Diploma in Web Design

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps


Web Design

Click here to view provisional Spring 2018 timetable.

The internet is continuing to expand in commercial, academic and social circles as a means of communicating, advertising, publishing and distributing information. Companies now also require in house personnel to continually update and improve their websites. The Diploma in Web Design will give students a far deeper understanding of the web and learning to build their own websites using HTML will give students far better control over the development of corporate and/or their own websites.

Programme Aims and Objectives

Using current design software, this course is aimed at people with good computer skills who may have little or no knowledge of the web and who wish to develop, design and launch a website. Windows skills are assumed but no previous web skills are required. The programme provides a basic understanding of HTML.

On completion of this course, students will have acquired the skills to:

  • Search for, evaluate, and use information from the Internet

    • Read and edit HTML

      • Use style sheets to maintain a consistent look to web pages

        • Integrate images into their web pages

          • Plan and design a complete website including content, page layouts, site map, user-friendly navigation and other features

            • Demonstrate good web design techniques

              • Discuss search engine marketing

                • Use other similar graphics editing software to create/edit and optimise graphics for the web

                  • Create special effects with their own graphic images

                    • Optimise images for export to the web and between tools

                      • Understand different web graphic formats and their limitations.

                      Programme Content

                      ​Core Modules

                      Writing HTML 

                      Structure, layout and design of each web page

                      Links (onsite links, offsite links, links within a page, image links, image maps)

                      Tables, borders and backgrounds 

                      CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) 

                      Forms including form handlers 

                      FTP (File Transfer Protocol) 

                      SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

                      Using Javascript to create visual effects on the site

                      Insert media such as movies and flash 


                      The programme is delivered through  tutor led classes, concentrating on labs and hands on skills. The tools use to create the websites are:

                      • Adobe Dreamweaver

                      • Adobe Photoshop

                       To be awarded the Diploma in Web Design, students will be required to complete a practical website project at the end of the course (100%). Ideally students will use their weekly classes and experience to develop their assessed project throughout the duration of the course.

                      Career Progression  Opportunities

                      This programme will benefit those involved in the maintenance of a corporate website or those interested in creating their own site such a small business owners and entrepreneurs.

                      Student Profile

                      Typically, participants on this programme have included graphic designers wishing to profile their work or build sites for their clients and also people involved in the sales or marketing function of an organisation for which their website is an important function. IT personnel also benefit from the programme as a way of increasing their skillset in an IT environment. It is also of interest those involved in creating local and community website resources.

                      Further Study Options

                      On successful completion of the Diploma in Web Design, students interested in furthering their knowledge in the area may wish to progress onto the Advanced Diploma in Web Development at DBS which focuses on web development techniques such as building a content management system (CMS) for a database driven website.


                      The fee for this Diploma is €1,325. This is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.  View all DBS Evening Diploma Fees here.

                      DBS Diploma students can also avail of a wide range of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details.

                      DBS Student Facilities

                      • Online Notes System (DBS Moodle)- is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS.
                      • DBS Library Aungier Street- the Library provides a programme of classes in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. 
                      • DBS Careers and Appointment Service- which provides a range of services for Diploma students such as career advice and workshops in CV writing and interview skills.
                      • Subsidised Parking- DBS provides subsidised parking arrangements for students, which provides easy access to all main public transport routes in and out of the city centre.
                      • Subsidised Student Canteen- Diploma students can avail of the Student Canteen which is open in the evenings and offers a wide variety of choices on its menu.

                      Next Steps

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                      Open days are a great way to help you make your decision about your course of interest. The open day will give you the opportunity to receive one on one advice and direction from leading academics in your chosen subject area, meet current students and also have your questions answered on entry requirements, student support and the admissions process. Find out when our next Open Event is taking place. The Admissions Office is located in our Aungier Street campus and you are welcome to visit the college to speak with a member of our admissions team from Monday to Fridays, 8:45am – 5:15pm. Alternatively, you can contact us by email.

                      • Information Technology
                      • Part-Time
                      • Business & Management
                      • Professional Evening Diplomas

                      Course overview

                      COURSE OVERVIEW 2018

                      Awarding Body: 
                      Dublin Business School
                      Schedule: 1 evening per week, 6.15-​9.30pm
                      Intake: October & February
                      Duration: 1​0 weeks ​Part-time

                      Contact Us

                      We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2018. Contact our admissions team for more information

                      Email: admissions@dbs.ie
                      Phone: 01 417 7500
                      Opening times:
                      Monday to Friday
                      8:45am to 5:15pm