UX Design på Noroff

Professional Degree

UX Design

Study Online or On Campus in Norway

This programme provides practical skills and insight into understanding the needs and limitations of users of digital products. There is a high demand for UX designers with expertise in relevant processes, tools and techniques.

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)


12 August 2024

1 year full time

NOK 62.000,- per semester
NOK 1.900,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study UX Design?

UX design, or user experience design, is about improving the overall experience a human user has with a digital product, service or system. These interactions aim to maximise the user's sense of achievement while minimising frustration.

You will learn to create interactions with users that are both personal and intuitive, focusing on building a deeper understanding of users. This includes their shared values, abilities, needs and limitations.

The main aim of the programme is to give you practical skills, and the curriculum consists largely of hands-on work with industry-related tasks. After completing the programme, you will be able to work in both Norwegian and international companies specialising in product and service development, universal design, information design and x-reality. Companies are constantly adapting to developing technology, which makes the job descriptions dynamic.

Career Opportunities

Upon completing UX design programme, you can pursue roles such as:

  • UX Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Information Architect
  • Product Designer
  • UX Strategist
  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
Benedicte A. Dørmænen

Benedicte has chosen future-oriented career as UI/UX designer

Programme information

As a UX Design student, you will learn a range of skills through the key themes of the programme. These include in-depth research and insight, ideation and planning, and the practical application of wireframing and prototyping. A focus on usability testing provides the necessary expertise, while topics such as interaction design and accessibility provide a good understanding of design principles. The emphasis is on balancing theoretical knowledge with practical skills to ensure holistic professional development.

Finally, you will complete a project exam and develop a professional portfolio to demonstrate your competence in UX design, which you can take with you into the workplace.

Subjects in UX Design:

  • Research and Insight
  • Ideation and Planning
  • Wireframing
  • Usability Testing 1
  • Semester Assignment
  • Interaction Design Foundations
  • Accessibility
  • UX Design for Mobile Devices
  • Prototyping
  • Usability Testing 2
  • Project Exam
  • 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 online. Norwegian/English on campus
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:

  • 500 GB Hard Disk (or 250 GB + cloud storage like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive - recommended).
  • 16 GB RAM.
  • Core i5/i7 or M1 processor.
  • Both PC and Mac can be used, but in the industry, most people use Mac.

It is desirable for students to use their machines, but there are also desktop machines on campus that can be used.

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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