The Web Design B.S. program offers courses in three key areas of software required to work in the design industry - Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator - with curriculum emphasis on good design, problem solving, planning, and design functionality. InDesign is used for layout, Photoshop for image manipulation, and Illustrator for vector drawing. Students will learn industry standard software with hands-on coursework. Students may also use five program electives to complete requirements for a certificate of their choice. Students may also opt to use those five electives to complete the accelerated option graduate certificate.
In following the University mission, the Web Design B.S. program prepares students for employment in the design field. Employment postings for photographers and designers have highlighted the requirement of skills specifically in the three Adobe software programs included in this program.
Students completing the Web Design B.S. program will be able to:
The Office of Experiential Learning takes a 360◦ approach to experiential learning. Whether you come to Wilmington University with a vast amount of professional experience and are awarded Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), or you participate in a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity (Internships or Cooperative Education) embedded in your curriculum for credit, we provide a pathway to completing your degree.
Cooperative Education Option
The Cooperative Education option for the Web Design program is an alternative to VFP 313 – Aesthetics of Film and DSN 490 – Internship.. Each co-op assignment is one semester long and normally the two co-op assignments span two consecutive semesters with the same employer. In order to be eligible, students must first have at least 60 credits, plus a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must contact the Office of Work-Integrated Learning and their Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment. For additional information on cooperative education, please visit: https://www.wilmu.edu/coel/work-integrated-learning.aspx
Minimum Grade Policy
The Web Design program has set a minimum passing grade of “C-” for the following courses: CSC 306, CSC 240/340, CSC 370, DSN 325, DSN 326, and TEC 325. Students receiving a grade lower than “C-” in any of these courses must retake the course.
Enhance your Degree with a Certificate
The College of Technology's digital media department, which is focused on giving students hands-on training and real-world skills across a multimedia platform, consists of six individual Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees: Animation and 3D, Game Design and Development, Graphic Design, Video and Film Production, and Web Design.
Each of these degree programs has been designed with three identifiable parts: Uniform First Year, Program Core, and 15 credits to be used towards a CoT Certificate. All students will begin their academic career with a uniform first year before they begin to focus on their selected degree core. After completion of the uniform first year, students will begin to enroll in their program core courses. Finally, students in each program will use 15 career-centered course credits towards earning a College of Technology Certificate as illustrated in the table below.
Uniform First Year
Animation & 3D Program Core Courses
Game Design & Development Program Core Courses
Graphic Design Program Core Courses
Video & Film Production Program Core Courses
Web Design Program Core Courses
College of Technology Certificate Courses (options vary by program)
Accelerated Graduate Certificate Option
Students in the Web Design B.S. degree program may choose an accelerated option with:
Students selecting this option can complete both their undergraduate degree and the graduate certificate by completing 120 credits (105 undergraduate credits and 15 graduate credits). The five graduate courses (15 credits) needed for the graduate certificate would count as five courses (15 credits) towards undergraduate electives in your degree.
Students who complete the Management Information Systems or Technology Project Management Graduate Certificates also receive the benefit of completing five graduate level courses that count towards a Master’s degree in Information Systems Technologies (MS-IST). Students selecting this option are not required to pursue the MS-IST degree.
Admission requirements include:
Note: Students will not be eligible to register for graduate level courses until they have successfully completed at least 60 credits towards their bachelor’s degree and have an approved AOI form. Students must receive their B.S. degree in order to receive the graduate certificate.
Minimum Grade Policy: Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses in order to earn the certificate.
CTA 210 Intro to Technology
DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
ENG 131 Public Speaking
ENG 310 Research Writing
ENG 360 Creative Writing
HIS 230 History of Art and Design
HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SCI Natural Science
ANI 201 Fundamentals of Motion Graphics
CSC 306 PHP Applic Development
CSC 370 User-Centered Design
DSN 105 Visual Communication
DSN 121 Basic InDesign
DSN 210 Basic Photoshop
DSN 220 Concept Development
DSN 235 Vector Drawing
DSN 300 Design for Marketing
DSN 306 Principles of Color Theory
DSN 307 Intermediate InDesign
DSN 315 Typography
DSN 318 Portfolio Production
DSN 325 Interactive Web Design I
DSN 326 Interactive Web Design II
DSN 487 Senior Project
TEC 215 Basic Photography
TEC 325 Business of Freelancing
VFP 313 Aesthetics of Film
DSN 490 Internship
DSN 489 Experiential Learning in Design
Students should choose a College of Technology certificate to fulfill this elective core. If not pursuing a College of Technology Certificate, students may choose from the following undergraduate College of Technology courses to fulfill their electives: ANI, CSC, DFM, DSN, GMD, ISM, SEC, TEC, UAV, VFP. Selecting an elective outside of this list will require approval of the Program Chair.
A completion degree is a personalized version of a bachelor's degree created exclusively for students who have completed an associate degree at an accredited institution. Completion degrees are available for most Wilmington University Bachelor of Science degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed associate degree should communicate with a Wilmington University academic advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility.
Note that a minimum of 120 combined credits are needed to satisfy the Completion Degree requirements, including both transfer credits and credits earned at Wilmington University.
The Web Design completion degree program has set a minimum passing grade of “C-” for the following courses: CSC 306, CSC 240/340, CSC 370, DSN 325, DSN 326, and TEC 325. Students receiving a grade lower than “C-” in any of these courses must retake the course.
CSC 345 Database Foundations
The following courses are prerequisites for the Web Design Completion Degree:
DSN 210 Basic Photoshop
The certificate requires 15 graduate credits. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses in order to earn the certificate.
IST 7000 Data Management
IST 7020 Analysis, Modeling, and Design
IST 7040 Data Communications and Networking
IST 7060 Project and Change Management
IST 7100 IT Policy and Strategy
The certificate requires 15 graduate credits. Students will complete IST 7060 and four of the IPM courses listed. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to earn the certificate.
IPM 6015 Project Scoping and Scheduling
IPM 6030 IT/IS Project Risk Management
IPM 6040 IT/IS Project Quality Management
IPM 6050 Agile Project Management
IPM 6090 Special Topics in IT/IS Project Management
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.