The UX/UI Boot Camp at UCI Continuing Education

New classes starting in 2019

Learn UX/UI in 24 Weeks

In today’s technology-driven world, phrases like “responsive design” and “user-friendly interface” have become increasingly important across industries. It’s no surprise that User Experience Researcher and UI Designer are among the top 100 best jobs in America with a projected growth rate of 19% and 27% respectively.*

Now more than ever, companies need innovative thinkers with the ability to transform their businesses through optimized interfaces and seamless user experiences.

*http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2017/01/05/best-jobs-2017/

  • Get hands-on training and instruction in high-demand UX/UI Design methodology which includes software skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, XD), Sketch App, InVision, Keynote as well as Front-end web prototyping technologies and frameworks including HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Git/GitHub and more.
  • Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend hours.
  • Apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from AI sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
  • Tap into our wide range of career-planning services to help you succeed in the field.

What Students Receive

  • Through immersive instruction and complex projects, students learn both the theory and tools used by modern designers, employing user-centered design and creative tools to build compelling designs and user experiences.
  • Students gain access to a tutor network, allowing them to get help both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Students are equipped with the technical skills needed to be competitive in the fields of user experience research and user interface design, as well as familiar with the skills need for product management, and collaborating with front-end web development teams.
  • Those working to change career paths receive extensive career-planning assistance, including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
  • Students will also gain industry insights through Tech Talks—quarterly online panels with local industry professionals.
  • Students will receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion in UX/UI from the UCI Divison of Continuing Education, showcasing their accomplishments to future employers.

Dynamic Curriculum

Through this engaging, part-time program, students graduate with the skills and confidence to join the ranks of industry-shaping creative professionals. The curriculum covers*:

  • User-Centric Design Research:
    • Qualitative & Quantitative Research Practices
    • Information Architecture and Flow
    • User Need Identification
    • User Experience Interviewing
    • Proto-Personas
    • Insight Synthesis
  • Visual Prototyping and Wireframing:
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Sketch
    • Keynote
    • Storyboarding
    • Decision Mapping
    • Decision Flow Diagrams
  • User Interface Development:
    • Atomic Design
    • UI Grids and Composition
    • Color Theory
    • Heuristic Metric Creation
    • Typographic Theory
    • Interaction Design and Iconography
  • Web Prototyping:
    • HTML/CSS
    • Github
    • Bootstrap
    • JavaScript
    • jQuery
*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

Part-Time Schedule

  • 24-week program
  • Available in Irvine
  • Classes held two weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Explore dates and locations

Ready to learn more about The UX/UI Boot Camp at UCI Continuing Education? Contact an admissions advisor at (949) 245-1405.