UI/UX Design Diploma

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Next program start dates:
Monday, October 2, 2023
Monday, November 6, 2023
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Interactive Learning
Students gain practical knowledge in various disciplines related to design fundamentals and enhancing the overall user experience.
Industry-Standard Software
Classes are taught directly with the software that professionals in the industry are using.
Future-Focused Program
UI/UX Designers are in-demand for a multitude of different industries and a top priority for employers.
Diploma

User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design Diploma

Duration

53 Weeks

Campus

Toronto

Offered

On-site / Online / Combination

Available

Evening

UI/UX Design Diploma Summary

The online UI/UX Design Diploma program at ABM College is focused on preparing students as professional UI/UX Developers. If you’re curious to know how you can build an interactive website, design an intuitive app, or develop complex web templates, UI/UX Design Diploma is especially for you. Build a rewarding career as a designer, create impactful customer experiences, and understand the technical aspects of coding and visual design for levelling up your creativity.

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UI/UX Design Diploma Highlights

Our 53-week UI/UX design diploma program will teach you everything you need to know. Build a strong foundation with this directed UI/UX design program and become a great user experience designer.

Discover Key Features of the UI/UX Diploma Program:

  • Distance learning allows you to complete this program online and create a schedule that works with your daily home, work, and other commitments.
  • Delve into the amazing world of UI/UX design, and provide unique solutions.
  • User research/apply new design techniques.
  • Craft user-centric journeys.
  • Create wireframes for a ‘wow’ experience.
  • Enhance the overall appearance of a website/an app by mastering the fundamentals of Adobe Creative Suite, Web Development, Information Architecture, UI/UX Strategies, and more.  

Career Opportunities

  • UI/UX Designer
  • UX Researcher
  • Product Designer
  • Information Architect
  • UI/UX Developer
  • Usability Analyst
  • UX Writer

Salary Range

A chart showing the salary range of 61,000 to 101,000 for a UI/UX designer in Canada

UI/UX Design Diploma Information Kit

This kit includes important details on the UI/UX Design Diploma program at ABM College.

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A young woman works on herUser Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design Diploma at ABM College

Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

1. Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. 2. Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam. 3. Passing score on the Accuplacer Test. 4. Successful interview with ABM College Admissions.

Mature Admission

1. Applicants must be out of high school for at least two years. 2. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age prior to admission. 3. Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam. 4. Passing score on the Accuplacer Test. 5. Successful interview with ABM College Admissions.

Detailed & International Requirements

For any other program or region-specific requirements, please contact one of our Admissions Advisors. For International Students, please refer to the International Students Admission Requirements.
Domestic Detailed Admission Requirements

97% of websites fail at UX. Websites that fail at UX suffer from frustrated users and poor conversion rates

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Course Curriculum

1 - Adobe Photoshop I

Students examine the essential capabilities and creative applications of Adobe Photoshop CC, from correcting colour and print to retouching portraits, navigation, resolution, cropping, selecting, printing, and making web graphics.

2 - Adobe Illustrator

Students create and design scalable computer graphics with Adobe illustrator including core drawing and shape tools, transformation and reshaping features, text manipulation, and the pen tool. The module prepares the students to create simple vector graphics, educate them about best practices to enhance workflow, and train them on how to integrate and manipulate color and type in designs and to prepare documents for output to print, web, and video.

3 - Visualization Techniques

This course covers the critical thinking strategies for effective graphic design and explores its effectiveness in various settings. Students will learn how to create a satisfying concept for an ad, brand assessment, event campaign content and building a visual identity about an image or semblance. The course provides techniques on drawing and sketching concepts by hand before digital content creation. Graphic design is a complex procedure that involves detailed concept development, research and analysis. Students will learn how to cover the fundamentals in this course.

4 - Introduction to Web Development

Students are provided with an introduction to basic web technologies which includes scripting with CSS3 and HTML5. The course will show students how to hand code web pages according to standards using HTML plus style text and content with CSS. An introduction to web interface design concepts is also presented. The basics of JavaScript and Document Object Model (DOM) will be included in this course. Students will be able to design, develop, and deploy effective modern and responsive web sites.

5 - Adobe XD (User Experience Design Essentials)

This course focuses on Adobe XD – an essential tool for User Interface Design (UI) and User Experience Design (UX). Students will gain technical experience by applying these tools and apply best practices to create a design prototype. Distinguish key user needs in a project environment – both in an individual setting and in group discussions. App or web user interface prototype development lessons are covered.

6 - Adobe Photoshop II

This course covers advanced compositing techniques, including painting with the mixer brush, adding a background, matching colour schemes across images, and blending multiple pictures to create a panorama. Students also learn how to apply layer styles, use layer effects, add adjustment layers, and various blending modes.

7 - Adobe Illustrator II

This course offers a more complex approach to using different tools, drop-down menus, and panels to create intricate projects. Students will use a perspective grid for creating 3D artwork that fades to a vanishing point. Other techniques taught are clipping mask creation, object rotations, pattern creations and moving projects on a vertical and horizontal axis point. Students will use objects for aligning graphics, use brushes to paint, and work with live corners for visual effects.

8 - UI / UX Strategies

This extended course covers two areas – UI / UX strategy used for the development of new media and strategies for using various design applications. 1. UI / UX strategy used for development of new media. Assessing the technical needs of an interface and applicable release platform. Students will comprehend the power and limitations of Interface Design and User Experience tools and how to work with them. Creation of prototyping systems that produce layout, typography, colour to receive user feedback. This section covers design methods, design process, testing and inspections of user interfaces as well as prototyping in three levels of fidelity. 2. Strategies for using various design applications (building UI elements). Students will be introduced to the guidelines for building UI elements in multiple design applications to create UI components and exportation in the proper formatting. Students will learn about their interactive projects and web-related projects.

9 - Information Architecture

This course manages issues such as search engine optimization integration into an operative information order. Web usability results and user experience issues are discussed. Production of web and mobile site maps, wireframes and task diagrams are directed so that students can learn ‘hands on’. The basis of this course is focussed on the discipline of labeling, navigation and search systems for web and interactive products that enable users to locate and address key information (information architecture discipline).

10 - Digital Portfolio Development

This course allows students to start new projects in specific disciplines to develop their research and programming skills. The research and management of complex projects will be instructed along with guidance on personified creation techniques.

11 - Capstone Career Prep

Students work with a professional career counsellor to develop and optimize a professional resume to put forward for employers. Additional support in job searching, interview techniques, and other career transition skills are offered to ensure students have the best possible work prospects.

12 - Practicum

Students will have a hands on experience by working on real projects.

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