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Mobile Applications Development Certificate

The advent of mobile technology has created a global demand for app developers. From programming to user interface design, the mobile app industry is part of a multi-billion dollar worldwide economy.

The UC San Diego Extension Certificate in Mobile Application Development was created to give students the fundamental skills necessary to create attractive, useful, and marketable mobile apps.

In the program, students receive comprehensive training in mobile app creation in a project-based learning environment. Courses in this accelerated program focus on the development of innovative mobile apps through intensive training in programming, interface design, and business/professional development.

Students learn front and back-end programming and user experience (UX) principles from expert instructors, and over the course of one year, create working mobile apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices, as well as other platforms.

For more information, please visit dac.ucsd.edu, enroll in our online on demand Digital Arts Center Information Session, and consider attending one of our regular in-person meet-and-greets.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Information Session (Learn more about this one-year part-time program in a free information session.)
Digital Arts Center Professional Certificates - Information Session
INFO-70030
0
Schedule Varies
Prerequisities (Prior to applying to this program, we suggest that students successfully complete the below course, or possess equivalent knowledge.)
Introduction to Programming
CSE-40028
3
X O X O
Required Courses
Fall Quarter
Basics of Programming: Android
ART-40544
4
U      
User Experience Design for Mobile Apps
ART-40546
4
U      
Winter Quarter
Basics of Programming: iOS
ART-40545
4
  U    
Art Technologies for Mobile Applications
ART-40547
4
  U    
Spring Quarter
Creative Studio: Mobile Application Development I
ART-40548
4
    U  
Business of Mobile Application Development
ART-40550
4
    U  
Summer Quarter
Creative Studio: Mobile Application Development II
ART-40549
4
      U
Portfolio Production for Mobile Application Development
ART-40551
4
      U
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
Certificate Programs

To Apply for the Certificate Program

Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Application Fee: $60 Contact the Department for an application.
Contact: Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts, 858-534-6704
Email: dac@ucsd.edu

Program Benefits

  • Accredited part-time program (5:30pm – 9:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday each week)
  • One-year accelerated study in Graphic & Web Design and User Experience (UX) Design
  • Comprehensive training in industry standard software and hardware
  • Project-based learning with industry professionals
  • Small class sizes – limited seating fosters one-on-one learning
  • Learn to create products that are compliant with established app stores (Android and iTunes stores)
  • Create online portfolio/website to show to potential employers/clients
  • UC San Diego Extension Professional Certificate in Mobile Application Development awarded upon successful completion

Conditions for Admission

  1. Attend an online information session or in-person workshop
     
  2. Complete an online application at dac.ucsd.edu
     
  3. Interview for acceptance

Please note: We advise that students complete the above steps as soon as possible as the programs fill up quickly.

Certificate Guidelines

Prerequisites: Experience in digital arts or a related field, and/or knowledge of coding using object-oriented languages.

Advisors

Corey Fayman, M.A.
Interactive Designer, Instructor, Co-Certificate Adviser
UC San Diego Extension

William G. Griswold, Ph.D
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
UC San Diego

Tristan Loper, B.A.
Photographer, Graphic Designer; Program Manager
UC San Diego Extension

Kris Secor, M.S.
Web Developer, Instructor, Co-Certificate Adviser
UC San Diego Extension

Peter Thomas, M.A., Ed.M.
Assoc. Director, Arts, Humanities, Languages, Digital Arts
UC San Diego Extension

Son Ton
Senior Manager, Business Development
QUALCOMM Internet Services (QIS)

Kristina Vevia
Designer, Developer

Jake Wilke, B.A.
Graphic & Web Designer; Program Manager
UC San Diego Extension