UX Certificate

As part of the UX Certificate program, participants discover how to organize and present information and navigation in a way that helps others to more easily use an app or website. This program also covers the use of design tools and is applicable for those working on a variety of devices and form factors, including desktop, tablet, and mobile, with consideration given to designing for touch-sensitive devices. This is a multi-week program; if you are interested in a short-term UX workshop, see our regularly scheduled public UX courses instead.

You can start your UX certificate program in Boston or online at any time as part of our rolling-admissions process. New classes start every 30 to 45 days. If you prefer to start with an individual UX course to try the program, you can later apply the coursework and fees from individual courses to the UX Certificate program. American Graphics Institute and the UX Certificate have been approved for GI Bill benefits. Eligible participants can use their Veterans Affairs (VA) funds for the UX Certificate program. This program is not available in New York.

Full Time UX Certificate Program
Clock Hours: 84
Weeks: 3.5
Course Days: Monday through Friday
Next start date: March 16, 2020
Placement rate: 92% job placement rate for participants in the previous 12 months.
Our career counseling staff provides placement assistance.
 
Part Time UX Certificate Program
Clock Hours: 84
Weeks: 14
Next start date: March 16, 2020
Course Days: Take as little as one class per month, which can include a combination of in-person and on-line UX courses.
Start date: Rolling start dates occur every 30 to 45 days.
 
Application and Tuition for the UX Certificate Program at American Graphics Institute
Admission for both full and part time programs is rolling, with no set starting date. Applications are accepted at any time. To apply, request an application by completing the form to the left, or call to speak to an admissions representative: 781-376-6044. 
 
Tuition for the UX Certificate program is $4,500. Payment plans are available; call or submit an inquiry for details.

Course information for the UX Certificate

UX Class: UX Design Principles

In this UX class participants learn the core principles of user experience design and gain an understanding of the user experience design process. Learn all stages of UX design, from determining a UX strategy, developing user scenarios, creating UX personas, UX research strategies, prioritizing content, developing an information architecture (IA), testing user interface (UI), and incorporating feedback. This UX training provides a strong foundation for creating user-centered designs.

Information Architecture Course for Application and Web Design

In this information architecture course discover methods and processes for structuring and organizing content to build effective user experiences. Learn to prioritize, sort, structure and organize information so that it can be found in a way that is consistent and predictable. As part of this UX course participants find out how to evaluate existing content and assess new content needs. Participants also learn to organize and structure content, as well as define navigation.

UX Class: User Experience for Mobile Devices and Touch Screens

Learn about UX for phones, tablets, and touch-screens along with special considerations when defining their UX and UI. This workshop teaches usability and interaction factors that impact mobile, tablet, and phone UX. Participants in this UX course discover how to create interfaces and interactions that are optimized for mobile and touch input. Learn how usability issues such as finger size, touch targets, single-hand use, and environment impact UX, and how to address these factors.

UX Class: Rapid prototyping training

Learn Rapid Prototyping skills in this UX training course. Participants discover how to efficiently create, share and test concepts, designs and structure for websites and apps. Learn best practices for UX prototyping and testing before investing in final user experience designs. Gain an understanding of the process for rapid iteration of UX designs and creating mockups. Find out ways to improve the efficiency of the design and development process in this Rapid Prototyping UX workshop.

UX Course: Creating UX Design Assets and Documentation

In this UX course discover how to use tools such as Illustrator and Photoshop to create UX assets and build UX documentation necessary for delivering a final user interface. This UX class is primarily offered for participants in the UX Certificate program, and is also available as a private class for groups.

HTML Training Class

Discover the nuts and bolts of HTML and CSS, the foundation behind all websites and HTML emails, in this HTML course. You'll learn how to plan, design, and create your website using HTML (HyperText Markup Language), XHTML (eXtensible HyperText Markup Language), and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) - the building blocks of web pages - and learn how to ensure that your site looks good across multiple browsers. This HTML/CSS class also introduces working with interactivity and multimedia, as well as designing for devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Responsive Web Design Class

This responsive web design class provides you with the skills to create responsive websites that adapt to various screen sizes and resolutions. Discover how to create sites that render correctly across mobile, tablet, and desktops using fluid grids, CSS, flexible foundation, and more.

Photoshop Training Class - Introduction

This Photoshop course helps you to be more productive and to create higher quality images more efficiently. You receive an introduction to editing, retouching, and enhancing images. Learn essential skills including how to make selective changes, color correct, and retouch your images.

UX Design Portfolio

In this UX workshops participants work with their instructor to create an online portfolio showcasing their talents. Working with practicing professionals, students receive guidance determining which projects to showcase, and evaluate the most effective format for presenting projects, along with the design process and skills involved in their creation. This UX course helps participants create a UX portfolio showcasing skills and capabilities for clients or hiring managers.

Illustrator Training Class - Introduction

In this introduction to Adobe Illustrator class, you discover the tools that help you create professional quality artwork. This Illustrator course introduces you to the workspace, tools for creating shapes, and additional options for adding color and text. You also discover how to use layers so that you can maximize your productivity right away.This course is for those who have had no formal Illustrator training or are new to the application.

UX Design Project

This UX course consists of a practical project in which students apply skills learned across the UX Certificate program into a project that is selected by the student and reviewed with their instructor. The UX project starts with planning, meeting with the client, creating a creative brief, developing the site or app, client review and feedback. It concludes with final delivery and project review by the instructor.

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