Graphic Web Design: Career Diploma Description

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Today the cutting edge of graphic design lies in the area of web content production, and with your Graphic Web Design diploma you can pursue a career as a web designer and be among the most sought-after design professionals. Coursework in digital imaging, animation, web design, and programming will lay the groundwork for exciting and lucrative new employment possibilities. Read the following article to find out more.
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Why study graphic web design?

If you are interested in a career in graphic design, you should consider a specialty in web design. A diploma in graphic web design will give you all of the skills you need to design and produce exciting web pages, including animated ones.

Career possibilities

Your mastery of animation and design software, along with your knowledge of graphic design, will prepare you for a variety of careers including web technician, web interface designer, and website graphic artist.

Occupational outlook

The graphic design field as a whole is projected to grow by 9% to 17% through the year 2014, as projected by the 2006 Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.BLS.gov). Opportunities are expected to be most plentiful for those graphic designers with experience in web design and knowledge of the entire Adobe suite of graphic software as well as other web design and animation software programs. The coursework and hands-on training of a graphic web design program will stand you in good stead when it comes to finding employment in your chosen field.

Salary information

The 2006 Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.BLS.gov) gives a median salary for graphic designers of $38,030 annually, but web designers tend to be among the most highly paid members of the graphic design profession. Salaries on the high end of the scale exceed $65,940.

Coursework requirements

  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Video Production
  • Animation
  • Introduction to Flash
  • Web Scripting
  • Web Design Graphics
  • Web Design Tools
  • Web Programming

Skills you will learn

You will learn all about how to use software programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, Apple Compressor, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, Autodesk Media Cleaner, and more.

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  • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • B.S. in Information Technology

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American InterContinental University

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  • Master of Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security
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  • Game Art & Design (BFA)
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  • Digital Image Management (C)
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