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Master user experience design and make your ideas a reality.
Enter an in-demand career field with digital product design
A Digital Product Design certificate from Sheridan can launch you into a growing and lucrative field in eight months. The average entry-level salary for a User Experience Designer in Ontario is $64,000 and statistics show demand for UX designers has increased 107%.* Job seekers with the broad range of skills taught in this post-graduate can be highly employable in a wide variety of industries.
Become well-rounded in all aspects of product design
The product design industry needs designers who know more than web design or UI design. Our unique program teaches required essentials for a career in multimedia design and development. You’ll learn business strategy, research methods, visual design, prototyping and more. With skills in many experience design elements, you can position yourself as a well-rounded designer and work in many roles.
Work with industry experts, software and processes
Courses are taught by experts who bring their unique industry experience into the classroom. You'll use the same software as design professionals, such as Sketch and Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Our course structure is even designed to mimic the workflow of the modern workplace. Content from one class carries over into others, ensuring you'll learn to fully develop and iterate on your ideas.
Learn to design digital products for a better world
Interactive media and digital products need to be designed with users in mind. In Sheridan's Digital Product Design courses, you'll learn to create products that meet user needs with intuitive and efficient interfaces. You'll also develop your critical thinking skills as you learn an ethical approach to design that considers societal impact and challenges of modern technology.*Sources: Salary Expert, March 2019 and LinkedIn.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS DESN 52377 User-Centred Research Methods 6 DESN 53466 Digital Product Design Strategy 3 DESN 51041 Inclusive Digital Product Design 6 DESN 50737 User Experience Design: Fundamentals 6 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS DESN 53903 User Experience Design: Emerging Approaches 6 DESN 52969 Prototyping and Workflow Methods 3 DESN 55062 Usability and Data-Driven Design 3 DESN 59566 Digital Product Design Workshop 6 Total: 18
Courses subject to change.
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- Postsecondary diploma or degree in design, visual/fine arts, communications, commerce, engineering, health sciences or social sciences
- Related work and/or educational experience.
Ideal applicants are competent in Sketch, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator or equivalent software. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to have these competencies prior to the start of the first course.
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of:
- Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience
- Response to a questionnaire
- Portfolio assessment
Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted to ontariocolleges.ca at the time of application. Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES). A general (document-by-document) or a comprehensive (course-by-course) assessment is required.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
English Language Proficiency
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English proficiency requirements.
When you graduate from Sheridan's eight-month post-graduate certificate in Digital Product Design, you'll be prepared to work as a freelancer or as part of an organization. This field of study is in high demand in the workforce. Industry experts say for every technical position in a company, a designer is also needed.
You may find work in roles such as:
- Design researcher
- Design strategist
- Product designer
- UX designer
- UI designer
- Usability tester
- Design consultant
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Apply holistic, user-centred design approaches to analyze and document client needs.
- Apply design research methods to build an empirical and analytical knowledge base that informs a digital product design solution.
- Create a design that supports a business strategy resulting in a successful digital product.
- Use data analytics to inform the design of meaningful user experiences.
- Vet sustainable digital product design solutions to create a better user experience based on an analysis of user needs.
- Design effective and engaging digital product interfaces for optimal user experiences.
- Collaborate effectively with peers to resolve real-world challenges.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$9,564.02
Fees for International students$25,351.02
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
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