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    Continuing and Professional Education 
    66 West 12th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: 332.239.2292 
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  • Master the basics of Web design through project-based learning, using today’s industry-standard tools. The skills you acquire in this new certificate program will enable you to design websites and digital applications and produce portfolio-worthy projects. You begin with courses on fundamental Web design principles.

    • Format Online
    • Price $3,855
    • Total Courses 5
    • Course Length 6–9 weeks

  • Courses 

    Introduction to Web and Mobile

    Absolute beginners emerge from this course with the ability to design, code, and create beautiful websites with HTML and CSS — the building blocks of any webpage. For your final project, you  they hand-code, build, and launch a responsive personal website.

    Web Design Production: JavaScript for Designers

    This introduction to JavaScript covers basic computer programming concepts, such as variables, data types, loops, and arrays. It progresses to more complex concepts that include functions, DOM traversal, and events.

    Mobile Design Patterns and Emerging Platforms 

    This course guides you through the creation of mobile designs and presentations, from concept to prototype. You apply the latest mobile design guidelines and best practices for iOS and Android for UX and UI design.

    Interactive Typography for the Web 

    Engaging, expressive Web typography maximizes a website’s impact. Explore new techniques for enhancing your type with CSS animations, know when to use variable fonts, and learn how to specify px, pt, sp, or dp.

    Design Systems 

    Create and document a design system by expanding your visual lexicon to other products while maintaining a consistent cross-platform experience. Topics covered include style guides, pattern libraries, collections of reusable interface components, CSS frameworks, and repeatable design operations.

  • Program Highlights

    Who Should Enroll

    • Aspiring front-end Web developers and beginners interested in Web design, mobile design, UX/UI, or Web development
    • Project managers and marketing professionals who want to maximize ROI through strong visuals
    • Designers developing their coding skills and Web designers familiarizing themselves with the new features in HTML5, CSS3, and ECMA6

    What You’ll Gain

    • Knowledge of the best methods for coordinating project stakeholders to deliver cohesive customer experiences and dynamic user interfaces 
    • The ability to design and develop a strong front end, format code and text with an editor, set up file paths and directories, optimize images for the Web and mobile, manage resources and links, and plan for accessibility
    • An understanding of typography principles for the Web 
    • The ability to set up and work with popular APIs like Twitter, Instagram, GIPHY, Twilio, and the New York Times

    How You’ll Learn

    • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
    • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
    • Online collaboration in small classes, supported by video conferencing 
    • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets
    • Flexibility to review course content and complete assignments at any time
  • Why The New School?

    The professional landscape as we’ve known it has changed dramatically, and ongoing learning is more important now than ever before. At The New School, we champion every student’s creativity and growth. By combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving, we deliver an immersive, transformative learning experience. With the leadership of Parsons School of Design — ranked #1 in the United States* — our faculty imparts the critical expertise students need to advance their careers or pivot to new ones in a constantly evolving world.

    *Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (2020).

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