Develop Professional UI/UX Design Skills

Discover What It Means to Be
a UI/UX Design Professional

Everything you interact with online and in-person uses design to shape your experience. Employers are looking for designers who can reflect social and cultural diversity in their designs. Our curriculum focuses on the importance of prioritizing inclusivity and representation across all backgrounds and abilities in the digital world.

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Achieve the Skills
Employers Need

Our accelerated curriculum uses hands-on training sessions with an emphasis on objective assessments to teach you the in-demand tools experts use every day and help you design like a professional.

Join an Industry of
Unlimited Possibilities

At the University of Wisconsin–Madison UI/UX Design Bootcamp, we prepare learners to become highly
adaptable design professionals.

Introductory Course

Our bootcamp kicks off with a 30-hour Introductory Course, which teaches the fundamentals of visual, UI, and UX design. Learners will gain insight into the UI/UX field and the career possibilities available to qualified professionals. You can decide whether the course is right for you before committing to the full program.

400 Program Hours

The University of Wisconsin–Madison UI/UX Design Bootcamp teaches learners to use practical, theoretical, and technical knowledge throughout their professional journey. Our full program offers hands-on training for industry-leading tools and software, such as Miro to organize research, Adobe Creative Suite for designing digital assets, Figma to create mockups, HTML and CSS for front-end development, and more.

Project-Based Learning

Throughout the collaboration phase of the program, you will work on multiple portfolio-building projects. This centers on a multi-disciplined approach to help learners quickly grasp real-world concepts while learning industry best practices to incorporate in their design processes.

Specialized Courses

Student-focused courses led by seasoned design professionals help prepare learners for today’s job market. The curriculum covers important topics such as next-gen technology, digital marketing, and front-end development. Our courses are diverse, allowing you to build knowledge in various areas and roles, giving you a much-needed competitive edge in the field.

Career Services

One-on-one consultations with our career services team prepare you for the transition from student to professional. Throughout your time in the course and beyond, you will have access to career prep assistance such as resume writing, interview coaching, LinkedIn profile building, and job placement assistance.

Evolve from Learner to Design Professional

The University of Wisconsin–Madison UI/UX Design Bootcamp is your one-stop-shop for well-rounded design education. Learn from experts with strategic insights into employer, recruiter, and client needs.

Focus on Fundamentals

Our curriculum outlines 200-hours dedicated to the fundamentals, so you can get started with a solid foundation, regardless of previous education or professional experience. Learn the ins-and-outs of the design industry from real professionals to reimagine the way all people experience the digital world.

Cross-Discipline Training

A cross-discipline education is at the core of our curriculum structure. Our bootcamp prepares learners for today’s job market with real-time student-focused courses that will teach you the fundamentals of UX and UI, how to think like a designer, and help you build the confidence to defend your design choices.

Develop Ethical Design Skills

With the UI/UX design program, you can reimagine the way people experience the world. Our curriculum heavily focuses on the importance of addressing the community and the world through an inclusive, ethical lens.

Professional Career Prep

Through our project-based curriculum, you will have enough experience to build a final portfolio that highlights your training and skills. You will also have access to our dedicated team of student success professionals and career coaches to help you get ready for your career as a UI/UX design professional.

Enter the Field
of UI/UX Design
Download the Course Catalog

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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.
  • Design Fundamentals

    The fundamentals phase of the curriculum reviews the basics of visual, UI, and UX design to help set the foundation for your design training. Learn to approach projects with a designer mindset while exploring important design tools, such as VR/AR, the IoT, Adobe Creative Cloud, and core UI/UX concepts.
  • 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 develop visual design knowledge with a special focus on UI design. Learns will work on ensuring designs meet minimum standards as defined by 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.
  • Design Process

    This phase explores the various ways you can approach a design project and aims to teach you the core fundamentals of the design process. You will examine the various steps in the design process in careful detail, performing tasks related to each aspect to help develop these crucial skills and knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Design Collaboration

    Learning to work in teams and with other designers, professionals, or clients is a major aspect of working as a design professional. This phase emphasizes team participation and working with other classmates to help prepare you for a position in the industry. You will also touch on important subjects, such as front-end development and digital marketing. During this phase, you will work on your design portfolio, ultimately developing a professional portfolio you can showcase to potential employers.
  • 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

9 Modules | 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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Design Fundamentals

The fundamentals phase of the curriculum reviews the basics of visual, UI, and UX design to help set the foundation for your design training. Learn to approach projects with a designer mindset while exploring important design tools, such as VR/AR, the IoT, Adobe Creative Cloud, and core UI/UX concepts.

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How to Think Like a Designer

3 Modules | 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

14 Modules | 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

13 Modules | 48 hours

In this course, you will develop visual design knowledge with a special focus on UI design. Learns will work on ensuring designs meet minimum standards as defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

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UX Design Essentials

10 Modules | 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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Design Process

This phase explores the various ways you can approach a design project and aims to teach you the core fundamentals of the design process. You will examine the various steps in the design process in careful detail, performing tasks related to each aspect to help develop these crucial skills and knowledge.

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Conducting Research

7 Modules | 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

7 Modules | 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

5 Modules | 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

8 Modules | 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

2 Modules | 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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Design Collaboration

Learning to work in teams and with other designers, professionals, or clients is a major aspect of working as a design professional. This phase emphasizes team participation and working with other classmates to help prepare you for a position in the industry. You will also touch on important subjects, such as front-end development and digital marketing. During this phase, you will work on your design portfolio, ultimately developing a professional portfolio you can showcase to potential employers.

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Team Project

9 Modules | 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

5 Modules | 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

3 Modules | 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

8 Modules | 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

3 Modules | 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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Career Prep That Goes
Beyond the Basics

Become a fully-equipped UI/UX design professional with our three-point training model.

Technical
Learn the abilities and limitations of industry-standard design software and tools, as well as the logistics of using them in your day-to-day work and collaboration.

Theoretical
Develop design-focused thought processes while reinforcing your existing creative abilities. This will help you to think like a designer and communicate your design choices.

Practical
Gain hands-on experience while practicing a variety of skills by designing digital and physical products as you progress through the course.

Program Tuition

The University of Wisconsin–Madison UI/UX Design Bootcamp aims to provide learners with an in-depth design training and experiential education. Guided by expert instructors, student support and success teams, and career coaches and advisors, learners will gain strategic insight towards understanding recruiter, hiring manager, employer needs.

30-Hour Introductory Course

$180

370-Hour Extended Program Services

$14,820

Requirements

Mac or Windows laptop with minimum requirements

Internet connection

Adobe Creative Cloud

Figma

Passion for learning

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