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UX Design Certificate Program

An 8-Week Career Accelerator for Creative Professionals

home workspace with computer FIT's User Experience Design Certificate Program is tailored for creative professionals such as graphic designers and web designers who are looking to advance their career in the exciting field of UX design. Our goal is to provide you with a well-rounded education in UX design that will foster career growth.

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, and it is recommended that you bring your own laptop so you can work effectively during the workshop time.

Fall 2019 Dates
UXD 001-55A/B: August 27 - October 24, 2019 (skips Oct 1 and 8)
UXD 001-55C/D: October 29 - December 19, 2019 (skips Nov 28, makeup date Nov 25)
Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm to 9pm
Tuition: $2,700
Location: Room D514

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What You Will Learn

  • Design Thinking
  • UX Working Environment, Workflow, and Research Methodologies
  • Competitive and Comparative Analysis
  • Conducting and Compiling Empathy Interviews
  • Visualizing Customer Journey
  • Creating Personas, Scenarios, Sitemaps, Wireframes, and Wireflows
  • Low-Fidelity and High-Fidelity Prototypes
  • Usability Testing Methodologies
  • Microinteractions and UX Design
  • Fundamental UI Design Principles
  • Preparing UX Portfolio

Why FIT?

  • Classes taught by top industry experts
  • Program helps you prepare a high quality UX design portfolio
  • The focus is helping you transition into a UX design career
  • Team-teaching methodology maximizes your learn outcomes
  • Onsite workshop provides immersive learning experience at NYC design firms
  • Curriculum Designed by FIT's Creative Technology & Design Program
  • Certification from a world-renowned college 
  • Opportunity to apply to enter Digital Design Job and Internship Fair

Meet Our Faculty 

C.J. Yeh Founder / Creative Director, Cynda Media Lab
C.J. Yeh
Founder / Creative Director,
Cynda Media Lab
Christie Shin Partner / Design Director, Cynda Media Lab
Christie Shin
Partner / Design Director,
Cynda Media Lab
Robbie Frank, UX Designer, Akkadian Labs
Robbie Frank
UX Designer,
Akkadian Labs
Eduardo Mena, Product Designer, prsnt.app
Eduardo Mena
Product Designer,
Akiko Sawairi  Creative Director of UX, PwC Experience Center
Akiko Sawairi
Creative Director of UX,
PwC Experience Center
Katie Jordan, Product Designer, Nestio
Katie Jordan
Product Designer

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 / Founder and Managing Partner, Cynda Media Lab 
Christie Shin, Partner / 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