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This program will advance your technical skills & knowledge in areas including JavaScript programming, development, user experience, CMS and client/project management. Culminating coursework will lead you through the process of developing a complete web application, incorporating the higher-level skills gained in the program.

Read about this program in Technical.ly Philly.

Front-end web development, also known as client-side development, is the practice of producing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for a website or application. The Front-End Web Development Certificate focuses on JavaScript programming language and can be completed on its own or taken by students who have completed the Web Design Certificate and wish to expand and focus their skill set. 

The certificate is designed for people who are seeking an entry-level front-end development position, freelance work, or who work as part of a team that communicates with developers. Throughout the program, you will hone your project presentation skills and learn to develop well-reasoned arguments for your design intentions.

JavaScript is a versatile language that can serve many kinds of web designers. This program will advance your technical skills and knowledge in the areas of programming, web development, user experience, CMS and client/project management, and faculty and guest presenters introduce you to the latest tools and techniques as you develop a professional portfolio. The certificate culminates in a Capstone, in which you develop a complete web application, incorporating the higher-level skills gained in the program.

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To be accepted into this program, you must have either completed a formal Web Design program (12.0 credits) or demonstrate the skill-set (HTML / CSS) through a portfolio review.

Portfolio: Please submit your portfolio as a URL or as a PDF (max file size: 30MB) with links to online projects.  Application reviewers will need to access the source code for your projects.


Applications are accepted for Spring

Application deadline: January 18, 2019 
Spring 19 cohort begins: January 28, 2019 


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If accepted, students must submit a non-refundable matriculation fee of $100 to hold their place in the program. The matriculation fee is used to cover costs associated with the certificate program such as UArts CS student photo ID and computer lab access.

Front-End Web Development Course Sequence

Participants complete the 12-credit course sequence in four semesters (Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring). All classes meet once per week from 6-9 pm. Classes are supplemented with a program orientation, special topic presentations, and final presentations. The program culminates with the Capstone, in which students develop a project for a client.

1. Foundations of Interactive Front-End Web Development with jQuery

(First course | 3 cr | 10 Weeks | $940 | Offered in Spring)

2. Front-End Web Development with Intermediate Javascript Programming

(Second course | 3 cr | 10 Weeks | $940 | Offered in Summer)

3. Front-End Web Development with Advanced Javascript Programming

(Third course | 3 cr | 10 Weeks | $940 | Offered in Fall)

4. Capstone

(Fourth course | 3 cr | 10 Weeks | $940 | Offered in Spring)

If you would like to meet with a staff member or schedule an advising session, please email ce@uarts.edu to schedule an appointment at our Center City Philadelphia office.  Philadelphia Campus Tours: Contact the Office of Admissions to arrange for a tour — admissions@uarts.edu  or  (215) 717 - 6049


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Contact Continuing Education
College of Critical & Professional Studies
   with the Center for Engagement
211 S. Broad St, Terra Hall 901
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 717 - 6006