UI/UX Design

UI/UX Design Overview

Become a certified UI/UX Designer and land your dream role.

This course offers students an engaging introduction and hands-on practice in the fundamental areas of human-centered user experience (UX) design and demonstrates their creative problem-solving skills by building a design portfolio across a range of UX / UI projects throughout the course.

Why Should I Learn UI/UX

  • This will help you to learn to develop compelling user experiences that are good for designers, engineers, information architects, writers, sociologists, and entrepreneurs
  • You will able to create successful, innovative web, print and packaging design solutions
  • You will be able to learn multidisciplinary design thinking approach, used to strengthen familiar, often undervalued, skills
  • If you have no previous UI/UX background and want to start a career in UI/ UX, you will learn the basic principles and practices that will help you in your current career or will help you change your career
  • UI/ UX Designers earns an average of $110, 000 in a year!


Total Required: 3 Courses.

You are required to complete the below courses

  • DGA 518 UI/UX: User Interface and User Experience
  • DGA 528 Dynamic UX 

One of the electives courses:

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Web Graphic Design
  • Basic Image Manipulation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Storyboard Design

Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 4-12 months.

Cost: $700 per credit

Stacey Houghton


Stacey Houghton is a seasoned UX professional with extensive experience in Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Visual Design, and UI Development/Design. Her keen design sense and innovative spirit inspire her to create engaging, intuitive, and visually stunning designs. Within her diverse portfolio, she showcases her ability to generate effective web solutions for a variety of clients. More info…

Gokce Kasikci


Gokce Kasikci received her MFA in multimedia from San Diego State University. She has worked in video, photography, digital media, art installations, and higher education. She has had two one-person shows and several multi-artist shows in San Diego, California, and Turkey. More info…


UI/UX Certificate Courses

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Step 1: Take Courses

UI/UX Certificate Program is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the UI/UX Certificate Program. You may choose to start with one course or take all three courses to finish the certificate program.

Step 2: Hands-on Project

Every course includes a hands-on project. You’ll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the course and earn your certificate. 

Step 3: Earn a UI/UX Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you’ll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.


Yau Gene Chan

Yau earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in fine arts (acting) at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned the Jack Nicholson Prize and an Edna Yu Han fellowship.

Yau brings diverse talents to ITU, including the recruitment of exceptional talent to ITU, successful operations, growth management, technology innovation, business development, and the formation of strategic international partnerships. He has worked at ITU – the university his father founded in 1994 — since 2000, first as an instructor of business communications and digital arts (utilizing his skills as an actor and an early innovator in digital media), later as executive vice president and currently as president and CEO. Yau has devoted his life to building structures that help people improve their quality of life, achieve their highest potential, and create futuristic wonders.


ITU DA students stories

Most of the ITU DA students worked in the UI/UX and/or Digital Marketing space. In the Silicon Valley area, according to Glassdoor, the average salary for this type of job is $107,000 but just $80,000 in the US. That means the DGA students are getting the same salaries as established UI/UX designers in the country and are competitive in the Silicon Valley. For Digital Marketing, they are doing even better, considering that the average US salary for this space is just $57,000 per year.


98.5 % of students had paid internships


60% of students earned over $80,000


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