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Art & Design

Web Design

Online Certificate, post-baccalaureate program

Design and develop responsive websites.

An organization’s website is often its most important communication and business tool. In today’s market, there’s a high demand for individuals who can design and develop intuitive experiences across web and mobile platforms. Do you already have your bachelor’s degree and want to expand your design and development skills for the web? Our 18-credit online certificate program in Web Design is for working professionals and recent grads who want to get started in this field, advance in their career, or freelance.

The program focuses on a human-centered approach to design, familiarizing you with the fundamentals of user experience (UX), web accessibility, and the role of research in the design process. Explore front-end web development and interface design as you develop the technical and coding skills associated with responsive design web standards.

You will get hands on experience programming complex web applications using GIT source code versioning, content management systems, databases, and server and client-side code. Learn how to organize and visually represent complex information, while testing your designs through sketching and prototyping for screen-based interactions. Keeping the user in mind, you'll design and build an entire mobile-first, responsive website from start to finish.

A key component of the Web Design certificate is real-world application, considering variation in human ability, site accessibility, performance, security, and maintainability. Across each course, we'll discuss how to create interfaces that work for people of all abilities.

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Program Structure

100% Online

18 Credits, Accelerated 8-Week Terms
What are the benefits of an online program?

When you earn your certificate online, you have the flexibility to study when and where you want. You’ll learn in a virtual community that supports you, with interactive elements like chats and discussion forums that keep you connected. With access to the latest online learning tools and educational resources, you can be sure you’re getting everything a Lesley education has to offer.

cell phone screenshots of interactive accessible maps of campus

Mapping Lesley

Several of our design students collaborated with students from our Threshold program to make getting around campus more accessible. First, the Threshold students shared their experience of navigating the area with varying physical and sensory impairments, challenges many of the design students were unaware of. Then, the design students created new campus maps to address the difficulties and pain points that the Threshold students were having getting around the campus.  

Careers in Web Design
Professional opportunities in design are expanding, and Lesley is a great place to start or advance your career. This online post-baccalaureate certificate supports the work of designers and other professionals working in or looking to grow into these types of roles:
Transform your ideas into responsive design.


Total approximate cost for this certificate program.
Web Design
Estimated Cost

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Tuition and fees subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Total approximate cost for this online certificate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year.
We are committed to providing you with opportunities to support your academic goals. Federal aid and a variety of other options can help make your education more affordable.

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