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User Experience Design and Development Adv. Cert.

Adam Smith, Graduate Program Director
(585) 475-4552, aesfaa@rit.edu

Program overview

The advanced certificate in user experience design and development provides working professionals with an opportunity to learn and develop user-centered visual design skills for current and/or emerging industry and career demands. Students learn the fundamentals of design creation, applied skills, and aesthetics for interface, user experience design, and basic interaction development. Students incorporate industry best practices and principles through the design and production of applied visual design projects.

The goal of the program is to assist professionals in developing design skills and aesthetic principles to achieve job mobility in the fields of visual digital design, user-experience design, interaction design, web and mobile design, marketing, advertising, and project planning, to name a few.

Curriculum

User experience design and development, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
UXDE-721 User Experience Design 3
  Free Elective 3
UXDE-711 User Interface Design 3
UXDE-722 Interaction Design and Development 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 12

 

Admission requirements

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

  • Complete a graduate application. 
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college. 
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit a personal statement of educational objectives. 
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.

Additional information

Gainful employment

Information regarding costs and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and occupational profiles for this program can be viewed at www.rit.edu/emcs/financialaid/gedt/2017-2018/user-experience-design-and-development.html.