Live, Online Classroom Experience

You Have What It Takes to Become a UI/UX Professional

Learn how to design with conviction and develop user-friendly digital products for all users. No experience required!

The need for UI and UX professionals is steadily growing. Employers are looking for designers that can produce accessible and inclusive products that are engaging and offer solutions to audiences using their apps, websites, and other digital platforms.

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Kick-Start a Career in Design

This bootcamp emphasizes experiential learning to help you gain an in-depth understanding of UI/UX
programs and techniques. You’ll become familiar with tools professionals use through collaborative
projects and hands-on training sessions.

Step Into an Industry Full of Opportunity

The SDSU Global Campus UI/UX Design Bootcamp, in collaboration with ThriveDX, prepares you to become
a highly adaptable design professional through in-depth training and practice of the core skills and
foundations of UI, UX, and visual design.

Introductory Course

All participants of the SDSU Global Campus UI/UX Design Bootcamp will go through the 30-hour Introductory Course before moving on to the full program. This will give you the opportunity to experience the course structure, pace, and fundamentals of UI/UX before making a commitment. You’ll also get a chance to understand what the career field is like and whether it is a good fit for you.

In-Depth Curriculum

Our 15 accelerated courses are designed by real UI/UX professionals and provide learners with a multidisciplinary structure to cover many important topics in the field. We put an emphasis on project-based learning so learners can develop real-world skills that will stand out when applying to future positions. Classes are taught by industry experts who offer guidance and support throughout the program.

Live, Virtual Classes

Classes are delivered in an online setting through live sessions. You’ll be able to have in-class discussions with your peers and instructors, as well as Q&A sessions and designated hours for one-on-one assistance. You’ll also have access to our downloadable resources, including the Design Hub which features panel discussions, tutorials, design challenges, curated articles, and more!

Get Started with UI/UX Design Training

The SDSU Global Campus UI/UX Design Bootcamp provides dedicated learners
with visual, UI, and UX design training.

Learn the Fundamentals

Become well-versed in the essentials of user interface and user experience design as well as web programming and development best practices with our accelerated curriculum.

Discover Your Strengths

Explore different areas of UI/UX design to discover your strengths and what areas you enjoy the most. Our cross-disciplinary course curriculum offers a unique approach to the career-prep program. This will help you prepare for the UI/UX design field and the different positions available.

Explore Inclusive and Ethical Design

UI/UX design professionals are responsible for developing user-friendly online spaces, which often require incorporating accessible, ethical, and inclusive design features. Practices like this can help brands stand out to users who may not see themselves represented in popular media. It is also important to ensure all users can comfortably use your products.

Build a Professional Portfolio

In addition to theoretical knowledge and training, learners will be able to work on projects that help develop their UI/UX design skills. These projects can be used to start building a professional portfolio that helps showcase your hands-on experience to potential employers. Our career coaches and student success teams are available to help guide you through the process.

Download the Course Catalog
Enter the UI/UX
Design Field

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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.
  • 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 build from your visual design knowledge to focus specifically on UI design. You will also learn how to ensure your designs meet the minimum standards in 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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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How to Think Like a Designer

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

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

48 Hours

In this course, you will build from your visual design knowledge to focus specifically on UI design. You will also learn how to ensure your designs meet the minimum standards in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

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UX Design Essentials

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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Conducting Research

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

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

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

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

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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Team Project

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

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

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

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

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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You Can Do It.
We Can Help.

Discover the SDSU Global Campus Three-Point Training Model

Technical
Understand the various design software and tools, and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of how to logically apply these tools and products when working alone or collaboratively.

Theoretical
Learn to apply a design-centered approach when brainstorming and developing design ideas. Discover how to think and communicate like a professional UI/UX designer.

Practical
Develop first-hand experience and hands-on knowledge of how to design digital and physical products using a multidisciplinary UI/UX skill set.

Program Tuition

The SDSU Global Campus UI/UX Design Bootcamp aims to deliver a well-rounded visual, UI, and UX design education. Our industry-leading expert instructors, student success and support teams, and career advisors and coaches will help you with important insight to help you land the ideal position by helping you understand the needs of hiring managers, recruiters, employers, and clients.

30-Hour Introductory Course

$500

370-Hour Extended Program

$14,500

Requirements

Mac or Windows laptop
with minimum requirements

Internet access

Adobe Creative Cloud

Figma

Passion for learning

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