Web Design online short course

Course starts: 7 November 2016
Registrations close: 1 November 2016
Course fees: R13,500
Course starts: 6 February 2017
Course fees: R13,500

Why this course?

It has been said that your website is like a “virtual handshake”, helping you create an immediate, and often everlasting, first impression. Whether in personal or business-related contexts, people will form an opinion about your website instantaneously, which is why having one that is properly planned, aesthetically attractive and well designed, is essential. This course will teach both the practical skills as well as key principles that you need to design a successful and effective website that will help you meet its specific objectives.


Course overview

Over this 10-week course, you’ll be guided through the process of conceptualising, planning and designing a fully functional website. Learn basic skills in HTML, Javascript and CSS to optimally design for the web.  The course culminates in the completion of a 4-page website of your own creation.

Is this course for you?

The UCT Web Design online short course is right for you if: you are looking to learn the fundamental skills you need to be able to design your very own website from scratch, whether for personal or professional pursuit; you are looking to update and diversify your digital design skills, making you more attractive to employers; you’d like step-by-step instructions and the opportunity to ask questions if you get stuck while designing your website, from an industry expert.

What you will learn

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Introduction to web design
  • Module 2 Web hosting options and design tools
  • Module 3 Planning your website: Content and structure
  • Module 4 Working with images
  • Module 5 Visualising your website: Colour, images, fonts and layout
  • Module 6 Basics of HTML, HTML5 and CSS
  • Module 7 Coding with HTML5 and CSS
  • Module 8 Advanced CSS, JavaScript and jQuery
  • Module 9 Creating and publishing your website
  • Module 10 Testing and maintaining your website

Your success team



Freelance web designer

Delia Farrer is a highly experienced Web Designer, and has worked for various large companies such as Mace and Justgiving in London, and IOL and Media24 in Cape Town. Her passion lies in designing clean, user-friendly and innovative websites, and she share her extensive experience in the digital design field with her learners via the discussion forums and online videos lectures. 

Here's how we've improved lives through better education

Uct logo title semi cmpd

Take the readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.

Take the test

Related Courses