MA Web Design + Content Planning

Design for web content

Assessed elements

This module includes 2 assessed elements. Details of these elements are given below. Each of the elements has a slightly different weighting and this is indicative of the degree of difficulty and/or the amount of work required. The weighting is as follows:

Project outlines and full briefs (.pdf) are given below.


Three Designed Objects

For each week of this course, you will get a coursework sheet (.pdf) with details of the tasks to be completed before the following week. In most weeks, you are asked to do some contextual reading, to write and publish a blog entry and to progress your Three Designed Objects website. Additional details will be given during the taught sessions.


Work in progress review: weekly
Submission date: Friday, 6th November 2020


  1. A four page website (one home page and three internal pages), linked to from your coursework homepage.

Small Business Website

You will design and produce a simple website for a small business concern. This project will give you the opportunity to implement some of the techniques and design ideas you have developed during the first part of the course. This project will be used to help demonstrate some of the issues involved with the development of small websites including: the design process, colour and typography, site structure and navigation, standards compliant and semantic coding. You will also need to consider your clients needs and the needs of their business. The full brief is given below.


Initial ideas and client meeting (roll play): 4th November 2020
Work in progress review: 11th November 2020
Interim crit 1: 2nd December 2020
Interim crit 2: 20th January 2021
Submission date: Friday, 29th January 2021


  1. A website designed for a small business, linked to from your coursework homepage.

Project briefs

Files in this section provide more detailed information on the assessed elements described above.

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Project briefs
  Filename Size (KB) Date Modified
Small Business Website 2023-24.pdf 194.5 28th Nov 2023