Advanced Diploma in 
User-Centered Design

Master the art of User-Centered Design

 15-20 Hours Per Week


2 Years / Part-time

18 July 2022

Designed so you can upskill after hours



A highly flexible learning environment that allows for completing the programme in your own time, on your own terms.



An interactive online learning experience featuring everything from informative videos to engaging live chat sessions, industry-relevant forum discussions and more.

High Employability


Designed to harness uniquely human skills to set you apart from machines in the tech-dominated future – and make you sought after in the job market. 

Career booster


Accelerate your career and elevate your qualifications with skills that are industry revered – and represent a significant stamp of approval on your CV.

Burgeoning field


Building excellent problem-solving skills, this programme prepares you for a highly stimulating career in a fast-growing career direction.

About the programme

WHY Staying ahead of the curve in a fast-changing world requires the ability to create viable and desirable digital solutions that are uniquely tailored to individual users. By mastering the techniques of user-friendly design, you can learn to find solutions for real-world problems in visually stimulating ways.

WHO Design-minded creatives looking for original ways to convey ideas and love to create visual content that resonates with consumers.

WHEN This part-time, yet intensive programme is split into 3 modules over 2 years, requiring 15-20 hours of study per week.

WHERE Blended delivery offering live or real time contact with lecturers on campus and zoom

This programme will teach you

How to design a digital product/service.

Engage with design as a problem-solving tool.

Generate and evaluate design solutions.

How User-Centered Design (UCD) can contribute to business innovation.

Valuable design tool and problem-solving methods.

How to conduct user research.

Narrative techniques and ideation tools.

Information Architecture, prototyping and visual design.

Interface and interaction design.

The practical application and professional practice of UCD.

Work-integrated practical learning while you participate in a multidisciplinary project for a live client brief.


Product and service design.

"Red & Yellow gave me the first step I needed to get into the industry, but it also helped me understand the importance of believing in your work and fighting for the work you want to see happen in the world."

Meaghan EsselMeaghan EsselSenior Copywriter

Key benefits

Gaining the confidence and ability to implement the design-thinking process.


Relevant, practical experience for a future-fit career.


Creating and working on practical projects in the real world.


Obtaining a unique business focus on users of products and services.

Becoming fully trained in an area in which there’s a desperate industry need.

Understanding and implementing the practices and processes of Interface and Interaction Design.

Who is this Advanced Diploma best suited for?

Visually-oriented creatives who understand the value and potential of combining innovative ideas with traditional savvy and skills.

Creative minds with the ability to run with innovative ideas – and turn them into tangible, profitable and meaningful results.


Highly-motivated individuals who believe in the benefits of lifelong learning, are driven to keep pace with the needs of an ever-evolving world, and understand how a journey of discovery will unlock their potential.

I literally would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for my time at Red & Yellow. It kickstarted my life!

Alexia BregmanAlexia BregmanExecutive Director, Changing Tides Foundation

"This is where I flourished. I completed my 2-year diploma in copywriting at Red & Yellow in 2012 - it was one of the best rides of my life. I discovered what I love and learnt how to think conceptually and communicate complex propositions simply..."

Barclay SimpsonBarclay SimpsonCopywriter

"As good recruiters, we want to service our clients to the best of our ability. The Talent Boom is a global recruitment firm, headhunting only the best talent, to not only fill the brief of the client, but also attract the right company culture fit. One of these measures on qualifications is looking for the prestigious Red & Yellow qualification. We find that these candidates are far more equipped not only on a skills level, but an interpersonal level as well. A Red & Yellow qualification really goes a long way."

Warren VolkwynWarren VolkwynDirector, The Talent Boom

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