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User Experience (UX) Design Courses

UX design professionals are in high demand. Take this program to set yourself up for a successful career as a UX Design Professional. In this program you will learn the skills, tools, and techniques used in the field of User Experience Design and apply them in a practical professional environment; including design, research, testing of interfaces, websites, products, and applications. This program prepares you for a career in any of the following roles: UX Designer, Information Architect, UX Researcher, Product Designer, and Interaction Designer.

You have the choice of doing the full-time diploma or the work and study diploma which combines the courses in the full-time diploma program with a 480-hour co-operative work term.

  • UX Designer Certificate  
  • UX Designer Co-op Diploma  

Programs listed above have been approved by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

Course Breakdown

Course: Foundations of UX*

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course: Fundamentals for UX Design*

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course: Visual Design for UX

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course: Design Tools for UX

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course: Introduction to Quality Assurance for UX

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course: Preparing UX Professionals for the Workplace

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Cooperative Work Experience (Diploma Only)

# of Weeks: Max 24

# of Hours: 480

Capstone Project (Certificate Only)

# of Weeks: 3

# of Hours: 60

**As UI and UX are new areas of study, the best teachers could be located in cities other than Vancouver. Tamwood always wants to ensure we are using the highest quality teachers to teach your courses so these programs may, from time to time, be delivered by a remote teacher in real-time.

*The order in which the students will take the courses after completing the prerequisites will vary based on start date. Contact us for the course delivery schedule.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • • Understand and apply the principles of user experience research, user-centric design approaches and strategy, UX methodologies, information architecture, user behaviours, information structures, graphical user interfaces, visual design, mobile user experience, and usability testing
  • • Work in a practical setting and apply techniques such as creating a user-centric design approach for a project using personal development and information design
  • • Develop usable wireframes for a website and/or simple application using Axure software
  • • Design an intuitive user interface and applying the learned principles of visual design
  • • Test and measure the success of a UX design project employing learned user testing techniques

Admission Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Education: Toronto applicants must provide a copy of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or have passed the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam with a Cut Score of 16.

Language Skills: International students must demonstrate Level 14 English with Tamwood Careers’ online test and interview. The online test and interview are exempt if CEFR C1, Academic IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 95, Duolingo 105, TOEIC 945, Tamwood Language Centre’s Tamwood Level 14 or ILAC’s Level 14 is presented.

*Students who need to improve their English skills before getting admitted to this program can take English courses at Tamwood Language Centres.

Program Materials

Access to MAC/PC:

Students enrolled in the UX Design program required to have a MAC notebook or Windows PC (Laptop). Students required to be able to install Adobe CC on their systems. Please see below for recommended specifications.

System Requirements for UX Design
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1809 or later
Apple® macOS® 10.13, 10.14 or later (64-bit Intel-based)
Processor64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set
Memory8 GB minimum, 16 GB or higher recommended (32 GB for 4K media or higher)
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalent; Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 or Quadro T1000 is recommended.
AMD Radeon Pro 555X or higher
Intel UHD Graphics 630 or higher
Storage250GB SSD or higher
Monitor1920 x 1080 or better

Program Features

Profit from Professional Instructors with Practical Experience in the field of UX Design

Make use of work-integrated learning by completing projects in both the study and the co-op term

Learn from industry professionals with first-hand knowledge through our guest speaker series

Career Occupations

Graduates of this program will be prepared for positions like UX Designer, Information Architect, UX Researcher, Product designer, interaction designer.

Co-op Work Experience

Students in the Work and Study Diploma Program complete a 480 hour co-op work placement. After completing the Job Skills Seminars and attending the Orientation to Working and Living in Canada, co-op students work with the Work Placement Coordinator to secure job placement opportunities in which they can make a practical application of the skills and knowledge learned in the study term. Through the co-op work placement, students gain valuable work experience in Canada, expand and fine-tune their hard and soft skills and make new professional connections in their chosen career field.

Visit our Work While Studying page to read more about the services and support you can access as a co-op student.

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