Get the Skills to Be a Web/Graphic Designer or Developer

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Combine your creative skills and technical savvy with the Web Design degree program at Laurus College for career success

Web Design Training in 190 Weeks*

Have a passion project you really want to achieve? A website you want to build, or a small business you’d like to get off the ground? Are you an inquisitive go-getter and experimenter?

Sounds like you want to be studying Web Design & Development!

The Bachelor of Science degree in Web Design & Development prepares students for a career in the expanding web design industry.

Develop the knowledge to create website content and graphics, improve performance and capacity, integrate web sites with other computer applications, and convert written, graphic, audio and video components to compatible web formats.

With your initiative and our support, we thrive.

You’ve Already Got a Life and We Appreciate That

We offer online Bachelor’s Degree programs – and let you keep your day job while you learn. You can participate in live classes from the comfort of your home!

If you’re juggling work and a family, you’re busy. Our hybrid learning model gives you greater freedom and flexibility to learn on your own schedule.

That means you’re in control of your learning experience. All you have to do is get the ball rolling. And pursuing training with Laurus for a career in web design, with all our dedicated support from Day 1 till you land that dream job, is a smart choice.

If you’re ready to make use of your creative skills and technical savvy to move up in life and create a brighter future with a rewarding career, Laurus College is your school.

With a program led by industry professionals, Laurus helps motivated people get the skills, experience, and ongoing support to pursue successful careers.

The Laurus Advantage

Practical, Career-Focused Training that prepares you for an in-demand career.

Supportive Learning Environment where instructors care about your success.

Flexible Scheduling Options that include both day and evening classes.

Laptop Included – Students attending classes in an Occupational Associate or Bachelor’s Degree program are given the opportunity to receive a laptop computer loaded with all of the software needed to complete their program.

Job Search Assistance through our Career Services Department, including resume & portfolio creation, interview preparation and live workshops.

Here’s How You’ll Grow With Us

The goal of this Bachelor’s Degree program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills in web design, front-end development, digital marketing, brand development, usability design, and content creation. As part of the curriculum, student will have the opportunity to develop skills in:

  • Web Page Authoring
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Data Management
  • Client-Side Scripting
  • Motion Graphics
  • Web Frameworks
  • Digital Business Development
  • Digital Advertising
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Web Content Creation
  • Social Media Management
  • Brand Management
  • Marketing

The Big Three of Web Design & Development

Web Authoring courses focus on crafting web pages utilizing modern coding techniques to create mobile-ready, responsive web sites using semantically correct code. Students also learn how to leverage existing technologies and frameworks to build pages and sites quickly and easily, and to apply both client and server-side code to improve their user experience.

Digital Marketing courses focus on researching and applying data toward creating campaigns that meet both user and business goals. They equip students with the primary concepts and skills necessary to manage social media communities and to design, develop, and deploy touch points to maximize conversions.

Content Creation and Design courses build student skills in writing, image development, audio/video editing, and multimedia creation, as well as graphic design and layout skills, with an eye toward developing concrete visual hierarchies and effectively utilizing design patterns and trends.

All the Things You’ll Learn

Web Authoring: Plan and build responsive web solutions using modern HTML and CSS techniques.

Web Frameworks: Build and manage an eCommerce-based website that utilizes a modern back-end framework including plugins, themes, and custom code.

Design: Develop skills toward creating eye-catching designs based on solid principles that communicate a specific message and drive engagement through call to action.

Coding: Demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of programming through client-side and server-side scripting languages.

Marketing: Measure, categorize, and compare data to create user personas and develop customer scenarios to build marketing plans, create landing pages, develop advertisements, and launch social media campaigns.

Usability Design: Demonstrate an industry accepted pipeline for researching and developing websites based on usability principles while utilizing information architecture to organize content into logical groupings with appropriate navigation, and applying interaction design techniques to improve website usability and quality.

Content Creation: Develop text, images, audio/video, and multimedia content consistent with brand goals to encourage customer engagement and conversions for use in digital marketing, desktop publishing, eLearning, websites, and other applications.

Community Management: Demonstrate the management of online communities via creating a growth strategy to attract new users while developing relationships, creating community content, instigating discussions, and improving user experience.

Social Media Management: Create profiles and develop content that is both consistent with the culture for each of the major social media networking platforms and matches the brand tone and personality.

Branding: Plan and produce a brand identity and develop materials to support its tone and personality.

Is a Career in Web Design & Development Right for You? Find Out! Take the "Laurus College Web Design & Development Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Web Design & Development Career Readiness Score Now >>

Where You Could Be After Completing Our Program

Web Design professionals design, create, and modify web sites. This includes analyzing user needs to implement web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity, and may also involve integrating web sites with other computer applications. Web designers also convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of web and multimedia content.

Individuals with Web Design & Development training may find employment in a wide range of interesting and rewarding positions, including:

  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Front End Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Desktop Publisher
  • UI Designer
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • and more!

See a list of careers from the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system

With so many professional opportunities available to people with the right qualifications, Laurus can prepare you for a career that will take you to that next level in life.

Is a Professional Career as Web/Graphic Designer or Developer Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’d like to know more about the careers available to grads of our Information Web Design & Development program and explore whether Laurus is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

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Web Design and Development Bachelor of Science Degree Gainful Employment Disclosures

* Program length when completed in normal time.