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Multimedia & Web Design

Recent statistics indicate that there are an estimated 156 million websites on the Internet. Web designers are responsible for the creation of websites for businesses, personal blogs, news sites, and general information. If you can think up a topic, you can find it on the Internet. Universities and design centers offer intensive training and programs on the fine art of Web design. If you are computer savvy, posses graphic design skills, and enjoy the process of creating Web content, you may want to consider Web design as a possible career path.

Compared to the way websites were prepared on the Internet only ten years ago, today's websites are very sophisticated in the use of graphics, video, animation, audio, and interactive tasks. Multimedia is an important aspect of Web design, and its use is crucial in the overall look and feel of successful websites.

Web Design Degree Programs and Coursework

You can expect coursework to cover website coding languages such as CSS, HTML, PHP, and JavaScript. You can also learn about servers, Web browsers, database usage, fundamentals of graphic design, animation, flash players, and many other crucial Web design and online multimedia components.

Web Design

Online art & design programs in Web design may be a perfect match if you need maximum flexibility in your class schedule. If you work or need to go at your own pace to obtain an associate's or bachelor's degree, online education is an excellent option.

Get a Head Start on Your Portfolio in Multimedia and Web Design

While you are attending school, you may complete a number of Web design and multimedia project, which can be used as a springboard to start the portfolio you show potential clients. Unlike traditional portfolios where graphics and photos are displayed on presentation boards, introducing your Web designs can be done on your own personal website.

When displaying your work on the Internet, try to show a variation of styles and concepts. They can be simple or complex but should be eye-catching, and have some degree of "wow" factor. Because websites are increasingly becoming more media driven, show off your multimedia skills through flash animations, videos, and transition effects.

Some students are able to find Web design work while attending school. These side jobs, although not always highly paid, offer valuable experience in dealing with clients and understanding what it takes to fulfill client expectations. These employment opportunities also serve as a source of portfolio content. Non-profit organizations, churches, schools, and local clubs usually need help in Web design, so don't forget to contact these groups if you need additional experience or samples for your portfolio.

Web Design Career Forecasts

The outlook for jobs in Web design and multimedia should increase about 15 percent between 2008 and 2016. Many universities and colleges now offer degrees in web development and Web design, which may indicate the growing need for Web designers. The median annual income for entry level Web designers is approximately $40,229.

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