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

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

Our graduates have been hired by top tech companies

A proven UI/UX bootcamp 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. Become UI/UX designer in just 9 months part-time.


No need to quit your job. Learn the skills you need at your own pace, from the comfort of your home.


Get regular 1:1 mentoring from an industry expert and coaching from your dedicated career coach.


Build job-ready skills with hands-on projects and an industry design project working with a real client.

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

When you take our UI/UX design course 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.

An industry-leading program

Join the 99.5% of job-qualified UI/UX design students who landed their dream job within 12 months of graduating.
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What you'll learn

Explore all the stages of the UI/UX design process, from design thinking to ideating, sketching and more. The curriculum consists of videos, articles, hands-on design projects, and career-related coursework, 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 understand the needs and pain points of your target users, you’ll be able to craft problem-focused solutions. 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.

  • Understanding the data you collect during the research phase will help you to make decisions that will reflect the needs 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, thematic analysis, affinity maps, empathy maps, personas, jobs to be done, 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
  • Learn how to use grids in UI design
  • Design high fidelity screens in industry tools like Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma
  • Design animations and interaction patterns for key UI elements
  • Create prototypes and learn when, why, and how to use different evaluative testing methods to continuously improve your product
  • 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
Lynette May Sañez
Graduated Feb 2021
IasoCare, a therapy app between therapist and patient
Annie Nguyen
Graduated Sep 2021
An efficient and engaging process to find furniture

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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Mentorship from experienced UX designers

Springboard accepts only 10% of its mentor applications to ensure our students receive guidance from working professionals that are skilled in providing feedback.

Matched to suit your goals and schedule

You’ll be paired with a mentor that’s advanced in the skills or industries you want to focus on.

You set the agenda

Whether it’s goal setting, design reviews or industry insights, get answers to what’s important to you in your regular sessions.

On-demand mentors

Get additional 1-on-1 help from experienced design mentors within our community, at no extra cost.
"My Springboard mentor really challenged me and made me a better designer. I really appreciated her approach, because if she just told me, “change this, move that” I wouldn’t have learned anything."
Jeffrey Surban
UX Design graduate 2020
Earl Friedberg
UX Lead
Karen Ko
UX Designer
Elsa Ho
UX Researcher
Ali Rushdan Tariq
Sr. Product Designer

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Hear about Quynh’s journey from Biotech to UI/UX Design

Quynh spent 5 years working as a Biologist before enrolling in Springboard

Get the perfect job with 1:1 career coaching

Our career-focused curriculum, 1:1 calls with your career coach, and mock interviews, will help you land your dream job. You can access these and all our career support services 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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Our UI/UX Design students launch fulfilling careers

enrolled students in our UI/UX Design Career Track since 2019.
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of job qualified individuals who reported an offer, received it within 12 months of graduation.
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Average salary increase of UI/UX Design students who provided pre- and post-course salaries.
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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!


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?

Call or email us to connect with an Admissions Manager who will address your questions and support your journey.

UI/UX designer course start dates

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


Every tuition option comes with Springboard's job guarantee. If you don’t get a UI/UX design job within six months of graduation, you get a full refund. Read the full Job Guarantee eligibility terms and conditions here

Scholarship eligibility: Are you a woman or a veteran?
Upfront discount
Pay upfront and save 17% on tuition
Paid at the time of enrollment
Total cost
Month to month
Pay only for the months you need, up to 9 months
$1,590 /mo
Total: Up to $14,310
Paid at the time of enrollment
Monthly payments during course
Total cost
Variable (up to $14,310)
Deferred tuition plan
Pay monthly only after you start a UI/UX job
$506 /mo
Total: $18,200
Paid at the time of enrollment
$700 refundable deposit
Monthly payments during course
Monthly payments after course
$506 for 36 months after starting new job
Total cost
* only available for U.S. citizens/permanent residents
Climb Credit loan
Finance your education with low monthly payments
Total: $16,415 - $19,755*
Paid at the time of enrollment
Monthly payments during course
$72-$193* (9 months of interest payments only)
Monthly payments after course
$478 - $546* for 33 months
Total cost
$16,415 - $19,755* (loan amount of $13,810)
* 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.


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

What is included in the course price?

Expert-curated curriculum
Regular 1:1 video calls with your mentor
On-demand mentor support
Portfolio reviews by Design hiring managers
Resume & LinkedIn profile reviews
Active online student community
1:1 and group career coaching calls
1-on-1 mock interviews
Access to our employer network
Job Guarantee

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the admission process work?

The Admissions Process

In three simple steps, you can start your journey to a UI/UX Design career.

  1. Submit your application: Fill out our application 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. Pass the skills survey: If it's a fit, we'll send you a skills survey to assess your visual, empathetic and analytical skills. Applicants spend up to an hour on the skills survey. We may ask for a brief interview to get to know you better.
  3. Reserve your spot: If you pass the skills survey, we will send you a registration link. Choose the start date and payment plan that works for you (we can help!).

Join the program: You'll be one of the select few applicants to secure a spot in the UI/UX Design Career Track. Congratulations!

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 $1,590 per month, only for the month's you're enrolled (most students complete within 9 months).
  • Upfront payment: You pay $11,900 upfront for 9 months. This is a 17% 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 Climb 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 is only available to US Citizens and permanent residents.

  • Deferred Tuition: You pay a $700 deposit upon enrollment to confirm your seat (that's a discount on the normal $1,590/mo plan). Then, you’ll pay the remaining tuition ($18,200) only when you land a job using your newly learned skills. You can pay that final balance in 36 monthly installments of $506. 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 $13,810 through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments for the first 9 months. After that, you will pay 33 monthly payments of $478 - $546 each. Learn more here
    • Due to regulatory issues, Climb Credit can no longer fund loans for Maine residents. If you live in Maine, you can still be approved if you apply with someone from any other U.S. state.
    • 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 We’d love to discuss your background and learning goals!