Post Graduate Diploma

UI Design and Development

Learn to design appealing aesthetics and easy functionality for varied digital applications, and seek the most in-demand career.

Course Overview

Join the Expert Program on UI Design and Development

The PG Diploma in UI Design and Development at ICAT is a 1-year, full-time program that helps students to build the skills for professionally addressing the usability, aesthetics, and product needs of digital products, involving traditional and futuristic technologies.

The program enables students to incorporate best visual design elements, such as buttons, icons, text, audio, video, animations, graphics, images, and many more in such a way to attain easy usability and complete user satisfaction. It also enables students to create seamless interactions, design navigation, and structure maps for digital applications, making them able to take up highly important roles in Web / Mobile App Development companies, Graphic Design companies, and UI/UX Design organizations.

Why UI Design and Development?

Get, Set for a Most Promising and In-Demand Career

Today, there is no digital product that could say a ‘NO’ to UI Design professional. Effective User Interface Design of a product is the key for the success of any product, as no more people are ready to use products after thoroughly reading the User Manual. Every consumer expects his product to be easily intractable. In fact, easy interactivity had given most products an outstanding success, like Apple iPhone.

Playing such a key role in product development, UI Design finds a place in every product development company, be it Website developing firms, app developing companies, gaming studios, or software product development firms. Also, all leading players in the industry invest a huge amount in UI Designing. This makes UI Designing the most in-demand profession, with thousands of new opportunities coming up every month.

Eligibility

Wondering if You Can Be a Part of PG Diploma in UI Design and Development?

Once you complete your under graduation in any stream, you become eligible to take up this PG Diploma in UI Design and Development program.

In addition, if you are the one who appreciates simple product designs and easy usability, and looking for a unique career of respect and demand, then this PG Diploma UI Design and Development Program is your best choice.

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Student’s Works

Curriculum

The Learning Curve

The year-long knowledge building starts from understanding the user design principles, basics of user experience, and processes associated with professional development of user interface design. The students are then introduced to different design tools, wireframing, and prototyping tools. They are guided to experiment different layout designing processes, and to create elegant and appealing interfaces by using various industry-standard design tools. They are taught to recognize the technical requirements of an application and deconstruct the same in order to design applications that will perform the desired functionality. They also get to explore the possibilities with Web design and development tools. Further, the students are given a thorough understanding of User Experience Design. They get to practice mobile application development with respect to different platforms by using different tools and programming languages. They also get to practice design interactivity to develop responsive Websites and applications, and understand in detail the server-side technology and database handling.

Skills to Build

Skills to Seek as a UI Design and Development Professional

  • UI Design/Art Tools: Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator
  • UX Design Tools: Adobe Experience Design, Figma
  • Scripting/Programming Languages: HTML, CSS3, JS, Bootstrap, Angular, PHP, MySQL
  • Application Development Tools: Visual Studio, Wamp, Node JS, Github

Teaching Methodology

Learning beyond the Walls

The balanced theoretical and practical learning of UI Design and Development happens at ICAT through various teaching methodologies that insist on intense practice, building professional perspective, and incorporating innovation. The classroom sessions along with seminars, workshops, outdoor learning sessions, showcasing events and more help the students in their professional practice.

Research to Pursue Knowledge

Detailed and creative study of a subject happens through the systematic way of analysis and reporting of any topic related to the module. This way of learning through exploration assures long-term retention of knowledge in students.

Probe the Techniques through Project Works

Project Based Learning (PBL), an enthusiastic, exciting and effective learning style that engages students in building their skills and knowledge in par with the current industry trends, provides the confidence in students to take up jobs.

Brainstorm with Peers

Sharing ideas with like-minded people set the spark in you to a fire. We encourage our students to involve in group discussions with peers, in a guided environment that helps students learn to give a concrete shape to their ideas.

Trigger Your Creativity Outdoors

Witnessing best creative works, of ancient times or recent ones from professionals, act as a true inspiration to our students

Know What Your Audience Feel

Applause from the audience and ‘what do we expect’ information from professionals come to our students on their works through various carnivals and showcase events arranged from time-to-time.

Know the Industry Process

Frequent visits to design studios and related companies give a clear understanding of the way the industry works, and blurs the line between the theories learnt and the practices in real time.

Get the Expertise from Professionals

Seminars and workshops conducted by professionals holding a reputed role in the industry build competitive understanding of concepts and the professional way of doing a task. The students are also taken to professional conferences, art galleries, and similar events as they are an important channel for exchange of information between researchers.

Assessment Technique

Be Assessed on Your Skills

At ICAT, the learning outcome of each module is assessed through periodical Formative Assessments, Assignments, Research Works, and through the originality, innovation and product of the final Project. Also, continuous monitoring of each student is done throughout the year through peer assessments and internal/external reviews.

Student Awards

At ICAT, we encourage students to participate in various national and international competitions to understand where they stand among their peers. We have a long success story of cracking various hackathon events consistently, where the students got to realize the expectation of the industry. Further, we also incorporate subjects that have competitions as the primary assignment.

Practical Learning Facilities

Learn by Doing – Right from the Basics

The students of UI Design and Development get to explore their unique ideas with respect to different mediums at the industry-standard facilities in all the ICAT campuses.

Know How Your Ideas Look with Industry-Standard Machines

The IT labs and student laptops loaded with all the necessary industry-standard software and tools open the digital world for the students to experiment their ideas.

Practice the Art

As design students, the students of UI Design and Development have access to Art and Design Studios to seek first-hand experience on design.

The Knowledge Repository

Right from history of art and design to techniques with latest technology, the students have access to all media related information through 100s of books and magazines. This helps them research beyond the class lectures and gain immense knowledge of the industry and current trends.

Common to All Departments

In addition to the specific facilities for each department, the campuses of ICAT College are loaded with spacious classrooms, common library with essential readings, locker facilities for students, air-conditioned halls, personal tutoring space, common working zone, students’ lounge, and so on.

Career Opportunities

Get Placed as a...

With an exclusive Placement Cell that holds a record of 100% placement, till date, we assure best jobs for every student who have gathered their skills and are ready to take up challenges of the industry.

As a PG Diploma UI Design and Development graduate, the students can identify their area of interest from the wide choices they have and strengthen themselves in the respective areas. As their alumni, they can seek opportunities with TCS, Amazon, Paypal, etc as a:

  • User Interface Designer
  • User Interface Developer
  • UX Designer
  • Usability Engineer
  • UI Tester
  • Interaction Designer
  • Information Architect
  • Front End / Back End Developer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer

Each student can opt for their field of expertise with confidence, as the curriculum at ICAT guides them to build a solid portfolio in their area of interest/specialization.

Why Choose ICAT to Study the UI Design and Development Course?

Only at ICAT

  • This practical program on UI Design and Development comes with 100% placement and world-class curriculum.
  • The highly equipped labs, frequent sessions from industry professionals, and showcase events give the best learning experience.
  • The focus the program gives towards futuristic technologies and the global knowledge that veterans in our knowledge brigade brings help students stand apart as best in the industry.
  • Above these, the opportunity to create an effective Portfolio of skilled works gives the sheer confidence and a cutting edge as a UI Design and Development professional.

I owe a large part of whatever I have achieved to ICAT. It did a great job of equipping me with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the creative field, particularly in UI Design and Development.

Over the years, I have found that the exposure I have gained through the curriculum is immense. Standards and stakes of the course are really high. Creative field is pretty abstract. But ICAT makes sure that it gives you a proper channel, direction and that little push, which suits you best and drives your full potential towards it.

Avinash Sivan, Alumnus - PG Dip. UID

Alumni Success

NAME COMPANY
Avinash Sivan Paypal
Muthu Lakshmi A Cloud Now Technologies
Pranesh T G Canarys Automations Pvt. Ltd.
Shyam Krishnan P K CloudPencil Technologies
Dharani Prasanth B HP
Jayaprakash G Mot Juste Communications
Senthamil M Lennox India
Shaik Farith S M Lennox India
Silas Joe Peter D HashTag Inc.
Sweta S Contus
Vasanth Kumar V Wipro
Ezhil Bharani G Leastcount Technologies
Hravind Raman R Leastcount Technologies
Sankarganesh R Arvis Software
Shofiya L Svark Technologies
Sudhakar P Self-Employed
Santhosh J Self Employed

Knowledge Brigade

Learn from the Veterans’ Perspective

The curriculum and teaching strategies at ICAT is never an instant thought. They are all an outcome of research and brainstorming of ideas from renowned professionals in the field. The knowledge brigade that guides us through the curriculum delivery of PG Diploma UI Design and Development includes:

Name Designation Company
Rambal Founder & Creative Head Rillusion
Bhoobalan Senior UX Designer Accenture
Avinash Sivan Senior UX Designer Paypal
Shyam Kirshnan Senior UI Developer Cloud Pencils Pvt. Ltd.

Student Service

Get in Touch for All Your Needs

Each student is allocated a Personal Mentor to guide through the personal development process, and a Supervisor to support in project and dissertation.

A Students Service Desk is managed at each location with a Student Advisor providing advice to students on all any matters in need, personal or college related. The desk organizes club activities and acts as a point of contact for parents/Guardians.

Campus Location

Study at Any of Our 3 State-of-the-Art Campuses

The ICAT campuses are located at the Shores of Bay of Bengal (Chennai), Silicon Valley of India (Bangalore), and the City of Pearls (Hyderabad). The strategically located campuses expose the students to eminent landmarks/events of the metropolitan cities, which is very important for the Creators of Tomorrow to understand the trending world.

Chennai

ICAT Design & Media College 153, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

044 - 4293 4293,

+91 - 95001 28555

Bangalore

ICAT Design & Media College 424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560 068.

080 - 4110 7755,

+91 - 96111 73607

Hyderabad

ICAT Design & Media College 11-9-45/2, Vishal Towers, Kothapet Cross Roads, Near Kothapet Fruit Market, Beside OMNI Hospital, Kothapet, Hyderabad - 500 035.

040 - 4221 7755,

+91 - 88862 33334

Admission Open 2019 - 20

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