the course

Period 3

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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