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

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Structured to fit into your life, guaranteed to get you a job
Get the training you need for a successful career in UX design. Learn at your own pace with 1-on-1 mentorship from industry experts and support from student advisors and career coaches.
Unlimited 1:1 mentor support
Meet weekly with your personal mentor, with as many additional calls as you need.
Hands-on experience
Gain the real-world skills you need for a successful career in tech. Build a portfolio including a capstone project and industry design project.
Career support & job guarantee
Our cost effective bootcamp lands you a UX design job within 6 months of graduating or your money back.
What you'll learn

Our immersive UX bootcamp helps motivated students become job-ready in 6 months! The curriculum is split into 25 units and features a combination of videos, in-depth articles, hands-on design projects, and career-related coursework.

Design Thinking
User research
Synthesis and presentation
Ideating and Designing
Sketching, wireframing and UI
Prototyping and presenting
Design Sprint
Special Topics
Estimated time: 10+ Hours

The first step in becoming a great UX-Designer is immersing yourself in the philosophy that inspired innovation frameworks like user-centered design (UCD): 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
Estimated time: 44+ Hours

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.

Estimated time: 10+ Hours

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.

Estimated time: 16+ Hours

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 and map user stories that capture the intent of personas
  • Learning the fundamentals of information architecture (to help you create and express your capstone project’s structure and flow)
Estimated time: 60+ Hours

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 and Adobe XD, learn how to conduct a guerilla usability test to validate your sketches, and learn how to apply interaction design principles to your designs. You’ll also explore the world of user interface design in order to make your designs more accessible and engaging.

Estimated time: 9+ Hours

In the final phase of the UCD process, evaluation, you’ll create a prototype of your capstone project’s red routes. In this section, you’ll also learn when, why, and how to use different evaluative testing methods to improve your project. You’ll also put together a comprehensive case study of your capstone journey and give a presentation about your project.

Estimated time: 25+ Hours

Like most creative professions, your work as a UX designer is often going to be interrupted by urgent, unexpected projects. Don’t worry, though—after working through this unit, you’ll be prepared! In this unit, you’ll use the design sprint process to sharpen your skills.
You’ll work through:

  • A Hackathon-style project to practice working through a design sprint
  • End-to-end design while working under tight deadlines
Estimated time: 33+ Hours

This unit explores topics like psychology and empty states that will take your designs from good to great by teaching you how to craft designs that lead to increased engagement, continued use, and conversion.
Topics include:

  • Onboarding flows
  • Empty states
  • Strategy and service design
  • The future of UX

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Build a unique portfolio of projects
In addition to mini-projects to reinforce specific design concepts, you'll complete three portfolio projects, including the capstone project. This will be the highlight of your portfolio.
While working on the projects, you'll:
Identify a customer problem to solve
Conduct competitive research
Sketch, design, and build a prototype
Perform usability testing and identify improvements
Dora Fang
Graduated 05/2017
Five-to-Eight, genuine in-person networking for professionals
Jonny Vignola
Graduated 05/2018
Giftly, documenting the gifts you’ve given or received
Gain real-world UX experience

To accelerate your career shift into user experience design 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 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
Projects sourced from
Work 1:1 with a mentor
Our UX design bootcamp provides mentor-guided learning to help you build skills faster and enable 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 UX design job with unlimited 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 UX network
Find the right job titles and companies
Craft a 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?

This UX bootcamp is for people who demonstrate an aptitude toward problem solving, have strong communication and collaboration skills, and have a background in adjacent fields.

Prerequisites

Aptitude toward problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills.
At least 1 year of documented professional experience or a degree in one of the following areas: understanding users, producing/managing visual content, or developing digital products. For example: user research, HCI, human factors; graphic/industrial design, architecture, studio arts; UI design.
Don’t meet the requirements?

Our 9-month UI/UX Design Bootcamp (also with a job guarantee) welcomes students from all backgrounds.

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.
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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 skills survey
If it’s a fit, we’ll send you a technical skills survey to test your problem solving skills and aptitude for design thinking. Most applicants take less than 60 minutes to complete it.
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Join the program
If you pass the challenge, we will send you a registration link. Choose the start date and payment plan that works for you (we can help!). You’ll be one of the fewer than 20% of applicants who secured a spot in the 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.

UX designer course start dates

The UX Career Track is a 6-month program. Most students devote 15-20 hours a week to complete the course.

Tuition

The full tuition of the program is $7,794. If you pay upfront, you get a 11% discount. Remember, if you don’t get a job within 6 months of completion, you’ll receive a full refund. Check FAQs for job guarantee terms

Scholarship eligibility: Are you a woman or a veteran?
Upfront discount
Pay upfront and save 11% on tuition
$6,900
$7,794
Paid at the time of enrollment$6,900
Total cost$6,900
Month to month
Pay only for the months you need, up to 6 months
$1,299 /mo
Total: Up to $7,794
Paid at the time of enrollment$1,299
Monthly payments during course$1,299
Total costVariable (up to $7,794)
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Deferred tuition plan
Pay monthly only after you start a UX job
$527.78 /mo
Total: $10,000
Paid at the time of enrollment$500 refundable deposit
Monthly payments during course$0
Monthly payments after course$527.78 for 18 months after starting new job
Total cost$10,000
* only available for U.S. residents
Climb Credit loan
Finance your education with low monthly payments
$45-89* /mo
Total: $8,780 - $9,958*
Paid at the time of enrollment$500 deposit
Monthly payments during course$45-89* (interest payments only)
Monthly payments after course$236-$262* for 36 months
Total cost$8,780-$9,958 (loan amount of $7,294)
* range varies based on approved interest rate and only available for U.S. residents
Meet a few of our UX design alumni

Aisha Butt

Education: BA, Biology
Previous Job: Research Associate
Current Job: UX Researcher at

Springboard really works hard to be a curriculum that you can integrate into your life as you’re a full-time employee or doing something else on the side and I really appreciated that. I felt like I could do my job—you know, pay my bills—and at the same time be moving toward a longer-term goal—and that was really important to me.

Tommy Koo

Education: B.S., Business Administration
Previous Job: Financial Assistant
Current Job: Product Designer

The biggest highlight of the Springboard course was definitely the mentorship. I still to this day have no idea how they paired me with someone that I get along really well with. My mentor Sadok did a great job… by guiding me in the right direction, but not always providing the straightforward answer.

Heidi Sanders

Education: BFA, Communication Design
Previous Job: Creative Director
Current Job: Digital Designer at

I liked having the support of an online community where you could ask questions and you could see everyone else’s work—I thought that was really helpful. I felt like I had a great support system because if I were doing it just on my own without a mentor... I don’t think I would have been as successful as I was.

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What is included in the course tuition?

350+ hour 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 UX Design.​​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. For the UX Career Track, we require candidates to have at least one year of documented paid professional experience or hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the following areas:

  • Understanding users -- user research, HCI, human factors
  • Producing/managing visual content -- graphic design, industrial design, architecture, fine/studio arts
  • Developing digital products -- UI design Don’t meet the requirements? Our 9-month UI/UX Design Career Track (also with a job guarantee) welcomes students from all backgrounds as long as you can demonstrate strong visual, creativity, and communication skills.
What’s involved in the “technical skills survey”?

The technical skills survey is all free-form answer and is designed to assess your ability to: (a) Empathize with users; (b) Generate ideas; (c) Justify your design decisions.

We’re not looking for perfect answers — you’re not a UX Design pro yet! Rather, we want to get a better sense of how you approach a problem scenario and the creative ways you propose to solve it.

The survey is not a timed but, for reference, most students take less than 60 minutes to complete it.

This survey will allow us — and you — to assess your readiness for the course. If you find the test 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 survey.

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 $1,299 per month, only for the month's you're enrolled (most students complete within 6 months).
  • Upfront payment: You pay $6,900 upfront for 6 months. This is a 11% 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 $500 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 ($9,500) only when you land a job using your newly learned skills. You can pay that final balance in 18 monthly installments of $527.78. 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 $7,294 through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments for the first 6 months. After that, you will pay 36 monthly payments of $236-262 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.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Our admissions process will screen for an aptitude towards problem solving, communication and collaboration skills.

We require candidates to have at least one year of documented paid professional experience or hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the following areas:

  1. Understanding users -- user research, HCI, human factors
  2. Producing/managing visual content -- graphic design, industrial design, architecture, fine/studio arts
  3. Developing digital products -- UI design

Don’t see your job on this list? If you have questions, or you believe your work experience falls under the broader themes of understanding users, producing/managing visual content, or developing digital products, contact our Admissions Managers at uxcinquiry@springboard.com.