Web Design

And [Jesus] said unto them, "Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

Mark 16:15

While many of us use the Web every day to consume all manner of information (good and bad), it can also be a tremendous tool in helping spread the gospel. While many of us may never get the opportunity to be a missionary in a remote land, you can reach millions with the Good News that have never heard it before, as a Web Designer!

What's the Job Market Like?

Did you know that the field of Web Design is one of the hottest markets? Web Designers can find a growing number of job opportunities in today's market place, regardless of their experience level! US News ranks the job market for Web Developers #4 in the field of Technology and #9 for the best 100 jobs. The employment growth is expected to be above 21% between 2010 and 2020 and the median salary is around $77k (back in 2011) -- some can make into the six figures while the lowest may earn around 42k.

What will I study?

Your classes will first focus on the fundamentals of illustration and design--essential skills for any designer (graphic or web). Courses specific to web will take you from the basics of HTML and CSS, into the realm of User Experience and User Interface design; you then get introduced to the basics of JavaScript and jQuery; finally, you'll learn the basics of PHP programming and the setup-and-utilization of Content Management Systems like WordPress. These courses, along with an internship, and real-world client projects, will help you to be ready to enter into the field of Web Design.

What can I do with a degree in Web Design?

While you may find jobs postings for "Web Design", there are many other titles your skills will prepare you for:

  • Graphic Designer
  • UI (User Interface) Designer
  • Visual Interface Designer
  • Front-end Developer
  • UX (User Experience)/UI Designer
  • UX/Interaction Designer

Are you ready to learn more?

Contact Prof. Thomas Michaud or our Visual Art and Design office for more information

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