Online Certificate in Web Design

General

Program Description

Overview

Gain the tools, techniques, and skills to launch your career in web design. Learn the latest technologies and platforms to create interactive and responsive websites and apps. The program first lays the foundation for web design basics from typography to color theory, interaction design and wireframing and then dives deep into ‘hands on’ front end coding programs. After completing the program, you will walk away with a project that you can add to your portfolio that shows your passion for design and technical talent.

Who Should Enroll

  • Individuals interested in entering into the web design field
  • Individuals interested in building and maintaining their own websites
  • Graphic designers, multimedia designers and marketing professionals who want to increase their expertise in the area of web design
  • Those already working in the field who want to keep up with this rapidly changing industry

Career Insight

Occupational summary for web developers in the United States.

  • Jobs: 131,636 (2016)
  • Projected Growth: 24.50% (2017-2027)
  • Annual Salary: $48k-$92k (25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Apply conceptual thinking and creativity to complex design problems
  • Develop an understanding of best practices for User Experience evaluation and design
  • Explain how to clearly organize a consistent and functional website from both user and business perspectives
  • Create digital illustrations and visual mock-ups
  • Develop a website wireframe
  • Gain an understanding of “design thinking”
  • Develop a UX Project Plan that provides a rationale for design decisions based on user feedback
  • Develop an interactive prototype
  • Gain insight on best practices for building a web design portfolio

Required Courses

  • Introduction to UX for Web Design (2 units)
  • Visual Prototyping
  • Introduction to Web Programming w/HTML5, CSS3, Javascript (2 units)
  • Web Design Portfolio Project (2 units)

Elective Courses

  • Design Technologies
  • User Research and Testing Methodologies
  • Visual Design (2 units)
  • Interaction Design

Last updated Mar 2019

About the School

In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities.

In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities. Read less
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