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

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