The User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design associate certificate provides you with core knowledge and skills to develop engaging and intuitive digital media experiences. You’ll explore information architecture, user experience research, interface design, prototyping, and usability testing and inspecting. You’ll acquire tools to help you generate creative, user-friendly digital solutions that support human behaviour within an interactive, computer-based environment.
These skills are in high demand for the design, prototyping, and testing of products for the web, mobile, and other interactive media sectors. The program includes the option of completing a portfolio development course to enable you to display your UI and UX design skills to potential employers and clients.
Learn more about the program goals on the Program Details page.
This program might be right for you if:
With the applied training you receive throughout this BCIT program, you’ll build a solid foundation in UI and UX design to add to your existing professional toolbox or to explore further education and careers in the digital media/design field.
Learn more about career opportunities on the Graduating and Jobs page.
Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).
To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
This program prepares students for positions in UI/UX design or to add UI/UX design skills to their professional toolbox. Positions where these skills are used include: Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Information Architect, Content Manager, Interface Designer, Interaction Designer, User Experience Designer, Customer Experience Strategist, User Experience Copywriter, and User Experience Analyst, among others.
Graduates of the UI/UX Design associate certificate will be able to:
UI and UX design skills are in high demand and used across a variety of fields and job categories. Job opportunities will depend on your professional background and previous education.
UI/UX designers belong to the job occupation category of ‘computer programmers and interactive media developers’. They are employed in graphic design/digital media/web development agencies, digital entertainment companies, IT businesses, and a variety of other organizations that develop digital products and services for the private and public sectors or, more broadly, within any business that hires designers to develop web/mobile/digital applications.
UI/UX designers work closely with, or as part of the role of, Content Managers, Information Architects, and Project/Product managers, gathering user requirements, creating wireframes and sitemaps, designing graphic elements and iconography, creating layouts, choosing typography, and building visual navigation systems.
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