User Experience (UX) Design - Certificate of Achievement

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201 and F-138
Faculty Contact
Victoria Shepherd: 313-845-6487,, Fine Arts Bldg, Room: F-151

Program Description


Provides instruction and training in the field of user experience design. This program will introduce the student to the theories and the five-stage Design Thinking process. This certificate is ideal for students who want to transition from graphic design to user experience or move from business or marketing into the digital product environment. This certificate includes the user experience process from understanding the user or client through prototype and concludes with a portfolio ready case study.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Use research methods, design systems and implement the five stages of Design Thinking: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test.
  2. Apply research methods, design systems to implement the five stages of Design Thinking: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test.
  3. Implement UX theories and systems to empathize with users, define the problem and evaluate the results.
  4. Develop an interactive prototype that responds to user needs by demonstrating the ability to analyze, iterate and evaluate the interactive product goals.
  5. Create a UX Case Study for inclusion in career search.
Career Opportunities
  • User Experience Designer
  • Interactive Product Designer

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements and Eligibility

Recommended that the student has prior learning and/or experience in fields of visual design, web development, or business, and is looking to augment their career. While HTML/CCS is not required, the UX Designer will often converse with web developers and should have some knowledge of web design.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Credit Hours: 6
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2022 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.