Web Design Certificate Program Courses

Web Design

SMU Certificate in Website Design Courses

Program fast facts

DURATION 10 1/2 months
FORMAT Blended – Meets weekday evenings on SMU main campus in Dallas; some courses meet online
TUITION Priority Rate (2 weeks before start date): $4,395
Standard Rate: $4,645
Fall 2017

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The following courses make up our Certificate in Website Design.

Starting and Running a Successful Website

Everything you always wanted to know about starting and running a website, but didn't know who to ask! From developing a business plan to promoting your website, this course teaches you practical techniques for business-oriented websites. Learn more...


Learn the languages that started it all! Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) has been the core language used to create sites on the World Wide Web since 1989. Meanwhile, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the easy-to-learn formatting language used alongside HTML to precisely control the look and layout of text, images, and other elements on professional web pages. Learn more...


In this class, you will learn to use to use Adobe Dreamweaver to produce professional quality websites. Topics covered include formatting headers and text, adding images to pages, creating hyperlinks, and inserting tables. Learn more...

Web Graphics with Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for creating professional web graphics. This course covers fundamental Photoshop tools and best practices as well as advanced design techniques used by professional web designers.      Learn more...

Website Design Certificate Capstone

In this tutorial style course, you'll experience the process used by professional freelancers and design firms to create professional quality websites. You will learn to assess site requirements, create project plans, design templates and sitemaps, and publish a complete website within the context of a simulated real-world web design project. Learn more...