Specialist course

Visual Design

Master key concepts and
techniques of user interface design.

Who is it for?

Experienced UX professionals


3 months


3 hours per week




Online, self-paced

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What is visual design?

Visual design is a specialist skill within the UX design process. Also known as UI design, it focuses on the aesthetics of software interfaces.

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Professional Certificate in
Visual Design

credit-rated by
Glasgow Caledonian University

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Niall Moran

UI designer, Ryanair

"After completing the professional diploma in UX, the next logical step for me was to gain a greater understanding of user interface design, and the UI course did exactly that. These two courses have provided me with the tools, knowledge and confidence required to start a career in UX design."

Why get certified in visual design?

Better communications
Strong communication skills lead to effective designs. Build your confidence and authority with inside-out knowledge of this critical domain.
Deeper knowledge
Validate your existing knowledge and push deeper into the latest design techniques and trends.
Diverse skills
Learning never stops. Boost your career and differentiate your skillset with a world-class, credit-rated certification.

Next course commences: 2 February 2021

8 places remaining

Enrolment deadline is 26 January 2021
Payment plans available
Register your interest Enrol today


3 months, self-paced

Get certified in 3 months, following a flexible, self-paced learning path.



The course is delivered entirely online, including video modules, mentor-led webinars, and support.


Online exam

Before getting certified, you’ll be assessed during a 60-minute online exam.

Learn with us

We’ve worked hard to design the best possible online learning experience for you.
As well as an unrivalled syllabus, our approach includes:


Learn the theory and retain the knowledge
during simple, step-by-step projects.

Mentors & webinars

Be guided by our hand-picked, world-class mentors during monthly webinars.

Structure & accountability

Stay motivated with a structured programme, supported by fellow students and our student success team.

Career support

Benefit from expert advice to help you
master the UX job search and build your professional network.

Outcomes Generic

Outcomes for you

  • Professional foundation in visual design principles and techniques
  • Enhanced ability to lead and communicate with design teams
  • Create better designs with a comprehensive understanding of visual design
  • Validate your knowledge with a university recognised qualification
  • Increased skillset to advance your career
  • Professional Certificate in Visual Design in just 12 weeks

What you’ll learn

We’ve put together a university credit-rated curriculum that’s deep, rigorous and covers everything you need to know to become a successful UI professional.

Module 01.

Introduction to visual design

Module 02.

Brands and personality

Module 03.


Module 04.

Design principles

Module 05.


Module 06.


Module 07.

Colour, shapes and effects

Module 08.

Iconography and imagery

Module 09.

Design process

Module 10.

Presenting designs

Projects and portfolio.

Project that builds into a professional portfolio


60-minute final exam

To see the full syllabus register your interest below

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Student stories

From Project Manager to UX Lead

“I would highly recommend UXDI to others. These guys really know what they’re doing. The course has not only given me the ability to do UX, but the confidence to do it as well.”

Jenny Björkman

Edinburgh, Scotland

Jenny Björkman