Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design

Program Contact: Phillip Simon 203-582-8274

The Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design is a 9-credit program. The curriculum explores all of the elements that go into creating an extraordinary user experience including user research, content strategy, interface design, usability testing and prototyping.

As today's web users continue to access websites and applications through a variety of electronic devices and screen sizes, user experience design has become a critical element of business strategy. Users will not tolerate anything less than a well-designed experience that is both interactive and intuitive.

While one-off courses can be helpful in learning the basics, the Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design offers a more comprehensive approach to user-centered design. Graduates of this program will be prepared to research, design, test and prototype an effective, end-to-end user experience on any device.

Any credits earned during this program may also be applied toward the MS in Interactive Media and Communications upon acceptance into the program.

To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design, a student needs to have received an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Admission to the certificate program is based on completion of an admission application; submission of an official transcript for an undergraduate degree; and a resume.

Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design
Program of Study

The Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design requires completion of 9 credits. Take three of the courses listed below for the graduate certificate.

ICM 512Principals of User Experience Design3
ICM 513Content Strategy3
ICM 514Understanding Your Audience3
ICM 517Ideation, Prototyping and Testing3