Top Rated School with Web Design Degree Programs - Santa Ana, CA

School and Ranking Information

Two of the four schools offering Web design programs in the Santa Ana area are for-profit institutions, and only two of these schools are located directly in Santa Ana. Based on ranking, student population and school type, the following community college is considered a top school in Santa Ana for Web design studies:

  • Winner: Santa Ana College is a 2-year, public school located right in Santa Ana, CA. It is the largest school in terms of student population offering Web design studies in the Santa Ana area and the only public institution in the city with this type of program. Students can earn a certificate in digital media arts with a Web design emphasis or an associate's degree in digital media arts that addresses Web design topics.

School Info Chart

Category Santa Ana College
Ranking #12 among top 100 national associate degree producers for Hispanic students by Community College Week (2013)*
Location Santa Ana, California
School Type 2-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $1,142 (in state); $5,174 (out-of-state)**
Web Design Programs Offered Certificate and associate's degree
Web Design Certificates and Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 1**
Most Popular Web Design Level in 2012-2013 Certificate (1 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class 23%**
Noteworthy Certificate program is offered in the related area of 3D modeling and animation with an emphasis in video game and interactive media art

Sources: *Santa Ana College; **NCES College Navigator

Santa Ana College

  • Web design studies integrate classroom instruction with lab experiences
  • 28,000-square-foot Digital Media Center featuring classrooms equipped with smart technology
  • Web design students can access state-of-the-art labs found at the main campus and in the Digital Media Center

Located in the suburban center of Santa Ana, CA, Santa Ana College (SAC) is home to nearly 29,000 students and offers more than 300 associate's degrees or vocational certificate programs. SAC's Fine and Performing Arts Department offers three associate's degrees and three certificate programs. Two of these programs provide studies in Web design.

The 30-credit Digital Media Arts Certificate with an emphasis on Web Design offers core and specialized courses in typography, 2-D design and graphic design. The program teaches students how to use Photoshop applications and Flash software. The Associate of Arts in Digital Media focuses on graphic and Web design and offers many of the same courses found in the certificate program. Students learn how to operate design software such as Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Other courses offered include typography, digital media arts, art concepts, graphic design and 2-D design.

In the Associate of Arts in Graphic Design program, students will take courses in 2-D and 3-D design, advanced typography, photography and drawing. Both degree options require students to complete a 3-credit course in digital media portfolio building and business strategies.

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