Orlando Web Design Schools
There are a few schools offering Web design degree and certificate programs in the Orlando area and the three discussed in this article are all just a little over 20 minutes away from the center of the city. Find out about required coursework and hands-on learning opportunities at these schools. Also included is a table of school statistics and some details on another college option in the area.
- Westside Tech, situated in Winter Garden about 14 miles from downtown Orlando, is a 2-year school that offers a multimedia design certificate program.
- Students looking to earn a bachelor's degree can complete the Web design program at the University of Central Florida, a large university in Orlando roughly 15 miles from downtown.
- Located in Heathrow, one of Seminole State College of Florida's satellite campuses offers an associate's degree in digital media with a Web design specialization. The school is around 18 miles from central Orlando.
Comparison of Schools
Take a moment to glance at this table if you'd like to learn more about the profiled colleges. The facts and figures on tuition, acceptance rates, enrollment numbers and more could help you with your education decision.
|Westside Tech||University of Central Florida||Seminole State College of Florida|
|School Type||2-year; public||4-year; public||4-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (Fall 2017)||1,897*||66,059*||17,550*|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb||Large suburb||Small city|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$3,953**||$6,368 in-state; $22,467 out-of-state*||$3,131 in-state; $11,456 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year, Full-Time Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017)||72%*||87%*||79%*|
|Acceptance Rate (Fall 2017)||N/A - Open admissions*||50%*||N/A - Open admissions*|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||53% for full-time students*||90% for full-time students*||N/A - Not reported*|
|Graduation Rate||56% (for students who started in 2014-2015)*||70% (for students who started in Fall 2011)*||37% (for students who started in Fall 2011)*|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **School Website
Students interested in pursuing the multimedia design certificate are required to pass the adult basic education exam. The test covers topics such as reading, language and math. The certificate is offered as one of the school's technical career skills programs, and it can be completed in one year.
Career Certificate in Digital Media/Multimedia Design
The multimedia design certificate can prepare students for a career in Web design. Program topics include photography, Web design, Flash animation, graphic design and video and audio editing. During their studies, students have the opportunity to create Web pages, animations and TV commercials.
University of Central Florida
Students can specialize in game design or Web design in this digital media degree program offered jointly by the School of Visual Arts and Design and the College of Arts and Humanities. It takes a full-time student approximately four years to complete this degree program.
Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media - Web Design
Some required courses for the Web design specialization include Internet interaction, media software design, information management and media business practices. Prerequisites are required before taking certain classes. In addition, specific program courses require at least a 'B' grade to satisfy program requirements.
Seminole State College of Florida
Seminole State's associate's degree program is offered through the Digital Arts and Media department, which is situated at the Heathrow campus. Students can participate in hands-on learning to develop their skills, and they also receive one-on-one instruction from faculty members who are practicing animators and designers.
Associate of Science in Digital Media - Web Design Specialization
This 64-credit-hour program is comprised of general education, major, support and elective courses. Some of the major courses include digital imaging basics, interactive design basics, vector and bitmap graphics, Web publishing and portfolio design. Support classes include digital video basics, two courses in Web effects, Web publishing and Web action scripting. Students choose electives from the topic areas of digital media, multimedia graphics or programming. Upon graduation, students can pursue employment in the field or continue their educations at 4-year universities.
Other School Options
Students can enroll in a certificate program in Web development at Winter Park Tech and transfer some credits towards an associate's degree program upon completion. This 2-year school is located about 13 minutes away in nearby Winter Park, FL.