In order to be successful when entering the work force as a web designer, it is important to earn a degree from an accredited school. The great thing about web design degrees is that they can be obtained either online or from a brick and mortar campus. Online is a great avenue because it allows you to learn on the most important and basic tools for web design, while still having flexibility with work and/or free time. Online schools offer the same curriculum to students studying off campus as for those that attend classes on a campus.
Some of the top rated online schools include the Art Institute, Full Sail University, American Intercontinental University, Devry University, Kaplan University and University of Phoenix. Tuition costs can range from a few thousand dollars to up to $65,000 depending on classes taken and program type.
While attending school, students are able to put together a portfolio of their web design work and become familiar with all types of technologies and platforms.
Educational requirements for web developers vary with the setting they work in and the type of work they do. Requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. An associate’s degree may be sufficient for webmasters who do not do a lot of programming.*