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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
  • Build skills: Gain entry-level skills for a career in digital and computer graphics design.
  • Explore the fundamentals: Learn the principles, practices, techniques, and theories that govern web and digital design.
  • Develop your skills: Learn about digital image editing tools, create new images, and edit existing images.
  • Gain hands-on experience: Create interactive products that integrate images, sound, video, and animation.
  • Learn technique: Create electronic publications for various media formats following fundamental design principles.
  • Create graphics: Apply concepts of vector image composition to create professional digital media.
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

This program is designed to help you gain experience in digital, animated, and interactive design projects.

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
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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
  • Learn the fundamentals: Gain entry-level skills for a career in web design.
  • Apply knowledge: Follow proven design theory in creating digital designs for print, web, and mobile devices.
  • Apply new skills: Use client-side JavaScript to create interactive, cross-browser-compatible web pages.
  • Build your skills: Study the principles, techniques, and theories that govern the use of scripting and programming languages.
  • Create a strategy: Create a website promotion strategy with search engine optimization and produce a website.
  • Delve into data: Create, validate, and transform data into multiple formats to create digital and web-based media.
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 355)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you gain experience in project-focused responsive design.

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
  • $318 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 design, virtual reality, augmented reality, electronic publishing, motion graphics, multimedia, animation, and graphic design.

Program Highlights
  • Create digital products: Create digital products, such as graphics, interactive digital media, and web applications, that utilize current or emerging technologies to meet customer requirements and usability standards.
  • Manage projects: Apply sound business principles and project management techniques to manage a digital media or web design project from conceptualization to deployment.
  • Learn programming: Utilize scripting and programming languages to develop interactive digital media or web applications that meet technical specifications and quality standards.
  • Meet high standards: Assess the cultural, ethical, and legal implications of producing and distributing interactive digital media, products, or platforms.
  • Communicate effectively: Communicate clearly and effectively with diverse stakeholders about technology and digital media.
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 355)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 388)
  • (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)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 390)
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
  • $318 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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