User Experience Design Certificate

Learn the tools, techniques and principles of UX Design from industry experts

Program Fast Facts

  • Start date: October 1, 2024
  • Tuesdays 6 – 9 p.m. CDT + one Saturday
  • On campus
  • 6 months
  • 3,695 Priority Tuition (expires 9/17/24) $3,945 Standard Tuition

User Experience Design

User Experience Design (UX) is a fast-growing, innovative and exciting career path, with opportunities in a variety of industries.

Discover the many facets of this in-demand profession and learn skills, tools and techniques that UX designers apply every day. SMU’s UX Design Certificate program will give you the foundation to understand the basic principles and to practice the fundamental skills to succeed in this innovative field. Learn tools and techniques to apply UX design to services and products in a variety of industries and professional settings. 

Interactive workshops and classes will equip you with hands-on experience and professional insights to accelerate your career development. With leading industry professionals as your guides, explore proven strategies and practical tips to navigate the rapidly-changing world of UX design.

The SMU User Experience Design Certificate was selected as one of Value Colleges’ Top 50 Alternative UX Programs.

Upcoming Start Dates

October 1

Tuesdays + one Saturday

6 – 9 p.m.

On campus

February TBD


6 – 9 p.m. 

Live online

Why Study UX Design at SMU?

Distinguished faculty and highly experienced practitioners

Learn From UX Industry Leaders

Expert instructors draw from decades of user experience design work and research to develop course content.

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SMU’s deep ties to industry

Build a Competitive Portfolio

Throughout the program you’ll work on projects with real clients and build toward a final capstone project to add to your portfolio.

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Earn a Digital Badge

Complete your certificate and earn a digital badge to add to your resume and LinkedIn profile.

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SMU’s global alumni organization

Improve Your Skills —Fast!

Complete your certificate in as little as six months.

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Meet Your Instructors

Preston McCauley


Elisa Miller

J Schuh

J Schuh


Brian Sullivan


Brandon Ward


Did you know?

  • $126K

    Average UX Designer salary in Dallas-Fort Worth.

  • $89K

    National average annual salary for user interface designers.

  • Top 25

    UX Experience Researcher and UI Designer among the top 25 U.S. jobs (2022).