Become a Certified UX Designer

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Early Bird Offer: Enroll by April 30th to save $ 4500

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the world of UX design?

More and more companies are discovering the importance of intelligent design and the relationship between user experience and customer satisfaction. As the industry explodes, so too does the demand for talented UX designers. Want to join the movement? Our ten-month course will give you all the skills you need to launch your career in this exciting field.

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Your pathway to a career in UX design

If you want to build a career as a UX designer, this is for you. Over the course of ten months, you’ll learn everything you need to know to break into the industry. Beginning with UX Fundamentals, through to complete end-to-end design, we’ll fully immerse you in the industry as well as cover each area of specialization you’ll need to know as a working UX designer. At the end of the course you’ll have an impressive, personalized portfolio ready to show potential employers, giving you the confidence to ace any interview as a Certified UX Designer.

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What You'll Learn

A smart, hands-on curriculum teaching you the right skills for the marketplace

Created by leading UX designers from tech giants including Apple and Hewlett-Packard, and structured by course designers from Harvard and Berkeley, we’re here to give you the very best learning experience there is.

Four steps to a career in UX design

Fundamentals

Design Thinking

The Design Thinking Process, first popularized by IDEO and Stanford’s d.school, is a helpful framework for how to approach real problems from a design perspective. We’ll be walking through the steps of the Design Thinking Process in each Exercise of the course to create a researched and tested set of mobile app designs for your portfolio.

Immersion

Core Skills

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The title says it all. You’ll begin this course by getting into the mindset of a UX designer. You’ll also get hands-on practice applying Design Thinking and competitive analysis to your own course project.

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Through user research and analysis, you’ll create user personas and a user journey map as well as conduct a thorough task analysis for your product. Lastly, you’ll define an actionable mobile strategy for your product.

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To successfully illustrate the technical articulation of your product’s information architecture, you’ll create a visually appealing and portfolio-ready site map. You’ll also begin prototyping your product.

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It’s time to put your design to the (usability) test. Here, you’ll conduct usability testing for both mobile and desktop from start to finish, working with test subjects, analyzing test results, making improvements, and planning future tests.

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Here, you’ll explore the foundations of visual design, experiment with responsive frameworks, and ready your design documentation for dev handoff.

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This is where you’ll compile all your design iterations up to this point and make final fixes to your design. You’ll also work on addressing user accessibility issues, publishing your online portfolio, and creating a video demo of your work.

SPECIALIZATION COURSES

Gain a competitive advantage with access to both of our UX Specialization Courses:

UI for UX Designers

Want to create beautiful designs? This specialization will focus on helping the already certified UX designer (you) take the visual aspect of your designs to the next level. In this course, you will dive into styling design elements and creating responsive interfaces, producing elegant, functional wireframes. You will finish with high-fidelity mockups ready to be sent to developers.

Build a Professional Portfolio Site

Demonstrate and expand your professional design profile by building your own portfolio website. Design and code your own portfolio website using basic front-end coding to showcase your design projects. The additional technical skills and a one-of-a-kind portfolio will make you stand out to employers in tech.

Job Preparation

Career Change Achievement

The Career Change Achievement is an elective, task-based module designed to prepare you for your first foray into the job market of your new industry. You’ll have a dedicated Career Specialist to help you polish your job application package, and the support of our Career and Placement Services team to help you land your first interviews in the field.

Your UX Career

Learn to use UX Design Tools that professionals use every day

InVision

A project management tool for design through to development. Great for prototyping ideas and getting feedback.

UXPin

An amazing tool for rapid wireframing and prototyping. Saves you time creating prototypes for web, mobile and desktop products.

Sketch

A Mac design suite built for designing websites, icons, and user interfaces for any digital screen.

Special trial versions and discounts available on all software needed for the course.

How We Support You

Personalized 1-on-1 support with as many Skype calls as you need

  • 1. Stay focused with daily support from your personal tutor
  • Your Tutor is not just a course expert but your very own coach who is on-hand to help you stay focused as you work through each lesson of your course. They’ll provide on-going support and personal feedback after every single one of your projects, so you can rest assured you’ll have the knowledge and skills you’ll need for your new career.
  • 2. Get expert feedback and insights from a professional UX designer
  • Throughout the course, you’ll be mentored by a senior UX designer with over 8 years' experience in the field. You’ll get as many Skype calls as you need, in order to learn about the industry, gain real-world insights that no textbook could teach, and to perfect your portfolio. You’ll also get rewatchable video reviews of your projects, with actionable tips and advice bring your work up to the industry standard.
 

Support from our engaged, global student community

We’re much more than a course. Being part of CareerFoundry means being part of an engaged, global community studying alongside you, so you never have to go it alone.

Our courses demand a lot, but our active student network connects you to thousands of people just like you - learning, inspiring and transforming your careers and changing your lives together. Share experiences, create friendships and solve problems with fellow students from around the globe, as you learn exciting new skills and transform your careers.

Together, as part of our online community, you will push one another to stay motivated, perform to your best, and celebrate becoming the next generation of tech leaders.

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Real-time messaging between mentors and students.

Break into a new field with our Career Change Achievement

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Want to make the leap into a new career? Our Career Change Achievement will give you the skills, confidence and support to become the UX designer you always wanted to be. Equipped with a defined personal brand, polished resume and portfolio, and the help of our recruitment experts, by the end of your course you’ll know exactly how to present yourself as a tech professional, ready to ace any interview.

How it works

  • Free, elective module created specifically for career changers
  • Designed to be completed alongside your main course
  • Includes expert advice from global career specialists
  • Helps you build an attention-grabbing industry-specific career pack
  • Completion of this achievement guarantees you a job in your new field, or your money back

Get skilled and get hired - guaranteed!

When you complete the Career Change Achievement you’re also eligible for our Job Guarantee: We’ll help you find a job in your new field within 6 months of graduating - or give you your money back.

Check out the terms of the guarantee.

The long-term growth and success of our students is our top priority and our Career and Placement Services team won’t rest until you get hired. We’ll help you market your transferable skills and talk about your new ones, connect you with some of the world’s top companies, and support you on your new career path.

 

Our graduates work at some of the most innovative tech companies:

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Success Stories

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Hanna Sander

UX Designer at

It is such a great experience to have the job placement team by my side for all the questions I have about starting a career in design. With their knowledge and experience, they are able to help me find a job which best suits my skills.

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Terri Rodriguez-Hong

UX/UI Designer at

Without CareerFoundry I would not have my new job, and they helped me double my salary from my last job!

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Caroline White

UX Analyst at

Studying UX design with CareerFoundry was the making of me - it gave me the confidence to apply for UX roles overseas and relocate from the UK to New Zealand. The mentor model was great and I'm still in touch with my mentor today.

Works Around The Globe

We teach Students in over 80 countries with Mentors in 22 out of 24 timezones.

Certified UX Designer

Early Bird Offer - don't miss out!

$6000  $10500

Offer ends April 30th

10-month course at a pace of 15 hours per week

  • As many Skype calls with a senior UX Mentor as you need
  • 100+ personal exercise reviews from your Tutor
  • Competitive advantage with two extra UX Specialization Courses
  • Guaranteed job in UX design, or your money back
  • Access to our community of UX professionals
  • Free Career Course with our in-house Career Specialists

UX Fundamentals is included as part of the Certified UX Designer Course.Pay upfront or choose a 4-month, 8-month, or 12-month payment plan.

Course starts on Monday, April 3, 2017

Want to try out UX before you change careers?

Try out UX Fundamentals and receive a tuition credit of if you move on to the Certified UX Designer Course!

Still have questions?

We've got the answers:

1. Who Is The Course For?

By including UX Fundamentals in our Certified UX Designer Course we have ensured that this course is suitable for everyone from complete beginners looking to make a total career change, through to upskillers who wish to add new skills to their toolbelt.

2. What Will I Have By The End Of The Course?

By the end of this course you’ll have a professional portfolio, in-depth knowledge of the industry, be fully prepped for your first interviews and have the technical skills to land a job as a junior UX designer.

3. How Long Will It Take?

The Certified UX Designer Course is designed to take 10 months at a rate of 15 hours per week. If you need it, we do allow a 2-month extension, including Mentor time, at no extra cost. If you wish to complete the course in under 10 months, you may do so simply by increasing the number of hours you put in.

4. What Do I Need To Get Started?

All you need is a laptop and Wi-Fi. All of the software you need will be available as free trials which will be valid throughout the 10-month course.

5. Will I really get as many Mentor calls as I need?

Yes - our Fair Use policy allows for up to 100 calls per student throughout the course. You can book these with your Mentor whenever they are available. You must schedule these at least 48 hours in advance, and you can only book one call at a time. To learn more about how we support you, connect with a Career Advisor.

6. Where Can I Study?

As an online course, you can study in your own time and at your own pace from anywhere in the world; all you need is a laptop and Wi-Fi.

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