Pre-University UX/UI Design (UXD)


Pre-University UX/UI Design (UXD)Course - Dublin (Pending Final Approval)

At BFEI located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin we offer a one year, QQI Level 5 Pre-University UX/UI Design (UXD) course (Pending Final Approval).

Would you like to combine your imagination and creativity with design skills? Do you want to make easy-to-use applications that focus on human-centered inclusiveness and universal design? The Pre-university UX/ UI Design course at BFEI will provide you with a strong foundation in the skills necessary to design Apps for mobile devices. You will design and prototype Apps to include, testing and evaluation, user interface design, navigation, user control, simplicity, consistency and usability. It will also enable you to go into entry level employment

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

• Interaction Design

• User Experience (UX) Design

• Digital Design

• Web Design

Course Structure

You will have gained the knowledge and skills to:

  • Plan, design and prototype mobile Apps.
  • Apply the principles of user interface design to all projects.
  • Design and manipulate vector graphics for apps.
  • Design apps with the following principles applied: GUI design and layout, navigation, interactions and events, gestures and ergonomics.
  • Make videos using stock motion photography, effects, transitions, sound and YouTube upload.
Core Elements
  • Graphic User Interface Programming
  • Web Authoring
  • Digital Photography
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics
  • Advertising
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience
  • Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud Licences are provided free of charge for use on personal devices.
  • Course Code

  • UXD
  • Duration

  • 1 Year - Full Time September to May
  • Number of Places

  • 24
  • Number of Contact Hours Per Week

  • 20
  • Timetable Contact

  • 5 Days
Support Elements
  • Career advice, help with CV preparation and LinkedIn profile is provided through the Guidance and Career Service.
  • In conjunction with an external Government agency FIT (Fast Track into Information Technology), we offer participants the opportunity to do a practice interview with industry specialists.
  • You will use e-learning platform – Moodle.
Assessment and certification
  • You will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Creative Media (5M5048). 
  • Assessment is based on a combination of assignments and exams.


If you want to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

  • BA (Hons) Interaction + User Experience Design  IADT, Dún Laoghaire -
  • BA (Hons) Interaction Design* National College of Art & Design -
  • BSc (Hons) Creative Media and Interaction Design* (Common Entry)  University of Limerick -
  • Higher Diploma in Computer Interaction and User Experience  Maynooth University -
  • *Leaving Certificate Mathematics is a pre-requisite

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certifcate

You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 06/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award. 

  • Mature applicants

Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requiremen

Application Process

Places will be offered, on a first come basis, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements and subject to a place being available.  Apply on-line for free.


At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees.  There are no tuition fees for EU students.


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