User Experience Design Certificate

Discover UX Design through interactive workshops and real-world projects.

Program Fast Facts

  • Start date: September 27, 2022
  • Tuesdays
    6 – 9 p.m. CDT
  • On Campus
  • 6 months
  • 3,695 Priority Tuition
    (expires 9/13/22)
    $3,945 Standard Tuition


The SMU UX Design Certificate consists of four required courses and two electives.

Required Courses

Introduction to User Experience

Get up to speed fast on User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) design.

User Research and User-Centered Analysis

Learn best practices in conducting user research and why it is the bedrock to any UX project.

User Experience Design and Process Strategy

Learn and practice constructing a base UX process model, to help you create strong user-connected experiences.

Usability Testing

Learn to every phase of usability testing from planning to execution and how to best report your results.

Elective Courses

Accessibility and Inclusive Design

Explore key concepts of accessibility and how they apply to UX design to make your work more usable for everyone.

Customer Journey Mapping

Learn how to use the journey mapping process to address issues and maximize opportunities to delight your customers.

Design Principles in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Holograms

Learn how to create a virtual environment using the latest web XR technologies for VR.

Experience and Service Design

Investigate processes, methods and tools you will need to design effective end-to-end customer experiences at your organization.

Experience Design & Branding on Voice Enabled Devices

Learn current and forward-looking best practices in experience design and branding with voice-enabled devices equipped with Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant.

Hands-On Design Thinking

Practice key Design Thinking principles as you learn-by-doing in this interactive course.

Designing a Killer UX Portfolio to Get You Hired

Prepare for your next career move by developing your UX portfolio and receiving real feedback from hiring managers and recruiters.

Breaking into Design: Networking and Developing your Brand

Coming soon!