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Study web design abroad

An in-depth guide to studying web design as an international student.

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Web design degrees abroad

Web designers build websites that are visually appealing and easy to use. By taking a program in web design, you’ll develop the creative and technical skills that employers are looking for.

In today’s digital age, more people are accessing the web than ever before. You’ll learn how to design, create, and evaluate a range of digital products. You’ll produce content for a variety of devices, and hone your expertise in graphic design, animation, and coding.

Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity to understand the needs and expectations of users around the globe. The experience will help you to create user experiences that are enjoyable and culturally-relevant.

Web design program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in web design normally last three years, or four years if you participate in an industry placement. These degrees can be classified as either a BA or a BSc. BA programs are more concerned with the artistic layout of pages, while BSc courses focus more on programming and database structures.

Studying a graduate degree allows you to specialize in a particular aspect of web design. Master’s programs take one or two years to finish, depending on whether you’re a part or full-time student. PhDs normally require four to six years of study.

A variety of teaching methods will help you develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge. These include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and computer labs. You’ll be assessed through exams, coursework, presentations, and demonstrations.

The content of your course will depend on the university and the modules you choose, but here’s a taste of what you can expect to cover:

  • Principles of visual design
  • Video and digital effects
  • Digital media asset production
  • Introduction to web programming
  • Multimedia production
  • User experience design
  • Visual communication theories
  • Web publishing
Web design program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in web design normally last three years, or four years if you participate in an industry placement. These degrees can be classified as either a BA or a BSc. BA programs are more concerned with the artistic layout of pages, while BSc courses focus more on programming and database structures.

Studying a graduate degree allows you to specialize in a particular aspect of web design. Master’s programs take one or two years to finish, depending on whether you’re a part or full-time student. PhDs normally require four to six years of study.

A variety of teaching methods will help you develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge. These include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and computer labs. You’ll be assessed through exams, coursework, presentations, and demonstrations.

The content of your course will depend on the university and the modules you choose, but here’s a taste of what you can expect to cover:

  • Principles of visual design
  • Video and digital effects
  • Digital media asset production
  • Introduction to web programming
  • Multimedia production
  • User experience design
  • Visual communication theories
  • Web publishing

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Web design study abroad programs

Web design undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in web design

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    Business Computing: Web Design - BSc (Hons) University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,900 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September
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    Communication Design - Web Design - BSc California State University, Monterey Bay, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,647 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    August, January
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    Multimedia Web Design and Development - BA University of Hartford, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    45,144 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    -
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    Web Design & Development - BSc Simmons University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,850 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, September
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Associate in web design

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    Mobile and Web Design - AA Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    August, June, January
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    Multimedia/Web Design - AASc St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in web design

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    Web Design and Interactive Media - AdvDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,412 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in web design

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    Mobile and Web Design Level I - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    August, June, January
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    Web Design - Cert (Arts) St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    August, January
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    Web Design Fundamentals - Cert North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,045 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September
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Web design graduate programs

Master's in web design

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    Digital Media Design - Web Design Technology - MSc Lynn University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,320 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    May, January
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Future web design careers

Web design is one of the world’s hottest industries. Most organizations and businesses use digital platforms to advertise their services and interact with their customers. As such, your expertise will be in high demand across several sectors.

Your ability to create content that users enjoy interacting with will open up several exciting career paths. Here are just a few of the roles you could pursue:

  • Web designer
  • Web developer
  • UX designer
  • Applications developer
  • UX researcher
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Web content manager
  • Software tester

Participating in relevant work experience is one of the best ways to build your portfolio and demonstrate your talent to future employers. Speak to your university’s careers service about the placement and internship opportunities available.