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Web Design


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/apps from our expert instructors. The program first lays the foundation for web design basics from typography to color theory, to interaction design and, to wireframing and then dives deep into ‘hands on’ front end coding programs. After completing the program, you will walk away with a portfolio project that shows your passion for design and technical talent.

Who Should Enroll

  • Career changers who are looking to transition to a career as a web designer
  • Graphic designers, multimedia designers, and marketing professionals who want to increase their expertise in the area of web design and online product development
  • Professionals already working in online agencies, start-ups, or technology companies who want to keep up to date with the latest design trends and industry best practices

Career Insight

Occupational summary for Web and Digital Interface Designers in the U.S. Source: Lightcast™ 2022

Annual Job Openings
Projected Growth
Salary for Highly Experienced Professionals
(Median Salary $80k)

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
Learn the creative and technical skills to become a design master.

Course Schedule

Required Courses

I&C SCI X471.63
Introduction to UX for Web Design (2.00 Units)
I&C SCI X471.63
I&C SCI X450.16
Visual Prototyping (2.00 Units)
I&C SCI X450.16
to be scheduled   to be scheduled  
I&C SCI X471.03
Introduction to Web Programming with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and React (2.00 Units)
I&C SCI X471.03
I&C SCI X471.03 OR I&C SCI X470.90

I&C SCI X471.03 OR I&C SCI X470.90
I&C SCI X470.90
Intro to Web Programming w/ HTML5 & CSS3 (2.50 Units)
I&C SCI X470.90
Remote     Online
I&C SCI X471.12
Web Design Portfolio Project (2.00 Units)
I&C SCI X471.12
to be scheduled   to be scheduled  

Elective Courses

Web Design
I&C SCI X472.36
Design Technologies (2.00 Units)
I&C SCI X472.36
to be scheduled      
I&C SCI X472.37
User Research and Testing Methodologies
I&C SCI X472.37
I&C SCI X471.74
Visual Design (2.50 Units)
I&C SCI X471.74

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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Academic Calendar

Event Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024 Summer 2024
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Jul 13 Oct 19 Jan 18 Apr 18
Courses Begin* (week of) Sep 25 Jan 8 Apr 1 Jun 24
Courses End* (week of) Dec 11 Mar 18 Jun 10 Sep 9
Administrative Holidays Nov 10, Nov 23-24, Dec 25-26, Jan 1-2 Jan 15, Feb 19 Mar 29, May 27 Jun 19, Jul 4, Sep 2

*Actual dates may vary by program.

Learn How To Earn Your Certificate

Earn a Certificate

Apply to become a candidate for the program: A Declaration of Candidacy is required to establish candidacy in this program. Complete the application and pay the application and candidacy fee of $125 (non-refundable). Learn more about the benefits of becoming a candidate. Candidacy is not required to enroll into individual course in a program.

A candidate in the program is awarded a certificate upon the successful completion of combined 8 units of required courses and 4 units of elective courses totaling a minimum of 12 units, each with a letter grade of “C” or better. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in their first course. To receive the Certified Digital Certificate after the completing all the program requirements, students must submit the Request for Certificate to initiate the certificate audit process. Students not pursuing the certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Career Advancement Network (CAN)

We are proud to provide our certificate students and alumni with newly enhanced career services that include one-on-one coaching, technology tools, webinars and workshops, networking events, mentorship/internship opportunities, and a rich collection of free online career resources. Learn more.

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

UX-UI Design Workshop: Getting Started with Design Systems
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