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Learn UI and UX Design

Train with industry professionals to learn top-notch design skills and develop elegant and engaging digital spaces. User interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design are steadily growing career paths within the design field. UI/UX is a vital part of any user-friendly digital product and requires diligently trained design professionals who understand the importance of accessible and inclusive design.

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Practice Using
In-Demand Tools

Our curriculum aims to help learners develop the skills they need to create problem-solving applications
and designs successfully. You will work with industry-leading tools and software to help you get an
understanding of the tools you will be using in the workplace.

Discover Our
Curriculum Benefits

The UI/UX Design Bootcamp offered by the College of Professional & International Education at California State University, Long Beach provides you with in-demand workforce training, hands-on training learning,
and resources designed to help you become a multidisciplinary graphic designer focusing on UI, UX, and visual design.

Portfolio-Building Projects

The curriculum consists of 15-specialized courses, many of which provide the opportunity to work on various projects alongside your classmates. These project-based exercises will allow you to practice with real-world applications and in-demand industry tools so you can gain hands-on experience in UI and UX design. Under the guidance of our expert instructors, learners will be able to compile these exercises into assets they can display in their portfolios.

400 Program Hours

This bootcamp consists of 400-in class hours, which begins with our 30-hour Introductory Course. You will be able to test drive the program and see if a career in design is right for you before making a financial commitment to the Extended Program. Once you move on, you will have access to the rest of the program, which explores design fundamentals before teaching how to successfully research, design, and develop UI/UX assets. In addition, participants of the Extended Program have access to a multitude of educational resources, such as the Design Hub and Q&A sessions.

Career Services

Our bootcamp includes dedicated career services to all learners. Once you move on to the Extended Program, you will have access to sessions with career coaches, as well as resume-building help and interview prep to help you become job-ready before entering the field.

Note: Job placement is not guaranteed.

Develop a
Well-Rounded Skill Set

Our instructors offer their experience and training alongside our comprehensive curriculum to help you gain the skills
needed to confidently enter the design field as a UI/UX professional.

Learn the
Fundamentals

Before diving deep into design fundamentals, your instructors will first guide you to think like a designer and understand how to research and develop design processes such as the workflow methodologies designers use to create new ideas and solve user-centered problems. From there, you will take a deep dive into learning the fundamentals of UI, UX, and visual design.

Explore
Multi-Disciplinary Design

To ensure our learners have a well-rounded understanding of UI/UX, product, and visual design best practices, we offer a multidisciplinary curriculum that covers various important topics, including fundamentals of coding, digital marketing, graphic design, and more.

Learn Ethical and
Inclusive Design Practices

Incorporating ethical and accessible design in your digital products is an integral part of creating elegant, user-friendly solutions. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of creating digital spaces inclusive of all audiences, regardless of background, culture, or abilities. Your instructors will highlight how to incorporate these principles when developing UI/UX designs.

Perfect Your
Professional Skills

Through our project-based learning model, you will have the opportunity to develop hands-on experience designing digital products and spaces using the knowledge gained in the bootcamp. In addition, all learners will have a dedicated course where they can build their professional portfolio using projects completed in the program.

Enter the design
field in under a year
Download the UI/UX design course catalog

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Program Overview

30-Hour Introductory Course
| 370-Hour Extended Program

  • Introductory Course

    The first course in our program introduces you to the foundations of visual, user interface, and user experience design and the many roles within the UI/UX industry.
  • Design Fundamentals

    The fundamentals phase of the curriculum reviews the basics of visual, UI, and UX design to help set the foundation for your design training. Learn to approach projects with a designer mindset while exploring important design tools, such as VR/AR, the IoT, Adobe Creative Cloud, and core UI/UX concepts.
  • How to Think Like a Designer

    This course focuses on shaping your perspective and teaches you to think like a professional designer by introducing you to the larger digital landscape, such as VR/AR, IoT, and how to design digital products in physical spaces.
  • Visual Design Essentials

    This course teaches the fundamentals of visual and graphic design, such as design principles, theory, and history. This course provides learners with an experiential understanding of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
  • UI Design Essentials

    In this course, you will develop visual design knowledge with a special focus on UI design. Learns will work on ensuring designs meet minimum standards as defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • UX Design Essentials

    This course teaches the foundations for various deliverables and common UX assets design professionals create on a daily basis. You will practice using the information architecture to organize information when building an app or website.
  • Design Process

    This phase explores the various ways you can approach a design project and aims to teach you the core fundamentals of the design process. You will examine the various steps in the design process in careful detail, performing tasks related to each aspect to help develop these crucial skills and knowledge.
  • Conducting Research

    Throughout this portion, you will learn design research methods to help you successfully build products that fit user, market, and business needs. Learners will explore remote tools such as Zoom, Miro, and Otter.ai.
  • Ideating & Prototyping

    Through our hands-on approach, you will learn to create sketches and paper prototypes before learning how to quickly identify viable design solutions using low- to mid-fidelity wireframes.
  • Usability Testing

    In this course, learners will explore usability tests, including the various kinds, how to set them up, and how to successfully conduct tests on your designs.
  • High-Fidelity Design

    Explore the importance of images, color, typography, and iconography and learn how to apply them to achieve an attractive, accessible, and functional product.
  • Microinteractions

    Learn the essentials of animations such as microinteractions, including when, where, and how to use them, and the various transitions used among digital states.
  • Design Collaboration

    Learning to work in teams and with other designers, professionals, or clients is a major aspect of working as a design professional. This phase emphasizes team participation and working with other classmates to help prepare you for a position in the industry. You will also touch on important subjects, such as front-end development and digital marketing. During this phase, you will work on your design portfolio, ultimately developing a professional portfolio you can showcase to potential employers.
  • Team Project

    The team project offers all learners the opportunity to work in a small team to build a product that leverages all of the skills, knowledge, and tools learned throughout the bootcamp. You can feature the project in your professional portfolio as an opportunity to showcase your learned skills.
  • Introduction to Front-End Development

    This course provides an in-depth overview of web development. You will learn how a website is built, starting with the basics of HTML and CSS.
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing

    Understanding digital marketing will provide you with a vital understanding of business and market demands. This course covers the essentials of digital marketing, including SEO, copywriting, and designing for social media.
  • Design Portfolios

    This portion of the course helps you develop a portfolio of case studies from your course projects.
  • Preparing for a Design Career

    This unique section of the course offers all learners personalized assistance with the training and tools needed to begin a career in UI/UX design.
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Introductory Course

9 Modules | 30 hours

The first course in our program introduces you to the foundations of visual, user interface, and user experience design and the many roles within the UI/UX industry.

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Design Fundamentals

The fundamentals phase of the curriculum reviews the basics of visual, UI, and UX design to help set the foundation for your design training. Learn to approach projects with a designer mindset while exploring important design tools, such as VR/AR, the IoT, Adobe Creative Cloud, and core UI/UX concepts.

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How to Think Like a Designer

3 Modules | 12 hours

This course focuses on shaping your perspective and teaches you to think like a professional designer by introducing you to the larger digital landscape, such as VR/AR, IoT, and how to design digital products in physical spaces.

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Visual Design Essentials

14 Modules | 54 hours

This course teaches the fundamentals of visual and graphic design, such as design principles, theory, and history. This course provides learners with an experiential understanding of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.

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UI Design Essentials

13 Modules | 48 hours

In this course, you will develop visual design knowledge with a special focus on UI design. Learns will work on ensuring designs meet minimum standards as defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

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UX Design Essentials

10 Modules | 40 hours

This course teaches the foundations for various deliverables and common UX assets design professionals create on a daily basis. You will practice using the information architecture to organize information when building an app or website.

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Design Process

This phase explores the various ways you can approach a design project and aims to teach you the core fundamentals of the design process. You will examine the various steps in the design process in careful detail, performing tasks related to each aspect to help develop these crucial skills and knowledge.

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Conducting Research

7 Modules | 26 hours

Throughout this portion, you will learn design research methods to help you successfully build products that fit user, market, and business needs. Learners will explore remote tools such as Zoom, Miro, and Otter.ai.

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Ideating & Prototyping

7 Modules | 26 hours

Through our hands-on approach, you will learn to create sketches and paper prototypes before learning how to quickly identify viable design solutions using low- to mid-fidelity wireframes.

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Usability Testing

5 Modules | 20 hours

In this course, learners will explore usability tests, including the various kinds, how to set them up, and how to successfully conduct tests on your designs.

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High-Fidelity Design

8 Modules | 26 hours

Explore the importance of images, color, typography, and iconography and learn how to apply them to achieve an attractive, accessible, and functional product.

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Microinteractions

2 Modules | 8 hours

Learn the essentials of animations such as microinteractions, including when, where, and how to use them, and the various transitions used among digital states.

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Design Collaboration

Learning to work in teams and with other designers, professionals, or clients is a major aspect of working as a design professional. This phase emphasizes team participation and working with other classmates to help prepare you for a position in the industry. You will also touch on important subjects, such as front-end development and digital marketing. During this phase, you will work on your design portfolio, ultimately developing a professional portfolio you can showcase to potential employers.

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Team Project

9 Modules | 36 hours

The team project offers all learners the opportunity to work in a small team to build a product that leverages all of the skills, knowledge, and tools learned throughout the bootcamp. You can feature the project in your professional portfolio as an opportunity to showcase your learned skills.

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Introduction to Front-End Development

5 Modules | 20 hours

This course provides an in-depth overview of web development. You will learn how a website is built, starting with the basics of HTML and CSS.

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Introduction to Digital Marketing

3 Modules | 12 hours

Understanding digital marketing will provide you with a vital understanding of business and market demands. This course covers the essentials of digital marketing, including SEO, copywriting, and designing for social media.

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Design Portfolios

8 Modules | 30 hours

This portion of the course helps you develop a portfolio of case studies from your course projects.

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Preparing for a Design Career

3 Modules | 12 hours

This unique section of the course offers all learners personalized assistance with the training and tools needed to begin a career in UI/UX design.

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Gain In-Depth
Graphic Design Training

Excel in the design field with the Three-Point Training Model.

Technical
Our curriculum will teach you the technical sides of in-demand
design software, techniques, and tools you’ll need when developing
UI/UX assets.

Theoretical
Learn how to theorize, ideate, and think like a UI/UX designer so you
can develop and execute design concepts successfully.

Practical
Under the guidance of expert instructors, you will have access to
experiential training sessions to gain knowledge of UI, UX, and product design practices.

Program Tuition

The UI/UX Design Bootcamp curriculum is designed and developed by expert design professionals. The program participants will have access to exclusive benefits and educational resources, such as our asynchronous Design Hub, student success and support teams, and career advisors and coaches. Our bootcamp will help you gain the skills necessary to enter the design field in as little as one year.

30-Hour Introductory Course

$500

370-Hour Extended Program Services

$14,500

Requirements

Mac or Windows Laptop with Minimum Requirements

Internet Connection

Adobe Creative Cloud

Figma

Passion for Learning

*Tuition, fees, and deposits are subject to change.

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