Bachelor of Arts in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Web Design

This web design degree program, developed for students who aspire to become graphic designers, was designed to prepare students for careers in the expanding digital arts and media fields, including social media and the Web, animation and print design industries. Students learn to plan, analyze and create visual solutions to communication problems for the global world. The web design degree focuses on planning, organizing and designing websites, blogs, tablet applications, magazines and telephone applications. The program focuses on technology, and students learn how to effectively combine technical skills with a creative vision and accurate client information to provide effective communications across multiple devices.

Students in the web design degree program will work with current software products and web coding languages, learning a broad base from which to design and produce websites, applications and interactive documents published to tablets. They create concepts, site maps, artwork and assets to be used in each of these products. The studies of branding and social marketing are integrated throughout the curriculum. The web design degree program foundation includes the study of drawing, color, typography, photography and composition skills. Students study the business aspects of running a design studio and prepare a web-based portfolio of their work. Courses focus on the development of creativity, communication and problem-solving skills that demonstrate critical thinking and ethical leadership.

A student design organization and AIGA chapter are available and students are encouraged to participate. In this way, Grand Canyon University is building a creative community on campus and connecting to the design community. Students in the web design degree are required to have their own laptop and a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the program.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) N/A $3,900
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) N/A $73,150
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate N/A N/A
Median Private Loan Debt N/A N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt N/A N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Graphic Designers
Multi-Media Artists and Animators
Art Directors
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
  1. It is the policy of the University to collect and remit sales, use, excise and/or gross receipts taxes in compliance with state and local taxing jurisdiction regulations which require the University to remit tax where applicable. These regulations vary by location. Please note: It is also the policy of the University to require payment of sales, use, excise, and/or gross receipts tax. Payment of tax is ultimately the student's financial responsibility to the University regardless of financing arrangements. Per Hawaii requirements: It is hereby stated that students residing in the State of Hawaii will be charged Hawaii General Excise Tax on all transactions. Students living in the District of Oahu will be charged 4.5%. Students residing in other Hawaii districts will be charged 4.0%.
  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

On-campus program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.