MicroMaster in
UX & Digital Design

Become a professional designer from scratch with job-ready skills

Course will assist learners to obtain the

Google UX Design Professional Certificate*


Go from zero-to-hero with this MicroMaster course. This theory-cum-practice-based course will equip you with job-ready industry skills and knowledge preparing you on a career path in this creative digital era.

*The Google UX Design Professional Certificate course is an online course which requires 7 month to complete. Our professional instructor will offer crucial tips and guidelines to help learners to obtain this professional certificate in a much shorter period of time.

Award Winner-backed Curriculum

The course design and content is based on practical experiences derived from UX experts of global award winner digital consultancy GreenTomato. It covers everything you’ll need to become a certified UX professional.
Visit GreenTomato’s website to learn more about their expertise.

Course Aim & Outcome

On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • employ necessary skills of a designer to create visual communications for marketing purposes
  • apply the four phases of the Double Diamond Design Thinking methodology to formulate business propositions
  • utilize design software to effectively produce marketing materials and digital products
  • management marketing and design projects from start to completion

The course is intended for people passionate in creative and design, eager in a career development as:

  • Social Media Specialist
  • Digital Marketer
  • Graphic Designer
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Face-to-Face: engage with instructor and industry professionals
  • Online Lessons: classes and Q&A sessions can be held via online streaming mode
  • Online Resources: access course content anytime via online learning platform throughout the course duration
  • Self-study: on completion of the course, learning materials are provided to learners for their permanent retention and self-practices.

On completion of this course*, learners will receive a Certificate in UX/UI Design issued by GreenTomato Academy (GTA).  GTA is well recognized by the industry and the knowledge and skills obtained from our courses will serve as a solid stepping stone for your career development.

*Must complete the course project and attend minimum 80% of the classes.

What is a MicroMaster Program?

A MicroMaster program is a postgraduate degree level course offered to individuals for developing career-focused skills that accelerates career advancement or earn graduate level credentials.  Learners are awarded a recognized certificate upon successfully completing all modules and captone projects from the program.

Unlock Your Potential

Sharpen your edges with new skills to broaden your opportunities.

Fast-track Your Career

Accelerate your career growth with relevant and career-focused skills.

Earn a Recognition

Get a professional recognition endorsed by industry recognized organization.

MicroMaster is a form of continuing education born as a response to the changing nature of work as well as the in-demand skills shortage impacting businesses around the world. MicroMaster programs were offered worldwide in 2016 in collaboration with international universities and sponsored by industry recognized partners. Today, many MicroMaster credentials are acknowledged by universities and industries.

MicroMaster credentials are still new to the employers. However, MicroMaster programs are focused, efficient and mostly concentrated in skills that are in high demand in the current job market. It is a great way to address the discrepancy between traditional institutional degrees and expectations from students and their future employers.

MicroMaster is particularly great fit for people who have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree and want to begin a pathway towards a master’s or professional certificate, whether to help them launch a new career or move up in their current role.

Most MicroMaster programs involve 4-8 hours per week, and take 6-12 months to complete. Our UX and Digital Design program in particular will require approximately 4-5 months to complete including the capstone project.

You certainly have an edge — successfully completing a MicroMaster demonstrates an applicant’s ability to tackle rigorous, master’s-level content and thus succeed in the master’s program.

The course enables new learners a comprehensive approach to UX Design, inspiring and allows learners to think of the logics and theories, not just focusing on the visual representation. This allows me to understand the importance of User Centered Design and Design Thinking for UX Design.

Florence Lee Graphic Designer

From UX to UI design, the project workflow and professional terminologies was explained in an easy to understand fashion. Event without former design background and trainings, I’m was able to understand the content, preparing me for my future career pathway.

Kenny Ma Project Manager

Being a part of the Certificate in UX/UI Design course has been an amazing experience. I have learnt the knowledge and methodology of user experience design throughout the course, and able to build my own UX portfolio. In addition, thanks to the instructor, with his help and guidance, enabling me to successfully change my career track and find a job as UI/UX designer.

Karie Ng Designer


    Marco Ho Uxpert

    Mr. Marco Ho, Curriculum Developer and UX Specialist Linkedin

    Proficient in managing online marketing campaigns from strategic planning to execution.  Cross-disciplinary skills in Marketing, Advertising, Design and Digital Communications.  Experienced in education and training in creative thinking, marketing management, digital marketing and design.

    • Certified Professional Google UX Designer
    • Programme Leader, Digital Marketing, HKDI/IVE
    • Deputy Programme Leader, Business with Design Management, HKDI/IVE
    • External Examiner, HD in Design (Graphic Design), Department of Design, CBCC
    • Master’s Degree, Design Strategies, Hong Kong PolyU

    Student Works

    Launch a Professional Career

    The 90-hour extensive learning content will cover essential topics in design principles, Design Thinking, User-Centered Design and professional designer practices, alongside with up-to-date practical design software skills and techniques empowering you to handle design projects like a pro. You will have plenty of options in launching a professional career in the creative industries as social media specialist, digital marketer, graphic designer, or UX/UI Designer.

    Key Topics

    Design Fundamental
    Color Theory
    Visual hierarchy

    Introduction to UX Design
    Research Planning
    User Behaviors
    Project Scope

    Concept Ideation
    Rapid Prototyping
    High-fidelity Wireframe
    Interactive Prototype
    Website Mockup
    Mobile App Design
    Mobile App Mockup

    Page Flow Design
    Product Testing

    UX Design System
    Dynamic Design
    Dark Mode Design
    Advanced Prototyping

    Copywriting Essential
    UX Writing

    Intro to HTML & CSS
    Media Query
    Design System with CSS

    Learning Environment

    Course Details

    Course Code:DE4012
    Date:Jan, 2022 (Every Wednesday)
    Time:11:00-18:00 (6 hrs per week)
    Course Calendar:View
    Duration:Approximately 4 month
    Fee:HK$28,980 (Interest Free Installment Plan available)
    (10% Early Bird Special HK$26,082*, you saved $2,890)
    Venue:20/F., Harbourside HQ, 8 Lam Chak Street,
    Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong.
    Language:Cantonese + English supporting materials
    Prerequisites:Applicants should be:
    Bachelor degree holder, preferred in the marketing or design discipline
    Graduates in other disciplines will be considered depending on the working experience
    Computer-literate with a sound working knowledge of the Windows/Mac operating system
    Equipment:Bring your own laptop with Wi-Fi connectivity

    *Enroll before Dec 31

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    Interest Free Installment Plan

    Study as You Pay
    0% Interest,
    $0 Handling Fee

    We now provide a interest free installment plan to help you achieve your study goal.  Our 0% interest rate, $0 handling fee Tuition Installment Plan can reduce your financial stress on professional development. By applying for this course, you can have the choice of paying the tuition in 2, 3 or 4 installments.

    Over 1000+ Students

    have benefited from studying in our professional development courses. Join us now and kickstart your tech career!

    Earlybird Special Ends HK13,980 HK$12,582

    Jun - Sept (3 Cohort Completed)
    Sep Part-time Cohort (On-going!)
    Jan Full-time Cohort (Enrolled)

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