Design for User Experience (UX) Graduate Certificate

Prepare for high-demand positions in the field of user experience (UX) design and user interface (UI) design in this 100% online program. Learn user experience and user interface concepts as they apply to web and interactive design in today’s digital world.

The online Graduate Certificate in Design for User Experience (UX) provides professionals, artists and educators the opportunity to advance their user experience (UX) design knowledge and skills.

Students complete four graduate-level studio art courses that address the front-end design and production of websites and interactive media. The certificate emphasizes user experience and user interface concepts theories and practices within the applied context of website and interactive design.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate includes 12 units of graduate course work designed to complement a master’s or to be completed as a stand-alone certificate for individuals seeking academic study for professional growth or career advancement. 

WHY Design for User Experience (UX) at Tu?

Academic Advantages

  • All certificate courses are recognized as meeting Quality Matters™ review standards. The Quality Matters™ program is a faculty-centered quality assurance process for online learning sponsored by MarylandOnline.
  • You can apply your coursework to one of TU’s graduate programs such as Studio Art M.F.A., Art Education M.Ed. or the Art History Concentration, Professional Studies M.A.
  • Complete the certificate entirely online without required campus visits. 

Flexible Program Design

  • Online courses accommodate working professionals
  • Part-time program - take one or two classes at a time. 
  • Fall and spring admissions

Combine the Design for UX certificate with your Masters or Doctoral program

Towson University graduate students may earn the Design for User Experience (UX) graduate certificate on its own or in combination with a Masters or Doctoral program with approval of their Graduate Program Director. TU graduate students may also take the courses as electives if approved by their Graduate Program Directors.

All Design for UX courses are 100% online and asynchronous.

Check out the Design for UX course descriptions with topic outlines


Student Work Gallery

Design for User Experience (UX) students create 3-5 portfolio projects per course. Studio projects demonstrate students' technical and aesthetic design skills for entry into the UX/web design field. Pictured below: student work by Laura Buscemi (left), Valerie Darling (top right), Bethany Angleberger (bottom right).

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Program Director

Bridget Z. Sullivan
Center for the Arts
Room 4023
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