Learn all the skills you need to become a job-ready UX designer
Intro to UX Design
Designing Like a UXer: Go through the building blocks of the entire UX design process while completing your very first app.
Thinking Like a UXer: Study user-centered design and the Design Thinking process as you learn how to approach your users and their problems.
Understanding the User: Get inside the heads of your users via UX techniques and create your own personas, mental models and user flows.
Foundational Design: Navigate the ins and outs of information architecture and build your first wireframes and prototypes.
Usability Testing: Put your designs to the test in front of real users.
Refining the Design: Sharpen your eye for aesthetics and jazz up your designs with tried-and-tested UI fundamentals.
End-to-End Design: Polish your design and whip up a killer portfolio that shows off your personal brand to the world.
Choose a Specialization
The program comes with three final modules to choose from, allowing you to specialize in a complementary skill to the UX process. We found that including this feature sets our graduates apart from other new UX designers entering the field. You can also opt to take more than one specialization (for an additional fee).
UI for UX Designers
Turn yourself into a one-person wonder by adding UI expertise to your list of skills — a sure way to stand out from the crowd.
In collaboration with InVision
Voice User Interface Design
Stay ahead of the curve by mastering this revolution in interface design together with Amazon’s Alexa.
In collaboration with Amazon Alexa
Frontend Development for Designers
- B2 level in written and spoken English
- A computer (Mac or PC)*
- An internet connection
*Mac is preferred for the UI for UX Designers specialization since we teach Sketch, which is a Mac-only program. However, for PC users, we will recommend alternative resources.
"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 the three projects that you’ll complete spans multiple parts of the UX design process and will provide you with a rich array of portfolio pieces to showcase to potential employers. These include everything from user personas to your first pencil wireframe sketches, usability testing plans, and final, polished, high-fidelity designs.
Learn the tools you’ll use daily as a UX designer
We make sure students gain experience with best-practice tools, but our UX Design Program 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, Axure, UXPin, Prott, Principle, Flinto, Proto.io, The Noun Project, and more!
Follow a flexible pace
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 due to the variety of your coursework and your other commitments. Even though the program is flexibly paced, you still have a 10-month deadline 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 program on time is submitting tasks regularly. We'll help you stay on track by providing you with a 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!
Meet your dedicated team
A Mentor is a senior UX designer with over 8 years’ experience. They will conduct detailed video reviews of each portfolio piece you complete throughout the program. 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 learning experience. Ask them about your overall timeline, billing, or getting general help.
Once you are halfway through the program, 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 UX design students. You will be able to get in contact with other students from your area while gaining a global network of future UX 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 6-day UX 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 UX designer with a job you love
- What the UX job market is like in your area and the salary you can expect
- If UX 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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