What is Web Design and Development?

The internet and emerging technology has transformed many areas of our lives. Within industry, there is a great need for professionals who can effectively use the latest technologies to design and develop professional interactive web sites. This program is designed to help students understand the behind the scenes technology for website and online development, and also provides a unique experience to dapple with the design aspect. Web designers are considered the 'builders' of any front-facing website. Students will learn about the aesthetics and flow that help online goers make decisions based on how a website looks. Web developers learn more about the programming aspects, which work hand in hand with website production and make a website come to life. Combining the interdisciplinary resources of the Art, Business Management, Communication, Computer Information Technology, and Computer Science, students can choose from a variety of integrated web design and development programs.

Why should I consider majoring in Web Design and Development?

Students in the major will learn:

  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Web Business
  • Interaction Design
  • Webpage Development
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Visual Media
  • CIT Fundamentals

What interests and values are related to Web Design and Development?

Graduates of BYU-Idaho's Web Design and Development program will be prepared to enter rapidly expanding fields with the knowledge and skills to work within many different types of organizations. Depending on their individual areas of focus and learning, students will find employment in creating and maintaining websites, software, and web businesses.

What career fields are related to Web Design and Development?

According to research, there are over 1 million available jobs for web developers including jobs with:

  • Information Technology
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Interactive Designer
  • Database Designer
  • Web Content Development
  • Digital Communications
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations and Organizational Communication
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Communications

How can I learn more about Web Design and Development?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics  - just search for your area of interest