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University of Minnesota
UX/UI Boot Camp

Become a UX/UI Professional
in 24 Weeks

To speak with an admissions advisor,
call (612) 424-8605
Why Learn UX/UI at the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies?
two mobile designs floating above a smartphone
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.
Through interactive classes and a dynamic curriculum, you’ll develop the fundamental skills to graduate from the program ready to use your knowledge in the workforce.
Apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
Benefit from a wide range of career services to help equip you for success as you work to change career paths or advance in your current position.
*The materials covered in this course are subject to change due to market demand.
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.
  • Students will be equipped with the technical skills they need to be competitive in the fields of user experience research and user interface design, and will learn skills needed for effective product management and collaboration with front-end web development teams.
  • Students gain access to a tutor network, allowing them to get help both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Students receive career-planning assistance, including:
    • Portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, interview preparation, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
    • Access to a dedicated Profile Coach and Career Director that will work with you throughout the program and prepare you to be Employer Competitive.
  • Students will also gain industry insights through Tech Talks—quarterly online panels with local industry professionals.

What Students Earn

  • Benefit from a Project Demo Day—quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase their final projects.
  • Continued one-on-one career coaching with your Career Director post-program completion for qualified students.
  • UX/UI Certificate from the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • Skills and confidence to join the ranks of industry-shaping creative professionals.
  • An impressive professional portfolio of projects that demonstrate your knowledge and mastery of the skills learned.

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.
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

  • Class begins Soon
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Can I keep working while studying at the UX/UI Boot Camp?

  • Yes. The program was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.

How long does it take to complete the program?

  • The program is part-time. Students can complete it in six months (24 weeks).

Do you provide career planning support?

  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching as well as resume and portfolio support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities.

Do I need to have previous experience in programming or UX/UI before applying?

  • No experience is required.

What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in Minneapolis/St. Paul or elsewhere?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals and students to study UX/UI without leaving their current job.
  • We put the student experience first, using robust analytics to track the academic journey and ensure that we provide top-quality learning.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
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This program is offered through the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies, in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

About Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world’s leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Thousands of people around the globe have completed Trilogy-powered programs, and more than 2,000 companies—including 50% of the Fortune 100—employ them.