Web Design and Development Bachelor’s Program

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

WED DESIGN TRAINING

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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?

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

  • Web page authoring
  • Web content creation
  • HTML/CSS
  • Vector-based drawing
  • Graphic design
  • Web frameworks
  • Client and server-side scripting

WEB DESIGN COURSES

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In our well-rounded Bachelor of Science Degree program, you’ll take part in a career-oriented education that focuses on crafting mobile-ready, responsive web sites, using existing technologies and frameworks to quickly and easily build pages and websites, managing social media communities, developing concrete visual hierarchies, and effectively using design patterns and trends.

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.

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Where You Could Be After Completing This 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 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

Career Opportunities

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The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. The Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program offered at Laurus College can help prepare graduates for a variety of careers that include, but are not limited to the list of careers that may be listed under the following SOC codes (for more information on a particular SOC code, visit www.onetonline.org).

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.

MEET THE WEB DESIGN FACULTY

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Instructor

Bushra Hage

Instructor

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Career Opportunities

Is Professional Training for a Rewarding and In-Demand Career as a Web/Graphic Designer or Developer Right for You? For immediate questions, call 805-267-1690

Take Our Quiz

Is a Career in Web Design/Development Right for You? Find Out! This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete!

Book a Tour

The best way to see if Laurus College is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself.

Career Opportunities

Is Professional Training for a Rewarding and In-Demand Career as a Web/Graphic Designer or Developer Right for You?
For immediate questions, call 805-267-1690

Take Our Quiz

Is a Career in Web Design/Development Right for You? Find Out! This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete!

Book a Tour

The best way to see if Laurus College is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself.

HERE'S HOW YOU'LL GROW WITH US

The goal of this Associate 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
Students will also be expected to develop a portfolio that can be used to seek employment within the audio video industry.

LEARNING GOALS

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.
Student works on a graphic design project
  • 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.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

As part of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to develop skills in:
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Program Length

The Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program is 190 quarter credits and can be completed in four (4) years if the student attends all terms consecutively.

Instructional Methods

The Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program is practical application and involves intense online interactive learning. All classes are lecture based with learning activities and practical application laboratory for students to enhance their skills and abilities. Interactive virtual classrooms are part of the instructional process at Laurus College. Instruction may be supplemented with guest speakers in class.

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Communication and Critical Thinking Skills

Students in the Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program complete challenging projects and assignments by using creative problem solving skills. Students communicate ideas through written and oral presentations in various courses throughout the program.

Completion Requirements

Students wishing to obtain the Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Laurus College need to meet all program completion requirements. Students must have completed a minimum of 190 quarter credits, and be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better to be eligible for the Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.).

PROGRAM INFORMATION

As part of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to develop skills in:
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Program Length

The Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program is 190 quarter credits and can be completed in four (4) years if the student attends all terms consecutively.

Instructional Methods

The Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program is practical application and involves intense online interactive learning. All classes are lecture based with learning activities and practical application laboratory for students to enhance their skills and abilities. Interactive virtual classrooms are part of the instructional process at Laurus College. Instruction may be supplemented with guest speakers in class.

Communication and Critical Thinking Skills

Students in the Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program complete challenging projects and assignments by using creative problem solving skills. Students communicate ideas through written and oral presentations in various courses throughout the program.

Completion Requirements

Students wishing to obtain the Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Laurus College need to meet all program completion requirements. Students must have completed a minimum of 190 quarter credits, and be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better to be eligible for the Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.).

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We Have a Lot to Offer You

We Have a Lot to Offer You!

We offer Associate and Bachelor of Science Degrees. The courses at Laurus College are taught online by experienced professionals from the field, and our college is known for its friendly learning environment and supportive staff and instructors who will feel like family.

You can even connect with faculty, classmates, and staff in person by visiting one of our locations: Atascadero, Chula Vista, Las Vegas, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Maria.