User Experience Design

Most of our students take these two part-time courses back-to-back to maximize their learning.

UX Design Fundamentals
Sep 25 – Nov 6

36 hours of learning over six weeks
Part-time, evenings from 6:30–9:30pm
Mon & Wed

User Experience Design (known as UX) aims to enhance user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and enjoyment provided in the interaction between the user and a product.

Forget about other UX courses you’ve heard about - our intro course goes far beyond wire-framing. You’ll dive into topics such as cognitive design patterns in UI & UX, personalities and mental models, interaction design foundations, the art and science of interviewing users, visual language principles, and more. Students will learn and discover the principles of UX design through a series of hands-on, project-based exercises, and through projects where they will have the chance to use design thinking to solve specific, real-world problems. By the end of this course, students will have an original, portfolio-worthy display of their UX skills.

This course is for people working as designers or developers, as well as students who have completed of our part-time design or web development courses. A placement test may be required for admission.

Please note: a Mac computer is required to enrol in this course, as we will be using Sketch, a program not currently available for PCs. Need to rent a laptop? See our Laptop Rental policy.

Please note that this program is offered in English
Course capacity: 30 students

$2300

plus HST

Earlybird Price

Apply before August 1

$2500

plus HST

Regular Price

apply now
Advanced UX Design
Nov 8 – Dec 18

36 hours of learning over six weeks
Part-time, evenings from 6:30–9:30pm
Mon & Wed


In our advanced UX Design course, students will explore topics such as emotional design, empathy mapping, systematic design, human-centred design and user testing. Students will use what they learn in the class to effectively define problems, scope target audiences, iterate, conduct discovery phases and design research, prototype, critique, handle errors, and future map, and much more.

For the capstone project of this course, students will use design thinking to solve a problem of their choosing, giving each student the opportunity to build a portfolio piece relevant to their interests. Have an idea for an app? Use this project to finally give it the attention it deserves by taking the idea through every step of the UX Design process. You’ll create a unique portfolio piece that showcases your UX skills – who knows, maybe even a product ready for development!

If you've completed our Intro to User Experience Design course, this is the perfect way to continue your learning and put more of the concepts you’re exploring into practice.

Please note: a Mac computer is required to enrol in this course, as we will be using Sketch, a program not currently available for PCs. Need to rent a laptop? See our Laptop Rental policy.

Please note that this program is offered in English
Course capacity: 30 students

$1400

plus HST

Earlybird Price

Apply before August 1

$1600

plus HST

Regular Price

apply now
+$500

Supercharge your learning: Graduates of UX Design Fundamentals are eligible to take Advanced UX Design for only $500.

Questions?
Email us anytime

Meet your User Experience Design Instructor

Ricardo Vazquez

Lead Instructor, UX Design

@iamrvazquez

Ricardo is an award-winning Product Designer. He has had the pleasure of working at companies such as 500px, FreshBooks, Mozilla, and Shopify, where he currently practices Human-Centred Design. Ricardo's interests revolve around memory, logic, emotion, and digging into some of the world's most intriguing problems. You'll often find him daydreaming about culture, design, aesthetic, wit, thought, refinement, courage, and the happiness of pursuit.

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