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Format

4 required courses (144 hours)

Delivery

Online (synchronous and asynchronous) | Learn more

Duration

Complete in 8 months, or up to 3 years

Cost

Courses start at $1,099

User experience (UX) design focuses on designing and creating systems that provide meaningful, relevant and enjoyable experiences for users.

Use design thinking to bring real-world UX solutions to life with our User Experience Design Certificate program, offered in partnership with York University's School of Continuing Studies.

Investing in your career UX design is one of the top five technical skills employers are looking for. Nine out of 10 managers in the UX field say hiring user experience designers is a top priority. This four-course certificate, developed and taught by leaders in the field, focuses on the core job skills employers demand when hiring UX designers.

Through real-world and hands-on projects, learn how design thinking relates to UX and explore the role it plays in ensuring innovations in technology continue to put people first. Gain core job skills employers are looking for, including logical problem solving, research skills and active communication.

This certificate combines all the benefits of a part-time schedule with the deep learning of a comprehensive curriculum. Working on experiential education projects, you can practice your UX skill set and finish the program with a portfolio of work that showcases your UX capabilities and expertise. After completing the program, you will also have joined a community of like-minded UX professionals composed of your classmates and instructors.

This program is ideal for anyone who currently works in a creative field, such as graphic or web design, or web development. People in strategic client-facing roles, like product/project managers, strategists and consultants, are also a great fit.

 

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The York University School of Continuing Studies provides continuing education that combines theory with practical application. York’s programs develop well-rounded professionals that employers value, with the deep discipline-based knowledge and cross-functional skills required to communicate and be effective. Their innovative programs prepare graduates to thrive in emerging careers and prepare Canada’s labour force for the future of work.

 

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The User Experience Design Certificate received an Award of Excellence in 2021 by the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education, an organization dedicated to excellence, innovation and value. Learn more.

 

Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Become career-ready | Prepare for a career as a UX design specialist

Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals

Create a portfolio | Showcase your work in applying UX best practices to meet business needs across multiple industries and product types

Fall 2022

  Start date End date Live, online classes
Fundamentals of UX Design Sept. 18,
2022
Nov. 13,
2022
Sept. 18 &
Nov. 13, 2022
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
UX Design Research Nov. 14,
2022
Jan. 22,
2023
Nov. 20, 2022 &
Jan. 22, 2023
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Visual Designing, Wireframing and Prototyping Jan. 23,
2023
Mar. 19,
2023
Jan. 29 & Mar. 19,
2023
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Applied UX Design Mar. 20,
2023
May 14,
2023
Mar. 26 & May 14,
2023
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Winter 2023

  Start date End date Live, online classes
Fundamentals of UX Design Jan. 15,
2023
Mar. 12,
2023
Jan. 15 &
Mar. 12, 2023
7 a.m. - 3 p.m
UX Design Research Mar. 13,
2023
May. 7,
2023
Mar. 19 &
May. 7, 2023
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Visual Designing, Wireframing and Prototyping May. 8,
2023
Jul. 2,
2023
May. 14 &
Jun. 25, 2023
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Applied UX Design Jul. 3,
2023
Aug. 27,
2023
Jul. 9 &
Aug. 27, 2023
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Spring/Summer 2023

Registration for this block will open on Monday, Mar. 13, 2023 and close on Wednesday, May. 3, 2023. Start date End date Live, online classes
Fundamentals of UX Design May. 7,
2023
Jul. 2,
2023
May. 7 &
Jun. 25, 2023
7 a.m. - 3 p.m
UX Design Research Jul. 3,
2023
Aug. 27,
2023
Jul. 9 &
Aug. 27, 2023
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Visual Designing, Wireframing and Prototyping Aug. 28,
2023
Oct. 22,
2023
Sep. 10 &
Oct. 22, 2023
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Applied UX Design Oct. 23,
2023
Dec. 17,
2023
Oct. 29 &
Dec. 17, 2023
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.

  • Students must register in all four courses in the User Experience (UX) Design Extension Certificate.

  • Estimated cost of materials is $100 per course.

  • The listed course hours indicate the estimated time to attend the live, online classes and complete the online learning units — your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.

  • Students are asked to use their Mount Royal University student email account for course correspondence with program staff.

  • Students submit assignments electronically through Moodle, York University’s online learning management system.

  • To successfully complete the courses in the certificate, students must have access to a computer and the Internet.

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age to register in the program.

 

 

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Funding opportunities

This program qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and other funding opportunities. Learn more.

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Have a question about our programs or need help with course registration? Call or email us:

403.440.6875 or 1.866.775.2673
conted@mtroyal.ca

               

 

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