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Undergraduate Certificates

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Web Design

Learn Web Design in Just 10 Courses

DeVry’s web design certificate program combines art with technology to help students build a background in web design, coding languages and best practices in site design, along with how to apply them in the real world. Our web design certificate program can also help you prepare to sit for useful web design certification exams, like the Adobe® Experience Cloud Certification.

Get to Know Our Web Design Certificate

Our web design certificate program can help you better understand concepts like user interfaces (UI), user experience (UX), code responsive web-based content, animation applications, graphic elements, videos and other media used to create websites. In hands-on web design courses, our knowledgeable professors will teach you key software applications including Adobe® Creative Cloud®, as well as graphic design, web animation and web design skills. The curriculum for our Online Undergraduate Certificate in Web Design also includes concepts found on the Adobe® Certified Professional (ACP) exams.1

Adobe® Certification Exams

The knowledge and skills embedded in our Undergraduate Website Design Certificate provide students with a basis for taking external industry web design certification exams, including the ACP exams.1

ACP web design certification validates that you have basic, entry-level skills in digital communication, creation and design using Adobe software. Certification by Adobe is an effective way for you to hone your skills and potentially stand out to employers.

ACP exams are offered in 6 areas:

  • Visual Communications using Adobe® Photoshop®

  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe® Illustrator®

  • Web Authoring Using Adobe® Dreamweaver®

  • Video Communication Using Adobe® Premiere®

  • Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe® InDesign®

  • Interactive Media Using Adobe® Flash® Professional

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Undergraduate Certificate in Website Design in as little as 1 year *—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

Each online course in our Web Design Certificate program is intended to help you understand current technologies used in the design, programming and maintenance of websites. Coursework covers the following:

  • Web Technology
    Understand current web technologies and web development practices.
  • Website Design
    Design, build and maintain websites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, web management tools and digital media.
  • Software and Programming Proficiency
    Understand and use web programming languages, such as HTML5 and CSS3 as well as industry-specific software, such as Adobe Creative Cloud®.
  • Multimedia Integration
    Use multimedia authoring tools and techniques to create interactive websites and dynamic web applications by integrating assets such as video, audio, images and animation.
  • Communications and Media
    Maintain knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral and visual media. Learn media production and distribution in paid, owned and earned platforms.
Did You Know?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 23% employment growth is projected nationally for web developers and digital designers between 2021 and 2031.2

Your Financial Aid Options

Learn about scholarships, grants and loans that can help make your tuition more affordable.


Career Opportunities in Website Design

Graduates with our Web Design Certificate may consider pursuing careers such as:
  • Digital Graphics Editor

  • Graphic Designer

  • Multimedia Artist Animator

  • Web Designer

  • Web Interface Designer

  • Website Editor

Program Courses

Website Design Certificate Courses

Web Graphic Design
Web Interface Design with Lab
Visual Design Fundamentals
Advanced Design and Rapid Visualization
Digital Imaging Fundamentals
Information Design
Web Animation
Advanced Web Design
Responsive Web Design
Management of Technology Resources
Graphic and Multimedia Design
Game Development with Lab

FAQs: Web Design

What is web design?

Web design is a discipline that combines elements of website development, graphic design, copywriting and search engine optimization (SEO), and focuses on creating the design of a website. It involves building websites that are visually appealing, informative, highly functional and easy for the user to understand and navigate, while also performing well with regard to SEO.

What courses are required for web design?

Our Undergraduate Certificate in Website Design at DeVry requires you to complete 10 web design courses: one in graphic and multimedia design and nine in web graphic design. Some examples of the courses you will take include Web Video Fundamentals with Lab, Information Design and Web Animation.

These hands-on web design courses are designed to help you understand various web technologies and web development practices while you build versatile and industry-relevant skills. You will have opportunities to evaluate and structure website code, explore cascading style sheets (CSS), apply fundamental visual design concepts and learn to enhance websites through the use of video and audio components.

For a complete list of the courses required to complete this program, please see the Program Overview.

How long does it take to earn a certificate in web design and development?

You can earn your Undergraduate Certificate in Website Design in as little as 1 year or even more quickly if you have qualifying transfer credits3. Our admissions representatives can help you determine what transfer credits may qualify. The Program Overview provides more detailed information.

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2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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Program Overview

1 Adobe Certification Programs,, Adobe, the Adobe logo, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
2Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location.
3Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.