Professional Certificate in UI Design
What you will learn
This UI design course is suited to anybody interested in designing beautiful interfaces for digital products.
“It’s a fantastic and comprehensive course, which provided me with the knowledge and skills to hit the ground running as a Product Designer.”
Our curriculum is university credit-rated and approved by the industry. Over 12 weeks, you’ll learn the principles and skills you need to become a confident UI designer.
Understand the role of the UI designer and why good UI matters.
Discover how to infuse a brand’s personality into any design.
Acquire the fundamentals of layout: grids, alignment and space.
Guide users through your interface using the principles of design.
Explore the various components that make a design interactive.
Understand the importance and power of typography in design.
Discover the role of colour, shapes and effects in UI design.
Identify how to use icons, illustrations and images to maximum effect.
Learn how an interface goes from sketches to a polished interface.
Learn how to prepare designs for presentation and handover.
Develop your UI portfolio through a series of step-by-step activities.
Work on your designs using industry tools: Figma, Adobe XD, or Sketch.
“The UI design course provided a solid foundation to kickstart my career in product design. I was confident that I had the knowledge and expertise to step into a creative design role.”
From day one, you’ll be part of a lively community of tutors, mentors and fellow students that support each other along the way.
Our friendly and responsive team will help you stay on track and keep you accountable.
Your course mentor is an expert UI designer who bring years of practical insight.
Collaborate, share tips and build connections on our lively student Slack channels.
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Students are admitted on a case-by-case basis after a consultation with one of our Education Advisors. Key factors we’ll discuss with you include:
You don’t need experience in design or technology to enrol in our courses, although having one or both is a definite bonus. Our students come from a diverse mix of backgrounds, including project management, development, graphic design, product management, business analysis and so on.
You do need to be motivated and committed. We set a high bar. Studying for one of our professional qualifications requires a certain amount of time, energy and focus. Our team will be there to support you along every step of the way but success will come as a result of your own diligence.
You need to be comfortable learning in English. All video lessons, course materials, webinars, correspondence and the final exam are delivered in English.
There are two learning paths available to you:
The most popular option is to follow the three month structure. Each month you are given a deadline with a number of video lessons to complete. A monthly mentor-hosted webinar allows you to discuss coursework to date, ask questions and get feedback on your assignment.
Alternatively, according to your personal time constraints, you can complete the course entirely at your own pace. As the course is delivered entirely online, it means that you’re free to complete it whenever you are free. You’ll still be able to take part in any of the webinars - either live or catching up through recordings. Once enrolled, you'll have access to all of the course materials for six months.
Yes. All our mentors are UI industry professionals with many years of experience working in the field. Our mentors host weekly assignment feedback webinars and will be available during these live sessions to answer questions, review your progress and run quick tutorials on how to improve your UI designs.
Yes. Practical work is a huge part of the course. You’ll complete an assignment which involves a series of practical exercises to give you hands-on experience in UI design. This assignment showcases your skills, your mindset and your experience. It’s something you can showcase to prospective employers to demonstrate the skills you’ve acquired during the course.
Yes, if you want to. Each course is limited to a maximum of 75 people. This allows you to build relationships with your fellow students on a dedicated Slack channel, and collaborate on projects and study time.
The UK higher education system is internationally renowned for its excellent standards. Our courses are all credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University, a highly-rated UK university. The Professional Certificate in UI Design is allocated 12 credits at Level 7 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. For your country, there will be an equivalent award in the relevant educational system. For guidance, please review this Certification Equivalents Table.
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