University of Richmond UX/UI Boot Camp

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Learn UX/UI in 24 Weeks

University of Richmond UX/UI Boot Camp

Companies increasingly require innovative ways to improve the user experience through optimized interfaces and intuitive designs — and that’s where UX/UI professionals shine.

The University of Richmond (UR) UX/UI Boot Camp helps provide you the skills these employers actively seek. In only 24 weeks, you’ll complete the boot camp prepared to pursue a UX/UI position.

Flexible Schedule

This boot camp is structured to accommodate a busy lifestyle. No matter your schedule, whether a full-time student or full-time employee, you’ll access an academic model that works with your daily life.

Expert Instructors

You can learn the latest user experience and design methodology from seasoned instructors leading engaging, interactive online classes.

Hands-On Experience

Throughout your lessons, you’ll engage in real-world application, taking what you’ve learned in the virtual classroom and applying that knowledge to build an impressive portfolio.

Comprehensive End-to-End UX/UI Training

In this six-month UX/UI boot camp, you’ll focus on both front-end development and design to create innovative user experiences, including intuitive interfaces and creative designs.

This online program provides the skills required to effectively collaborate across product teams with essential UX/UI fundamentals such as*:

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
  • 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

* Note: These topics are subject to change based on local market demand and the input of our hiring partners.

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 The Support You Need, When You Need It

When navigating a complex topic like user experience, a system of support makes all the difference. Our online UX/UI boot camp connects you to a network ready to help you throughout your academic journey, including:

Connect with expert instructors and teaching assistants ready to help you during live class sessions.

Excel in your studies and focus on problem areas with up to an hour of free tutoring each week — with a skilled tutor ready to address class materials and career-related questions.

Access a dedicated team ready to assist you in your studies, whether that be through coaching, inspiration, or simply encouragement.

While you complete your studies, you’ll connect with a career director and profile coach to enhance your resume and prepare you for a UX/UI role upon completion of the program.

Experience coding camaraderie with a classroom full of aspiring UX/UI professionals ready to collaborate. You’ll boost your professional network, motivate and help each other through rigorous academic materials, and become a member of an alumni community upon completion of the program.

Why Join Our UX/UI Boot Camp?

Ready to take your career to the next level? This program equips you with the hands-on training and high-demand UX/UI design methodology that professionals need to succeed in the field. You’ll benefit from our boot camp if:

You feel you could expand on your current UX/UI career by reinforcing and expanding upon your current skill set.

You’re preparing for a change in career paths and want to become a professional in user design and experience.

Your current organization has a crucial need for UX/UI skills, and you want to become a more valuable asset.

About the Boot Camp

This boot camp, offered in partnership with edX, is made available through a unique consortium delivery model to provide skills-based learning to participants across Virginia and beyond. Participants will be taught by a university-approved instructor, while learning alongside students from other consortium-participating universities and institutions. Upon meeting the completion requirements, participants will be issued a non-credit Certificate of Completion by University of Richmond.

How to Apply

1. Submit Form. Fill out the contact form and select the program you’re interested in to request more information.
2. Interview and Application. An advisor will connect with you to discuss program details and answer any questions you may have. Then, you will fill out a short application.
3. Assessment. Complete a basic multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. No prior industry knowledge is required.
4. Enrollment. Once you are accepted into the program, you will determine which financial option is right for you. Secure your seat by signing your enrollment agreement and paying your deposit.

UX/UI Boot Camp Schedule

Part Time UX/UI Boot Camp

  • 24-week online program
  • Learn through a blend of scheduled instructor-led online classes, three days per week, and engaging projects to work through on your own schedule.
  • Dedicate 9 hours of scheduled in-class time per week and a minimum of 20+ hours outside of class on hands-on projects and practice work

Currently Enrolling

» Coding: 

  • Part Time 07/08/24

» Data: 

  • Part Time 07/15/24

» Cybersecurity: 

  • Part Time 07/22/24

» UX/UI: 

  • Part Time 07/01/24

» AI: 

  • Part Time 07/01/24

Learn more about UR UX/UI Boot Camp by calling an admissions advisor at (804) 616-3270or filling out the form below.

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