5 months
11000 USD/full
11000 USD/full
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Gain practical knowledge with the UX and UI full-time certificates at Berkeley Global and put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley. After two semesters of study, you are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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Learn how to design apps and websites by applying user-experience concepts, research, methods and strategies.

Understand principles such as learnability, visibility, efficiency and the human capabilities that motivate them.

The UX and UI full-time certificates are offered by Berkeley Global.

The UX Design semester-long certificate breaks down the entire user-experience design process from researching and gathering requirements to integrating a product or service with cutting-edge design. Through various hands-on projects, you'll develop a portfolio that will impress a future hiring manager.

Develop your user-interface (UI) design skills by creating innovative experiences; structuring, organizing and managing content; identifying user needs; and developing social innovations. Through various hands-on projects, you'll develop a portfolio that will impress a future hiring manager.


If you successfully complete the UX Design or UI Design certificate—or both—you can start working through a three-month internship at a leading San Francisco or Silicon Valley company!

  • Put your newfound skills to work
  • Gain work experience
  • Build connections
  • Expand your network

You'll see firsthand how a U.S. business runs, giving you a competitive edge when you're ready to land a full-time position in UX Design or UI Design.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Optional Practical Training is an opportunity for those studying in the United States with an F-1 visa to apply their knowledge with practical work experience. If you successfully complete both the UX Design and UI Design certificates, you'll be eligible to apply for paid temporary work authorization in the U.S., also known as Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Imagine yourself conducting user research to update an app. Deploying HTML and CSS to create a website. Creating content that is visually engaging and informative. Or working on a team to prototype a new mobile device.

With OPT, you can apply everything you've learned to real-world projects and gain valuable work experience.

Programme Structure

UX (User-Experience) Design Certificate

  • Introduction to UX Design 
  • User Research for UX
  • Information Architecture (IA) and Content Strategy
  • Design Thinking and UX Strategy 

UI (User-Interface) Design Certificate

  • Visual Design Principles 
  • Web Design With HTML5 and CSS3
  • Diagramming and Prototyping
  • User-Interface Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 years undergraduate degree completed
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you must apply for an F-1 student visa to attend PDP. 
  • Non-U.S. citizens with a visitor visa (B-1, B-2) or under the Visa Waiver Program are not permitted to engage in full-time study (PDP is full time). 
  • Your PDP acceptance packet includes the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) verifying that you have been admitted for full-time study.
  • If you are an F-1 student at a different U.S. institution, you must complete the F-1 transfer process to attend PDP. The transfer must be initiated by your current school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
  • National

    11000 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
  • UX (User-Experience) Design Immersive: $11,000
  • UI (User-Interface) Design Immersive: $11,000
  • Professional Diploma Program in UX/UI Design: $22,000


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

UX User-Experience and UI Interface Design Full-Time Certificates
University of California, Berkeley


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