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The Web Design program will give you the technical chops and design acumen needed to enter this competitive industry.

The Web Design Certificate is an encompassing program that introduces students to everything from the fundamentals of front-end design to new interfaces for visual communication on web-based platforms.  This program will give you the tools and languages needed for an entry-level position within an agency or brand — or to launch a freelance career in the web design field.  

Read about this program on Technical.ly Philly: Meet our faculty and learn about the experience of program graduates

The program is a hybrid format (courses occur both online and in-person).  The benefits of the hybrid course format include:

  • Online synchronous sessions with the instructor to provide additional assistance with assignments, project development, and exercises.

  • Presentations by experts in the field on a range of special topics including emerging technologies, agency life, building a freelance career.

  • Office hours may be scheduled for one-on-one sessions with the instructor.

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Requirements 

A portfolio of five example design projects or samples is required and can be submitted as PDF or a link to a website.  Some experience with Adobe Photoshop is required.  If you are brand new to the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, consider taking either Adobe Creative Cloud Overview (CE 1403) or Adobe Photoshop (CE 2423) before applying to the program.

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Applications are accepted for Spring

Application deadline: January 11, 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.


Web Design Course Sequence

Participants complete the 12-credit course sequence in three semesters (Spring, Summer, Fall).  The 10-week classes meet twice weekly: Once on-campus (in-person) and once online via video conference. Course content will include guest speakers and final presentations. Additionally, students attend two Thursday evenings on campus for guest speakers and final presentations.

1: Web Design I

This course offers a high-level overview of web design, an introduction to web graphics, and an introduction to HTML and CSS. Students will begin to explore the web as a design medium through discussions, readings, explanations, and hands-on projects. Begin to build skills in the tools and languages used on the web; process images for use on the web; learn the roles of HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Explore the importance of a multi-platform, multi-screen approach to web design, learn current development best practices, and develop thoughtful user interface, user experience and information architecture for a website. This course culminates with the design and execution of a simple website, presented during a formal critique with instructor and peers. (First course | 4 cr | 10 Weeks | $1290)

2: Web Design II

Expand upon your foundation of web design in HTML and CSS to design and build more complex websites. Coursework builds stronger CSS skills and provides an expanded focus on multi-screen design, UI/UX design, accessibility, site architecture, and the web design process. You will also explore adding interactive elements to your websites using JavaScript and jQuery. Over the course of the class students will create two complete websites. (Second course | 4 cr | 10 Weeks | $1290)

Final Course: Web Design III

Learn the basic building blocks of HTML5 and CSS3 as you explore the creative possibilities for interactive design on the web. Build upon this foundation to turn your website designs into fully functional web pages. You will learn how HTML5 and CSS3 form the core of web development as well as how other languages can be used to enrich a basic site. This course takes you through the full lifecycle of developing a web project from conception, design and development to launch. Prerequisite: Web II or equivalent experience. (Final course | 4 cr | 10 Weeks | $1290)

 

 


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