Web Design Certificate
Web Design Certificate
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.
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.
Past visiting artists, events & lectures have included:
Web Life, Work Experiences and Supporting the Next Generation
Lauren owns her own freelance business where she acts as project manager, developer, and partners with designers to develop sites and provide general consulting services to companies in the NY and PA area. She is currently working on a project for a small pharma manufacturing company.
Lindsay Tabas, Tabas Consulting
How to Jump the Chasm Between What Customers Need & What Your Product Does
Marc Coleman, President + Chief Executive Officer, The Tactile Group
Case Study: Building a Website to Pitch City of Philadelphia for Amazon
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an advising appointment with the Program Director at our Center City Philadelphia office to learn how you can skill up in these areas.
A portfolio of five example design projects or samples is required and can be submitted as PDF (max file size: 30MB) 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.
Applications are accepted for Spring
Application deadline: January 13, 2020
Spring cohort begins: January 27, 2020
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
2: Web Design II
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)
If you would like to meet with a staff member or schedule an advising session, please email email@example.com to schedule an appointment at our Center City Philadelphia office. Philadelphia Campus Tours: Contact the Office of Admissions to arrange for a tour — firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 717 - 6049