Columbia Engineering UX/UI Boot Camp

Classes begin quarterly

Learn UX/UI in 24 Weeks

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 Learners Receive

  • Through immersive instruction and complex projects, you’ll learn both the theory and tools used by modern designers, employing user-centered design and creative tools to build compelling designs and user experiences.
  • You’ll gain access to a tutor network, allowing you to get help both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • You’ll be 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.
  • You’ll also gain industry insights through Tech Talks—quarterly online panels with local industry professionals.
  • You’ll receive an Award of Completion from Columbia Engineering upon successful completion of the boot camp, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.

Dynamic Curriculum

Through this engaging, part-time boot camp, you’ll 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your safety is our priority. Currently, our in-person UX/UI boot camps in New York are being held via our tried and tested virtual classroom experience. Call us at (646) 870-1598 for more information on how to apply, or visit our Online Experience page to learn more about the transition.

No experience is required. While having some technical experience can help, our pre-course tutorials will get you up to speed to start learning on Day 1.

No, applicants do not need to be Columbia students. The UX/UI Boot Camp is offered through Columbia Engineering.

Below are some funding options for you to choose from. Please note that funding should be approved before you begin the process:

  • Full Tuition, Interest-Free Payment Plan: A deposit is required to secure your seat in the class. The rest of the tuition will be split into six equal monthly payments.
  • 24-Month Interest-Free Payment Plan: Once approved, you’ll pay your deposit and split the remaining tuition over 24 monthly installments with zero interest.

Please contact us to get details on tuition cost and any available loan options.

Part-Time Schedule

  • 24-week course
  • 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 Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: January 26, 2021
  • Full-Time: January 4, 2021

Data Analytics Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: November 2, 2020
  • Part-Time: November 18, 2020

UX/UI Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: November 30, 2020

Cybersecurity Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: February 9, 2021

FinTech Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: December 8, 2020

Digital Marketing Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: December 7, 2020

Tech Project Mgmt Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: Soon

UX/UI Curriculum

In today’s digital landscape, employers across industries and looking for innovators and creative thinkers with the skills to transform business through imaginative interfaces and engaging user experiences.

At Columbia Engineering UX/UI Boot Camp, you’ll learn both the theory and tools used by modern designers, employing user-centric design and a wealth of creative tools to build dynamic experiences.

Through immersive hands-on experience, you will not only learn the fundamental skills for UX research/UI design, but also demonstrate those skills on complex projects that bolster your portfolio.

UX/UI Part-Time

Learning Module: The “U” Of UX/UI


Description:
The common theme throughout this course is that we will be designing with users in mind. That being said, how do we know who our user is? What do they do? How do they act? Those are the questions we will strive to answer in this module as we dig into popular research techniques and methodologies.

What You Will Learn:
  • UX / Design Thinking
  • User Centered Design Research
  • Empathy & Users
  • UX Interviewing
  • Insight Synthesis
  • Persona Creation
  • Decision Mapping
  • Prototyping
  • User Testing

Learning Module: Interface Design


Description:
Interfaces need to be both engaging and intuitive in order to craft solid user experiences. Over the course of these few weeks, we will cover many of the necessary skills, technologies, and frameworks designers should know in order to make immersive applications.

What You Will Learn:
  • User Interaction
  • User Interface & Affordance
  • Invision
  • Project Management & Tools
  • User Centered Design
  • Accessibility & Usability
  • UI Patterns & Libraries
  • Atomic Design
  • Adobe XD

Learning Module: Visual Design Theory


Description:
While an interface that functions is a distinct necessity, an interface that draws the eye of its user is just as important. During this module, we will cover color theory, iconography, typography, and the many other crucial aspects of visual design that modern UI/UX developers need to provide a high-class, hands-on experience.

What You Will Learn:
  • Typography
  • Heuristics, Usability & UI Iterations
  • Continuity & Branding in UX & UI
  • Iconography

Learning Module: Web Prototyping and Interaction Design


Description:
What good is a solid interface if no one can use it? You will learn how to apply all of the knowledge you've acquired to create live applications on the web as full-fledged visual prototypes. Next, you will apply JavaScript and jQuery to your creation to incorporate more complex user interactions.

What You Will Learn:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • GitHub
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

Learning Module: Final Project


Description:
You will work in small groups to leverage the software, skills, and techniques learned throughout the course in this final project to showcase to the world what you've achieved.

What You Will Learn:
  • Dreaming up something fantastic and pushing the bounds of what is reasonable and achievable

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