School and Ranking Information
No schools in the Charleston area offer degrees in web design. However, at least two schools offer related degrees and certificate programs that are relevant to the field of web design. The following school is the top choice based on number of programs available, tuition costs and employment after graduation.
- Winner: Students at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC, can pursue a certificate in multimedia design or website design. The associate's degree program in commercial graphics focuses on multimedia applications, including website development.
School Info Chart
|Category||Trident Technical College|
|School Type||2-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||Undergrad: $3,822 (in-district); $4,238 (in-state); $7,210 (out-of-state)*|
|Commercial and Advertising Art Programs Offered||Certificate; Associate's|
|Commercial and Advertising Art Awards Granted (all levels) in 2013||82*|
|Most Popular Commercial and Advertising Art Program Level in 2013||Certificate (47 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||10%*|
|Noteworthy||Graduates from the 2-year commercial graphics program had a 91% placement rate in 2013**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Trident Technical College
Trident Technical College
- The commercial graphics major has emphases in graphic design, digital media, photography and animation
- The associate's degree is designed to prepare graduates for careers in e-commerce, publishing, marketing or web design, among others
- All of the design programs require a visual portfolio
Trident Technical College (TTC) is a 2-year public school with four campuses. The main campus is in Charleston, SC. TTC enrolls approximately 17,000 students annually in over 150 programs of study leading to diplomas, certificates or associate's degrees.
The Certificate of Applied Science in Website Design trains students in designing, developing and producing websites. In addition to two website design courses, students take courses in digital photography, design and computer animation. The program is 39 credits and can be completed in three semesters.
The multimedia design certificate program includes courses in website design and prepares students to create interactive media for CD and DVD. It requires 39 credit hours, with many of the same courses as the website design focus. Students take additional courses in multimedia creation techniques.
Focusing on digital media, students in the commercial graphics associate's program take drawing, typography, website design, computer graphics and computer animation. Students have several electives to choose from, including courses in e-commerce, electronic publishing and 3-D animation.