What will I learn?

The UI/UX Digital Design Essentials is being proposed as a stand-alone 12 credit certificate. It is, however, planned to stack along with a second graduate certificate in either Animation or Game Design and Interactivity, or with relevant coursework, to lead into a forthcoming MS or MFA in Digital Design. The courses are designed as low residency offerings and optimized to fit the schedules of busy working professionals or those wishing to train for a new and creative career in UI/UX and digital media design.

Program Objectives:

As digital media continue to proliferate, locally, regionally, nationally, and globally, there is increasing need for qualified professionals able to fill positions in digital content creation, management, and distribution. This certificate program in Game Design and Interactivity prepares those with introductory knowledge to fill entry level positions in the NY metro area and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain experience in the essentials of the User Experience design process such as UX research, UX design ideation, Persona, Prototype stages, and Usability testing & evaluation techniques.
  • Design physical and digital interfaces and software products; build interactive prototypes
  • Synthesize a creative portfolio to prepare for a career in UI/UX Design.

Which department am I in?

J. Robert and Barbara A. Hillier College of Architecture and Design

Study options

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$30,540.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May, November 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


J. Robert and Barbara A. Hillier College of Architecture and Design

University Heights,

Weston Hall 340,


New Jersey,

07102, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for a master's program at NJIT, you must have completed a four-year undergraduate program accredited in the United States, or its equivalent and demonstrates strong academic achievement in an appropriate discipline.

For international students

To be considered for a Graduate Certificate program at NJIT, you must have completed a Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent elsewhere, and demonstrate high academic achievement in an appropriate discipline.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Duolingo or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) may be asked of international applicants not holding a degree from a United States post-secondary institution. The minimum score required is 79 for the Internet-based TOEFL exam, 213 for the computer-based TOEFL exam, or 550 for the paper-based TOEFL exam. A minimum score of 6.5 with no sub-score lower than 6.0 is required for the IELTS exam or 120 on the Duolingo exam.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About New Jersey Institute of Technology

As an industry leader, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students for careers in the ever-changing technological market.

  • No.1 university in USA for upward mobility
  • State-of-the-art facilities and leading industry connections
  • Lively campus just 20 minutes from Manhattan, New York
  • 11,400 students from over 70 different countries enrolled

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