Why complete a UX boot camp online?
Access a network of more than 250 employers looking to hire.
Go beyond UX/UI with a holistic focus on design and front-end web development.
Stay on track with personalized academic support.
Leverage free professional resources throughout your career.
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What does a UX/UI designer do?
UX/UI designers are professionals responsible for the way people interact with their favorite apps, digital products, and services. They blend technical functionality with aesthetics by focusing on key aspects of design such as brand expression, visual communication, accessibility, color, layout, and typography. As a UX/UI designer you will:
Conduct user research with proven methodologies that will help you understand design needs.
Design for more than the look of a product, by using interaction design to develop the ideal experience for your users.
Keep business branding and continuity in mind when designing for clients.
Communicate your design decisions to stakeholders in a compelling form, through wireframing and storyboarding.
Carry out rapid prototyping using tools like InVision, Adobe XD, and Figma.
Test your assumptions and biases by analyzing user experiences through UX interviewing.
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Admission requirements for a UX/UI boot camp
An online UX/UI boot camp requires:
A high school diploma
A submission form
A conversation with admissions
A complete application
A problem-solving assessment (no prior UX/UI knowledge is required)
A financial options, deposit, and enrollment agreement
What alumni are saying
— Michele H., Georgia Tech UX/UI Boot Camp alum
“The UX/UI Boot Camp was a lifesaver for me. I was laid off due to a corporate reorganization after being with the company for a very long time. I knew that in order to compete in the job market today, I needed to do something to improve my chances to land the perfect job. The boot camp gave me the opportunity to sharpen the skills I already had, plus add new technical skills to enhance my portfolio. It was hard work but it was worth it in the end!”
What is taught in an online UX boot camp?
Online UX/UI boot camp classes empower you to become an end-to-end UX/UI professional, with the hard and soft skills needed to solve big design challenges. One-third of the curriculum is dedicated to front-end web development, so you’ll soon be fluent in the medium you’ll be working with — even if you aren’t executing the programming.
The UX boot camp curriculum
edX’s boot camp curriculum covers a wide range of user interface design programs and methodologies designed to help you build a strong foundation in UX/UI.
Module 1: The “U” of UX/UI
Learn to understand the user journey through leading research techniques and methodologies. You will learn:
UX/UI design thinking
User-centered design research
Empathy and users
Module 2: Interface design
Take a deep dive into the necessary skills, technologies, and frameworks designers need to master in order to create functional and immersive applications. You will learn:
User interface and affordance
Accessibility and usability
UI patterns and libraries
Adobe XD and Figma
Module 3: Visual design theory
Learn the many other aspects of visual design that UX/UI developers rely on to build highly engaging user experiences. You will learn:
Heuristics, usability, and UI iterations
Continuity and branding in UX and UI
Module 4: Web prototyping and interaction design
Create live web applications as full-fledged prototypes, and experiment with more complex user interactions. You will learn:
Module 5: Final project
Work in small groups to put into practice the software, skills, and techniques you’ve learned and add this final project to your portfolio.
Career support for UX/UI boot camp learners
Enrolling in an edX boot camp will open up access to tailored career services dedicated to achieving your professional goals, regardless of your chosen path. The services available to learners in the UX/UI design boot camp include:
Career coaching: Meet one-on-one with career experts. Coaching sessions are customized to help you acquire the confidence and skills to reach your career goals.
Career material review: Submit your résumé and LinkedIn profile for review to career advisors. These reviews include detailed feedback on how to get through applicant tracking systems and make your materials stand out.
Career Engagement Network: This network will serve as your online hub for all things career-related. It includes a job board, industry-specific resources, and more.
Career events: Join virtual workshops on a wide range of career topics, including salary negotiation and job search strategies. You can also participate in networking events, recruitment webinars, and industry panels.
What are the highest paying UX/UI jobs?
Salaries within the UX/UI field can vary depending on the company, job setting, or location. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for web and digital interface designers was more than $83,000 per year in 2022.Footnote 1 In addition, the median pay for digital designers can depend on the industry, whether it’s publishing and technology or public relations and consulting.
Median pay for digital designers by top industries (2020)Footnote 1
Finance and Insurance: $105,360
Computer systems design and related services: $85,040
Advertising, public relations, and related services: $71,720
Retail trade: $60,150
How to become a UX/UI designer online
UX/UI designers are tasked with understanding user behavior and crafting a product interface that efficiently takes the user to where they need to go. Once you’ve completed the online UX/UI boot camp, you will have learned both the technical and interpersonal skills needed to become a proficient UX/UI designer. These skills include:
Adobe creative suite
Frequently asked questions
In an edX UX/UI boot camp you will gain experience in a wide range of popular design tools and methods such as Adobe XD, Figma, InVision, Agile methodology, user centered design research, and rapid prototyping. In addition, you will further add to your resume by learning how these concepts are leveraged within design fields — from UX research to UI development.
UX and UI design can often differ based on the development stage that a particular product or service is in. For example, UX design typically focuses on research and solving user problems during the product development phase, while UI design focuses on creating intuitive and visually pleasing interfaces for users when they interact with the product.
A UX/UI boot camp will not only help you build a strong foundation in user interface research and design, but it will also offer you the opportunity to further your education on your own schedule. The flexibility of a boot camp compared to a traditional degree program allows learners to directly apply new skills gained in class to their roles in real time, as well as prepare for their next career move.
Much like any other industry, job opportunities for UX/UI designers can vary depending on prior experience, educational background, and location. edX’s UX/UI boot camp features career resources and support through offerings such as résumé, portfolio, and LinkedIn reviews, interview coaching, and access to a network of more than 250 employers who are looking to hire.
UX/UI designers do not need to learn coding languages but they do need to understand a given medium to be able to work alongside web developers and other team members who code. Please note that no coding experience is required for our UX/UI camp.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for web and digital interface designers is $83,240 per year in 2022.Footnote 1 In addition, the growth in employment of web and digital interface designers from 2020 to 2030 is projected at 16% — faster than the national average. Footnote 3
UX/UI boot camp tuition varies across each program and depends on your chosen length of study. Ask your admissions representative for tuition and funding option details. Interest-free payment plans are available.
Yes. A number of university partners are offering a 20% discount on UX/UI boot camps to verified active military service members, reservists and veterans. Learn more about discounts for military learners.