Web Page Design Majors

Learn about the career options available to those with a Web page design background. Find out about education programs available, common courses, online options and the employment outlook. Schools offering Digital Design degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Will I Learn in a Web Design Major?

Web design majors can complete a Bachelor of Science in areas such as Web design and development, interactive media and multimedia. While pursuing a bachelor's degree in Web design, you will learn the concepts and techniques of building websites. This includes concepts of graphic design, such as color and visual presentation. You explore website functionality relating to effective communication of ideas and data. As you prepare for your career, you will get practical experience working as part of a Web design team. Common courses include:

  • Basics of Web design
  • Web-based animation
  • Interactive Web design
  • Usability
  • Website layout

Common Courses Web design basics, web-based animation, usability, layout
Online Options Mostly at for-profit schools
Career Opportunities Field expected to grow by 27% between 2014 and 2024*
  • Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Can I Earn This Degree Online?

You may enroll in an online Web design bachelor's degree program. Though you will most often find online programs at for-profit schools, some public and not-for-profit schools offer distance-learning options. In some cases, you need to complete an associate degree prior to enrolling; this allows you to take general education courses in a campus-based setting.

Your Web design program includes lecture-based courses, group projects and peer critique. You will be required to have access to a computer with a high-speed Internet connection to access the online classroom environments. Design software requirements may include Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Flash and Director.

What Is the Career Outlook in Web Design?

Upon graduation, you will be qualified for a career as a Web designer. Career opportunities are available in advertising firms, multimedia companies and Internet publishers. Web designers, along with other graphic designers, held over 148,500 jobs in 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You can expect this field to grow about 27% from 2014-2024 stated the BLS (www.bls.gov).

Your career potential in Web design is relative to the entire field of graphic design as more advertising firms; in particular, seek skilled Web designers for campaigns using interactive media. Your chances improve based not only upon the completion of your degree, but also on the professional experience you can accumulate.

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