Our multi-faceted master’s program in Web Design takes a three-pronged approach to this exciting and in-demand field, with courses in design skills, communication theory and code. That’s right, code. Gone are the days of waiting for someone with technical expertise to create the platform you need to present your team’s creative storytelling and showcase your organization’s content.
Our unique and industry-advancing approach to teaching Web Design that incorporates visual design, communication theory and full-stack development will provide you with the confidence and skills you need to create dynamic websites tailored to client and audience needs.
You will actively engage with your fellow learners and give and receive constructive feedback from peers and instructors beginning on day one. The culmination of your program includes a capstone course where you will develop work for your portfolio to help you land that next job or promotion, and best market your skills.
Understand the fundamental principles of design and learn the tools of the trade. Create stunning designs prioritized for digital users and dynamic websites to drive engagement.
Focus on critical thinking, analysis and practical skills to develop and implement communication strategies that advance an organization’s goals and improve SEO.
Core Competencies of the Web Design and Online Communication Concentration
Courses are designed to teach students how to:
The online Master of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in Web Design includes 37 credit hours: 34 hours of coursework plus three final credits in the capstone course. The program curriculum is guided by an Advisory Board of top industry experts, with courses taught by industry professionals and University of Florida faculty. Full-time students can complete their master’s degree in as few as 16 months.
Unique Learning Experience
UF CJC Online programs are designed for students who crave:
Core Courses of the Web Design and Online Communication concentration
Fall Semester: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Semester: February 1
Our program will position you to take your career to any industry, and serve any mission. You can focus your career on creating graphics and logos, or serve as a marketing director, or even take your coding skills to a rewarding career in software engineering. Whether as a Graphic Designer, Web Producer, Full Stack Developer or UX Designer, there is no limit to where a master’s degree in Web Design will take you in today’s digital world.
Specific positions you may qualify for upon graduation include:
37 credit hours for a master's degree
14 credit hours for a graduate certificate
100% online via
recorded lectures & live online class meetings
Fall Semester starts in August
Spring Semester starts in January
Summer Semester starts in May
Courses follow the UF Academic Calendar
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If you want to pursue a career in web or graphic design but don’t know where to start, UF’s online master’s program will help you get there. You don’t need any coding or design experience prior to entering the program. All of the instructors have real world experience and live classes mean you can ask all the questions you need along the way. It was a very engaging program and while challenging, it was the best decision I could make for my career.Vicki Grunewald
Freelance Web Designer & Developer
UF MA '15