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Web Design

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/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

86,337
Annual Job Openings
(2021)
13.1%
Projected Growth
(2021-2031)
$169k
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

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
I&C SCI X471.63
Intro to UX for Web Design (2.00 Units)
I&C SCI X471.63
  Online   to be scheduled
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
  Online   to be scheduled
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

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
Web Design
I&C SCI X472.36
Design Technologies (2.00 Units)
I&C SCI X472.36
Online   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
  to be scheduled   to be scheduled

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

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Academic Calendar

Event Winter 2023 Spring 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Oct 20 Jan 19 Apr 20 Jul 13
Courses Begin* (week of) Jan 3 Mar 27 Jun 20 Sep 25
Courses End* (week of) Mar 13 Jun 5 Sep 5 Dec 11
Administrative Holidays Dec 22-31, Jan 1-3, Jan 16, Feb 20 Mar 31, May 29 Jun 19, Jul 4, Sep 4 Nov 10, Nov 23-24, Dec 25-26, Jan 1-2

*Actual dates may vary by program.

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Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

A certificate is awarded upon completion of combined 8 units of required courses and 4 units of elective courses totaling a minimum of 12 units (120 hours) of instruction with a grade of “C” or higher in each course.

To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy with a non-refundable $125 application fee. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the digital certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a 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.

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