University of Minnesota UX/UI Boot Camp

Classes begin quarterly

Submit your application today. All classes are being offered through our proven virtual classroom experience. Learn more.


Learn UX/UI in 24 Weeks Online

In today’s technology-driven world, phrases like “responsive design” and “user-friendly interface” have become increasingly important across industries. It’s no surprise that User Experience Researcher and UI Designer are among the top 100 best jobs in America with a projected growth rate of 19% and 27% respectively.*

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

*http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2017/01/05/best-jobs-2017/

  • 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 evening and weekend 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.

What 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.
  • Individuals 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 UX/UI Certificate from the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies, showcasing their accomplishments to future employers.

Dynamic Curriculum

Through this engaging, part-time program, students develop 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
  • 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:

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The U of M UX/UI Boot Camp part-time program is six months (24 weeks) long.

U of M UX/UI Boot Camp classes in St. Paul 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 (612) 424-8605.

No, you do not have to be a University of Minnesota student to enroll in U of M UX/UI Boot Camp. The program is offered through The University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies.

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.

Part-Time Schedule

  • 24-week program
  • Classes held two weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Currently Enrolling:

» Coding: 

  • Full-Time December 14, 2020
  • Part-Time December 1, 2020

» Data: 

  • Part-Time December 14, 2020

» Cybersecurity: 

  • Part-Time December 7, 2020

» UX/UI: 

  • Part-Time December 8, 2020

» FinTech: 

  • Part-Time March 9, 2021


Ready to learn more about the University of Minnesota UX/UI Boot Camp? Contact an admissions officer at (612) 424-8605 or fill out the form below.


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