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College of Media Arts & Technology

Web Design and Development Careers Overview

With explosive growth in Internet use comes a wealth of new jobs for multimedia professionals, particularly web designers and developers. In fact, career opportunities in these fields are expected to grow 16% faster than those in other fields through 2016 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The technical know how, critical business skills and hands-on experience you’ll gain at DeVry University can help open the door to rewarding opportunities in the world of web design and development.

Professional Responsibilities


When you earn your bachelor's degree in Multimedia Design and Development (MDD) from DeVry University with a specialization in Web Design and Development, you'll be equipped to perform a wide range of duties in the execution of integrated multimedia programs and entire web projects. Professional responsibilities of web designers and developers include:

  • Generating and manipulating graphics, images, sound, animation, text and video
  • Streaming live and on-demand audio and video
  • Interacting with clients
  • Working with, and often managing, graphics, production and engineer experts on a day-to-day basis



Web Design and Development careers are found in a number of diverse environments, including:

  • Advertising agencies
  • Marketing firms
  • Web site development companies
  • eLearning providers
  • Training and development providers
  • Corporate communications departments
  • Online service organizations
  • eCommerce providers

Career Options


DeVry graduates in Multimedia Design and Development with a specialization in Web Design and Development will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • Web development
  • Graphic design
  • Multimedia development
  • Web-based project managment
  • Programming/coding

The DeVry University Career Advantage


Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, DeVry University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of graphic and multimedia design. The proof is in the numbers. Each year, thousands of DeVry University graduates have careers in their chosen fields in 6 months or less.