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Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design

Billy Blue College of Design

Deepen your design skills and knowledge by building on your talents through this post-professional design qualification.

The world of digital design is ever expanding, and it’s the area to get into if you’d like to future proof your career. Whether you are a qualified designer feeling the need to upgrade your skills, or just want to become more digitally savvy, this course is designed to extend your understanding of the design principles and user experience testing associated with web site design and development. Unlike short courses, this Graduate Certificate is eligible for FEE-HELP, and can be completed in as little as one 12-week trimester.

Careers in UX and Web Design

  • Information architect
  • Interaction designer
  • Online producer
  • User experience designer
  • User interface designer
  • Web designer

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Qualification Title GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN UX AND WEB DESIGN

Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Full-time On-campus (Sydney only)

Part-time On-campus (Sydney only)

Full-time Online*

Part-time Online*

*Online students will be required to participate in one on-campus workshop each trimester.

Study options – Overseas students

This course is currently only offered to domestic students

Start Dates

See Key Dates below

Course Length

Full-time: 3 months (1 trimester) - accelerated

Part-time: 6 months (2 trimesters) – standard

Entry Requirements

Completion of a Bachelor-level degree or post-graduate study at an Australian university or equivalent from an overseas higher education provider, AND

Relevant professional experience, OR

Completion of postgraduate study in a field of design at an Australian university or equivalent from an overseas higher education provider, OR

A portfolio of relevant work from area(s) of expertise, AND

3 letters of recommendation from relevant persons, AND

A selection interview

Finance Options - Domestic Australian students

FEE-HELP

For full fee paying students, payment options are also available.

FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees.

Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold ($54,126 in 2015-16). Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Course study requirements

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

Assessment

Practical assignments, research projects, presentations

Location

Sydney Campus

Brisbane Campus

Melbourne Campus

Delivered by

Torrens University Australia

Accrediting body

Torrens University Australia is registered as a self-accrediting Australian university by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

CRICOS Course Code

only available to domestic students

Key Dates

2016/17 course dates for all Billy Blue classes held at our Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane campuses.

Start Dates Census Dates Last Day Breaks
Mon 20 Feb 2017 10 Mar 14 May 15 May - 4 Jun
Mon 05 Jun 2017 23 Jun 27 Aug 28 Aug - 17 Sep
Mon 18 Sep 2017 6 Oct 10 Dec 11 Dec - 18 Feb

Billy Blue may offer mid-term intakes throughout the year which are subject to availability. For more information please speak with one of our course and career advisors on 1300 851 245

Course Subjects – Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design

This subject introduces the practical and conceptual skills and knowledge required to design and produce online user interfaces. Students learn how to use compliant standards-based markup and scripting language to develop interfaces. The subject covers concept development, prototyping, development, testing and troubleshooting concepts and techniques typical to interface development. Students also learn how to produce animated elements suitable for online interactive media.

This subject covers the use and customization of content and technology systems for the delivery of online content. Students learn how to generate flexible design solutions to present and manage complex and variable content. The subject introduces online content management systems and specialist development tools, and students will learn how to use and customize these systems and tools to meet specific design and project requirements. Students will also learn about hosting platforms, performance measurement and metrics systems for online content.

This subject develops conceptual and practical knowledge and skills in experience design for interactive and online media. Students will use common experience design research methods to analyse audience and content requirements. Students will work through concept development, prototyping, validation and testing phases to improve and refine a user experience design in relation to the requirements of a specific client brief. Throughout students will develop their knowledge and skillset in terms of creating usable and user-centred interactive design experiences.

This subject covers the scoping, planning, design and delivery of a continuous multi-platform user experience design project. As part of this project, students will develop and integrate promotional and social media strategy. The subject explores agile and iterative design and project management methodologies, and the use of scenario/story-based analysis to inform the design and development of interactive features. The subject also develops and extends students’ skillset in terms of usability testing and validation processes.

STUDY PATHWAYS

Billy Blue design courses are designed to give you flexibility. So if you wish to switch courses, exit early or study faster, we can help you out through our study pathway options. In the design world, change is our friend. Contact your Course and Career Adviser for more info.

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