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.
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.
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.
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.
- Digital Imaging
- Digital Video Production
- 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.