The UX/UI Boot Camp at UCI Continuing Education

Classes begin quarterly in Irvine

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.
  • 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.


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