Web Design

The Web Design Certificate Program will not be offered after the Summer 2024 quarter. Individuals interested in earning this certificate must successfully complete all program requirements by the end of Summer 2024 quarter. If you have any questions, please email technologyprograms@ce.uci.edu.

Gain the tools, techniques, and skills to launch your career in web design. Learn the latest technologies and platforms from our expert instructors to create interactive and responsive websites/apps. The program 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 leave with a portfolio project showing 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

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

Eligibility and Requirements

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.

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Approximate Cost $5,795
Format Online
Duration 8-15 months
Total Credits 12

Enroll & pay for classes at your own pace.

Complete all 3 classes to earn your certificate.

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Course Schedule

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

Required Courses
Candidates may choose to take either I&C SCI X471.03 or I&C SCI X470.90
Elective Courses
Choose a minimum of 4 units

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