Graphic & Web Design

Master Teacher: Mr. Christopher VanOosterhout
Duration: One-semester course offered in fall and spring (16 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 0.5 credits.
Suggested Grade Level: 10th grade level and up.
Tuition: $379 for HSLDA Members / $429 for non-members.

Description: Graphic & Web Design is separated into two distinct topics. The first 10 weeks focus on what is required to plan, create, produce, and maintain a website. Students learn to use web design tools such as Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation. The final six weeks shift to graphic design. Students become familiar with important design concepts and tools, which help them create logos, brochures, and professional website mockups. As their final project, students use their new skills to code and design an entire website from scratch. 

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Fall: August 22, 2022 – December 16, 2022
Spring: January 9, 2023 - May 5, 2023

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1
Fall: Closed
Spring: Open

Mondays, 1:30–3:00 p.m. Eastern Mr. Christopher VanOosterhout

Section 2
Fall: Closed
Spring: Open

Wednesdays, 3:00–4:30 p.m. Eastern Ms. Christiana Hewlett
Additional class times may be added to the schedule later in the registration period. Please note: all class times are subject to the availability of each individual instructor. See this page for more information. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What kind of computer do I need for Graphic & Web Design?

    For Graphic & Web Design, students will need a laptop or desktop computer with Windows, MacOS or Linux operating system on it.

    Minimum requirements are:

    • Intel 2nd generation i3 or higher processor
    • Any Macbook, iMac, or MacBook Pro from 2012 or later
    • No Chromebooks
  • Students will learn

    • How to build a webpage in HTML from scratch 
    • How to add customizations to a webpage with CSS 
    • How to add behavior to a webpage using Javascript 
    • How to apply design foundations to websites and digital art 
    • How to navigate and distinguish between types of design software 
    • How to prototype and wireframe websites 
    • How to design artwork for multiple purposes 
  • How much homework is in Graphic & Web Design?

    We estimate that course workload will take 5-7 hours per week. During a typical week, students complete the following coursework: 

    • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction 
    • Recorded lecture 
    • Class discussion post 
    • Discussion application assignment 
    • Worksheet 
    • Quiz

    Students complete a midterm exam, a final project, weekly quizzes, and various homework assignments. 

  • What books will I use in Graphic & Web Design?

    The official booklist for Graphic & Web Design is available now. In the official booklist, you will find information about the editions, book descriptions, and ISBN numbers.

    You can order course materials for competitive prices through the bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

  • Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for Graphic & Web Design. Students must have a laptop or desktop with a Windows, MacOS, or Linux operating system. 

  • What is a Live Online Class Session in Graphic & Web Design?

    In every HSLDA Online Academy course, students meet weekly with their instructor and classmates in an online classroom for additional teaching, discussion, Q&A, or group activities. The class sessions are interactive and are conducted using a web meeting software with video, audio, chat, and application sharing capabilities.

    Scheduled, real-time sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a HSLDA Online Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience.

    When they register, students will need to select a particular class section and live class meeting time. Additional class sections may be added to the schedule at a later point in the course registration period. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with listed Graphic & Web Design class times?

    All live class sessions are recorded for later viewing. While it is recommended that students attend each live class session, students can make arrangements to watch the recordings and receive full participation credit.

    Students should contact their instructor at the start of their course to inform the instructor of any foreseen schedule conflicts.

  • What is the tuition for Graphic & Web Design?

    Please visit our tuition and discounts page for a full summary about course costs.

    HSLDA members save $80 on yearlong high school courses in addition to Early Registration discounts!