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Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design

Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design

Impact the world with effective UX design

Next Enrolment

May 26th, September 15th




Learn to use design thinking to solve real-world UX challenges and create impactful, interactive user experiences that will actively engage your audience.

What you will learn

In this part-time Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design, you’ll explore UX design as a tool for optimizing user experiences, covering essentials from system design to formulating personas that actually mimic the target audience experience. This program will also allow you to:

  • Evaluate and utilize relevant methodologies such as design thinking, participatory design, and the MoSCoW methodology
  • Demonstrate best practices in visual design and system design
  • Explain how different design systems function and determine their appropriate usage
  • Demonstrate cross-functional skills such as team work, communications, problem solving, active listening and storytelling

Program Benefits

  • Curriculum created in collaboration with industry leaders
  • Work on experiential projects and practice your UX skill set
  • Produce a portfolio of work that effectively applies UX best practices and processes to meet business needs across multiple industries and product types
  • Delivery format that allows you to complete the program at a pace that suits your lifestyle—and faster than other institutions
  • Advance through the program with the same peer cohort, allowing you to develop a strong professional network

Format: Part-Time, blended
Delivery: Online coursework + required live online sessions
Live Session Schedule: Two Saturdays each course (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Program Length: 8 months
Term Starts: Winter, Summer, Fall


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2021 Program Award of Excellence (CAUCE)
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Career Potential

UX design is in the top 5 technical skills desired by employers*

*According to LinkedIn

Get Hired for Jobs Like:
  • UX Designer
  • UX Specialist
  • UX Consultant
Gain These Cross-Functional Skills:
  • Logical and problem solving
  • Primary research
  • Active listening

Who should take this program?

The Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design is ideal for:
  • Professionals working in a creative field like graphic or web design, or web development.
  • Professionals working in a strategic client-facing role as a product/project manager, strategist, or consultant would also benefit from this certification.
  • People looking to enhance their web or graphic design, web development, consulting, or business strategy skill set
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“There are many 1-2 week UX programs, but I don’t think most individuals come out knowing what they need to in order to succeed in their jobs (especially in cases where UX is not fully understood in the organization). I have a lot of respect for the approach York has taken in practicing UX methodology to create an ideal program.”

Joselynn Maas – Lead, UX Strategy + Design, Grocery Gateway (Advisory Council Member)

Enrolment Requirements

The Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design is a direct registration program. No application process is required; simply enrol in the session of your choice to get started.

Delivery Format

Part-Time- Blended

  • Courses combine a blend of live instruction via Zoom plus online learning. The online learning component is asynchronous.
  • Students should expect 8-10 hours of effort per course each week for readings, discussions boards, practice opportunities, and assignments


CSUE1000 Fundamentals of UX Design

The course will provide an overview of the tools, practices and disciplines involved in the practice and theory of user experience design (UXD). User experience design (UXD) is the theory and practice of designing an emergent experience by carefully selecting and synchronizing intersection points between a human experiencer and a technological system. It will give an overview of the wide range of disciplines involved in the theory and practices of user experience design and explain their interactions. Fundamentals of UX design will give the learner the knowledge foundation needed to successfully complete the remaining three practical courses in this certificate program.

2 Classes

36 Hours

CSUE1010 UX Design Research

In the course, you will learn how to conduct, synthesize, and share qualitative research with design and product teams. We will tackle the differences between quantitative and qualitative research and cover a variety of common research methods used within product and agency environments. You'll gain hands on experience writing research plans, discussion guides, and conducting user interviews. We'll explore how to synthesize these findings, and develop themes and strategic direction that emerge from our data. We'll practice sharing these findings in a written and oral format.

2 Classes

36 Hours

CSUE1020 Visual Design, Wireframing and Prototyping

This course covers the full spectrum of creating various wireframe fidelities, mocks and design validating artifacts. By using a collaborative approach, we will put into practice how to translate ideas and preliminary concepts into meaningful user interfaces to support business goals and user needs. You will familiarize yourself with fundamental principles and theories and gain hands-on experience with industry standards for visual design, interactive design, and usability testing methodologies. You will learn how to get participants' feedback from prototyping techniques to develop and leverage design solutions according to insights and collected data. You will also understand what a design system is and establish a strategy by cataloging design assets/components into a universal ecosystem.

2 Classes

36 Hours

CSUE1030 Applied UX Design

The class will investigate the theoretical and practical aspects of innovation and how design tools and methods can be used to deploy a viable product/solution. Design processes and techniques will be studied in readings as well as put into practice in projects throughout the course. Students will be required to present articulate design concepts verbally as well as visually at a professional level. Students will be required to evaluate a product for customer insights, mechanical UX features, marketing context, and design aesthetics and present new concepts as realized through the design/innovation process. A final presentation will be made representing a high level of professional finish, including but not limited to drawings, marketing materials, sketch models, and finished solutions.

2 Classes

36 Hours


Sarah Berry UX Design Instructor

Sarah Berry

Rahim Bhimani UX Design Instructor

Rahim Bhimani

Amrit Dhillon UX Design Instructor

Amrit Dhillon

Sveta Fedarava UX Design Instructor

Sveta Fedarava

Mitchelle_Switzer headshot

Michelle Switzer

Advisory Council

Anguila Luis UX Design Advisory Council

Luis V. Aguila


Mark Farmer

Joselynn Mass UX Design Advisory Council

Joselynn Maas


Angela Norwood

Daniela Pico UX Design Advisory Council

Daniela Pico

Leah Pollock UX Design Advisory Council

Leah Pollock


Sean Seaman


Chrissy Spilchuk

Borzu Talaie UX Design Advisory Council

Borzu Talaie

Mike Zacheja UX Design Advisory Council

Mike Zacheja

Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design

Summer 2024

(Online + Live Online Classes)

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Fall 2024

(Online + Live Online Classes)

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