Intro to UX Design Course

Learn the essentials
of the UX design process in 1 month
Study flexibly
at a pace of 15–20 hours per week
Design your first app
guided by your mentor and tutor

Want to know if UX design is right for you?

Find out with a free 6-day email short course.

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Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

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

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

Want to know if UX design is right for you?

Find out with a free 6-day email short course.

Curious about this course?

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 Career Advisor

Intro to UX Design Course details

In this course, you will

Discover the entire UX design process, from concept to delivery.

Learn the fundamental principles of UX design, including Design Thinking, user-centred design, and information architecture.

Apply core UX skills, such as user research and iterative design, as you create your very first app design.

Work 1:1 with an expert mentor and tutor, who will give you personalized feedback and insights into life as a UX designer.

Join an active community of over 5000 graduates and 700 instructors, and get access to exclusive UX design events and webinars.

Fully online

Study for 15–20 hours per week for one month

Personalized mentorship

Our UX design mentors are rated 4.91/5

Outcome oriented

Deliver your first app design and get your first certificate in UX

Why learn UX design?

The field of UX design is flourishing

UX design provides you with the methods and tools you need to deliver elegant solutions to real problems by crafting enjoyable, functional design.

Good design makes better business—and better lives

Accessible and inclusive UX design results in loyal customers—customers that will recommend your services to family and friends.

Boost your career with UX design skills

Discover how the practical skills of UX, like research, prototyping and testing, and the soft skills, like empathy, communication and organization, will enable you to collaborate more effectively and produce better results.

Why choose a CareerFoundry intro course?

Work with your very own course tutor and mentor

You'll enjoy a truly collaborative online learning experience, with tailored feedback from real experts in the field. Shared daily both written and over video, professional feedback will help bring you from a beginner to someone knowledgeable in UX design.

Get the perfect balance of theory and practice

From day one, you'll put your newfound knowledge of UX design theory into practice as you work towards delivering your first app design.

Curious about UX design? Take your first step toward becoming a UX designer

After the Intro course, there's a good chance you'll fall in love with UX design. If you do, stick around for our full career change UX Design Program, backed by a job guarantee. Find out more here.

I've learnt so much about the industry and most importantly about myself. The course is very well structured and students are given all the support they need by tutors and mentors. I would recommend CareerFoundry in a heartbeat.

CareerFoundry Student

Meet your new team

Our dual mentorship model pairs you with not one, but two industry experts—your mentor and your course tutor. They're at the top of their game in UX design and work in tandem to inspire you to exceed your expectations. Along the way, they’ll provide individualized feedback and guidance while you work toward delivering your first UX design project.

Your mentor

is a senior UX designer dedicated to training the next generation of UX designers, strategists and enthusiasts.

Your mentor will be there to give thorough, actionable feedback on your portfolio project.

Your tutor

is a practicing UX designer who knows the course material inside-and-out.

Your tutor is there to give you timely feedback on all your submissions.

Our mentors and tutors haven’t just made a name for themselves at top companies in the industry—they've helped shape it.

A project-based curriculum that gets you thinking like a UX designer.

Learn the essential principles, the key skills, and the all-important mindset that make UX design so valuable.

Created by experienced instructional designers, authored by industry experts, and kept up-to-date by course editors, our curriculum will serve as the foundation of your learning experience.

An Introduction To UX And Design Thinking

Learn how to describe the UX design and design thinking processes. Apply the first stage of the design thinking process to a real-world problem and start thinking like a UX designer.

How To Conduct Effective User Research

Discover user-centered design and strategies for conducting effective user research. Compare and evaluate research methods for different design scenarios.

How To Build User Personas

Learn the processes for creating effective, meaningful user personas and user stories based on users' goals and needs.

How To Analyze Information Architecture

Analyze how users navigate a site and the theory and best practices behind how information is best structured for a user's consumption.

How To Make Wireframes And Prototypes

Learn how to turn your theoretical knowledge into something tangible and usable by creating effective prototypes and wireframes that support user goals.

How To Do Usability Testing

Learn how usability testing should be carried out, and how to draft a testing plan for your product.

How To Present Your Work

Present your design process and solution to stakeholders in a clear, engaging, and convincing manner, substantiating the decisions you've made every step of the way.

A Career In UX Design?

Draft a personal design profile to map out a path for your continuing design education, and decide whether you would like to pursue a creative, rewarding career in UX.

Your first step to becoming a UX designer

If you fall (even more deeply) in love with UX design during the course, you can easily move onto our career-changing UX Design Program.

Portfolio Projects

Get inspired and explore some of the work students have completed.


Intro to UX Design

Receive a tuition credit of if you decide to upgrade to the complete, career-change UX Design Program.
  • Learn through our comprehensive, project-based curriculum
  • Receive regular, personalized feedback from your course tutor
  • Deliver your first app design, which will form the basis of your professional portfolio
  • Get an in-depth review of your portfolio project from your mentor on a video call
  • Gain exclusive access to our global community—plus events and webinars
  • Upgrade to the full UX Design Program and become a qualified, job-ready UX designer


1.    Who is the course for?

This course is designed with the absolute beginner in mind—so whether you’re brand new to UX design or you’ve dabbled in it and want to formalize your knowledge and skills, this course is a great place to start.

2.    What are the prerequisites and requirements for the course?

There are no prerequisites or prior experience in design or tech required. Regardless of age or background, we’ve built a learning experience to ensure your success. From the catered curriculum and hands-on exercises to one-on-one mentorship and support throughout.

What’s required*:

  • Motivation to transform your career
  • Interest in UX
  • Written and spoken English proficiency at a B2 level or higher
  • A computer (macOS, Windows, or Linux) with a webcam, microphone, and an internet connection.
*Note that you will be required to invest some independent study time into familiarizing yourself with the tools you’ll use throughout the course, and learning how to use them. It is estimated that you will need to spend an additional 1-2 hours per week of extracurricular study time becoming comfortable with them.
3.    Which tools will I use and what are the costs?

You’ll mainly be using the tool Figma for the course. As a CareerFoundry student, you’ll qualify for free access to the Figma Professional Plan.

4.    What are the minimum system requirements?

As this varies widely, we recommend checking individual system requirements on the respective websites:

5.    Is the course 100% online?

Yes, the course is entirely asynchronous and online—so you can study when and wherever you’d like so long as you can get online and complete the course on time.

But this doesn’t mean the learning experience is isolated or lonely! You’ll have your mentor, tutor, and student advisor there to support you—as well as access to our active student community on Slack.

6.    Is the course content practical and hands-on?

We take a rigorously practical approach to learning. You’ll have the opportunity to apply everything you learn in practical ways. The course builds up to a completed portfolio project that your mentor will review and that will show employers the in-demand skills you learn in the course.

7.    How long does it take to complete the course?

You only need to set aside 15-20 hours per week to complete the course in one month. If you’d like to complete the course more quickly, you can devote up to 30-40 hours per week to complete it in about two weeks.

8.    What will I have by the end of the course?

By the end of the course, you’ll have a solid understanding of the field, and hands-on practice in some of the key skills and processes that are vital to UX design—as well as a complete, mentor-reviewed project to feature in your professional portfolio!

When you complete the course, you’ll also receive a signed CareerFoundry certificate. This will make it easy for you to share the news on LinkedIn or with potential employers.

9.    What’s included in the course tuition?

This course offers an immersive introduction to the field of UX design—including expert-authored curriculum, hands-on projects, and personalized mentorship and support from experts in the field.

Find out more here:

  • How it works: From the curriculum to your support team, and beyond—here are the details.
  • Meet our mentors: Get to know who the CareerFoundry mentors are and how the dual-mentorship model works.
  • Graduate outcomes: Here’s some of the work our graduates did in the full program—and where they’re at today.
10.    Are there payment plans available?

Because the intro course only lasts one month, we require the tuition in a one-time, upfront payment. But we do offer a partial tuition credit if you choose to upgrade to the full career change program!

11.    Do I get a certificate at the end?

You will receive a certificate when you complete the course to make your new qualifications easily identifiable for future employers.

12.    Is the course accredited and what does ZFU-approved mean?

While the course is not university accredited, it does undergo a rigorous quality assurance and certification process with the ZFU (Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht)—the state body for distance learning in Germany.

This process ensures that the course meets a high stand for an excellent and effective learning experience.

On successful completion of this certification process, the course is assigned a unique approval number (7386821) which can be checked against a public register.

13.    Am I required to enroll in the full UX Design Program after the intro course?

There is no automatic or required enrollment in the full program at the end of this course.

That said, if you fall in love with UX during the intro course and you want to pursue a career in the field, the full UX Design Program is the natural next step. It includes expert mentorship, full and hands-on immersion in the field, portfolio reviews, individualized career coaching, and a job guarantee. Everything you need to land the UX design job of your dreams!

If you decide to enroll in the career change program, you’ll receive a partial tuition credit towards the cost of the full program.


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