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Online Bachelor's Degree: Web & Digital Design

Web & Digital Design
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $324 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Learn career-relevant skills and improve your visibility in the market with an online bachelor’s degree in web and digital design from University of Maryland Global Campus. Explore the latest principles, software, and theories of web and digital design as you familiarize yourself with one of our three design-related degree focus areas. Earn your degree on your own time with our convenient online courses. Plus, our generous transfer credit policy can allow you to save time and money while you study. Why wait? Take the first step and apply today!

Master Principles of Web Design, Graphic Design, Web Development, & Augmented Reality

This online degree program is designed to help you learn new skillsets and advance your career. Our curriculum can help you develop a broad knowledge base of web design, augmented reality, graphic design, and electronic publishing, allowing you to master the basics of the field while increasing your knowledge of current design software and workflows. Through rigorous coursework, you’ll discover how to create motion graphics and 3D models while also covering the basics of image editing and content management systems.

As the field continues to grow, UMGC allows students in this major to fulfill elective course requirements by choosing from one of three specialized focus areas: web design, digital design, or augmented/virtual reality. Each degree focus is matched to a current career path in the industry, so you can tailor your degree to match your current interests and chosen career path.

Here are a few benefits of this online degree program:

  • Throughout the curriculum, you’ll be able to design engaging and immersive products and experiences using extended reality (augmented and virtual reality), web development, web design, and graphic design.
  • You can join one of our computing-related student organizations (such as the Computing Club) or be invited to join an honor society (such as Upsilon Pi Epsilon).
  • We offer competitive tuition rates for Maryland residents, as well as discounts for military servicemembers and their spouses and dependents.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2024–2025 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Develop Career-Relevant Skills in Web Design & Graphic Design 

As virtual reality and AI grow more prevalent in the business world, employers are looking for professionals who have the necessary knowledge to master these new technologies. The skills you learn in this program are therefore universal and can help give you a leg up in the market. Graduates of this degree program may develop important skills in web design, web development, graphic design, project management, digital product creation, computer programming, and problem-solving. Our program directors refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve the following: 

Unlock Your Career Potential

This degree program is designed to help you thrive in a variety of careers in the field of web design and graphic design. Potential job titles include extended reality (XR) designer, special effects artist, web developer, animator, web designer, and graphic designer. UMGC courses are taught by experienced faculty and address skills and competencies that are highly valued by today’s employers. 

3D Skills Increase
The demand for 3D animation skills has increased more than 600% compared to the rest of the job market in the last decade.
Source: Lightcast | “Visualizing the Future: Demand for 3D Graphics and Real-Time 3D Skills” | May 2019
Job Growth
The demand for web developers and web designers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Web Developers & Digital Designers” | Last Reviewed: April 15, 2024
Market Size
The extended reality (XR) market is projected to increase to $519.5 billion by 2032, owing in part to a faster than average compounded annual growth rate.
Source: Market.Us | “Extended Reality Market Surges Towards USD 519.5 Billion by 2032" | February 13, 2024
Job Growth
The demand for special effects artists and animators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Special Effects Artists & Animators” | Last Reviewed: April 15, 2024

Practice Real-World Skills in Your Web & Digital Design Courses 

Throughout your curriculum, your instructors will assign hands-on coursework that may help you prioritize in-demand, real-world skills and career-focused experience. In past courses, students have been able to complete the following course projects: 

  • Develop a detailed project management plan for the development of a multi-page company website that is responsive and secure. 
  • Plan, lay out, and publish a print-based or electronic document, for deployment in print or electronic formats. 
  • Create an engaging and interactive digital product that can be deployed via computer, web, mobile device, or virtual reality headset. 
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Journey to the UMGC Metaverse

David Johnson, program director of web and digital design, explains how UMGC's virtual learning platform provides students with access to more than 150 unique environments. This can help boost students' social connection and provide immersive, topically relevant learning experiences that are applicable to a variety of subject areas. 


Explore UMGC Web & Digital Design Insights 

Gain insight from our faculty and staff and delve deeper into a range of topics, including the metaverse, hands-on virtual learning, and transfer credit opportunities. 


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