Canterbury Christ Church University Web Design
You will learn the foundations of good web design through workshops, demonstrations, practical tasks and collaborative working in a supportive studio environment. From day one we regard you as a designer with thoughts, opinions and a meaningful contribution whilst developing your own portfolio of work and individual sketchbooks.
The emphasis of the course is on process, building creative confidence, technical skills and critical understanding of what constitutes front-end web design. The course is designed for those with an active interest in web design, but who may not necessarily have studied it in the past.
Working alongside students from the graphic design course you will produce a wide range of projects. By giving you the opportunity to collaborate, encouraging individual and creative responses, and recognising the opportunities that this way of working offers, you will be fully prepared to enter the contemporary design industry. You will be able to not only speak the language of design, but understand how your unique creative practice fits into this mix.
The design industry has seen major changes over the last decade as a result of the maturation of digital platforms. Now more than ever the lines between web design and design for print are blurring, and clients frequently demand solutions that stretch across interactive, web and print. Web design is an exciting and multi-disciplinary field of visual communication embracing interaction, layout, typography, motion graphics, branding, photography, image manipulation, illustration, animation, drawing and printmaking. Web design covers all of these aspects, giving you practical experience of the technologies and processes involved and a growing confidence with how these skills can be used in order to create design solutions. You will acquire skills in the use of professional design software and are helped to develop your own personal style and creative voice. This is combined with teaching you design processes and research methodologies that enable you to see design as a highly rewarding problem-solving activity, and one in strong demand in the contemporary workplace.
Top reason to study this course
Unlike most other design degree courses BA Web Design aims to prepare students for challenging work in the creative sector focusing on process, creative thinking and versatility. The Programme is structured to develop a student’s ability to respond to challenging, complex and often ambiguous design problems, utilising appropriate research and synthesis abilities, placing more autonomy on the student through each progressing year. This key idea enables the student to develop confidence in their own abilities, whilst preparing them for the chosen industries in which they go on to seek employment.
- A typical offer would be 96-112 UCAS Tariff Points.