User Experience

The User Experience (UX) Certificate provides a thorough education on how to develop compelling user experiences. This program teaches students the latest strategies, techniques, and underlying technologies leading agencies use to develop and deploy world-class user experiences.

This program is perfect for:

  • Designers, engineers, information architects, writers, sociologists and entrepreneurs who want to learn to develop compelling user experiences
  • Individuals who want to be able to create successful, innovative web, print and packaging design solutions
  • Those interested in a multidisciplinary design thinking approach, used to strengthen familiar, often undervalued, skills
  • Students with no previous UX background who want to start a career in UX, or incorporate UX principles and practices into their current career

What you can learn.

  • Information architecture principles, responsive design, mobile device-centric design; usability testing, analytics, and analysis
  • System and user interface design and the total spectrum of interface design standards, including e-commerce websites, service design, and physically based environments
  • Standard user experience design tools for design and interactive prototyping, including Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision, Principle, Axure, and more
  • Conduct user research, develop user personas and scenarios and satisfy the needs of multiple other project constituents, including clients and colleagues

What our students say about our certificates.

Expect more from your education.

Learn from Industry Leaders

UX and product design leader with 10 years of experience designing mobile and responsive experiences, specializing in the mobile wellness space.

Michelle Matthews
Free Seminar

Visual Arts Distinguished Instructor Series

Join us over lunch for a series of live talks and presentations given by distinguished instructors in Graphic Design, UX, Photography, VR, and more.  

July 14 - August 18, 2020
Tuesdays, 12 - 1 PM PT

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I chose UCLA Extension because of the great reputation the program has and the caliber of graduates they produce. I was also impressed to know that each and every instructor [is] a working designer with great accomplishments. To me, that was important. I wanted to be learn from people who knew what they were talking about and cared about what they were teaching.

Hope Ndlovu
User Experience Certificate Graduate

What our certificates have done for our students.


feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program


switched careers after completing a certificate program


recommend a certificate program to others

Source: UCLA Extension Certificate Graduates Survey


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
DESMA X 481.99AF
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
DESMA X 481.99FG
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
DESMA X 489.5F
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
DESMA X 479.8K
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Elective Course
Students must complete 1 elective course (4 units).
DESMA X 485.99
DESMA X 481.99VV
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
DESMA X 481.55
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
DESMA X 481.61
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
DESMA X 482.14
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
DESMA X 489.5G
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
DESMA X 479.5K
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
DESMA X 479.7F
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
DESMA X 479.7K
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
DESMA X 479.9K
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
DESMA X 481.24B
Typically Offered: Spring
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Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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