Master of Arts in Mass Communication Web Design

University of Florida - College of Journalism and Communications

Program Description

Master of Arts in Mass Communication Web Design

University of Florida - College of Journalism and Communications

MSc in Web Design and Online Communications

Students in the Web Design and Online Communications program learn principles and advanced techniques in Internet design and strategic communication as it applies to news, commerce and entertainment media.  Students can begin the master’s degree or certificate program in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

The degree is taught entirely on-line and many courses, especially in the design sequence, feature live student-instructor interactions in Adobe Connect.  This technology allows instructors and students to see and hear one another and share creative works.

The program is led by faculty members with extensive experience in the web design industry as well as in academic and theoretical research. Designed primarily as a part time program for professionals trained in traditional media professions, students may also enroll full time and complete the 37-credit degree in three terms, with a load of four courses per term, including a capstone project class. Students attending part time can choose two classes per term. 

Course Sequence

Part-time students

Semester 1:

  • Digital Media Layout and Design
  • Digital Imagery in Web Design

 Semester 2:

  • Corporate and Brand Identity on the Web
  • Web Design Principles

Semester 3:

  • Advanced Web Topics 1
  • Research Methods in Digital Communication

Semester 4:

  • Advanced Web Topics 2
  • Digital Communication Theory

Semester 5:

  • Web Interactivity and Engagement
  • Strategic Communication

Semester 6:

  • Capstone Class

Full-time students

Semester 1:

  • Web Design Principles
  • Digital Imagery in Web Design
  • Corporate and Brand Identity on the Web
  • Digital Media Layout and Design

Semester 2: 

  • Advanced Web Topics 1
  • Research Methods in Digital Communication
  • Digital Communication Theory

 Semester 3:

  • Web Interactivity and Engagement
  • Advanced Web Topics 2
  • Strategic Communication

Semester 4:

  • Capstone Class
Duration & Price
This course is Online
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Sept. 2016
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1 - 2 years
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Start date Sept. 2016
Place
USA Gainesville, Florida
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