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UI/UX Design Bootcamp: Become a UI/UX Designer. Job Guaranteed.

Learn both UI and UX. Land your dream design role.

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Learn both UI and UX to build a versatile skill set

Hiring managers say that most design roles require an understanding of both UI and UX. Design has become a high priority for organizations worldwide, with CNBC reporting UI/UX to be in the top 5 fastest growing jobs last year.

No design background required

All you need is an eye for good visual design and the ability to empathize with your user.

In the course, you'll work on substantial design projects and complete a real world externship with an industry client. After 9 months, you'll graduate with a UI/UX design mindset and a portfolio to show for it.

A proven model to get you job ready
You shouldn't have to put your life on hold to start a new career. Learning should fit your life, not the other way around.
Flexible
No need to quit your job. Learn at your own pace and schedule, from the comfort of your home.
Personalized
Get mentored 1:1 weekly by an industry expert mentor. Get coached 1:1 by a dedicated career coach.
Practical
Build on the job UX/UI skills through real world projects and gain experience with client facing design work.
What you'll learn

The curriculum is split into 35 units covering the topics below.

Design Thinking
Conducting, synthesizing user research
Ideating and Designing
UI, heuristics and interaction design
UI practice exercises
Sketching and wireframing
Style guides, elements, prototyping

Examine the philosophy from which user-centered design (UCD) and many innovation frameworks have emerged: design thinking. Grounded in empathy and a hands-on, iterative approach to problem solving, design thinking is the mindset you’ll use to create effective user experiences. The key aspects of design thinking include:

  • Empathy: observe and engage the people you’re designing a product for
  • Problem definition: a good solution depends on addressing the right problem
  • Ideation: a good solution depends on addressing the right problem through divergent and convergent thinking, consider many possible solutions
  • Prototyping: test those possible solutions
  • Testing: get feedback from real people that will help you improve your ideas and create solutions

User research is central to UX design. When you engage users and understand their experience, you can move from being aware of a problem to understanding why the problem exists and what users want to see resolved. There are many different user research tools; this section will explore the most effective of them.

Topics include: user research methods, research plans, recruiting users through screener surveys, diary studies, and interviews.

In this UCD discovery unit, you’ll work on some mini-projects to sharpen your user research skills and then apply those skills to your capstone project.

  • Understanding the data you collect during the research phase will help you to make decisions that will reflect the interests of your users. In this unit, you’ll learn the different methods you can use to synthesize research in order to keep your designs focused on your user.

Topics include: synthesis best practices, affinity maps, empathy maps, personas, problem statements, journey maps, and research presentations

This section (part of the UCD design phase) is all about getting your design hands dirty, so to speak. Here are some of the things you’ll dive into:

  • Brainstorming solutions to the problem you’re trying to solve (for your capstone project)
  • Learning how to write user stories
  • Learning the fundamentals of information architecture (to express your product's structure and flow)
  • Learn the fundamentals of accessibility in design
  • Become familiar with the role brand platform plays in UI design and visual communication
  • Understand the purpose and use of design systems and style guide
  • Understand Material Design (Google) and Human Interface Design (Apple) guidelines
  • Develop a fluency in common product types
  • Become familiar with the common problems and design solutions for e-commerce, social media, message, data and dashboard design
  • Become familiar with comment and current UI patterns
  • Study successful, widely adopted designs

Visual skill takes time to develop and requires a lot of practice! To that end, you’ll be introduced to industry-standard design tools early on in order to complete UI exercises that have been woven throughout the course. These UI exercises are designed to help you build your visual skills, including how to evaluate designs as well as improve designs based on visual principles (such as balance, scale, alignment, hierarchy, and others).

In this section of the UCD design phase, you’ll bring your designs to life, first as sketches and then through wireframing. You’ll also be introduced to several design tools, including Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma, learn how to conduct a guerilla usability test to validate your sketches, and learn how to apply interaction design principles to your designs.

  • Learn to build style guides and design your projects’ color palette, fonts, grid, iconography, UI elements, photography or imagery and illustration
  • Build efficiently and strategic in design tools like Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma, as well as animation software to build interactions
  • Design animations and interaction patterns for key UI elements
  • Create prototypes and learn when, why, and how to use different evaluative testing methods to improve your project.
  • Put together a comprehensive case study of your capstone journey and give a presentation about your project.

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Build a unique project portfolio that showcases your UI and UX skills
In addition to mini-projects throughout the program, you'll complete 4 portfolio projects, including a design sprint - where you will rapidly cycle through the entire design process in one week.
While working on the projects, you will:
Identify a customer problem to solve
Conduct competitive research
Sketch, design and build a prototype
Perform usability testing and identify improvements
Hear about Quynh’s journey from Biotech to UI/UX Design
Quynh spent 5 years working as a Biologist before enrolling in Springboard
Sharpen your UI/UX skills on a real client project

You'll be matched with a real company to complete a 40-hour industry design project that solves a business problem.

While working on the industry design project, you'll:
Collaborate directly with a client for four weeks
Dive deeper into an area of the UI/UX design process you’re especially interested in: competitive research, user research, usability testing, redesign recommendations
Set yourself apart from other bootcamp graduates with a personalized portfolio
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Work 1:1 with a mentor
Mentor-guided learning not only helps you build skills faster, but also enables career growth.

1:1 mentorship

Have weekly guided calls with your personal mentor, an industry expert.

Accountability

Your mentor will help you stay on track and as you tackle your goals.

Unlimited mentor calls

Get additional 1:1 help from a mentor from our community, at no extra cost.
"My Springboard mentor helped me understand the improvisational nature of the UX process, and because she’s an active professional in the UX field, she was able to teach me valuable insights that only come from working in real-world scenarios."
Jeremy Nigh
UX Design graduate 2017
Earl Friedberg
UX Lead
Shyamala Prayaga
Interaction Designer
Elsa Ho
UX Researcher
Ali Rushdan Tariq
Sr. Product Designer

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Get the perfect job with 1:1 career coaching

Career-focused course material is paired with personal coaching calls to help you land your next job. You’ll have 6 scheduled calls, with unlimited access to more. And full career support continues for 6 months after completing the program.

Your career coaching calls will help you:
Create a successful job search strategy
Build your UI/UX network
Find the right job titles and companies
Craft a UI/UX resume and LinkedIn profile
Ace the job interview and portfolio walkthrough
Negotiate your salary
"Towards the end of Springboard, I started looking for jobs. The projects I did during Springboard helped me get attention and my mentor provided crucial pointers on interviewing for design jobs and presenting the work I’d done."
Timothy Li
Designer at TripElephant
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Is this program right for me?

Do you have an eye for design? Do you like to make things beautiful, organized and user friendly? If so, this program is right for you!

Prerequisites

All backgrounds are welcome as long as you can demonstrate strong visual, creativity, and communication skills.
Passing an evaluation of baseline visual skills, analytical thinking and the ability to empathize with users.
Or take our Intro Course

Sharpen your design knowledge and try the Springboard experience with our 4-week intro course.

Learn more

More questions about the program?

Schedule a call with our Admissions team or email Orlando, our Admissions Manager, who will help you think through the decision.

The Admissions Process

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Submit your application
Fill out our application form to get started. There is no application fee. It takes about 10-15 minutes. You should expect a reply in 2-3 business days.
2
Interview with an Admissions Director
We'll discuss your background and learning goals to make sure you're a good fit for the program.
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Pass the technical skills survey
If it's a fit, we'll send you a technical skills survey to assess your visual, empathetic and analytical skills. Applicants spend up to 45 minutes on the skills survey.
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Join the program
We will send you an enrollment link. Choose the start date and payment plan that works for you. You’ll be one of the fewer than 20% of applicants who secured a spot in the UI/UX Design Career Track. Congratulations!
Fill out our application form to get started. There is no application fee. It takes about 10-15 minutes. You should expect a reply in 2-3 business days.

Course start dates

The UI/UX Bootcamp is a 9-month program. Most students devote 15-20 hours a week to complete the course.

Pricing

The full tuition of the program is $11,691. If you pay upfront, you will get a 14% discount. Remember, if you don’t get a job within 6 months of completion, you’ll receive a full refund. See job guarantee eligibility terms

Scholarship eligibility: Are you a woman or a veteran?
Upfront discount
Pay upfront and save 14% on tuition
$10,000
$11,691
Paid at the time of enrollment$10,000
Total cost$10,000
Month to month
Pay only for the months you need, up to 9 months
$1,299 /mo
Total: Up to $11,691
Paid at the time of enrollment $1,299
Monthly payments during course $1,299
Total cost Variable (up to $11,691)
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Deferred tuition plan
Pay monthly only after you start a UI/UX job
$794 /mo
Total: $15,000
Paid at the time of enrollment$700 refundable deposit
Monthly payments during course$0
Monthly payments after course $794 for 18 months after starting new job
Total cost $15,000
* only available for U.S. residents
Climb Credit loan
Finance your education with low monthly payments
$68-$137 */mo
Total: $13,566 - $15,456*
Paid at the time of enrollment$500
Monthly payments during course$68 - $137* (9 months of interest payments only)
Monthly payments after course$392 - $431* for 33 months
Total cost$13,566 - $15,456* (loan amount of $11,191)
* range varies based on approved interest rate and only available for U.S. residents
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Apply for the UI/UX Design Bootcamp

Secure your spot now. Spots are limited, and we accept qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis.

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The application is free and takes just 5 minutes to complete.

What is included in the course price?

Expert-curated curriculum
Weekly video calls with your mentor
Unlimited additional 1:1 mentor support
Active online student community
Support from community managers
1:1 career coach calls
Resume and portfolio reviews
1-on-1 mock interviews
Access to our employer network
100% money-back guarantee
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course for?

This course is for people who want to get a job in UI/UX Design.

We require candidates to have strong visual, creativity, and communication skills. The application process for the UI/UX Design Career Track is designed to evaluate a baseline visual aptitude, analytical skills, and the ability to empathize with users to synthesize and generate ideas.

Still not sure? Email our Admissions team at IXCinquiry@springboard.com or book a call with her here. She’s happy to help you think through the decision.

What’s involved in the “technical skills survey"?

The skills survey is a basic assessment to make sure you'll have a successful experience in the course.

What can you expect?
The technical skills survey is a combination of multiple choice and free-form questions, and is designed to evaluate your (a) visual aptitude; (b) ability to empathize with users and synthesize information; (c) justify design decisions.

We’re not looking for perfect answers — you’re not a UI/UX Design pro yet! Rather, we want to get a better sense of your instincts in each area.

The skills survey is not a timed test but, for reference, most students take less than 45 minutes to complete it.

This skills survey will allow us — and you — to assess your readiness for the course. If you find the survey difficult and are not able to successfully answer a majority of the questions in each section, don’t worry! We have great options for you, and can advise you on best next steps after you’ve submitted the assessment.

How do the tuition payments work?

There are 4 payment options (all of which come with our job guarantee as long as you meet eligibility requirements). Our two standard payment plans are:

  • Monthly Plan: You pay $1299 per month, only for the month's you're enrolled (most students complete within 6 months).
  • Upfront payment: You pay $10,000 upfront for 9 months. This is a 14% discount on the monthly plan.

In addition, we have 2 other payment options. These are available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident - as long as you both have a US address.

  • Deferred Tuition: You pay a $700 deposit upon enrollment to confirm your seat (that's a discount on the normal $1,299/mo plan). Then, you’ll pay the remaining tuition ($14,300) only when you land a job using your newly learned skills. You can pay that final balance in 18 monthly installments of $794. The remaining tuition will be waived if you don’t get a job, and maintain eligibility, within six months of graduating!
  • Climb Credit loan: Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident - as long as you both have a US address.
    • If approved, you pay $500 deposit to confirm your seat. You can finance the remaining $11,191 through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments for the first 9 months. After that, you will pay 33 monthly payments of $392 - $431 each. Learn more here
    • Please note: lending might not be available in all 50 states - click here for the current full lending list.

**All charges will be in USD (based on the above prices).**If you reside outside the U.S., this might carry an additional transaction fee, depending on the bank you use. We display prices in your local currency to give you an estimate of how much you will pay based on prevailing exchange rates, excluding transaction fees.

Is this program right for me?

This UI/UX bootcamp is for people who demonstrate strong visual, creativity, and communication skills.

Prerequisites:All backgrounds are welcome as long as you can demonstrate strong visual, creativity, and communication skills (which are critical on a cross-functional design team).

Application Process:
We are invested in helping you reach your career goals. Part of that commitment is making sure you know where to start, and which course is best to get you there. The application process for the UI/UX Career Track is designed to evaluate a baseline of visual skills, analytical thinking, and the ability to empathize with users to synthesize and generate ideas. We're not looking for perfect answers - you're not a UI/UX design pro yet! We want to get a better sense of your instincts in each area.

Students must also demonstrate English fluency, as determined by initial interactions with the Admissions team.

Is a bachelor's degree required?
We recommend candidates have a bachelor’s degree or higher (in any subject). If you don’t have a degree, you are welcome to apply with the understanding that not having a degree may be a barrier to landing certain roles.

Degree level doesn't impact your admission into the program. All enrolled students, regardless of degree level, receive comprehensive 1:1 support and individualized career coaching. We've got your back.

Still not sure if you’re a right fit? Contact our Admissions Managers atIXCInquiry@springboard.com. We’d love to discuss your background and learning goals!