The internet has fundamentally changed the world of design, and today’s web design professionals rely not only on their extensive creativity, but also a mastery of the technological skills required to create interactive experiences for this arena. Find out how our Web Design Diploma program can prepare you for a rewarding career in this ever-evolving industry.
Enhance your Web Design skills
In this program, you can:
- Learn how to create websites, graphics, and animations designed to make your clients stand out
- Focus on topics like image manipulation, digital color theory, design and typography, user-centered information design, screen design and graphics, interactive authoring, and more
- Acquire key skills from instructors with professional experience working in web design
As a graduate, you could pursue entry-level roles in communications departments, web development firms, interactive media companies, and more—including these positions:
- Website Designer
- Web Artist
- Content Developer
- Multimedia Producer
Our Career Services team can support you in preparing for and finding the career opportunity that’s right for you.
The courses in the Diploma in Web Design are designed to prepare you to pursue a career in your chosen field. All of our courses are built to engage and challenge you through text, video, animation, chat, and more, while also helping you learn relevant industry knowledge and skills.View course listing
The faculty members at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division are devoted to empowering you for your future career. Their guidance and mentorship can help you to focus your creative energy and vision toward the skills that matter most in your field—and, as an online student, you’ll be in constant contact with your instructors via email, video, phone, and even chat.
Web Design degree requirements
The prospective student must be a high school graduate with a minimum, final high school GPA of 1.5 or higher, or hold a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, or associate's degree or higher as a prerequisite for admission.
Before you start your first course, you’re encouraged to complete an online orientation that introduces you to different features of the online classroom and prepares you for your role as an active learner in our online classes.
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- Adobe Acrobat Professional (Version 10 or higher)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (Version 10 or higher)
- Adobe Captivate (Version CS6 or higher)
- Adobe Creative Suite - including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks (Version CS6 or higher)
- Adobe Flash Professional (Version CS6 or higher)
- Microsoft Office Professional (Version 2010 or higher) or Microsoft Office University 365
- Norton Antivirus (Version 10.2 or higher)
- QuickTime Compatible Video Editing Software (Recommended: Adobe Premiere Elements or Apple iMovie) (Version 7 or higher)
- Windows Media Player (Version 12 or higher)
Minimum technology requirements
- PC: Users should have systems with the following specifications: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor, Windows 7 with SP 1, 4 GB RAM, 20 GB available hard disk space recommended, 1366 x 768 minimum display resolution (1920x1080 recommended), 512 MB VRAM, and OpenGL 2.0–capable system.
- Mac: Users should have systems with the following specifications: Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support, *Mac OS X v. 10.7 or higher, 4 GB RAM, 30 GB available hard disk space recommended, 1366 x 768 minimum display resolution (1920x1080 recommended) Retina display supported, 512 MB VRAM, and OpenGL 2.0–capable system.
*Mac users must have a minimum of OS 10.7 in order to run Adobe Creative Cloud.
Web Browser requirements
Windows Users: The two latest releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.
Mac Users: The two latest releases of Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.
- Color Inkjet Printer
- Color Flatbed Scanner
- Digital Camera