Learn to Design for a Better Digital World

University of Minnesota UX/UI Boot Camp
Become an End-to-End UX/UI
Professional in 24 Weeks

  • Global Network: Access an exclusive network of 250+ employers looking to hire.
  • 360-degree Mastery: Go beyond UX/UI with a holistic focus on design and front end web development.
  • Student Success: Stay on track with personalized academic support.
  • Career Support: Leverage free professional resources throughout your career.

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Next Start Date:

March 27
Time to Complete:

24 weeks, Part-time
Live Online Classes:

9 hours per week
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What Is UX/UI?
Great design goes beyond stunning aesthetics. Learn to harness cutting-edge tools to create effective user-centric experiences. While UX and UI go hand in hand, they are two distinct, related disciplines. At University of Minnesota UX/UI Boot Camp, you’ll learn both in addition to web prototyping. Your learning will culminate in a portfolio that showcases in-demand skills — from storyboards and prototypes to interactive apps and responsive websites.
UX: The Functionality User experience (UX) design is focused on eliminating friction for the user of a product or service. UX includes: interaction design; information architecture; wireframing; product design; plus user research, testing, and data. UX designer was one of Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America for 2022.1 1Glassdoor UI: The Look User interface (UI) represents how users interact with and experience digital products and services. UI includes brand expression, visual communication, accessibility, graphic design, color, layout, and typography. Digital design jobs are expected to grow 13% between 2020 and 2030— 6% faster than the national average.2 2Bureau of Labor Statistics
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The Support You Need to Transform Your Career

UX/UI is essential in our increasingly digital world. At University of Minnesota UX/UI Boot Camp, we’re committed to equipping you with the fundamental skills you need to make an impact, while providing unparalleled support and resources before, during, and after your boot camp.

  • Work with an admissions advisor who will prepare you for your boot camp.
  • Access a 1-on-1 tutor if you get stuck.
  • Connect with a powerful network of engaged instructors, TAs, peers, and graduates.
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Further Your Career

Our Career Engagement Network will help you apply the tools and knowledge you have learned to advance your career. We will help you build your portfolio, optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile, and prepare for interviews. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life.

Top Employers Hire Our Boot Camp Learners
Our boot camp learners go on to work for some of the world’s top companies, including over 62% of the Fortune 100.
Innovative Curriculum. In-Demand Skills.
In 24 weeks, University of Minnesota UX/UI Boot Camp will prepare you to become an end-to-end UX/UI professional with the hard and soft skills needed to solve big design challenges. One-third of our curriculum is dedicated to front end web development, so you’ll be fluent in the medium you’ll be working with — even if you aren’t executing the programming. Our user-centric curriculum is delivered through live, online classes and high-quality coursework. Our instructors are fully vetted by the University and offer 1-on-1 virtual guidance to learners throughout the program.

Learn to understand the user journey through leading research techniques and methodologies.

  • What you will learn:
  • UX/design thinking
  • User-centered design research
  • Empathy and users
  • UX interviewing
  • Insight synthesis
  • Persona creation
  • Decision mapping
  • Prototyping
  • User testing

A deep dive into the necessary skills, technologies, and frameworks designers need to master in order to create functional and immersive applications.

  • What you will learn:
  • User interaction
  • User interface and affordance
  • InVision
  • Project management
  • User-centered design
  • Accessibility and usability
  • UI patterns and libraries
  • Atomic Design
  • Adobe XD and Figma

Learn the many other aspects of visual design that UX/UI developers rely on to build highly engaging user experiences.

  • What you will learn:
  • Typography
  • Heuristics, usability, and UI iterations
  • Continuity and branding in UX and UI
  • Iconography

Create live web applications as full-fledged prototypes and experiment with more complex user interactions.

  • What you will learn:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • GitHub
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

Work in small groups to put into practice the software, skills, and techniques you’ve learned.

Now You’re Ready
By the time you’ve completed the boot camp, you will have mastered in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of relevant, real-world projects, and earned a valuable Certificate.
Learn on Your Schedule
This is a part-time online program designed for working professionals like you who want to learn UX/UI to start, advance, or excel in a design career.
Time to complete 24 weeks
Live classes 9 hrs/week
Homework and projects 20+ hrs/week
Class time 3 weekday evenings (3 hrs/class)
Invest in Your Career With the Right Financial Options UX/UI boot camp fee: $11,245
Early Registration:
Enroll by the early registration deadline and get $1,000 off your tuition cost when paid in full.
Interest-Free Payment Plan:
Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments with no interest.
Alumni Scholarship:
University alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship.
Americorps:
The program is eligible to use your AmeriCorps award.
Workforce Funding:
Workforce development assistance may be available through federal, state, and local offices.
Employer Funding:
Use available educational benefits or tuition sponsorship from your employer.

edX Boot Camps does not receive any commissions or payments for referrals or successful loan applications. The lender’s loan approval criteria will apply and you should consider the terms and conditions of any loan carefully. We are not credit advisors. We make no representations about whether you will be given a loan or whether a loan will be suitable for you. We are not responsible for representations made to you by any credit provider.

What Boot Camp Graduates Are Saying:
  • “I chose to attend because I was a self-taught designer and wanted some formal education to help me pursue UX further. I was looking for an immersive program that wasn't going to take years to complete. … My instructors were so engaged and helpful. I knew everyone was working hard to support my success in the program.” Anna M.
  • “This program was exactly what I needed to give me the real life skills to become employer ready. I highly recommend and loved the program.” Parinaz K.
  • “I wanted to attend because I have been a UI designer for the past 12 years and in that time, the design landscape has changed considerably. I wanted to get up to speed with the latest concepts and tools so I could find work in this industry and be knowledgeable enough to speak to the current industry.” Tim S.
  • “[I] attended [the] program in order to increase my career options in a more creative field. It has had a huge impact on my life in getting me a job that I am excited about.” Rachel P.
A Powerful Educational Partnership

About the University of
Minnesota College of Continuing
and Professional Studies


Established in 1913, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies is one of the most diverse of the University of Minnesota’s 18 colleges and schools. The college’s purpose is to inspire and serve an expanding population of learners in all stages of life. Each year, the College serves thousands of learners working toward individualized or applied degrees and certificates, accessing University courses, or participating in boot camps, short courses, and events.

This program is offered through the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies, in collaboration with edX.


About edX


edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.

The Next UX/UI Boot Camp Starts March 27.
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