Art & Design

User Experience

Online Certificate, post-baccalaureate program

Anticipate human needs and create effortless experiences.

User experience (UX) is all about people and how they interact with a product, service, or system to achieve their goals. Creating a positive and intuitive experience for the end user takes research, problem solving, collaboration, and testing throughout the design process. If you have your bachelor’s degree and want to learn how to create solutions using a human-centered design approach, our 18-credit online certificate program in User Experience can help you achieve your goals. This certificate program is for working professionals and recent grads who want to break into a career in user experience.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of user experience and the role of qualitative and quantitative research in design. Dive into conducting research to understand a user’s pain points, generate possible solutions, and make functional prototypes that you’ll test and refine. Throughout this program, you'll learn from industry practitioners using the latest tools and techniques of User Experience professionals.

Discover the role of user interface (UI) design in making solutions that are not only functional but visually appealing—something people would enjoy using. Learn about the business side of design—project planning, budgeting, writing proposals, and studio practices—to prepare you for working as part of a team or for yourself.

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Program Structure

100% Online

18 Credits, Accelerated 8-Week Terms
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What are the benefits of an online program?

When you earn your certificate online, you have the flexibility to study when and where you want. You’ll learn in a virtual community that supports you, with interactive elements like chats and discussion forums that keep you connected. With access to the latest online learning tools and educational resources, you can be sure you’re getting everything a Lesley education has to offer.

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User Experience
Rafael Rodrigues ’16

Design alum finds the Boston area to be a hub for the UI/UX industry, as he works with clients from around the world. Rafael made an easy shift from graphic design to UX when he started working at GrabCAD, and began solving problems in three dimensional spaces rather than two. Using his established technical skills is only part of the job. Rafael shares that the most important factor of UX design is the ability to communicate effectively with each person working on the project.

Careers
Careers in User Experience
Professional opportunities in user experience are evolving, and Lesley is a great place to start or advance your career. This online post-baccalaureate certificate supports the expansion of all working professionals looking to grow into these types of roles:
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Total approximate cost for this certificate program.
User Experience
  • Tuition
    $430/credit x 18
    $7,740
  • Fees
    Technology Fees
    $180
    Registration Fees
    $120
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Tuition and fees subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Total approximate cost for this online certificate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2018-2019 academic year.
We are committed to providing you with opportunities to support your academic goals. Federal aid and a variety of other options can help make your education more affordable.

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