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Web Design

Combine powerful design
and practical business skills.

Create a portfolio, enhance your skills, build your future.

Start the New Year with a New Skill.

McMaster University Online Web Design Certificate 

The McMaster Web Design Certificate program is one of the only university-level web design certificate programs in Canada, and incorporates the principles and practices of web design with professional skills in demand by employers – communication, collaboration, project planning and execution.

The program is offered entirely online which allows students flexibility and the opportunity to learn from peers and instructors from across the country. This program focuses on helping students develop a strong portfolio for career growth/job search.

To learn more, watch this recording of our recent program preview:

 

Testimonials 

  • "This program blends the latest techniques and theory into a curriculum that takes you from the fundamentals to professional results. Along the way, you are fully supported by industry-experienced instructors, who are ready to give you one-to-one assistance when needed."  - Darcy David, Instructor, Web Design Program 
  • "McMaster's web design program provides students with the skills they need in today's demanding market. When we are hiring designers, we need to see a professional portfolio that demonstrates not only creativity and up-to-date software skills, but also thorough project planning and results. The program at McMaster makes students job-ready in the web design industry." - Jim Nicholson, Vice-President, Virtual Image Corporate Web Solutions 

Schedule and Fees

Enrolment is now open for Winter 2016 classes. The deadline to enrol in online courses is 10 days before the start date (January 8 for all Web Design courses), many courses fill up quickly - enrol early to avoid disappointment. Please note our holiday office hours, we strongly encourage you to enrol before Dec 24 in case any assistance is required. 

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Courses are offered online. Students must be able to commit at least 6-10 hours per week, per course. To earn the Web Design Certificate, students must complete all five courses. Courses should be completed in order, however, those who can commit the time may take WEB 201 and 202 simultaneously. Later courses can only be taken when WEB 201 and 202 have been completed. 

Online (O)
Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
sequence
Course Units Course # Tuition
Date /Time /Format Sec
Date /Time /Format Sec
Date /Time /Format Sec
1 - Fundamentals of Web Design: Principles and Practices of Website Design 3 WEB 201 $863.23
Sep 14 - Nov 29
(O)
C21
Jan 11 - Apr 04
(O)
C21
May 03 - Jul 25
(O)
C21
2 - The Information Architecture: Design for Usability and Interactivity 3 WEB 202 $863.23
Sep 14 - Nov 29
(O)
C21
May 03 - Jul 25
(O)
C21
3 - Web Design I: The Application of Web Design 3 WEB 203 $863.23
Sep 14 - Nov 29
(O)
C21
Jan 11 - Apr 04
(O)
C21
4 - Web Design II: Advanced Applications of Web Design 3 WEB 204 $863.23
Sep 14 - Nov 29
(O)
C21
Jan 11 - Apr 04
(O)
C21
5 - Strategic Web Design: Building Data Driven Websites^ 3 WEB 205 $863.23
Jan 11 - Apr 04
(O)
C21
May 03 - Jul 25
(O)
C21
Schedule/fees are subject to change.
Student fees of $7 per unit of credit have been included in the listed tuition fee. 
Spring tuition fees to be announced.