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Diploma: Specialized Advanced Web Design and Development

Diploma: Specialized Web Design & Development


When you complete the Diploma: Specialized Advanced Web Design you will have acquired knowledge as a web designer and a web developer. Your skills will include designing a functional website for multiple devices, scripting, programming, Search Engine Optimization, dynamic content, social networking and usability. The program starts with an overview of the digital media field with introductory courses in web design (HTML/CSS) and animation (Maya®) enabling you to gain a full understanding of a platform in digital media field. The curriculum of the program focuses on web programming (PHP), scripting (HTML/JavaScript), web content management (WordPress®), responsive web design, and usability. The fundamentals of design principles and aesthetics is also an inseparable part of the curriculum. The method of instruction will be a combination of lecture, guided exercises and application of skills to complete projects. The program starts with overview of a multimedia field with introductory courses in video production (editing in FinalCut Pro®) and animation design (Maya®) enabling you as a web design student to gain a full understanding of a platform in the digital media field. The Specialized Advanced Web Design program prepares you for positions such as web graphic designer, web developer, and webmaster with additional knowledge of digital video editing and basics of 3D skills. Program Cost

Program Courses


  • An Associate Degree in Graphic Design from Platt College or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Photoshop®, Illustrator®, HTML/CSS, Design Skills & Typography
  • An acceptable professional or educational portfolio


  • IA104 Introduction to Animation
  • IV104 Introduction to Digital Video
  • IW104 Fundamentals of Web


  • WP310 Programming for Designers
  • WC300 Web Campaign Implementation
  • WP300 Scripting for the Web


  • WCM400 Content Management Systems for Designers
  • WDR400 Responsive Web Design
  • WUD400 Web Design for Usability


  • PP200 Portfolio Project

Upon successful completion of Term 4 – 6 and PP200, students will have completed 48 semester credit hours (1000 hours of instruction) and will be issued a Diploma: Specialized Advanced Web Design.