UX Design Program

Become a UX designer
in under 10 months
Learn flexibly online
without having to quit your job
Work with expert mentors
and build your portfolio

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UX Design Short Course

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UX Design Short Course

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“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UX designer”

Alana, Senior Program Advisor

Curious about this program?

Contact us to find out if it’s right for you

Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UX designer”

Alana, Senior Program Advisor

Our graduates now have tech jobs all over the world

COVID-19: While our team of employees, mentors, tutors, and career specialists are working from home in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, CareerFoundry is operating as usual. All our programs are 100% online, and we’re offering more flexible study and payment options for the foreseeable future. If you’re interested in taking one of our programs, we’d love to speak to you about how we can support you during this time.

UX Design Program details

In this program, you will

Learn all of the skills, tools, and processes you need to become a UX designer

Work with a mentor who has 8+ years of industry experience and a tutor for your day‑to‑day feedback

Receive tailored coaching from our Career Services Team to ensure you stand out at interviews

Build an impressive portfolio out of the real‑world projects you complete

Land a job as a UX designer with the help of our career specialists

 

Fully online

6 months at 30-40 hours/week or up to 10 months at 15-20 hours/week

Mentorship

Our UX mentors are rated 4.93/5 from over 4000 student reviews

Career support

Free job preparation course and expert career coaching included

Why become a UX designer?

A creative job you'll love

UX is a satisfying job if you're curious about human behavior and passionate about how design shapes the products and experiences around you. UX Designer was rated as one of the best 15 jobs in America for 2017.

High demand means high pay

Employers struggle to find qualified UX designers and the demand keeps growing. The average Junior UX Designer salary in the United States is $69,489 per year, while Senior UX Designers can earn as much as $119,841.

A flexible career path

As a UX designer, you'll have the opportunity to work for startups, agencies, large corporates, on a freelance basis, or even remotely.

Discover more reasons here

Why choose CareerFoundry?

Human-centric learning

Our dual mentorship model ensures that you get all the support you need. You’ll have both a tutor—an experienced UX designer responsible for evaluating your exercises within 24 hours of submission, and a mentor—a UX industry expert who gives detailed written, video, and on-call feedback on your portfolio pieces.

Flexibility with accountability

Study at a flexible pace within the 10-month program duration, working a minimum of 15 hours per week. Your mentor, tutor, student advisor, and career specialist will help you stay on track and accountable.

Successful, satisfied graduates

With 97% of our eligible alumni getting a UX design job within 180 days of graduation at top companies— including Google, Apple, and Amazon—you can be confident that taking the program will get you where you want to go: working as a UX designer in a job you love.

Discover more reasons here

Without CareerFoundry I would not have my new job. They helped me double my salary from my last job!

Terri Rodriguez-Hong, Alumni
UX Designer at VISA

Success Stories

Our students go on to launch challenging new careers in the tech industry

Portfolio projects

Our graduates now work at...

UX Design Program admission criteria

What you need:

 

The motivation to transform your career

The program requires commitment as it takes about 600 hours to complete. You should be prepared to set aside at least 15-20 hours per week to study.

A computer (Mac or PC) and an internet connection.

An interest in UX design

If you're already reading books and blog posts about UX, that is a great start. If you are unsure that UX is really for you, here are some great ways to explore it:

What you don't need:

 

A background in design or tech

You don’t need a college degree or previous work experience that is related to design or tech in order to be successful on the program or land a job. The program has been built to take you from beginner to job-ready. A study by job board Indeed found that 84% of employers think bootcamp grads are "more prepared" or "just as prepared" to be high performers as degree holders (Indeed).

Unlimited free time.

You can study part-time alongside your job at  15-20 hours per week to finish the program in 10 months, which is the maximum program length. You can also complete the program faster than this by studying up to 30-40 hours per week. 

To learn all on your own

The program combines the flexibility of online learning with the accountability and one-on-one attention traditionally associated with brick-and-mortar institutions. Much like a college professor might inspire you to pursue a career in a certain field, your mentor, tutor, career specialist and student advisor will all help keep you motivated and on track.

Price and payment options

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$158* per month for 60 months

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Apply for a loan with our partner Ascent and benefit from low monthly payments over an extended, 60-month period.

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Pay later

Apply for deferred payment with our partner Ascent and only start paying for your program three months after completion.

Need a more flexible payment plan?

We can set up a custom payment plan that better suits your needs. Book a call with a program advisor to learn more.

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FAQ

1.    Do I need to take both the UX and UI programs to learn about both disciplines?

No, each program covers UX and UI design, so you do not need to take both programs if you're aiming to learn about the two disciplines. While UX and UI design are similar in many ways, and most designers dabble in both professions at some point in their careers, we have built our programs to support budding UX and UI designers separately, while also ensuring they gain other, in-demand skills.

If you’d like to train as a UX/UI designer with a focus on UX design, take the UX Design Program. If you want to train as a UX/UI designer with a focus on UI design, take the UI Design program.

Along the way, both programs provide opportunities to learn about and develop fundamental skills in the other field, helping you become a more well-rounded candidate for your design job. Which program you should choose will depend on which area you would like to focus more on in your career. Do some reading and research, and talk to others in the field to learn more about which tech career path is best for you.

2.    Are there payment plans available?

Yes, you can select a monthly payment plan of Note: You will be required to pay the full duration of the payment plan even if you finish the program before the payment plan ends.
Still doesn’t work for you? Book a call with a program advisor and see if you are eligible for a custom payment plan.

3.    What’s the refund policy if I change my mind?

If you start the program but are not completely satisfied, simply cancel within 14 days and receive a full refund.
If you enroll and for some reason want to cancel before you've completed 60% of the program, you get a prorated refund based on remaining time and your payment plan details. See the full terms and conditions here.

4.    What’s the "catch" for the job guarantee?

The requirements you’ll need to meet to be eligible for the job guarantee are based on what we know from experience will make graduates successful in their job search. We are very transparent about these requirements so that they’re easier for you to follow. Some of the requirements include: You have successfully completed 100% of your CareerFoundry program, you are applying to at least five jobs a week, and you live in a metropolitan area with a population above 200K people in any of the following countries: USA, Canada, European Union or EFTA countries, UK, Australia, or New Zealand (or you’re willing to relocate). Check out our terms and conditions for a complete list of requirements. Or connect with one of our program advisors to find out if you would be eligible for the job guarantee.

5.    What kind of job can I get after the program?

You will be ready for “Junior UX Designer” or “UX Designer” or “UX/UI designer” (if you choose the UI specialization) roles based on the curriculum. If you have transferable skills from your previous career, you can potentially land a more senior role; your Career Specialist will help you to craft the right story. Many job ads for UX designers ask for 2+ years of experience, but it is often part of their “wishlist” rather than a requirement.

6.    Do I get a certificate at the end?

You will receive a certificate when you complete the program to make your new qualifications easy for employers to see.

7.    What does ZFU-approved mean?

The ZFU, or Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht, is the state body for distance learning in Germany. In order to offer our UX Design Program publicly, it must undergo a rigorous quality assurance and certification process. On successful completion of this process, the program is assigned a unique approval number (7324918) which can be checked against a public register.

8.    Is UX design a secure career choice?

According to a recent survey conducted by Adobe, 87% of hiring managers said that getting more UX design talent on board is the number one priority for their organization. In fact, 73% of hiring managers plan to double the number of UX designers in their organization over the next 5 years.

9.    Are there program requirements?

You need to have at least a B2 level in written and spoken English, a computer (Mac or PC), and an internet connection.

10.    How long does the program take to complete?

The program is flexibly-paced within a 10-month duration. There are three deadlines along the way these are in place to ensure you remain on track. You should expect to put in 15-20 hours per week (to complete the program within 10 months), but you can dedicate more time to studying if you'd like to graduate sooner!

11.    Is the program 100% online?

Yes, the program is entirely online so that you can study flexibly according to your own schedule. You get access to our active student community on Slack and, after the program, you will have a global network of other ambitious alumni and mentors to support you.

12.    Can I take the program for free?

We do not offer any full scholarships or funds at this time.

13.    What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?

You can email us or book a call with a program advisor here to get all of your questions answered promptly.

14.    What are minimum system and hardware requirements?

Windows macOS
Adobe XD system and hardware requirements:

Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit) - Version 1809 (build 10.0.17763) or later.

Display: 13 inches or larger display, 1280x800 resolution.

Internet: Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. Voice capabilities require users to be connected to the Internet to preview their prototypes.

RAM: 4 GB of RAM

Graphics: Minimum Direct 3D DDI Feature Set: 10. For Intel GPU, drivers released in 2014 or later are necessary. To find this information, launch “dxdiag” from the Runmenu and select the “Display” tab.
Pen and touch input: XD on Windows 10 supports Windows' native pen and touch features. For more information on working with pen and touch in XD, refer Common questions.

Storage: We recommend using cloud documents (stored in Creative Cloud), but also support documents stored on local storage. We do not recommend using synced cloud storage (example CC Files, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc) or network drives to store XD documents.
Adobe XD system and hardware requirements:

Operating system: macOS X v10.14 or later

Display: 13 inches or larger display, 1400x900 resolution, Retina recommended.

Internet: Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. Voice capabilities require users to be connected to the Internet to preview their prototypes.

RAM: 4 GB of RAM

Storage:
We recommend using cloud documents (stored in Creative Cloud), but also support documents stored on local storage. We do not recommend using synced cloud storage (example CC Files, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc) or network drives to store XD documents.

Sketch system and hardware requirements here: https://www.sketch.com/support/requirements/

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