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User Experience Design and Development
Advanced Certificate
College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
Graduate Program Contact Adam Smith

Develop skills to achieve job mobility in the fields of digital design, user-experience design, interaction design, web and mobile application design and development, marketing, advertising and computer application design. Course content fosters research, critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity across a full spectrum of media.

  • Price

    $1,035 per credit hour (2017-18 AY)

    $1,081 per credit hour (2018-19 AY)

  • Duration

    12 credit hours required

    A part-time student could complete the program in 1 year.

  • Courses
  • Jobs
    • Project Manager
    • Visual Designer
    • Creative Director
    • Art Director
    • Marketing Director
    • Interaction Designer
    • Interactive Designer
    • User Experience Designer
    • Web Designer
    • Mobile Designer
    • Application Developer
    • Interactive Developer
    • Front-End Developer
    • Back-End Developer
    • Web Developer
    • Web Programmer
  • Employers
    • BrokenMyth Studios LLC
    • Carrot Creative
    • ChaseDesign
    • Crispin Porter + Bogusky
    • EffectiveUI
    • Firstborn
    • GE
    • GEICO
    • Google
    • Handsome
    • Helios Interactive
    • Honeywell
    • Hook Studios
    • Leo Burnett
    • LookThink
    • Luxurious Animals
    • MODE
    • MRY
    • Mullen
    • Nurun SF, Inc.
    • Ogilvy & Mather, NY
    • Publicis Kaplan Thaler
    • R/GA
    • Red Antler
    • rehabstudio INC
    • SapientNitro
    • Siberia
    • Tag Worldwide
    • The Barbarian Group
    • Threespot
    • Yahoo
  • Program Differentiators
    • 95% of RIT graduates enter the workforce or continue to go on for further education
    • RIT alums hail from more than 147 countries and work for more than 3,723 employers
    • Upon graduation, you’ll become a member of the 121,000-strong RIT alumni community
    • We build programs based on real-time employer demand
    • The same faculty that teach on-campus, teach online
    • RIT faculty have extensive experience in the classroom, in research, and in their professional fields
    • Our career specialists provide advisement to help you plan, prepare for, and meet your career goals
    • We provide enriched personalized academic advising
    • You receive the same RIT credential as traditional on-campus graduates
  • Application Requirements

    Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date.

    To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in user experience design and development program, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:

    • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
    • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
    • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
    • Submit a current resume
    • A test of English Language aptitude is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. RIT accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE exams. Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic exams if they have worked or studied in the U.S. for the last two years or they are from countries and attended universities whose native language is English. These countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British West Indies, Canada, England, Guam, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Virgin Islands and Wales.
    • Certain countries are subject to comprehensive embargoes under US Export Controls, which prohibit virtually ALL exports, imports and other transactions without a license or other US Government authorization. Learners from Syria, Sudan, North Korea, the Crimea region of the Ukraine, Iran and Cuba may not register for online courses at RIT. Nor may individuals on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the United States Commerce Department’s table of Deny Orders. By registering for online courses at RIT, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
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