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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers for UX/UI Designers are expected to grow much faster than average at 10% to 15% or higher through the year 2030.1
Preparing now means you’ll be ready for the jobs of the future.
As a graduate of the Bryan University UX/UI Design Undergraduate Certificate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to be job-ready for entry-level career opportunities2 such as:
From Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit organizations, the demand for capable designers continues to grow. You’ll lead a rewarding career in employment settings such as:
Bryan U’s UX/UI Design Undergraduate Certificate gives you the technical skills employers want while you earn college credit towards a degree:
As a Bryan University student, you’ll receive valuable benefits that are included in tuition at no extra charge that will build your resume and establish your credibility in the marketplace, including:
Your investment in a Bryan University credential provides an online educational experience like no other:
At Bryan, we don’t think learning online means learning alone. Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smartphone, tablet, or computer using Zoom, a user-friendly video app. You’ll join a vibrant community that will provide support and celebrates your success along the way. You’ll not only develop friends and colleagues, but you’ll also build a professional network—for life.
You’ll receive a dedicated career services advisor that provides job search assistance, job networking best practices, interview preparation, and helps you create an eye-catching resume.
You can enroll in the UX/UI Undergraduate Certificate and the Associate Degree in Graphic Design concurrently. This means once you complete your certificate, you can get to work sooner while completing your associate degree. If you have prior college credit, or you have already completed an associate degree at another institution, we will accept as many credits as possible (and potentially your entire associate degree) to help accelerate your Bryan program.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our consumer information page.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021-22 Edition. Also, see https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1255.00. Sites visited on 1/5/2022. Also, job market conditions are dynamic and can change. This data is not intended to predict the market conditions that will be present when you graduate from your program and may differ based on your geographic location and other factors.
2 Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.
UNV-101UX—Student Success and Technology Foundations—3.0 credits
A course covering the information and skills needed to succeed in academic studies, including study skills, setting academic goals, managing time, and technology skills such as word processing, presentations, and using Excel.
UXI-100— Design Principles & Color Theory—3.0 credits
Students will concentrate on utilizing design principles and theories in problem solving, focusing on the importance of layout composition. Emphasis will be on the process of design development from roughs to comprehensives, layout, and the use of grid systems for multi-component layouts. Critical analysis will be applied through the usage of type and layout to create clear, communicative design. Additionally, students will get an introduction to the principles of color and an exploration of color theory as it relates to print and digital media. Students will also receive an introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud.
UXI-105— Design Technologies—3.0 credits
This course will explore the use of Adobe Creative Cloud digital design tools. Students will gain a thorough understanding of design techniques by using tools to create compositions, prototypes, web and print media, and animation. They will also learn about file types and exports for web and print media.
UXI-110—Typography & Hierarchy—3.0 credits
This course will explore printed communication and the use of typography as an exclusive element of design. The course will focus on the development of marketable, original and creative problem-solving solutions with an emphasis on professional presentation techniques. This course includes three distinct areas of learning in the subject of typography: Traditional Typography, Expressive & Experimental Typography, and Contemporary Typography. Students will complete a final project that can be added to their developing capstone portfolio.
UXI-115—UX Process & Theories—3.0 credits
User experience (UX) design centers on the interaction between real human users and everyday products and services. In this course, students will learn key theories and processes to help them create usable, useful, and delightful products that answer users' needs. User Research involves qualitative and quantitative research practices aimed at empathizing with target users and discovering and defining their needs. Information Architecture is the process of establishing flow between a person and a product, service, or environment. Usability Testing engages the student in learning user-centered testing techniques to evaluate a product by testing it on real users. Students in this course will work with software tools such as: Adobe XD, Sketch, and or Figma and practice generating a UX case study asset to add to their capstone portfolio.
UXI-120—Interaction & Visual Design—3.0 credits
This course provides a practical overview of interaction and visual design practices and how they work together to build toward a strong product. Learn and practice techniques for developing products around user goals. Interaction Design - Students will learn how to take data distilled through research to sketch and develop wireframes and prototypes grounded in proven interaction patterns and usability principles and testing them using usability testing knowledge gained in UX Process & Theories. Students will learn how to translate ideas into interactions by developing prototypes and simulations; choose the appropriate fidelity of prototype for the phase of design; articulate the benefits of fast iteration; create paper prototypes; and properly explore the design space before deciding on a solution. Visual Design - Adapting design fundamentals in color, hierarchy, and typography learned in earlier courses, students will learn how to take their concepts from wireframe to pixel-perfect UI (user interface) design prototypes. Students in this course will work with software tools such as: Adobe XD, Sketch, and or Figma and practice generating a UX case study asset to add to their capstone portfolio.
UXI-125— Motion Design—3.0 credits
This course provides an introduction to motion design. Design in animation is becoming an increasingly vital tool for any designer as its impact on user experience continues to increase for marketing, brand story, understanding complex concepts, and creating emotionally captivating content. This area of study exposes students to the art of graphics that move in space and time, which can be applied to animated films, videos, animated text, and web-based apps. Students will explore how to: create storyboards that demonstrate the flow of the animation; use models to simulate the behavior of animated characters; draw images to be scanned into various computer programs; participate in the design of media campaigns; create 2D and 3D images using computer animation; and manipulation of designed assets in a studio environment. Students will gain a thorough understanding of advanced techniques as they continue to explore special effects, image compositing, and motion graphics. Students will engage in interaction design and functionality using Adobe AfterEffects.
UXI-130— UI Development—3.0 credits
In this course, students will build upon what they have learned in Interaction & Visual Design and UX Process & Theories to develop more advanced UI design techniques. This course introduces students to the role and development of design systems to manage UI design components for a product. Students will learn to leverage atomic design principles for creating and categorizing UI components that can be applied to high-fidelity design prototypes. Prototypes and design system elements developed in this course will be added to the student's expanding UX/UI portfolio.
UXI-135—Web Development for UX/UI—3.0 credits
UXI-140— UX/UI Capstone & Portfolio—3.0 credits
This course centers students on the production of a usable online portfolio of design case studies demonstrating all skills and competencies acquired during the program. Students will learn how to select existing or determine new projects for their portfolio, write case studies describing their process on projects, and how to organize and prepare the artifacts of their design process for display online. Previous projects may be revised and updated to be included, or students may construct new projects to satisfy the needs of a professional UX portfolio.
For the most up-to-date course descriptions, please see the Bryan University Course Catalog.
Program offered 100% online.
To complete the program, students must earn a minimum of 60 semester credits. Generally, students take two courses at a time over an eight week time period. Two eight week time periods constitute a semester.
If you apply to Bryan University with prior college credits and/or a degree, we’ll accept as many credits as possible to validate the hard work you’ve already completed.
Program Director, Bryan University
M.S. Instructional Design & Technology, Drexel University; B.S. Information Technology & Multimedia, Central Penn College
Faculty, Bryan University
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Lesley College, Certified Microsoft in Education Trainer; B.A . Communications, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Faculty, Bryan University
M.F.A Film Production, Chapman University; B.A. Cinema, San Francisco State University, Published author. Member of SCBWI
Instructor, Bryan University
MA in Interpersonal Communication, University of Central Florida; MA in Multicultural Communication, DePaul University; BA in Journalism, Integrated Communications: Public Relations and Advertising, Butler University
Instructor, Bryan University
MA in English, Arkansas State University; BA in English, Faulkner University
Instructor, Bryan University
MBA, University of Phoenix; B.S. Business Administration, Arizona Christian College
Instructor, Bryan University
MA in Creative Writing, Arizona State University; BA, Psychology, Kent State University
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