User Experience and Web Design
Certificate Program

User Experience and Web Design

Intuitive design
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Ann Fitzsimons, Alumna, UX & Web Design and Internet Programming & Development

"Even though I worked in the field, I still needed to prove that I could walk my talk."
Ann Fitzsimons, Alumna, UX & Web Design and Internet Programming & Development

Program Description

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Designing for your users

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension's newly revised, four-track User Experience and Web Design certificate program teaches you to anticipate user needs and design the look and feel of new products that are intuitive and easy to use. Learn customer analytics and behavior by working with a design team of peers. Four tracks:

  • Visual Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Design Implementation
  • Site Management

User Experience And Web Design certificate program objectives:

  • Use GIF, JPEG and PNG compressions
  • Work with color online
  • Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP
  • Communicate brand values using color, typography, layout and imagery
  • Launch, build and administer e-commerce sites
  • Design using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite
  • Create user interfaces that incorporate wearable technology

 

 

Total Required: 7–10 courses/17 units: Take 2 of the 5 core courses and the capstone course (5–7.5 units) and 4–7 elective credit courses (9.5–12 units). End with certificate of completion review.

Time Commitment: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 9–12 months.

Estimated Cost: $ 6,500

F1 Students: [Costs for F-1 students]

Courses

Total Required: 7–10 courses/17 units: Take 2 of the 5 core courses and the capstone course (5–7.5 units) and 4–7 elective credit courses (9.5–12 units). End with certificate of completion review.

1. Recommended Prerequisites

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Units: 3.0 UEWD.X419
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2. Core Courses - Two core courses required

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Units: 2.0 UEWD.X410
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3. Elective Courses

Units: 3.0 UEWD.X419
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Units: 2.0 UEWD.X408
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Units: 3.0 UEWD.X411
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Units: 3.0 UEWD.X412
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Units: 1.0 UEWD.X417
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4. Capstone Course

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5. Required Certificate Review

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Requisite Knowledge

Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education. Before you begin the program, it’s recommended that you take Adobe Illustrator, Introduction and Adobe Photoshop, Introduction or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.

Program Chair

Min Wu, chair

Certificate Program Chair

MIN WU, PhD, is the technical lead in front-end design and development at Cloud Lending Solutions. He is founding owner of Skill Trellis, LLC and worked eight years as principal interaction designer at Oracle. He has a master’s degree in Information Security and a doctorate in Security and Usability from MIT.

Certificate Program Advisory Committee

ARIN BHOWMICKMA-Human-Computer Interaction
Vice President & Chief Design Officer
IBM Cloud

REJ SIDHARTHANMA-DES, Interaction
CEO & UX Strategist
Freshdesign

WILLY LAIBA
Vice President of User Experience
Macy's

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You are invited to declare candidacy in your certificate program as soon as possible so you can lock in the curriculum requirements and not be impacted by any subsequent program changes. Once you’ve declared, you have three years to complete the program.

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