Website Design Certificate Program

Web Design

SMU Website Design Certificate Program Details

Program fast facts

DURATION 11 months
FORMAT Blended – Meets Weekday Evenings

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The SMU Web Design Certificate program is offered in a cohort format in which students progress through the program together. Courses build upon one another with assignments and lessons, allowing you to hone your design skills in between class sessions. You can earn your certificate in less than one year while practicing your skills on real-world projects to build your portfolio.

Web Design Certificate Program Requirements

Web Design course schedule for the May cohort will be available after March 2015.

Web Design Certificate Program Details

Computer and Software

Certificate program students will be working on a real-world website design project inside and outside of the classroom. To complete this work effectively, you must bring a personal laptop computer (with the Adobe Creative Cloud software installed) to all classroom sessions. Hi-speed internet access is required for all online class sessions. Please visit the website to purchase your subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud software. For details on how the Creative Cloud works, please click here.  

Textbooks and Materials

All course textbooks and materials are included in the price of the course. After enrolling, you can pick up your Introduction to Web Design textbook from the CAPE office prior to the start of the online class. For all other classes, textbooks will be distributed to students during the first class session.

General Policies

Students must enroll before attending a course; Instructors cannot accept enrollment fees. SMU reserves the right to substitute Instructors, change course locations, cancel courses, adjust curricula or schedules, or limit enrollment.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

CAPE makes every effort to assure a quality learning experience. If you choose to withdraw from the Website Design certificate program, please notify us in writing (via email: or fax: (214) 768-1071) before 5:00 p.m. of the program start date. A refund will be issued, less a $150 processing fee. No refunds will be given after the program start date.

Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal.

All refunds will be made in the form of the original payment. Please allow up to six weeks to receive check refunds.

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Get Started on your Web Design Certificate!

View the informational video or talk with a program advisor. Our on-demand info sessions are packed with information about the SMU Web Design Program and the design industry. If you prefer, you can talk one-on-one with a program advisor to answer your specific questions.