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User Experience Design and Development Adv. Cert.

Adam Smith, Graduate Program Director
(585) 475-4552,

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.


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:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit a current resume,
  • Submit a personal statement,
  • Submit two letters of recommendation, and
  • Complete a graduate application.

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 on the ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Template.