Web Design | Professional Development Course in Digital Design for Web
Why this course?
This in-depth, year-long course offers those wishing to enhance their career potential a practical look at current web design software and practices including: User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) design, coding in HTML and CS and mainstream web creation tools such as Wordpress, Wix and Squarespace; eCommerce and much more. On completion, you will have created six websites including an online portfolio.
Look at logo design, branding and web graphics creation in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and gain knowledge of UI (user interface), UX (user experience) design and various methods for creating web pages including Adobe Dreamweaver, coding in HTML and CSS. You will use Wordpress and learn how to make animation, photography and video for the web for websites, instagram and vlogging purposes. The course also covers posting and domain names and project management for web design including writing proposals and costing.
It differs from our shorter courses in web design, offering a more complete and comprehensive practical look at current web design practices, and culminates in you creating an online portfolio to promote the projects created on the course.
An interest in web and graphic design.
Access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.
An interview with a course tutor may be required.
This is an ideal practical course, if you are looking to enhance your career potential in web design and digital media design.
- Logo design and branding
- Web graphics creation in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
- User interface (UI) and UX design (User Experience)
- Various methods for creating web pages including Adobe Dreamweaver and Bootstrap, coding in HTML and CSS, using WordPress
- Animation for the web
- Photography and video for the web (for websites, Instagram and vlogging)
- Hosting and domain names
- Project management for web design including writing proposals and costing
Why the MET?
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (the MET) was created from the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College. It draws on 150 years of heritage, history and experience. We operate across five campuses in Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing, and teach around 7,500 adult learners.
The MET's vibrant Visual Arts department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and designers involved in Brighton’s buzzing art and design scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.
Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.
Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.
Project 1:DIGITAL GRAPHICS FOR THE WEB
Creating web graphics including design and image formats.
Task 1: design a series of images for the National Geographic website to advertise the programme "Water - The Source of Life" including a logo, header, background graphics and incidental graphics.
Project 2: INTERFACE DESIGN
The project concentrates on user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design elements creating a website interface.
Task 1: a written evaluation of a good and a bad website from a UI and UX perspective
Task 2: a design-based project designing an interface revamp for a chosen website
Task 3: the creation of a simple homepage in HTML and CSS including graphics
Project 3: WEBSITE PRODUCTION
This project looks at the creation of a fully-functioning website including search engine optimisation (SEO), image galleries and contact forms.
Task 1: analyse website design and usability issues
Task 2 : produce a fully functioning website using current design and technology standards
Project 4: THE SOCIAL WEB & E-COMMERCE
This project looks at the various social aspects of web design and the creation of an online store.
Task 1: aspects of the social web
Task 2: produce a website in WordPress which integrates Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You will also look at animation techniques for the web
Task 3: create an online store using the popular Shopify online store software. You will also design websites using the popular Wix and Squarespace using knowledge gained in interface graphics and UX design
Project 5: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
This project looks at the professional aspect in creating a website including costing and project management.
Task 1: produce a showcase website and an accompanying production file including a project proposal, costings and timescale charts
Task 2: produce a portfolio website utilising all of the skills learned on the course
(Please note course content can be subject to change or alteration as required)
The course fees are £1,399.
This is a full cost course with no concessions.
Why the MET?
Brighton MET has fantastic, modern facilities, which have recently benefited from building and upgrading work and provide state-of-the-art teaching facilities. In addition to specialist industry-standard workshops, studios, classrooms and equipment, our campuses have libraries, cafeterias, computer rooms and student support centres.