Programs of Study: Web Design
The new comprehensive Web Design degree provides a holistic approach to the discipline, ensuring that students understand each of the components that work together in web development and design while also providing opportunities to specialize in certain specific facets of web design.
Coursework will cover multiple facets of web development, not just coding and structure. While LCU has long offered a web design course as part of the Information Systems and Technology and Digital Media Applications degree programs, this degree provides a broader and more comprehensive foundation for web design careers. Most people immediately think of coding and styling when they hear "web design," but the discipline is so much more than that. It has to do with planning, structure, architecture, and back-end development.
One of the unique differentiators of the Web Design degree is the integration of business practices. In addition to gaining the essential conceptual and technical skills needed, students also benefit from the integration of general business strategies and practices into the program. Students develop an understanding of how web designers work within organizations and function effectively as part of the whole. The inclusion of key business-related courses provides students with critical skills and prepares them to work within the situations they will face in their careers.
The Web Design degree provides the flexibility in skills to allow students to pursue a broad range of careers within the web design field, ranging from user experience design, user interface design, web development, and content creation and editing, to name a few. The program's adaptive nature strengthens its marketability and maximizes its value to graduates seeking careers in the industry.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021 web designers averaged an annual salary of over $78,000, and the number of available jobs are expected to grow by 23% over the next decade—much faster than average.
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