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Undergraduate Certificates

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Web Design

Learn Web Design in Just 10 Courses

Our web design certificate program combines art and technology to help students build a background and best practices in web design and coding languages, along with how to apply them in the real world.

Get to Know Our Web Design Certificate Program

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 these hands-on web design courses, our knowledgeable professors will teach you key software applications including Adobe® Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and InDesign®,  as well as graphic design, web animation and web design skills.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Minimum Completion Time*
12 months
Normal Completion Time
1 year
4 months


Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Undergraduate Certificate in as few as 12 months*.

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 1 year, 4 months.**

*Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in 11 to 14 credit hours per semester and continuous, full-time year-round enrollment with no breaks.
**Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 2 semesters and full-time enrollment in 11 to 14 credit hours per semester.

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® Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and InDesign®.
  • 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, 16% employment growth is projected nationally for web developers and digital designers between 2022 and 2032.1

1Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. BLS projections are not specific to DeVry University students or graduates and may include earners at all stages of their career and not just entry level.

Your Financial Aid Options

Learn about scholarships, grants and loans that can help make your tuition more affordable.2


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 Program 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.

Academic Catalog
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview

1Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. BLS projections are not specific to DeVry University students or graduates and may include earners at all stages of their career and not just entry level.
2Students may participate in only one DeVry University-based scholarship, grant or group tuition benefit program at a time. Those who qualify for more than one program will be presumed to accept the program with the highest reduction in by- session cost. Students who qualify for and prefer a different tuition benefit program must confirm, in writing, the alternate program in which they wish to participate prior to starting classes at DeVry. Scholarship and grant terms and eligibility conditions are subject to change. Scholarships are available to those who apply and qualify. Click here for more information.

Program and course availability vary by location. In site-based programs, students will be required to take a substantial amount of coursework online to complete their program.