Web and Graphic Design

An in-depth overview of a career in web and graphic design

Program Highlights

Become familiarized with industry-standard software platforms and the basic skills needed to create visual designs
Learn the importance of typography, color theory, visual hierarchy, and image editing
Understand how design in both web and print materials can create effective communication
Gain a fundamental understanding of design principles and how these principles apply to both web and graphic design
Introduced to web design tools, technologies and software
Gain insight on User Experience Design and able to identify best practices on creating designs that are user-friendly and accessible

Residential tuition:

Commuter Tuition:


July 21, 2024 August 2, 2024


University of Washington
Seattle, WA


  • "I’ve done other programs like this before, but this one was far better than any other. I felt a real connection to all the staff and felt comfortable discussing my problems with them. I loved my class as it gave me new insights into what I might do in the future, and lastly it introduced me to new people who I hope to stay in contact with for years to come."

    Jeremy T.

  • "I felt so welcomed by my peers and staff at this program, and I am so excited for a real college experience!"

    Carter G.

Course Overview

Design plays an integral part of many aspects of modern life including business, marketing, communication, and user experience. Students will leave the course with new hard skills, knowing how to use different applications and create designs and with new softs skills including creativity, adaptability, and attention to detail. The combined skills and foundations learned will make students stronger designers and be able to apply their skills in personal and school projects.

Meet your instructor

Cal Dobrzynski

Web & Graphic Design University of Washington

Cal Dobrzynski is a Designer and User Researcher based in Seattle, WA. Born and raised in NJ, Cal attended the Pennsylvania State University and received her Bachelor of Design in 2016. Prior to attending the University of Washington, where she received her Master of Design in 2020, Cal worked as a Designer on the global design team at Coach, INC. in NYC.

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Course Structure

There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).

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