These are challenging courses of study for challenging careers. If you are looking for “easy, get-rich-quick, and work only 10-hours/week” jobs, then these programs are definitely not for you. These are incredibly hard, work-long-hours, “get-rich-if-you-are-the-best” career programs.
In order to succeed in this class, and eventually become professional Web Developers or Digital Designers, students must complete a minimum of 25 hours of work each week.
Allowing for periodic annual school breaks (Spring, Summer and Winter) these programs can be finished in approximately a year’s time.
- Web Development Program (42 weeks/1050 hours)
- Digital Design Program (48 weeks/1200 hours)
Note that, although these classes are offered either as an in-class or online experience, the overwhelming majority of the most successful students are in class… every… single… weekday. These same students typically put in another 15 – 25 hours/week (outside of the classroom)… in addition to their 25 hours/week in the classroom!
Students who are self-motivated, dedicated and driven to succeed will flourish… students lacking any of these qualities may falter.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
- Thomas Edison
Top 4 Skill Sets of Professional Developers & Designers
Above all else, it is your ability to effectively communicate with others that will set you apart from your competition. Developing your professional Written, Spoken, Virtual, and In-Person Communication skills is absolutely essential to your career success.
In addition to our in-class lectures, here are a few additional resources for improving your communications:
Graphic Design Skills
Developing graphic design skills means much more than simply learning how to use the basic tools (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.). While knowledge of (and adequate competence with) various software and hardware tools is important, a strong understanding of composition, layout, spatial relationships, color theory, and typography is even more important (and far more difficult to acquire).
In addition to in-class lectures / curriculum, here are a few additional resources/tutorial sites for improving your graphic design skills and polishing your skill set:
In addition to our in-class lectures / curriculum, here are a few additional resources/tutorial sites for improving your coding skills:
Knowledge of common business practices is the primary skill that most Creative Professionals lack. From Sales & Marketing to Invoicing, Pricing, and Contracts, these skills are essential to a successful career.
In addition to our in-class lectures / curriculum, here are a few additional resources/podcasts/tutorial sites for improving your business skills: