Learn to Design for a Better Digital World

Northwestern 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 professional resources throughout your career.

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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 Northwestern 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

The Support You Need to Transform Your Career

UX/UI is essential in our increasingly digital world. At Northwestern 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.

  • Stay on track with a dedicated student success advisor.
  • edX Xpert support available for students 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Connect with engaged instructors, teaching assistants, and peers for academic support.
  • Additional academic services may be available in select boot camps.
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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 career resources throughout your professional life.

Innovative Curriculum. In-Demand Skills.

In 24 weeks, Northwestern 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. Our curriculum is designed to help learners become code conversational in front-end web development. Students are encouraged to understand coding basics to collaborate effectively with developers.

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: 

  • User-centered design
  • Design research methods
  • Figma / Figjam
  • UX interviewing
  • Brainstorming, ideation, and insight synthesis
  • Personas, archetypes, and storytelling creation
  • Decision and journey mapping
  • Prototyping and iterative design
  • Accessibility and usability
  • Usability testing
  • Project management

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

What you will learn:

  • User Interface (UI) design
  • Heuristic analysis
  • HTML and CSS
  • Responsive web design (RWD)
  • Bootstrap and RWD design
  • UI patterns and libraries
  • Branding and consistency
  • Color, typography, and iconography
  • Information architecture
  • Layout and navigation design
  • Design systems and components
  • Multimodal design

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

What you will learn:

  • Web portfolios and case studies
  • Design interviewing
  • Whiteboard challenges
  • Web Hosting and no-code technologies
  • JavaScript
  • Presenting and pitching ideas
  • RWD prototyping
  • Collaborative development and design handoff

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 of Completion from Northwestern University School of Professional Studies.

Learn on Your Schedule

This is a part-time virtual program designed for working professionals like you who want to learn UX/UI to start, advance, or excel in a design career.

Time to complete24 weeks
Live classes9 hrs/week
Homework and projects 20+ hrs/week
Class time3 weekday evenings (3 hrs/class)

Invest in Your Career.
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UX/UI boot camp fee: $12,995

Pay in Full Discount

Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive $1,000 off your total fee.

Alumni Scholarship

Qualified university alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship.

Enterprise Partner Funding

Use available educational benefits or tuition sponsorship from your employer.

AmeriCorps

Use your AmeriCorps award.

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College/529 Plan

Use an eligible college prepaid or 529 plan.

Interest-Free Payment Plan

Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments with no interest.

Northwestern Employee Discount

Employees of the University may be eligible for reduced tuition.

Sallie Mae

Offers private student educational loans.

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 advisers. 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.

A Powerful Educational Partnership

About Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

The mission of the School of Professional Studies is to provide a superior Northwestern education to outstanding students whose academic pursuits must be balanced with professional or personal commitments. SPS strives to be a national leader in continuing and professional education by providing innovative learning opportunities that serve the lifelong learning needs of its students.

This program is offered through the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies in partnership 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 August 12.
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