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Digital Design
Undergraduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online digital design certificate program at University of Maryland Global Campus provides you with entry-level skills for a career in digital and computer graphics design. The project-centric program exposes you to elements of design, electronic publishing, image editing, illustration graphics, motion graphics, ethical and legal considerations, digital design applications, theories, industry best practices, and design techniques, as well as to various career paths.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

 


  • (3 Credits, CMST 295)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 310)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 311)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 320)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 325)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 341)

 

 

Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
18
Transfer Credits
Up to 9
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Web Design
Undergraduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online web design certificate program at University of Maryland Global Campus provides you with entry-level skills for a career in web design. This project-centric program exposes you to responsive web design, industry best practices, cascading style sheets (CSS), HTML5 coding, extensible markup language (XML), and JavaScript technologies, as well as ethical and legal considerations.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, CMST 290)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 295)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 385)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 386)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 388)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 450)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
18
Transfer Credits
Up to 9
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Web & Digital Design
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Explore web and digital design with an online bachelor’s degree program at University of Maryland Global Campus. You'll learn how to create digital works using industry-standard software, design theory, and efficient workflows. The coursework provides hands-on experiences in web development, motion graphics, virtual reality, augmented reality, user experience, game design, user interfaces, animation, and graphic design.

Program Highlights
  • Explore digital strategies: Design, develop, and manage digital media using emerging technologies.
  • Build leadership skills: Analyze needs and effectively manage projects and resources.
  • Meet high standards: Design and develop digital, interactive, and web-based media.
  • Combine theory & practice: Apply relevant theories, practices, and principles when designing digital media.
  • Develop technical savvy: Develop, test, and implement web and multimedia applications.
  • Gain hands-on experience: Design websites, web applications, animations, and cross-platform publications.
Required Courses
  • Take the following three required courses:

    • (3 Credits, CMST 290)

    • (3 Credits, CMST 295)

    • (3 Credits, CMST 495)
  • Take 21 credits of upper-level CMST courses.

Degree Focus

To align with the upper-level requirement listed above, we recommend you choose from one of the following groups of classes below to align with your career interests:

Web Design Focus

  • (3 Credits, CMST 385)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 386)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 325)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 320)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 388)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 450)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 488)
Digital Design Focus

  • (3 Credits, CMST 310)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 311)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 325)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 320)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 425)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 341)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 351)
Augmented/Virtual Reality Focus

  • (3 Credits, CMST 308)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 315)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 330)

  • (3 Credits, CMST 331)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to work in areas such as web design, electronic publishing, motion graphics, multimedia, animation, and graphic design.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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