Web Development Adv. Cert.

Graduate Admissions Counselor

Philip Bradley
585-475-5332, pmbges@rit.edu

Department Contact

Qi Yu, Ph.D.
585-475-6929, qyuvks@rit.edu

Admission Deadlines & Requirements

Program Available Online? No
Application Deadline February 15th Priority Deadline, rolling thereafter
Admit Term Fall/Spring
Entrance Exam None
English Language Exams:
TOEFL (Internet) 88-89
PTE Academic 61


Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.

Program overview

As interactive technologies advance, the ways in which we communicate change—and the importance of enhancing the communication experience within electronic environments increases. The advanced certificate in web development provides an opportunity for students to gain firsthand knowledge and expertise in the art and science of interactive multimedia design.

Plan of study

In this certificate, students explore the theories of interactive computing, fundamentals of interactive design, web and multimedia programming, and the impact of networked technologies in web communications. Projects include the development of websites and interactive multimedia applications. Students have at their disposal a variety of computer, video, and digitizing equipment in our state-of-the-art interactive media laboratories.


Web development, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
HCIN-610 Foundations of HCI 3
ISTE-645 Foundations of Web Technologies I 3
ISTE-646 Foundations of Web Technologies II 3
HCIN-636 Interactive Programming 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 12


Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in web development, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a graduate application.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college. 
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) for all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit a personal statement of educational objectives.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.

Additional information


Due to continuing advances in the technologies used for interactive multimedia, knowledge of programming is necessary in this field. Students must have object-oriented programming skills equivalent to one year of study. Bridge courses are available to complete any requirements missing from the applicant’s credentials.

Study options

This certificate is intended for part-time study; therefore, RIT cannot issue I-20 paperwork. Courses are only offered on campus.

Gainful employment

Information regarding costs and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and occupational profiles for this program can be viewed at www.rit.edu/emcs/financialaid/gedt/2017-2018/web-development.html.

Career Outcomes

The RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education website provides information pertaining to student skills and capabilities, salary data, career information, job outcomes, and contact information for the Career Services Coordinator by program.

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