Learn all the skills you need to become a job-ready UI designer
UI Design Curriculum
Recreating an Existing Interface: Using your working knowledge of essential Sketch features and functions, you’ll recreate the user interface for a travel app.
Conceptualization of Design Principles: With knowledge of design theory, you will develop wireframes of low-, mid-, and high-fidelity, before finalizing the UI for your app.
User Experience Design: You’ll incorporate basic principles of user experience (UX) design to determine and solve challenging UI problems.
Design Workflow: You’ll create a workflow for your app, taking the design project all the way from the requirements phase to the design, critique, and iterate loop.
Mobile App Design for iPhone and Android: Based on existing specs and your knowledge of design patterns of specific platforms (e.g. iOS or Android), you will design a complete mobile meeting management app.
A Complete Application: You'll create an app from top to bottom. You will also consolidate your work into a portfolio (i.e. 6 apps + 1 redesign) and create cohesive branding for yourself.
- Proficiency in English at B1.2 level or above
- A computer* and an internet connection
- 20 or 40 hours a week to dedicate to the course
- An internet connection
- An interest in UI design
*We recommend using a Mac, as we teach Sketch, which is a Mac-only design tool; however, we also provide tutorials for Adobe XD, which is compatible with PCs, as an alternative.
"I found the curriculum excellent. Even from before the course itself began, I found the course prep section really helpful. I really liked that there was a great balance between theory and practical applications and really have to congratulate on the structure of the course, building as it does from an intro to the tools and moving onward on each task to more complex themes. The platform I found really easy to use, intuitive and nicely designed."
Build an impressive portfolio
Each of your projects spans multiple parts of the UI design process and will provide you with a rich array of portfolio pieces to showcase to potential employers. These include everything from a website redesign, classified ads app, music player app, meeting management app or messenger app, and more.
Learn the tools you’ll use daily as a UI designer
We make sure students gain experience with best-practice tools, but our UI Design Course is more than just technical tutorials—it's teaching you how to think, see, act and work like a designer.
CareerFoundry also has deals with many of the industry’s top software providers, meaning you’ll have access to discounts and free trials for industry-standard tools such as: Sketch, InVision, Balsamiq, Prott, Principle, Flinto, Proto.io and more!
Learn fully online
There are no live tutorials or webinars and you’re not required to be online at specific times. You'll have access to the course material in written form along with supplementary videos, and you'll work through the lessons in your own time, with your Tutor and Mentor reviewing them as you go.
Work towards project milestones
Your daily/weekly schedule might differ during the course due to the variety of your coursework and your other commitments. Even though the course is flexibly paced, you still have a 4-month or 8-month deadline (depending on your pace) with interim milestones.
Get support & accountability
Both our own research and the advice we receive from former students tell us that the key to doing well and completing the course on time is submitting tasks regularly. We'll help you stay on track by providing you with a course progress and time meter, plus regular check-ins from your dedicated Student Advisor. If you need to take a break for vacation or sick days, this can be discussed with your Student Advisor—they're always there to help!
"I liked that my mentor provided the type of pushback that a supervisor in a real job would when reviewing my work. He held me to a high standard because he could see my potential."
Meet your dedicated team
A Mentor is a senior UI designer with over 5-8 years’ experience. They will conduct detailed video reviews of each portfolio piece you complete throughout the course. You can schedule as many calls as you want with your Mentor via our platform's built-in calendar tool, ensuring you get support when you need it.
Tony, one of our Mentors
A Tutor is a course expert who is there to answer your questions on a day-to-day basis. They will also provide actionable, written feedback on your assignments within 24 hours.
Maysoon, one of our Tutors
Your Student Advisor ensures you have the best possible course experience. Ask them about your overall timeline, billing, or getting general help.
Once you are halfway through the course, your Career Specialist will step in to help you devise a job-search strategy. With their expert guidance, you’ll refine both your resumé and portfolio, optimize your LinkedIn profile, and prepare for job interviews.
You’ll join a highly motivated and supportive community of fellow CareerFoundry UI design students. You will be able to get in contact with other students from your area while gaining a global network of future UI designers.
"I think one of the most important parts of the CF program is the unified community of like-minded individuals all in the middle of bettering themselves and working on their own career change. It creates this social web of support where anyone can reach out at any time for help. I started out new and overwhelmed at first, but seeing how supportive everyone was then and now is definitely something that I really appreciate. I’ve made a lot of tangible connections and friends with current students and past alumni this way and see tremendous value in it."
Find out if the program is right for you
Take the free 7-day UI Design Short Course to get started, or get in touch with our program advisors for a free consultation. You’ll learn:
- How you can go from beginner to a UI designer with a job you love
- What the UI job market is like in your area and the salary you can expect
- If UI design is the best fit for you based on your background and interests
Don’t worry—you won’t be pressured into making a commitment. The goal is to ensure you make a fully informed decision.
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