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:
- Entry level: $40-70,000
- Experienced: $60-190,000+
- 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.
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 email@example.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.
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"
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), via the National Commission of Professional Certifications (CNCP), 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 in accordance with article L335-6 of the Code of Education. 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.
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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!