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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Digital Design Series in Web teaches students the basic principles of design and composition essential to effective design for the web. This series of design courses provides students with training on the software programs used to create websites for businesses, family, friends, or themselves.

Students begin with the same Design Principles/Typography course that print students take, laying the foundation for all future design work done on the computer. Adobe Photoshop is introduced so that students will learn to scan and enhance images.

Critical to all web design projects, students will learn the basics of hyper text markup language (HTML) in addition to learning Adobe Dreamweaver, the most popular editor for building websites.

Skills and competencies students gain through this program include how to design and build a website and how to scan, store, and protect images for use on the web.

Be sure to sign up for classes – check our current class schedule.

Digital Design Series: Web

Required Courses:
(4 one-credit courses)
All courses are 1 credit.


• DES 150, Design Principles & Typography
• DES 152, Adobe Photoshop

• DES 155, HTML & Website Design

• DES 156, Adobe Dreamweaver

A total of 4 credits are required for completion of the Digital Design Series: Web.

Students who have previously taken electronic design courses at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and would like to go on to complete the Digital Design Series should call the continuing education office at (717) 396-7833.

Design Series for Web student requirements:
• Submit Digital Design Series application and fee
• Submit a 250-500 word typed personal statement that describes your reason for choosing a visual arts education and any influences that led to this choice
• Submit a current resume
• Successful completion of 4 required credits of design courses
• Achieve an overall 2.0 GPA or better
• Submit a disc with one project from each required course

Assuming sufficient enrollment in all courses as they are offered, it is possible to complete this 4-credit program in two academic semesters. Students must complete the program within two years of the date they submit their application. Program documentation includes a certificate of completion. Transcripts are available upon written request.

To apply now
or find out more about Certificate Programs, contact continuing education.







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