Certificate in User Experience Design

About

In the User Experience (UX) Design Certificate program, you’ll learn how to create user-friendly digital experiences. You’ll get hands-on experience as you solve real-world design problems, build websites and apps, receive feedback and improve your designs.

The UX Certificate can be earned alongside the Bachelor of Design degree, or on its own. The certificate program will help you further develop your web design skills, become more audience-centered and think more in-depth about solutions.

Curriculum & Requirements

User Experience Design Certificate

A certificate in User Experience (UX) design will provide students and working professionals a multidisciplinary approach to UX in the context of web-enabled design. Students will learn techniques for composing well crafted and intentional interactions between users and products or technology. The UX certificate provides applied understanding of the concepts, practical knowledge and skills necessary for understanding User Centered Design (UCD) and developing experiences and artifacts for people. Current web technologies (rapid prototyping, modern user interface patterns, HTML (5), CSS, JavaScript, etc.) will be introduced, while preparing for future web enabled devices or the progressive enhancement approach. Students will design real world projects with affordances for research, experimentation and play.

Note: to receive the certificate, students must successfully complete each of the required courses.

Grade Requirements: students must earn a GPA≥3 in certificate coursework.

Required Courses
DESN 216DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS4
DESN 338USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 14
DESN 368WEB DESIGN 14
DESN 348USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 24
DESN 378WEB DESIGN 24
DESN 458USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 34
DESN 468WEB DESIGN 34
Total Credits28

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