Web Site Design: Diploma Program Summary

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By pursuing a degree in Web Site Design, you will be equipped with the basic fundamentals and software knowledge for designing web sites. Through studying courses such as graphic design, animation, programming, and general software applications, you will advance your skills in web site design and be able to gain entry into a fast-growing field of technology. Students who have graduated from Web Site Design programs have gone on to become web designers and web masters. Read on to find out more.
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Reasons to Earn a Degree in Web Site Design

With a degree in Web Site Design, you will have the programming and design skills to maintain and build eye-catching web sites. If you enjoy a hands-on approach to the IT field, web site design may be a good fit. More and more companies and organizations are turning to the web to promote their businesses, leading to more opportunities in the field.

Career Possibilities for Web Site Design

Occupational Outlook and Demand

With a degree in Web Site Design, students can gain entry-level careers or go on to earn a four-year degree within the field. The job outlook for web designers is good as technology keeps growing and more and more businesses are producing web sites and interactive media online.

Salary Information

In a March 2007 survey by Salary.com, entry level web site designers made an average of $42,000 to $55,500 a year in the U.S. Additionally, web site designers with more experience or that move beyond entry-level saw average salaries of between $66,000 and $86,000.

Degree Specifics for Web Site Design

Coursework Requirements

Some of the coursework that you will find in a Web Site Design degree program includes:

  • C++ Programming
  • Java Programming
  • HTML
  • Introduction to Web Design

Skills Learned

You will graduate from your Web Site Design program with knowledge of the basic theories of web design. In addition, you will acquire the following skills:

  • Ability to work with pertinent software programs as they relate to web design
  • Theories and practices in graphic design and animation
  • Knowledge of programming and current web design concepts and trends

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    1. The Art Institutes

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Design & Media Management (MA)
      • Computer Animation (MFA)
    Bachelor's
      • Graphic & Web Design (BFA)
      • Graphic & Web Design (BS)
      • Graphic & Web Design: Graphic Design (BFA)
      • Graphic & Web Design: Web Design (BFA)
      • Web Design & Interactive Media (BFA)
      • Web Design & Interactive Media (BS)
    Associate's
      • Graphic & Web Design (AAS)
      • Web Design & Interactive Media (AAS)
      • Web Design & Interactive Media (AS)
      • Graphic & Web Design (AA)
      • Graphic & Web Design: Graphic Design (AA)
      • Graphic & Web Design: Web Design (AA)
    Certificate
      • Web Design & Interactive Communications (C)
    High School Diploma
      • Digital Design (D)
      • Web Design & Development (D)
      • Web Design & Interactive Communications (D)
      • Web Design (D)
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    3. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Digital Arts and Design
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
      • B.S. - Web Design and Development
      • B.S. - Game Design
      • B.S. - Computer Animation
      • B.S. - Game Art
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    4. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD in Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD-TIM - Cybersecurity
    Master's
      • MSTIM - Computer Science
      • MBA - Computer and Information Security
      • MBA - Applied Computer Science
      • MSTIM - Cybersecurity
      • MSTIM - Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Purdue University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • MS in Cybersecurity Management
    Bachelor's
      • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BSIT - Information Management
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
    Associate's
      • Associate: Information Technology
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Human Resources and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
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    8. ECPI University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate's - Network Security
    Certificate
      • Web Design & Dev
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctorate: Computer Science
      • Doctorate - Computer Science: Information Assurance (Executive Format)
      • Doctor of Management - Technology Management (Executive Format)
    Master's
      • M.S. - Information Technology
      • Master of Science in Computer Science
      • MS - Management - Information Systems Security
      • M.S. - Management: IT and Project Management
      • M.S. - Information Technology - Project Management
      • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy
    Bachelor's
      • BS - IT - Web Development
      • Bachelor: Information Technology
      • BS - Business Administration - IT
      • BS - IT - Security
      • BS - Management - Cybersecurity Management
      • BS - Computer Science - Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology

Featured Schools

The Art Institutes

  • Design & Media Management (MA)
  • Graphic & Web Design (BFA)
  • Graphic & Web Design (AAS)
  • Web Design & Interactive Communications (C)
  • Digital Design (D)

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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Full Sail University

  • B.S. - Digital Arts and Design
  • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
  • B.S. - Web Design and Development

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Northcentral University

  • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
  • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • MSTIM - Computer Science
  • MBA - Computer and Information Security

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Purdue University

  • Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology

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Kaplan University

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
  • Associate: Information Technology

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
  • Associate of Science - Technology Studies

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ECPI University

  • Associate's - Network Security
  • Web Design & Dev

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