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!

Curriculum

Total Required: 3 Courses.

You are required to complete both the DGA 518 UI/UX: User Interface and User Experience and DGA 528 Dynamic UX and one (1) 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: $6100

Stacey Houghton

Instructor

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

Instructor

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…

COURSES & RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE

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.

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Jake Wachtel

Jake Wachtel has media and entertainment industry experience including both the creative and production side of content creation. 

Jake is an award-winning international journalist, he earned the Foreign News Desk Award and recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Jake has worked as a producer, writer, and director on a range of projects for numerous media companies including NBCUniversal, DreamWorksTV, and TBS. 

Jake currently serves as the Department Chair of Digital Arts and Production at ITU. 

Jake Wachtel’s work as a Hollywood executive and thought leader in Silicon Valley positions him at the nexus of entertainment and technology.

STUDENT DATA IR

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.

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98.5 % of students had paid internships

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60% of students earned over $80,000

CERTIFICATE INQUIRY FORM

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