"We Do Both" refers to the fact that the Digital and Web Design degree gives students the opportunity to learn both the front-end (graphic) and back-end (web) aspects of the design field. Most programs only offer emphasis in one of the two, but we do both, and soon you will too!
Please note, for the academic year beginning in fall 2019, the Digital and Wed Design degree will be part of the exciting new Art and Design program. While having a common core, the program will allow for emphases in Digital Art, Fashion Business and Design, Game Design, Graphic Design, and Web & User Experience. Please check back here in mid-April for updated details on this exciting new opportunity, or reach out to Dr. James Hutson for more information.
Getting a degree in Digital and Web Design prepares students for a creative career of their choosing. The diverse course offering allows students to pave their own path towards a career in design, whether it be artistic or technical. By the time they graduate, these students have a varied, in-demand skill set.
The Bachelor of Arts in Digital and Web Design degree requires 120 credit hours. As a Digital and Web Design major, you will gain knowledge that prepares you for a career in graphic design, web design, video productions, animation, and more! Some of the classes offered include:
- Applications for Mobile Devices
- 3D Graphics
- Motion Graphics
- 3D Printing
- Digital Painting
Students majoring in Digital and Web Design will take classes on the Adobe Suite and other programs, giving you the opportunity to build your credibility as a designer by becoming Adobe Certified in a different program every semester. Some of the core design courses include:
- Introduction to Digital and Web Design
- Design with Photoshop
- Design with Illustrator
- Desktop Publishing
- Video Production
The program also allows students to take a class in Lindenwood's Digital and Web Design Firm. The DWD Firm is a design firm on campus where students work to gain real world experience with local clients. Working in the DWD Firm will help you build your portfolio and resume and prepare you for numerous opportunities after graduation. There is also an Interactive Media and Web Design Club, where students are able to work on their team building and networking skills with like-minded peers.
Whether it involves adding video to a website or synchronizing audio to animation, multimedia skills are in high demand and graduates are finding opportunities in a variety of areas. The 2014 Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website shows that web developers earn a median salary of $64,970 per year with a much faster than average job outlook of 27 percent.
Digital and Web Design Facilities
The Digital and Web Design degree program utilizes some of the fastest computers on campus with the most up-to-date versions of software. Students have access to high-tech environments such as the Library and Academic Resources Center’s Media Center and the DWD Firm in Spellmann Center - Room 4090, where they can work with the newest computers to create professional design pieces. Students also have access to the new Virtual Reality Lab in Spellmann Center - Room 4085 and the Spellmann Center Print Lab, where they can experiment with the Oculus Rift and 3-D printers.
Student and Alumni Spotlights
The Digital and Web Program encourages its students to pursue as much relevant work as possible, beyond their coursework. Internships and jobs in related fields are key to the students education and career growth. In this section, we will highlight the wonderful work our students and alumni are doing in the Digital and Web Design field.