Andy Truscott speaks with Jean Dahlgren and Lise Dubé-Scherr about the Delaware College of Art and Design’s 25th Anniversary and the launch of their new UI/UX Product Design Program.
For 25 years, Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) has empowered emerging creatives through its Associates of Fine Arts (AFA) degrees in Animation, Game Art, Illustration, Fine Art, Photography, and Graphic Design. The college’s rigorous curriculum and vibrant student community have activated the careers of over 1,000 graduates in a wide range of creative fields. DCAD and their graduates have woven their influence into the world in which we all live, work and play.
DCAD’s Product Design course powered by Flatiron School curriculum focuses on UI/UX design for digital products we interact with, such as websites or mobile applications. Product Design is a holistic role, one that has ownership over the entire UX and UI process. Coding knowledge is not required, though it can be helpful, which is why this program teaches HTML and CSS basics. Through this course, you will learn how to think and build like a product design professional. In each of the four curriculum modules, you will develop key skills through a combination of lectures, labs, group work, and individual assignments.
The accelerated online course is 12 weeks, full-time (9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST) plus approximately 20 hours of weekly self-study. Graduates of this course will be equipped for a wide-range of entry-level product design roles and will receive twelve 30-minute one-on-one individualized career coaching sessions. Each cohort is limited to 20 students. Pre-requisite includes 30-40 hours of Pre-Work which must be completed before Day 1 of the program. Once enrolled, students can complete the Pre-Work at their own pace.
To learn more about the program, or to register, visit https://dcad.edu/programs-of-study/professional-studies/.
To learn more about DCAD and to celebrate their 25th Anniversary, visit https://dcad.edu/25-years/
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