Web Design

So much more than pretty graphics, web designers create experiences that shape how we interact with the internet.

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Make the internet beautiful and functional.

Great web design doesn’t just look good, it takes into account the way people think and feel as they navigate a site or app. You’ll be ready to interview as soon as you graduate, because you’ll learn a little about a lot: programming of course, but also psychology, marketing, aesthetics, statistics and more.

Sponsors, Professors, and Experts

Our Web Design major was built with the guidance of experts in computer science, usability, art, and more.

Dr. Charles Severance

University of Michigan

Charles Severance holds a PhD in Computer Science from Michigan State University. He is the world’s leading online CS educator; his online courses graduate thousands of students a week. His contributions and curriculum form the backbone of many of our technology majors

Dr. Colleen Van Lent

University of Michigan

Colleen Van Lent holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Her work focuses heavily on web design and development, especially in the field of accessibility. The LCMC Web Development course series is based on her Web Development for Everybody curriculum.

Mala Sarat Chandra

Technology Pioneer

Mala Chandra developed multiple core Java technologies, including J2EE, J2ME and Java Beans. In 2004, she was named one of the 25 most influential women in the development of the internet, in addition to being named a top 50 project management professional. She has developed courses in gamification, social media and other subjects for the University of Washington.

Alexey Malashkevich

Founder, AgileCode

Alexey is a highly respected engineer and engineering manager with strong experience in building cloud-based financial technology systems. His skill in building engineering teams gives him particular insight into the skills most valuable in today’s technology workforce.

Payam Safa

CEO, Bellhop

Payam is the CEO of Bellhop, a fast-growing technology startup based in New York. His current work in building out his own team has provided him with unique insight into the necessary skills required to work at the most exciting technology companies.

Facts Breakdown

Quick facts on the industry.

Why study Web Design

Our Web Design major was built from the ground up, so you’ll leave with a comprehensive understanding of all that goes into expertly-designed web experiences.


Business and management skills are built into this major.


We consulted with hiring managers from successful web companies to find out what they want to see more of from their new hires, and it’s all here.

What you'll learn.

WDM I - User Experience I - Understanding User Experience

WDM II - User Experience II - Building Compelling User Experiences

CSM V - Product Development

WDM III - Capstone: Goal Oriented Web Design