School and Ranking Information
Many of the schools located in Miami that offer Web design studies do so at the certificate or associate's degree level. Based on ranking, advanced level of study offered and student-to-faculty ratio, the following university is considered a top school in Miami for studies focusing on developing the skills needed to become a Web designer:
- Winner: The University of Miami is the only postsecondary institution in or near Miami that awards a master's degree relating to Web design. Students can earn a Web design certificate or a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Multimedia.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Miami|
|Ranking||#48 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|Location||Coral Gables, Florida|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $42,852**|
|Web Design Programs Offered||Certificate, bachelor's degree and master's degree|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||82%**|
|Noteworthy||Fine Arts programs rank #114 among national universities (2015)*; College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the university's 12 schools and colleges***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***University of Miami
University of Miami
- 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- More than 60 computer labs located throughout the campus
- Studies combine classroom instruction with hands-on studio courses
The University of Miami is a 4-year, private non-profit school with five campuses offering a full range of certificate and degree programs. The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including bachelor's and master's degree programs with concentrations in graphic design and multimedia. Students can also pursue a Web design certificate through the Division of Continuing and International Education.
The 8-week Web Design Certificate program consists of 64 hours and teaches a student how to build a website from the ground up using the latest version of Adobe Dreamweaver. The program covers design, creation, launch, maintenance and management of a professional site.
Students of the Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design and Multimedia program are introduced to drawing and electronic media, followed by a history of graphic design. Professional courses include animation and Web design. Primary, secondary and tertiary concentrations in graphics and multimedia can be taken. A portfolio must be presented before a BFA candidacy is approved.
The 3-year Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design and Multimedia program requires 60 credit hours to complete. A professional portfolio of 20 images must be approved prior to admission. Students must complete 30 graduate credits before being accepted to candidacy. The thesis for this program consists of an exhibition in the College Gallery or an approved off-campus gallery. The program offers teaching assistantships for fall applicants only.