Web Development – Front-End Design Program (Postgraduate) (G418)

Program Description

Program Overview

Front-End Design focuses on human-centred design to produce high-impact websites and apps. George Brown College's Web Development – Front-End Design program will prepare you with skills in both application and interface development to deliver solutions that meet industry-standards for effective code engineering and responsible design, going beyond traditional websites.

Full Description

This one-year (3 semesters) graduate certificate program will prepare you to translate concepts and ideas into visual and functional interfaces, websites, applications and systems, both personal and professional. Front-end developers focus on human-centred design to produce high-impact websites and apps that respond to the needs of a client — in sectors ranging from health care to fintech, retail to technology and beyond.

The program establishes a new standard for application development with a core focus on five pillars:

  • accessible user interface design (“UI”)
  • intuitive user experience design (“UX”)
  • industry workflow and problem solving skills
  • full-stack application architecture
  • front-end development

This program has been designed to meet industry needs as application design and development remain critical skills within the rapidly evolving digital economy. Efficient and effective communication with stakeholders and audiences alike is needed in nearly every contemporary industry, from retail to marketing and beyond.

Graduates of the Web Development – Front-End Design program will have the theoretical and hands-on training to:

  • Develop custom front-end interactive prototypes and solutions, using the latest techniques in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Integrate the latest libraries and frameworks to improve efficiency, while maximizing employability.
  • Master the development workflow, including testing, debugging, documentation, bundling and deployment.
  • Put user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design principles into practice.
  • Apply knowledge from all levels of the design and development stack to create solutions that meet the requirements of a client brief.

Your Field Education Options

During the third semester of the program, students will take part in a Work-Integrated Learning placement with an industry sponsor.

Learn more about Experiential Learning at the School of Design including how to apply, important dates, workflow, and PLAR eligibility.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Graduates from Web Development – Front-End Design may find employment in a variety of industries from retail to marketing and beyond. Graduates may go on to careers as:

  • software engineers and designers
  • interactive media developers
  • computer programmers
  • web designers
  • developers

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

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