University of Denver UX/UI Boot Camp

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Classes begin quarterly

Learn UX/UI Online

Build a Portfolio in 24 Weeks

With so many websites on the internet today, being able to quickly capture a user’s attention and provide them with a seamless experience can make all the difference for a business’s success. It’s up to design professionals to create a digital experience that keeps users engaged — specifically, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) designers — through the application of cutting-edge research methods and psychological principles.

Now more than ever, companies need innovative thinkers with the ability to transform their businesses through optimized interfaces and seamless user experiences.

  • Get hands-on training in user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more.*
  • Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time, only three days a week, with convenient weekday hours.
  • Apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from AI sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
  • Tap into our wide range of career-planning services to help you succeed in the field.
A sleek and intuitive user interface for a mobile application, enhancing user experience and functionality.

What UX/UI Design Students Receive

  • Through immersive instruction and complex projects, students learn both the theory and tools used by modern designers, employing user-centered design and creative tools to build compelling designs and user experiences.
  • Students gain access to a tutor network, allowing them to get help both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Students are equipped with the technical skills needed to be competitive in the fields of user experience research and user interface design.
  • Those working to change career paths receive extensive career-planning assistance, including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
  • Students will also gain industry insights through Tech Talks—quarterly online panels with local industry professionals.
  • Students will receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion from University of Denver’s University College, showcasing their accomplishments to future employers.

Dynamic Curriculum

Through this engaging, part-time program, students graduate with the skills and confidence to join the ranks of industry-shaping creative professionals. The curriculum covers*:

User-Centric Design Research:

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Practices
  • Information Architecture and Flow
  • User Need Identification
  • User Experience Interviewing
  • Persona Creation
  • Insight Synthesis

Visual Prototyping and Wireframing:

  • Adobe XD
  • Figma
  • InVision
  • Google Slides
  • Storyboarding
  • Decision Mapping
  • Decision Flow Diagrams

User Interface Development:

  • Atomic Design
  • UI Grids and Composition
  • Color Theory
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Typography
  • Interaction Design and Iconography

Web Prototyping:

  • Github
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

How to Apply

  1. Form Submission. Fill out our program interest form with a few of your key details so that we can get in touch with you.
  2. Admissions Interview and Application. Connect with a member of our admissions team for a quick phone interview to discuss the program in more detail, answer your questions, and talk through your goals. Then, fill out a short application that tells us more about you and your reasons for pursuing this opportunity. 
  3. Assessment. Complete a multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. This is your chance to show us your logic-based skills. No prior industry experience is required to complete the assessment. If you pass your academic assessment (congratulations!), you are officially accepted into the program and able to move forward with the enrollment process.
  4. Financial Options, Deposit, and Enrollment Agreement. After acceptance into the program, you will connect with admissions to discuss which financial option works best for you. Once you’ve approved your desired payment method, the last step to finalize your enrollment is to pay your deposit and review and sign your enrollment agreement.

Start Your Journey. That’s it! You’re now ready to begin your program pre-work and prepare to start the boot camp.

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UX/UI Design Careers in Denver

UX/UI design bridges the gap between users and product managers, giving UX/UI designers the power to enrich user experiences for organizations across a variety of industries.

User experience (UX) encompasses  information architecture, visual design, interaction design, and content creation. The goal of a UX designer is to integrate empathy and human psychology into the design process, developing a product that operates smoothly and intuitively.  

This process also involves designing the UI (user interface), the area where the user experience takes place. UI designers incorporate brand identity and visual design best practices to ensure the user interface is easy to navigate and on-brand.

As a UX/UI designer, you will solve problems by applying principles of usability, functionality, and design to products like mobile applications and websites. Your job is to solve problems based on research and product testing.

In addition to the necessary technical skills, hiring managers filling UX/UI designer positions are looking for candidates with strong soft skills like teamwork, communication, creativity, and research. With an average of 17,234 open jobs anticipated per year, and a projected growth rate of 8.4% annually through 2030 (Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight, 2020), this field offers a steady career trajectory. 

In Colorado, pursuing a career in UX design, UI design, or a combination of the two can certainly be rewarding. Offering a median salary of $77,000, a variety of industries are hiring UX/UI design professionals including finance and insurance, information technology, manufacturing, and professional, scientific, and technical services. In fact, according to CareerOneStop, such companies as S&P Global, Mutual of Omaha Insurance, Butler America Aerospace, and Highmark Health are all seeking to fill open UX/UI positions in the Denver area. 

UX/UI training has never been more accessible. Enrolling in a UX/UI boot camp online is a great way to gain the in-demand skills you need to break into this exciting, lucrative field. Learn more about how University of Denver UX/UI Boot Camp can transform your career today.

Frequently Asked Questions

No previous experience in programming or UX/UI is required as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our program.

The part-time program is 6 months (24 weeks) long.

No, you do not need to be a University of Denver student to enroll in University of Denver UX/UI Boot Camp. The program is offered through University of Denver’s University College.

University of Denver UX/UI Boot Camp classes in the Denver area are being held through our tried and tested virtual classroom. For more information on how to apply to this program, please fill out our contact form or call to speak with admissions at (303) 223-1868

Part-Time Schedule

  • 24-week program
  • Classes held three weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Currently Enrolling:

» AI Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 08/12/24

» Coding Boot Camp

  • Full-Time 08/26/24
  • Part-Time 06/17/24

» Data Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 06/17/24

» UX/UI Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 06/17/24

» Cybersecurity Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 06/17/24

» Digital Marketing Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 06/03/24

Ready to learn more about the University of Denver UX/UI Boot Camp? Contact an admissions advisor at (303) 223-1868.

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