Web Architecture and Media Art Design Diploma Program

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Get the Skills to Launch a Creative Career in Web Design & Development

Web Development combines creative talent with programming skills, marketing savvy, modern technology, art and business.

If you’re a creative, analytical thinker interested in online technology and you’re looking for a professional career with a future – you owe it to yourself to explore your potential in Web Development.

This program has been reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

The program is offered in: Nanaimo & Surrey

Becoming a Respected Web Design and Development Professional

Discovery Community College’s Web Architecture and Media Art Design program has been created to provide you with the hands-on training, skills, knowledge and experience you need to start a successful career as a commercial web developer and designer.

As a student in this program, you’ll develop 2-4 live websites for real clients, before you even graduate, giving you valuable work experience and a jump-start on your new career. Because of this hands-on experience, successful graduates enter the professional world confident in their ability to plan, design and develop advanced, full-featured web sites.

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Is a Career in Web Design and Development Right for You? Find Out! Take the Discovery College “Web Design and Development Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Web Design and Development career training readiness score now>>

This program is very project-oriented, so upon completion, you’ll have a strong professional portfolio of high-level website and graphic design projects you can show to potential employers.
As a student in this course you’ll gain lots of hands-on training and personal one-on-one instruction in a wide variety of popular modern technologies, including:

  • eXtensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML)
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • PHP (Basic variable use and form handler to compliment XHTML & CSS)
  • jQuery (Visual elements for headers and image galleries)
  • Search engine optimization (SEO) & Internet Marketing
  • Custom Illustration
  • 3D Design
  • Print Design
  • Audio & Video Integration
  • Advanced Photoshop
  • Joomla Development
  • Java Script
  • XML
  • Ajax
  • Word Press CMS
    And More

You’ll also gain experience using a wide variety of important industry software, including:

  • Microsoft Windows Environment
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • WAMP
  • Adobe Kuler
  • Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari
    And More

“I can proudly say that going to Discovery was one of the greatest choices I have made in my life. Now I not only have a job, but a career which I am proud of.”
– Ana McManus, Discovery Community College Graduate

The best way to see if Discovery Community College is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities, get all your questions answered, and meet with both students and instructors. Schedule a Tour Now or Get more info >>

Strong Demand for Skilled Web Developers

A good website is a must for any successful organization or modern business. Skilled Web Developers and Designers design, develop, maintain and update website content. Professionals in this field are also in demand for their ability to deploy security features to protect against unauthorized use of web materials.

According to Government of Canada labour statistics, even with some technology jobs being outsourced overseas, employment growth in this occupation will remain strong through 2018.

Is a Professional Career in Web Development Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about Discovery Community College’s Web Architecture and Media Art Design program and exploring whether web development and design might be the career path for you, fill out the form this page to receive more information and a FREE Career Info Kit.

Our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Representatives are also happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from courses to financial aid. To speak with an Admissions Rep right away, give us a call at 1-877-315-5241.

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