UX? It’s webspeak for “user experience.” In plain English: no one likes a confusing website. And that’s why they’ll hire you.
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Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $54,576.
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83% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.

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Web & Digital Media Design
Program Number: 102013
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Arts, Design and Humanities
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
67 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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  • Program Overview

    Get the design and production skills you need for a career in the growing field of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design.

    The Web & Digital Media Design program will prepare you to create responsive web pages and content for many other types of applications, interactive projects and devices.

    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, web animation, motion graphics, content management systems and project management are just a few of the skills you will gain in order to produce a variety of cutting-edge interactive projects. The Web & Digital Media Design also includes courses emphasizing composition, color, typography, interface design and user experience. This will provide you with the front-end design skills needed to give interactive projects the creative advantage. You will have the opportunity to work with real clients and prepare a portfolio of work.

    Once admitted to the Web & Digital Media Design program, you may choose to earn an additional associate degree in Visual Communications or Graphic Design with only two more semesters of study. Attend an Advising, Application, Information & More (AAIM) Session to learn how.

    Program Details

    Students in the Web & Digital Media Design program can attend full- or part-time.

    Web & Digital Media Design classes are offered at the Madison College Truax campus.

    Web and Digital Media Design Careers

    Madison College associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of Web & Digital Media Design including:

    • Front End Web Developer
    • Web Designer
    • Graphic Designer
    • Digital Marketing Specialist
    • Visual Designer
    • UX Designer
    • Interaction Designer
    • Information Architect
    • Web Assistant
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    2 credits
    1 credit
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    2 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Third Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    2 credits
    3 credits
    Fourth Semester
    2 credits
    2 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Recommended Electives
    2 credits
    2 credits
    2 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Application Dates

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024

    Spring 2025

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion
    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:

    • High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
        • The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
        • Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

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  • Transfer Opportunities

    Wisconsin Private Schools

    Outlines guaranteed admissions and efficient transfer for Madison College students who receive an AAA in Web & Digital Media Design transferring to Edgewood College's Web Design and Development Pathway.
  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the Web & Digital Media Design program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

    • Apply the principles of design to develop strategic marketing and communication products and services.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of design software, tools and technology.
    • Implement creative solutions from concept through completion using a formal process.
    • Apply effective legal and ethical business practices and project management skills.
    • Communicate artwork rationale in formal and informal settings.
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates51110
      Number of Surveys Sent51110
      Number of Surveys Returned378
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment377
      Percent Available for Employment100.0%100.0%87.5%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market0.0%0.0%12.5%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed276
      Percent of Graduates Employed66.7%100.0%85.7%
      Employed in Related Occupation175
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation50.0%100.0%83.3%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation101
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation50.0%0.0%16.7%
      Employed - No Response000
      Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Seeking Employment101
      Percent Seeking Employment33.3%0.0%14.3%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)43.93.5
      Number of Satisfaction Responses378
      Very Satisfied (4)364
      Percent Very Satisfied100.0%85.7%50.0%
      Satisfied (3)014
      Percent Satisfied0.0%14.3%50.0%
      Unsatisfied (2)000
      Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)000
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses378
      Preparation for Getting a Job
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job
      Career Change
      Percent Career Change
      Improvement of Existing Skills
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills
      Preparation for Further Education
      Percent Preparation for Further Education
      Personal Interest
      Percent Personal Interest
      Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses276
      Before Enrollment101
      Percent Before Enrollment50.0%0.0%16.7%
      While Attending the College014
      Percent While Attending the College0.0%14.3%66.7%
      After Training at the College161
      Percent After Training at the College50.0%85.7%16.7%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses276
      In College District156
      Percent In College District50.0%71.4%100.0%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District010
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.0%14.3%0.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin110
      Percent Outside Wisconsin50.0%14.3%0.0%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend202120222023
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count152
      Average Monthly Wage$3,759$4,310$4,548
      Average Hourly Wage$21.85$25.06$26.44
      Average Work Hours per Week44.040.040.0
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count13
      Average Hourly Wage$18.00$50.00
      Average Work Hours per Week15.023.3
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2023
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Cricket Design WorksUX/UI Designer
      Pop-Dot MarketingAssociate Designer
      Rippe Keane MarketingGraphic Designer
      Self-EmployedFreelance Graphic Designer
      Self-EmployedFreelance Graphic & Web DesignerSun Prairie

      * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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