Welcome to the UI/UX Designer Advanced Co-Op Specialization program, an advanced level of education designed to equip students with the specialized skills required to excel in the field of user interface and user experience (UI/UX) design. This program is an ideal choice for those who aspire to design interactive software products for web and mobile applications at the highest professional level.


12 Months

Academic Education (Part-time Work Permit)

12 Months

Paid Co-op (Full-time work permit)

Boost your knowledge of UI/UX Design in Canada

Our article about the 5 steps to become a UX designer will give you some tips to support your career. Each individual in-class and online UI/UX design course will help students to master the following skills below:

In our Advanced UI/UX Design Specialization, you’ll delve deep into the intricacies of UI/UX design, equipping you with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in the ever-evolving world of digital design. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Master the core principles of web application design and development.
  • Explore user experience topics, including vertical and horizontal prototyping.
  • Develop simple to intermediate web applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Evaluate user experiences in web applications and define essential metrics.
  • Gain a solid understanding of product management fundamentals.
  • Learn the art of product evaluation and assessment.
  • Embrace Agile methodologies in product design, including Scrum and Lean strategies.
  • Utilize design to inform business strategies and facilitate market and user research.
  • Establish seamless communication between UI/UX designers and business teams.
  • Develop low, medium, and high-fidelity prototypes to bring your designs to life.

With our Advanced UI/UX Design Specialization, you’ll unlock a world of possibilities, combining advanced design skills with business acumen to create exceptional user experiences and innovative digital products.


In this course, the students learn about how to use applications (like web or mobile applications) usage by users to inform and improve user experience using tools and techniques such as Google Analytics.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:

  • Defining user experience metrics
  • Improving the design based on data collected

This course provides some technical foundations for designing high-fidelity prototypes using web applications. The course covers both technical challenges of developing web applications and evaluating web applications from UI/UX perspectives such as vertical and horizontal prototyping.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:

  • Learning user experience topics in web design
  • Understanding design prototypes

UI/UX designs are informed and impacted by the product decision made by the product manager. It is beneficial if the UI/UX designer can understand the reasoning behind such products decisions. This course is an introductory course to product management and responsibilities of product management and particularly the communication between the product manager and the UI/UX designers.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:

  • Developing stages in product design
  • Covering product evaluation and assessment

Many software development companies adopt agile methodology in developing their products. While developers are trained in subjects regarding Agile development like lean product design and scrum, the designers do not usually receive such training and therefore they become a bottleneck in the product development cycle and many Agile books suggest replacing a non-agile designer with a non-designer who knows how to work in an agile environment. This module is one of the core topics to become an expert UX designer.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:

  • Agile methodology in product design
  • Advancing scrum and lean strategy

This module introduces core topics in digital marketing that could help UI/UX designers better design products. Also, the course covers some core topics in digital marketing such as SEO, content strategy, content creation and content distribution.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:

  • Running user experience studies on social media
  • Collecting user’s feedback on UI/UX decisions

UI/UX and product designers work very closely with the business team. Understanding the core business topics will help the designers a lot in designing the company’s product. The course covers topics such as business model, value propositions, user segmentations, brand promise, minimum-viable-product (MVP) and design for MVP.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:

  • Learning business models & value proposition
  • Practicing market and user research

This is a second project course of the program. While the first project course only focuses on UI/UX design in product design, this second-course project is a more comprehensive project where the student will work in a group and will go through different stages of product design from business, product and UI/UX design perspectives.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:

  • Understanding the product from a business perspective such as business model, vision, brand promise, MVP, etc.
  • Creating product hypothesis and user personas and how they are informed by business requirements


Entrance Requirements:

  1. High School Graduation or equivalent; or 19 years of age.
  2. Successful completion of ESL level upper-intermediate at Cornerstone College
    • Academic IELTS 6.5
    • TOEFL IBT 79
    • Duolingo 120
    • Qualification for ESL level advanced on the CICCC placement test

Admission Documents:

  • Online application form
  • A copy of your passport
  • High school diploma for a candidate who is under 19 years old
  • Valid document for academic IELTS or TOEFL if an applicant has

** Students are required to have their personal computer

Success stories

Check what our student’s squad say about us

Cornerstone's UI/UX Design program transformed my career. The courses covered everything I needed to know and allowed me to build a stunning portfolio. I'm now a UX consultant, thanks to Cornerstone's excellence.

Sarah Thompson

Cornerstone's UI/UX program prepared me for the industry with practical skills and guidance. I landed my dream job as a Product Designer. Canada has great opportunities for UI/UX designers, and Cornerstone made it possible.

Alex Chen

Cornerstone's UI/UX Design courses opened doors to a fulfilling career as a User Experience Officer. The real-world projects and industry-focused approach were invaluable. I owe my success to Cornerstone.

Emily Rodriguez


WinterJan 29th, 2024
SpringMay 27th, 2024
FallOct 1st, 2024


The main difference between UI and UX design; while UI design focuses on the interface and visual guidance of the product, UX design aims for users to have the best experience on the product.

UX Designer’s Responsibilities

  • Developing and improving user’s interaction
  • Competitor analysis
  • Prototyping and wireframing
  • Testing

UI Designer’s Responsibilities

  • Customer analysis
  • Implementation with developers
  • Design research
  • Branding and graphic development

Absolutely, you can choose your learning method. Students can join our online UI/UX design courses and they can feel comfortable attending classes in person as well.

It is totally depending on your personal, communication, and industry-related skills. Students in the UI UX Design Co-op Diploma Program can earn 17.50CAD/per hour on average.

Yes, your co-op work must be paid if you would like to count your work as a co-op work experience.

Yes, you can absolutely extend your program. In fact, we encourage our students to study multiple diploma programs as they can expand their knowledge and expertise to find better jobs in Canada.

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