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UI Design Certificate Program

Upgrade Your Career and Create Beautiful UI Design Systems in 8 weeks

user interfaces on mobile devicesFIT's User Interface (UI) Design Certificate Program is an 8-week career accelerator that gives you the hands-on experience to prepare for a career in user interface design. Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, critics, and workshops, students gain an in depth understanding of the guidelines, practices, and methodologies of user interface design. FIT's UI Design Certificate Program is tailored for creative professionals such as graphic designers who are looking to advance into the exciting fields of app design and web design.

To enroll in this program, proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite as well as knowledge of design fundamentals such as typography and layout are required. You are also required to bring a laptop running either PC or Mac system to the class. A budget laptop such as Chromebook is not qualified for software needed for this course.

Fall 2019 Dates
UID 001-55A/B:
August 26 - October 23, 2019 (skips Sep 2, 30, and Oct 9, makeup date Sep 3)
Time: Every Monday and Wednesday, 7pm to 9pm
Tuition: $2,700
Location: Room C315

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multiple devices showing interface designs

What You Will Learn

  • The Role of a UI Designer
  • Digital Agency Structure
  • UI Design Workflow
  • User-centric Design Process
  • UI Design Tools
  • Finding and Using Design Inspirations
  • UI Design Fundamentals
  • UI Design Components
  • Unique Attributes and Design Considerations for Each Type of Website
  • Unique Attributes and Design Considerations for Mobile Apps
  • Accessibility Guidelines
  • Designing for Usability/Learnability
  • Micro-interactions
  • High-fidelity click-Through Prototyping
  • Create and Maintain a UI System Style Guide
  • UI Design Presentation Skills
  • UI Design Portfolio Design

Why FIT?

  • Program is taught by top industry experts
  • Earn certification from a world-renowned college
  • Learn cutting-edge design skills that are in high demand
  • Prepare a high-quality UI design portfolio with a clear focus to help you transition into a UI design career
  • Curriculum designed by award winning faculty from FIT's Creative Technology & Design subject area
  • Hands-on workshop provides immersive learning experience
  • Opportunity to apply and enter Digital Design Job and Internship Fair

Meet Our Faculty

Ray SisonRay Sison
Ray Sison is a Design Director with extensive experience working at some of the best digital agencies in New York including R/GA and Work & CO. Sison led his team and created Nike+ FuelBand and other acclaimed Nike projects including the Nike+ mobile applications. Nike+ FuelBand won awards including the Titanium Grand Prix at Cannes, and allowed Sison to demonstrate his capabilities in integrated hardware and software design. Sison also helped bring in new accounts while at R/GA, overseeing creative for clients like Samsung and Red Bull.

Currently, Sison is working at Goldman Sachs responsible for establishing and executing the design direction for FinTech products such as Marcus and Clarity Money.


Guest Lecturers/Critics
Keith Rangnow, Lead Product Designer at Marcus by Goldman Sachs
C.J. Yeh,
Founder and Managing Partner, Cynda Media Lab
Christie Shin, Partner and Design Director, Cynda Media Lab


Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS)

FIT's CCPS offers credit and non-credit courses in fashion, business, design, computer technology, and marketing, as well as a range of certificate programs to help you enter and advance in the fashion and related industries. With short seminars, multi-session courses, and flexible schedules, you can learn at a time and pace you can manage and afford.

Creative Technology & Design (CT&D)

The CT&D program area was founded with a mission to elevate students’ understanding of advanced design concepts as well as their command of cutting-edge technology, CT&D at FIT provides a flexible curriculum and an empowering transdisciplinary learning environment. Our pedagogical goal is to nurture the next generation of creative technologists who will design digital products, platforms, and creative solutions that improve people’s lives.

CT&D Advisory Board

C.J. Yeh, Founder and Managing Partner, Cynda Media Lab
Christie Shin, Partner and Design Director, Cynda Media Lab
Paul Kim, Vice President of Strategy, North America HQ at Samsung Electronics
Allison Ceraso, President and Chief Experience Officer, Havas Health Plus
Marcin Ramocki, Chairman, MFA in Media Arts, New Jersey City University
Akiko RokubeCreative Director, PwC Experience Center
Jennifer BrunoDirector of Product, Fusion Media Group
Ben MorejonCreative Director, Anomaly

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