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UX Design, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_UXDS

Control Number: 22384

Financial Aid Eligible

The UX Design Certificate is designed to prepare the student for an entry level position in the UX/UI Design Industry. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create original digital art used to integrate user research, psychology, as well as, text, images, animation, video, and other content into effective user interface design. Students will create prototypes that explore, demonstrate, and verify the effectiveness of their design solutions for the Web, Apps, Watches, and/or other Interactive Design Products. Digital Media Arts and Design is an important sector of the economy and industry is eager to find qualified candidates who not only understand practical knowledge of UX/UI design principles, but also know how to collaborate with fellow designers, stakeholders, clients.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate skill in design utilizing industry standard user experience design and visual design software.
  2. Design and create website and mobile app projects and prototypes, that demonstrate knowledge of design for different screens, user interface design, and best practices in typography, design and navigation.
  3. Create a portfolio utilizing a variety of design techniques for the purpose of gaining employment and/or acceptance to an Art College or University.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ART A110Color and Design: Two-Dimensional3
ART A180Professional Studies2-2.5
or DMAD A202 Studio Internship Prep
DMAD A115Typography I3
DMAD A117Rapid Illustration Techniques3
DMAD A151History of Graphic Design3
DMAD A181Introduction to Computer Graphics3
DMAD A182Graphic Design3
DMAD A190Illustrator for Design3
DMAD A193Photoshop for Design3
DMAD A200Designing for the Web3
DMAD A203UX/UI Design3
DMAD A263Motion Graphics and Video Compositing with Adobe After Effects3
DMAD A288Digital Portfolio Development3
Total Units38-38.5

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing. 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ART A110 Color and Design: Two-Dimensional 3
DMAD A117 Rapid Illustration Techniques 3
DMAD A151 History of Graphic Design 3
DMAD A181 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
Semester 2
DMAD A115 Typography I 3
DMAD A190 Illustrator for Design 3
DMAD A193 Photoshop for Design 3
Year 2
Semester 1
DMAD A182 Graphic Design 3
DMAD A200 Designing for the Web 3
DMAD A203 UX/UI Design 3
DMAD A263 Motion Graphics and Video Compositing with Adobe After Effects 3
Semester 2
DMAD A288 Digital Portfolio Development 3
ART A180
Professional Studies
or Studio Internship Prep
 Total Units38-38.5