UX Design Program

Become a UX designer
in under 10 months
Learn flexibly online
without having to quit your job
Work with expert mentors
and build your portfolio

Want to know if UX design is right for you?

Find out with a free 6-day email short course.

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Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UX designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

Want to know if UX design is right for you?

Find out with a free 6-day email short course.

Curious about this program?

Contact us to find out if it’s right for you

Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UX designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

Our graduates now have tech jobs all over the world

UX Design Program details

In this program, you will

Learn all of the skills, tools, and processes necessary to become a UX designer

Work with a Mentor who has 8+ years of industry experience and a Tutor for your day‑to‑day feedback

Receive tailored coaching from our Career Services Team to ensure you stand out at interviews

Build an impressive portfolio out of the real‑world projects you complete on the program

Land a job as a UX designer with the help of our Career Specialists

 

Fully online

5 months at 30 hrs/week or up to 10 months at 15 hrs/week

Mentorship

Our UX Mentors are rated 4.93/5 from over 4000 student reviews

Career support

Free job preparation course and expert career coaching included

Why become a UX designer?

A creative job you will love

UX is a satisfying job if you are curious about human behavior and passionate about how design shapes the products and services around you. UX Designer was rated as one of the best 15 jobs in America for 2017.

High demand means high pay

Employers struggle to find qualified UX designers and the demand keeps growing. The average Junior UX Designer salary in the United States is $69,489 per year, while Senior UX Designers can earn as much as $119,841.

A flexible career path

As a UX designer, you will have the opportunity to work for startups, agencies, large corporates, on a freelance basis, or even remotely.

Discover more reasons here

Why choose CareerFoundry?

Human-centric learning

Our two-person mentor model ensures that you get all the support you need. You’ll have a Tutor—an experienced UX designer responsible for evaluating your exercises within 24 hours of submission, and a Mentor—a UX industry expert who gives detailed written, video, and on-call feedback on your portfolio pieces.

Flexibility with accountability

Study at a flexible pace within the 10-month program duration, working a minimum of 15 hours per week. Your Mentor, Tutor, Student Advisor, and Career Specialist will help you stay on track and accountable.

Successful, satisfied graduates

With 97% of our eligible alumni getting a UX design job within 180 days of graduation at top companies including Google, Apple, and Amazon, you can be confident that taking the program will get you where you want to go—working as a UX designer in a job you love.

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Without CareerFoundry I would not have my new job. They helped me double my salary from my last job!

Terri Rodriguez-Hong, Alumni
UX Designer at VISA

Success Stories

Our students go on to launch challenging new careers in the tech industry

Portfolio projects

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UX Design Program admission criteria

What you need:

 

The motivation to transform your career

The program requires commitment as it takes about 600 hours to complete. You should be prepared to set aside at least 15 hours per week to study.

A computer (Mac or PC) and an internet connection.

An interest in UX design

If you are already reading books and blog posts about UX, that is a great sign. If you are unsure that UX is really for you, you can find out in the following ways:

What you don't need:

 

A background in design or tech

You don’t need a college degree or previous work experience that is related to design or tech in order to be successful on the program or land a job. The program has been built to take you from beginner to job-ready. A study by job board Indeed found that 84% of employers think bootcamp grads are ‘more prepared’ or ‘just as prepared’ to be high performers as degree holders. (Indeed)

Unlimited free time.

You can study part-time alongside your job with an average of 15 hours per week to finish the program in 10 months, which is the maximum program length. You can also complete the program faster than this by committing more than 15 hours per week to the coursework.

To learn all on your own

The program combines the flexibility of online learning with the accountability and one-on-one attention traditionally associated with brick-and-mortar institutions. Much like a college professor might inspire you to pursue a career in a certain field, your Mentor, Tutor, Career Specialist and Student Advisor will all help keep you motivated and on track.

Price and Payment Options

UX Design Program

97% of eligible alumni get a tech job within 180 days of graduation

  • Mentor and Tutor
  • Job Guarantee
  • Create a job ready portfolio
  • Your choice of specialization
  • Frontend for Designers / Voice User Interface Design / UI for UX Designers

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Skills Fund Loan

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Eligibility:
If you are a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder, have fair credit or better, and have no history of loan default or bankruptcy, you will most likely be qualified. Cosigner options are also available.
  • The application takes less than ten minutes to complete.
  • You get the peace of mind in knowing your rate and monthly repayment before you apply.
Interest rates:
8.99% on a 36-month loan or 10.99% on a 60-month loan (they are fixed and will never change).
To find out if you’re eligible for a training voucher (Bildungsgutschein), you will need to talk to your local job center. If you meet the requirements, you’ll receive a voucher that entitles you to take a CareerFoundry course free of charge. To get step-by-step instructions for this process, click on the “Download Application Guide” button.

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You get...

A project-based curriculum

Build a portfolio and learn the essential skills that employers need.

An expert Mentor and Tutor

Learn faster with the support of two dedicated teachers. Benefit from timely feedback and a wealth of knowledge.

A specialized skill to set you apart

Give yourself a competitive edge in the job market by studying voice design, advanced UI skills, or the basics of frontend development at the end of the program.

A Job Guarantee

We back our program with a job guarantee because we know it’s great. 97% of our eligible alumni land a UX design job within 180 days of graduating.

FAQ

1.    Do I need to take both the UX and UI programs to learn about both disciplines?

No, each program covers UX and UI design, so you do not need to take both programs if you're aiming to learn about the two disciplines. While UX and UI design are similar in many ways, and most designers dabble in both professions at some point in their careers, we have built our programs to support budding UX and UI designers separately, while also ensuring they gain other, in-demand skills.

If you’d like to train as a UX/UI designer with a focus on UX design, take the UX Design Program. If you want to train as a UX/UI designer with a focus on UI design, take the UI Design program.

Along the way, both programs provide opportunities to learn about and develop fundamental skills in the other field, helping you become a more well-rounded candidate for your design job. Which program you should choose will depend on which area you would like to focus more on in your career. Do some reading and research, and talk to others in the field to learn more about which tech career path is best for you.

2.    Are there payment plans available?

Yes, you can select a monthly payment plan of Note: You will be required to pay the full duration of the payment plan even if you finish the program before the payment plan ends.
Still doesn’t work for you? Book a call with a Career Advisor and see if you are eligible for a custom payment plan.

3.    What’s the refund policy if I change my mind?

If you start the program but are not completely satisfied, simply cancel within 14 days and receive a full refund.
If you enroll and for some reason want to cancel before you've completed 60% of the program, you get a prorated refund based on remaining time and your payment plan details. See the full terms and conditions here.

4.    What’s the "catch" for the job guarantee?

The requirements you’ll need to meet to be eligible for the job guarantee are based on what we know from experience will make graduates successful in their job search. We are very transparent about these requirements so that they’re easier for you to follow. Some of the requirements include: You have successfully completed 100% of your CareerFoundry program, you are applying to at least five jobs a week, and you live in a metropolitan area with a population above 200K people in any of the following countries: USA, Canada, European Union or EFTA countries, UK, Australia, or New Zealand (or you’re willing to relocate). Check out our terms and conditions for a complete list of requirements. Or connect with one of our Career Advisors to find out if you would be eligible for the job guarantee.

5.    What kind of job can I get after the program?

You will be ready for “Junior UX Designer” or “UX Designer” or “UX/UI designer” (if you choose the UI specialization) roles based on the curriculum. If you have transferable skills from your previous career, you can potentially land a more senior role; your Career Specialist will help you to craft the right story. Many job ads for UX designers ask for 2+ years of experience, but it is often part of their “wishlist” rather than a requirement.

6.    Do I get a certificate at the end?

You will receive a certificate when you complete the program to make your new qualifications easy for employers to see.

7.    What does ZFU-approved mean?

The ZFU, or Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht, is the state body for distance learning in Germany. In order to offer our UX Design Program publicly, it must undergo a rigorous quality assurance and certification process. On successful completion of this process, the program is assigned a unique approval number (7324918) which can be checked against a public register.

8.    Is UX design a secure career choice?

According to a recent survey conducted by Adobe, 87% of hiring managers said that getting more UX design talent on board is the number one priority for their organization. In fact, 73% of hiring managers plan to double the number of UX designers in their organization over the next 5 years.

9.    Are there program requirements?

You need to have at least a B2 level in written and spoken English, a computer, (Mac or PC ) and an internet connection. Mac is preferred since we teach Sketch which is a Mac-only program. However, we suggest alternatives and provide resources for PC users.

10.    How long does the program take to complete?

The program is flexibly-paced within a 10-month duration. There are three deadlines along the way these are in place to ensure you remain on track. You should expect to put in approximately 15 hours a week, but you can allot more time in order to graduate sooner.

11.    Is the program 100% online?

Yes, the program is entirely online so that you can study flexibly according to your own schedule. You get access to our active student community on Slack and, after the program, you will have a global network of other ambitious alumni and mentors to support you.

12.    Can I take the program for free?

We do not offer any full scholarships or funds at this time.

13.    What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?

You can email us or book a call with a Career Advisor here to get all of your questions answered promptly.

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