Create High-Impact User Experiences with a UX Design Degree

The Master of Arts in User Experience Design is a 30-unit low-residency and online degree that prepares graduates for the fast-growing field of interactive design. Azusa Pacific’s user experience design, or UXD, program integrates a signature approach to human-centered design from an artistic perspective. Learn to manage creative and collaborative projects and to communicate effectively through design across a range of art, technology, commercial, and cultural domains. While programmers and engineers play a role making technology faster and more functional, as a UX professional, you’ll create high-impact user experiences that are cohesive, connective, and meaningful.

Flexible Course Access from Anywhere

The UX design degree accommodates working individuals through a flexible low-residency and online format. Each week of the term, you will have one class meeting that you can attend in-person at APU’s campus in Orange or through a real-time online connection via Adobe Connect. Assignments, discussions, and group projects are then completed online. And, lectures are recorded so you can revisit them at any time. Read more about the benefits of a low-residency program.

Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market with a Master’s Degree

The master’s degree in user experience design offers a competitive advantage over certificate programs. Though short-term certifications can be useful for updating skills, earning a graduate degree positions you as an industry leader with advanced and in-depth training along with the mindset of an adaptive and lifelong learner. Within creative industries that are constantly shifting and changing, you’ll be prepared for longevity in your career.

Cultivate Your Career in a High-Demand Field

The skill set of a UX designer is essential to creative, tech, and business teams. Organizations and businesses have long sought to increase user satisfaction with their products, but in today’s digital landscape, there are more opportunities than ever to shape and add value to consumer and user experiences across a multitude of platforms. Because of this, UX design jobs were ranked by Glassdoor as one of the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019.

Conceptualize and Shape Digital Experiences

UX designers are needed in every industry to create apps and web-based products that are intuitive, useful, and pleasing. Applying the principles of design thinking, user experience professionals utilize their creative vision and technical skills to lead collaborative groups toward product delivery goals. With a UX design degree, you’ll learn to leverage your experience to respond to growing trends in areas like mobile device design and user interface, as well as AI interface and development.

UXD Program Highlights

  • Integrate a Christian worldview with the role of design and how you create an impact through your professional calling.
  • Approach UX from a design perspective, blending creativity and artistry with a humanistic stance toward visual languages expressed through coding.
  • Directly apply creative and analytical skills acquired in class as you work with real-world clients who are APU’s partners.
  • Learn from industry-connected faculty passionate about sharing their experience and knowledge with you.
  • Have flexible course access, either in-person at our campus in Orange or online, with recorded lectures that you can revisit when you want.
  • Benefit from access to APU’s Convergent Media Center and a full suite of university resources.

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.