UX Designer

Master human-centered design and create beautiful, clean user experiences!
UX Designer
At your pace
~ 12 months
Job guarantee
in 6 months
Master's-level diploma
10 hands-on projects

At OpenClassrooms, we pinpoint the key skills needed for the most in-demand jobs and develop courses and diplomas to train our students in those areas. That’s why we've developed a master's-level program in UX design, which you can complete entirely online with the help of a dedicated mentor. 

UX designers are responsible for creating great user experiences that respond to the needs of actual users. In particular, UX designers need to:

  • Carry out different research methodologies
  • Inform design decisions through research
  • Prototype concepts
  • Solve complex problems
  • Design experiences and solutions that meet customer needs
  • Test iterations on real users
  • Effectively communicate design decisions
  • Collaborate across teams and projects 

How much will I earn?

UX designers tend to earn more than graphic designers and web developers. 

By following this path, you could end up in a job with the following salaries:

United States

  • Entry level: $40-70,000
  • Experienced:  $60-190,000+

United Kingdom

  • Entry level: £31-40,000
  • Experienced: £40-95,000+

What are my job prospects?

UX designers are in demand by every kind of company, from startups to big companies.  UX design can be applied to any industry, and companies are increasingly growing their in-house UX teams, which may be made up of design researchers, usability testers, UX designers, and UI [user interface = visual look and feel] designers. It is also possible to work freelance as a UX expert.

Find UX design job offers on IndeedLinkedInGlassdoor, Zip Recruiter, and Authentic Jobs.

Who is eligible to enroll?

In order to take this learning path, you must have the following prerequisites: 

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in one of the following areas : Web Design, Psychology or Social studies (if you would like more information about this, please contact advisors@openclassrooms.com
  • A good level of English (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2, an IELTS band score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 80 is recommended)
  • Access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam, and a good internet connection

What will I learn?

  • Apply UX principles to actual projects
  • Conduct research studies including ethnography, usability testing and card sorting
  • Assess a scenario and create a research path
  • Lead and facilitate design thinking exercises and workshops
  • Prototype ideas to save time and money
  • Create wireframes
  • Implement research findings and analytics in product development
  • Manage creative projects
  • Translate complex ideas into accessible objectives
  • Design effective user experiences
  • Apply graphic design skills across projects
  • Communicate your process and design decisions
  • Present your findings to stakeholders and clients

Which job titles can I have?

This path can prepare you for the following jobs:

  • UX designer
  • UX/UI designer
  • Experience designer
  • Design/User researcher

How will I learn at OpenClassrooms?

Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.

At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.  

Want to see an example of a project? Read our blog post here.

During your path, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach them. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.

Your diploma

OpenClassrooms is an official private distance learning establishment registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France that grants its own diplomas as well as those of prestigious academic partners.

Upon completion of your studies and validation of your skills by an academic jury, you will earn a "UX Designer" master's-level diploma.
This diploma is at level 7 on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).

This path will be the subject of a registration application with the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP), France compétences, in order for the level of the diploma to be recognized by the State. This process takes 8 to 18 months. If the outcome is successful, the first students will be able to retroactively claim recognition by the RNCP. If the outcome is negative, the level of the diploma will not be recognized by the State.

If you have questions about its equivalence in order to undertake further study, contact your university or master's program.

Your Job Guarantee

At OpenClassrooms we are committed to helping you find your ideal job. We promise.

By following the learning path "UX Designer", you’ll learn an exciting new profession with great career prospects.

What’s more, you’ll find a job within six months of graduating or we’ll give you your money back!

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Detailed projects and skills

project 1

Think Like a UX Designer

UX design refers to user experience design. That means putting the user (or customer) at the center of the design process. For the first project you’re going to design for the person you know best in the world: yourself!
Duration40 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Communicate using UX vocabulary
  • Apply a human-centered approach to design
  • Give a compelling presentation using storytelling principles
  • Use mind mapping to express ideas
project 2

Conduct Research Around Coffee

A multinational brand has reached out to you to conduct a study on how people drink coffee. Your job is to go into the field and observe and talk to people to uncover interesting insights. ☕️
Duration90 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Conduct field research to understand user needs
  • Write research documentation and conduct interviews
  • Create meaningful personas
  • Identify the key discoveries and limits of a research study
  • Analyze and synthesize actual user practices
  • Map a customer journey
project 3

Usability Test Your Dream Vacation

Conduct usability testing to better understand user behavior and uncover insights and opportunities.
Duration70 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Use card sorting to understand mental models
  • Frame and conduct usability studies
project 4

Prototype Your First App Using Wireframes

It’s easy to get distracted and carried away by the actual design of a website or app, so your first job is to break it down into a simpler form: wireframes. Then we'll create easy digital prototypes that you can start testing on users.
Duration80 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create a clickable prototype
  • Design wireframes for web or mobile
  • Conduct remote usability testing
  • Create a user flow diagram
project 5

Manage Creative Projects

You've been tasked with creating a goal oriented roadmap for a small business looking to scale their business and keeping them on schedule. While you're at it, you'll learn to better organize and manage projects created on this path.
Duration70 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create a business model canvas
  • Recommend tools and technology to manage a project
  • Organize your own projects through a “Wiki”
  • Write a project brief
project 6

Lead a Design Thinking Workshop

Facilitate your own design thinking workshop!
Duration60 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Apply the principles of design thinking within a workshop setting
  • Facilitate an engaging design workshop
  • Prepare a design workshop
  • Formalize an idea using low-fidelity prototyping techniques
project 7

Design an App to Combat FOMO

You've been tasked with creating an app that helps combat FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). From interviews to conception, you're getting into the minds of users to solve a problem.
Duration130 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Apply psychology to design
  • Design a logo and branding system
project 8

Use Analytics to Inform UX Design

An e-commerce site needs your help to help determine which products are performing best, which will then inform which design direction they take next.
Duration60 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Apply metrics and quantitative data to product development
  • Create infographics and data visualization
  • Use and interpret Google Analytics
project 9

Improve an Existing Product

You're an in-house designer charged with making improvements to an existing website. You'll make recommendations to how it can be improved from an information architecture and content strategy perspective while integrating Lean and Agile.
Duration50 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Define and create an MVP
  • Create a product roadmap
  • Integrate Lean UX into an Agile environment
project 10

Create a UX Portfolio and Case Studies

You've done all the work. Now it's time to put everything you've learned into a killer portfolio with case studies to help land your first job in UX.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Showcase your work through a portfolio and case studies
  • Design and manage your online presence

Start toward the career of your dreams

At your own pace

$500 per month

Your perks:
  • Six-month job guarantee

  • master's-level diploma

  • Flexible duration

  • Individual mentorship

  • 10 hands-on projects

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