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Professional Degree

User Interface Design

Online Study Programme

An education that provides practical expertise in developing user-friendly designs. As the demand for well-designed digital products grows, so does the need for this expertise.

Online Studies

13 August 2024 More startups

15 October 2024

7 January 2025

11 March 2025

1 year full time | 2 years part time

Full time: NOK 44.000,- per semester
Part time: NOK 22.000,- per semester

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study User Interface Design?

User Interface Design (UI Design) is a practical one-year degree that focuses on the visual design of elements that a user can interact with in a digital product. The programme will equip you with the skills to develop user interface designs for digital devices, with a strong emphasis on accessibility and user-centred design principles.

Throughout the programme you will gain competence and practical skills in design methods, visual design principles and industry-relevant tools. Upon graduation, you will have the expertise to work on interface design development, both independently and in interdisciplinary settings.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the User Interface Design programme, you can pursue roles such as:

  • User Interface Designer
  • Visual Designer
  • Web Designer
  • App Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Entrepreneur
Benedicte A. Dørmænen

Benedicte Chose Future-Oriented Profession as UI/UX Designer

Programme information

The programme begins with fundamental design principles and practical skills in relevant design tools. It covers topics such as design thinking, atomic design and universal design. You will gain knowledge of different typographies, shapes and production methods for design components. The semester concludes with a project, either working in teams for real companies or in interdisciplinary collaborative projects.

In the second semester, you will learn to build and maintain design templates, prototype, perform data visualisation and develop skills in creating dashboards and graphs. Emphasis is placed on professional development, career strategies and portfolio building. The year concludes with a project exam where you demonstrate your skills on a real project for a company.

Subjects in User Interface Design:

  • Design Foundations
  • Design Styles
  • Design Systems
  • Semester Project
  • Template Design
  • Prototyping
  • Evaluative Research
  • Exam Project
  • Industry Knowledge and Portfolio
School: Noroff Higher Vocational College (Noroff Fagskole)
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Professional Degree
Credits: 60 ECVET

Hardware and software

We recommend the following:

  • A PC or Mac with an operating system you understand well and can handle the Adobe suite.
  • i5/i7 processor or equivalent
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 500 GB HD
  • External storage (HD or cloud storage e.g., iCloud, Dropbox, etc.).

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

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