Web Design Degrees Burlington VT

Web designers are creative, tech savvy, and in high demand. Even in today's economy, the demand for web designers is expected to rise. As students, web designers must complete a number of design courses as well as more than a dozen technology-based courses.

Shark Communications
(802) 658-5440
60 lake st suite 1b
burlington, VT
Firm Size
Medium (11-30 Employees)

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Off the Page Creations
(802) 879-3935
20 Susie Wilson Road
Essex Jct, VT
Firm Size
Small (2-10 Employees)

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MGB Desigsn
(802) 598-5967
500 Pine St
Burlington, VT
 
Studio RGB
(609) 247-8596
35 Adams St. #1
Burlington, VT
Services
Web Design, Graphic Design, SEO, PSD to Code conversion
Firm Size
Small

Cat on the Couch Productions
(617) 347-3313
12 Sugar Tree Lane
Essex Junction, VT
 
Dolce Design
(413) 241-7343
835 East Lakeshore Drive # 1
Colchester, VT
Firm Size
Small (2-10 Employees)

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Off the Page Creations Graphic Design Studio
(802) 879-3935
954 Vt Route 128
Westford, VT
Website
http://www.offthepagecreations.com

Union Street Media
(802) 864-3332
444 South Union Street
Burlington, VT
 
Modern Riot
(802) 373-2896
The Hood Plant
Burlington, VT
 
Off the Page Creations Graphic & Web Design of Vermont
(802) 879-3935
954 Vt Route 128
Westford, VT
 
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Web Design Degrees

Web designers are creative, tech savvy, and in high demand. Even in today’s economy, the demand for web designers is expected to rise 13 percent through 2018, while many other industries are expected to decline such as computer operators and bindery workers. Although technology and automation has made many of the duties for today’s declining jobs obsolete, advancements in technology have had the opposite effect on the web design industry. “Design” and in many cases, “coding,” simply cannot be fully automated, so businesses, companies, government agencies, and other organizations need web designers to help them create, manage, and maintain a web presence.

Web designer’s work for traditional advertising firms, PR firms, production companies, film studios, for video game manufacturers, for consulting firms, and for private firms, to name just a few. Web designers work in a number of different career fields. Web designers can enter the following career fields with ease:

• Administrator or manager
• Commercial Web affiliate
• Database administrator
• Desktop publisher
• E-Commerce merchant
• Entrepreneur
• Graphic designer
• IT technician
• Network administrator
• Online broker
• Software programmer
• Video game programmer
• Web administrator
• Web advertiser
• Web consultant
• Web copywriter
• Web developer
• Web programmer
• Webmaster

As students, web designers must complete a number of design courses as well as more than a dozen technology-based courses. The well-rounded web design degree curriculum is the reason web designers have the training needed to qualify for so many lucrative positions. Web design students must complete the following undergraduate courses to earn a Bachelor of Art or Science in web design.

• Database-Driven Web Sites
• Dreamweaver/Flash
• e-Commerce: Designing and Marketing Web Sites
• Emerging Web Technologies and Trends
• File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
• Graphics for the Web
• HTML/XML
• Visual Basic
• JavaScript
• Photoshop
• Principles of Graphic Design
• Web Design Concepts
• Web Site Design, Implementation, and Maintenance

After all course requirements have been met, web design students typically enroll in an internship program with an advertising agency, production house, software company or video game manufacturer.

Web designer salaries vary based on location, company, education, and years of experience. For example, a web designer living in Chicago, with a bachelor’s degree and several years’ experience can expect to earn an average annual salary of $65,000. If this same web designer moved to New York, he would average around $75,000 per year. In California, this same designer would average around $67,000 per year and in Texas, he would earn around $55,000 per year. According to Simply Hired, the average annual salary for a web designer working in the U.S. is $59,000.

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