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Professional Opportunities

As a Web Design & New Media student, you will begin your professional career on day one. Starting with first semester class projects, you will begin developing Web Design & New Media fundamental skills based on industry standards.

Learning the newest software is not enough to be a visionary in the current technological revolution. You must also withstand the fads with every digital discovery. Led by a faculty of working designers, students use the latest technology to realize their own vision – bridging the gap between programmer and artist.

As they develop their talents and unique styles, students have many opportunities to network with professionals in the industry and begin their professional futures:

Spring Show – With an exhibition of fresh and original work, Academy of Art University's Spring Show draws crowds of industry professionals each year. Web Design & New Media students showcase their best work in areas such as motion graphics, digital imaging and illustration and web and interactive design. Students show their portfolios and interview with representatives from companies like Facebook, Sony, Zynga, Apple and others.

Awards & Real-World Projects – Students in the web design graduate school are frequent winners in media design industry competitions like the Adobe Design Achievement Awards and the Webbies. With a reputation for winning work, students of the School of Web Design & New Media are sought out for collaborative projects while they are still in school. Students develop best industry practices by participating in collaborative projects with non-profit organizations.

Career & Entrepreneurial Services – Students prepare for entry into the professional work force by taking advantage of the Career & Entrepreneurial Development department’s onsite and online workshops. See more.

Industry Relationships & Events – Throughout each semester, the School of Web Design & New Media participates in events that bring respected interactive designers and new media professionals to campus. Students benefit from lectures and presentations by top industry professionals.

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At Academy of Art University, you will gain the fundamentals for a lifetime of digital innovation. Your professional opportunities grow as you progress through the program and acquire experience in interactive design and development, motion graphics, user experience design, visual design for new media and many other areas. See more.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the School of Web Design & New Media can embark on careers such as:

  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Design Manager
  • Interactive Designer
  • Information Architect
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Print Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Rapid Prototyper
  • Technical Director
  • (UX) User Experience Designer
  • (UX) User Experience Researcher
  • (UX) User Experience Developer
  • User Interface Designer
  • Video Designer
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Web Production
  • And More!
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