Web Design & Development - Art
Faculty & Staff
Functionality and aesthetics go hand in hand. Through a unique collaboration between the Art and Computer Science programs, the Web Design & Development minor equips students with design versatility and artistry along with the computer science and coding skills needed to create functional and creative websites at the professional level. Enter the competitive marketplace with the ability to do serious work in the artistic playground that the web has ultimately become.
The Web Design & Development minor is a 24-credit program, though Computer Science and Graphic Design majors can complete it in 15 credits above their majors.
Computer Science students expand their abilities through courses in two-dimensional design, graphic design, illustration, typography and interactive design on top of their Computer Science courses, whereas Art students learn basic programming languages, web design and web app development. For students majoring in other disciplines, the Web Design & Development minor is an opportunity to learn a skill set that’s sought after in whatever field they wish to pursue.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, web development careers will grow 15% by 2026 with a median pay of $70,000. While coding and graphic design prowess are fundamental components of the field, the pace at which the web evolves makes predicting the exact toolkit needed to succeed extremely difficult. That’s where the power of Western’s liberal arts education comes in: you’ll have the versatility and leadership skills needed to shape and adapt to the field as it matures.