Kansas State University UI/UX Design Bootcamp

Learn in-demand UI/UX skills.

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Enter the graphic design field with UI/UX training.

Gain the skills you will need to become a UI or UX professional in the digital industry.

With the Kansas State University UI/UX Design Bootcamp, you can learn the skills required to develop elegant and user-friendly products in digital spaces. Quality UI/UX is a critical element for anyone with a digital presence. Brands are seeking designers with the ability to create products and spaces that engage their audience and provide quality solutions.

Kick-start your graphic design career.

Get first-hand experience working with industry-standard tools and software, such as:

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The road to your career as a UI/UX designer

The Kansas State University UI/UX Design Bootcamp prepares you with the skills you need to become a well-versed design professional via in-depth training, hands-on lessons, and essential courses dedicated to the fundamentals of UI, UX, and graphic design.

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Introductory course

Begin your journey into the digital design industry with our 30-hour Introductory Course. Our unique program emphasizes the fundamentals of designing successfully before diving into visual design, UI, and UX design. You’ll be able to explore potential career possibilities while getting a well-rounded education that will allow you to transition to different positions in the tech and design industries.

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400 in-class hours

After completing the 30-Hour Introductory Course, you’ll get started on the full program. In addition to in-depth lessons, hands-on assignments, and collaborative projects, learners will have access to our exclusive Design Hub. You’ll be able to use training resources, watch guest speakers, and explore design challenge ideas. Our courses highlight major components of the UI/UX industry and teach you how to use industry tools and software.

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Career services

Our program aims to help learners become job-ready professionals. We provide you with the skills, training, and knowledge needed to enter UI or UX positions. We also help you set up your career portfolio, build a LinkedIn profile, adjust your resume, and discover networking opportunities. Our career services team will work with you one-on-one to help you get ready to transition into a position with UI/UX responsibilities in the design or tech field.

Start training for a role in UI/UX

The K-State UI/UX Design Bootcamp provides you with comprehensive graphic design, and UI/UX training provided by industry-leading professionals in a live, virtual classroom.

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Perfect the fundamentals

We ensure learners understand how to think like a designer before diving into exploring the essentials of visual design, user interface, and user experience design. Our program dedicates multiple courses to the fundamentals before learning how to use industry-standard tools and techniques.

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Explore multidisciplinary cross-training

Our program emphasizes the various areas of UI, UX, and visual design to help you be a well-rounded design professional. We offer in-depth lectures, hands-on training assignments, an opportunity for a collaborative project, portfolio-building exercises, and more. In addition, you have access to our Design Hub portal, as well as Q&A sessions with instructors and networking opportunities.

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Learn ethical and accessible design practices

Learn to implement ethical and accessible design functions and features when designing digital products and spaces, such as websites, apps, software, and more. Our program teaches the importance of considering all audiences, especially those whose cultures, genders, or disabilities are often overlooked in popular media.

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Polish your professional skills

Once you’ve learned the fundamentals of UI, UX, and visual design and have explored how to research, design, and develop digital assets, you’ll be able to practice them with our real-world training activities, in-depth learning resources, and collaborative opportunities. You’ll have the opportunity to put these into a professional portfolio to show potential employers or clients.

Enter the design field
in under a year.

Download the UI/UX design course catalog

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Program

Overview

30-Hour Introductory Course ||
370-Hour Extended Program

Introductory Course

This course teaches what user interface, user experience design, and virtual design are and what type of responsibilities you can expect in a position with UI/UX responsibilities. You’ll be tested on your comprehension of the 30-hour course before moving on to the extended program.

How to Think Like a Designer

Before learning any fundamentals, you’ll be taught to think from the perspective of a design professional. Learners will explore in-demand tools designers use, such as how to implement digital design in physical spaces. Other topics like virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are also explored.

Visual Design Essentials

This course teaches you design fundamentals, such as history and theory of design, to better understand graphic and visual design essentials. This course teaches Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

UX Design Essentials

Like the previous section, this course focuses on UX assets to teach you how to develop and create functional digital assets. You will learn what the information architecture structure is and how to utilize it and organize your data when developing a design.

Conducting Research

Learn how to successfully conduct market research and design methods to develop products that meet user, market, and business needs. You will explore remote tools such as Miro, Otter.ai, and Zoom.

Ideating & Prototyping

In this course, you’ll learn how to design sketches and create paper prototypes you will later convert into low- and mid-fidelity wireframes. This is to help you learn how to layout and identify various design solutions.

Usability Testing

This course teaches what usability tests are, including their role in building web designs and programmings and how to set up and interpret these tests successfully.

High-Fidelity Design

With this section, you’ll use what you learned in the previous courses to develop a high-fidelity design. You’ll understand the importance of utilizing visual elements appropriately, including iconography, font, color, and graphics, to ensure a visually appealing and engaging product.

Microinteractions

This course teaches the function and principles of animation in design and how to craft virtual interactions that are enjoyable and useful.

Team Project

During this portion of the bootcamp, you will work with your classmates to produce a group project that allows you to practice working on a team. You’ll be able to showcase the project in your portfolio and demonstrate to potential employers that you are an invaluable member of a design team.

Introduction to Front-End Development

In this course, you’ll gain a comprehensive overview of web development and how to edit a website and prototype digital designs. Learners will explore the basics of HTML and CSS in this section.

Introduction to Digital Marketing

This portion focuses on the principles of digital marketing and the connection to UI/UX. You’ll learn essential concepts such as SEO, copywriting, and designing for social media.

Design Portfolios

You’ll be able to dedicate careful time and dedicate to developing a professional design portfolio that will showcase your hands-on UI/UX skills to potential employers or clients.

Preparing for a Design Career

Throughout the bootcamp, you’ll have access to career-prep resources, but this course will help you buckle down, develop a career path, and plan for your future as a UI/UX design professional.

Introductory Course
How to Think Like a Designer
Visual Design Essentials
UX Design Essentials
Conducting Research
Ideating & Prototyping
Usability Testing
High-Fidelity Design
Microinteractions
Team Project
Introduction to Front-End Development
Introduction to Digital Marketing
Design Portfolios
Preparing for a Design Career
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Introductory Course
30 Hours

This course teaches what user interface, user experience design, and virtual design are and what type of responsibilities you can expect in a position with UI/UX responsibilities. You’ll be tested on your comprehension of the 30-hour course before moving on to the extended program.

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How to Think Like a Designer
12 Hours

Before learning any fundamentals, you’ll be taught to think from the perspective of a design professional. Learners will explore in-demand tools designers use, such as how to implement digital design in physical spaces. Other topics like virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are also explored.

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Visual Design Essentials
54 hours

This course teaches you design fundamentals, such as history and theory of design, to better understand graphic and visual design essentials. This course teaches Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

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UX Design Essentials
40 Hours

Like the previous section, this course focuses on UX assets to teach you how to develop and create functional digital assets. You will learn what the information architecture structure is and how to utilize it and organize your data when developing a design.

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Conducting Research
26 Hours

Learn how to successfully conduct market research and design methods to develop products that meet user, market, and business needs. You will explore remote tools such as Miro, Otter.ai, and Zoom.

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Ideating & Prototyping
26 Hours

In this course, you’ll learn how to design sketches and create paper prototypes you will later convert into low- and mid-fidelity wireframes. This is to help you learn how to layout and identify various design solutions.

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Usability Testing
20 Hours

This course teaches what usability tests are, including their role in building web designs and programmings and how to set up and interpret these tests successfully.

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High-Fidelity Design
26 Hours

With this section, you’ll use what you learned in the previous courses to develop a high-fidelity design. You’ll understand the importance of utilizing visual elements appropriately, including iconography, font, color, and graphics, to ensure a visually appealing and engaging product.

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Microinteractions
8 Hours

This course teaches the function and principles of animation in design and how to craft virtual interactions that are enjoyable and useful.

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Team Project
36 Hours

During this portion of the bootcamp, you will work with your classmates to produce a group project that allows you to practice working on a team. You’ll be able to showcase the project in your portfolio and demonstrate to potential employers that you are an invaluable member of a design team.

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Introduction to Front-End Development
20 Hours

In this course, you’ll gain a comprehensive overview of web development and how to edit a website and prototype digital designs. Learners will explore the basics of HTML and CSS in this section.

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Introduction to Digital Marketing
12 Hours

This portion focuses on the principles of digital marketing and the connection to UI/UX. You’ll learn essential concepts such as SEO, copywriting, and designing for social media.

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Design Portfolios
30 Hours

You’ll be able to dedicate careful time and dedicate to developing a professional design portfolio that will showcase your hands-on UI/UX skills to potential employers or clients.

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Preparing for a Design Career
12 Hours

Throughout the bootcamp, you’ll have access to career-prep resources, but this course will help you buckle down, develop a career path, and plan for your future as a UI/UX design professional.

Achieve your goals with
our in-depth curriculum

Excel with the K-State three-point training model

Technical
Learners will demonstrate a technical understanding of in-demand design software, techniques, and tools and can think critically when applying these to building UI/UX assets.

Theoretical
You will be taught to think like a UI/UX designer and how to brainstorm and conceptualize design concepts successfully.

Practical
Finally, our curriculum focuses on training sessions so learners can confidently demonstrate hands-on knowledge of UI, UX, and visual design.

Program Tuition

The K-State UI/UX Design Bootcamp curriculum is designed and developed by industry-leading UI/UX professionals. You’ll gain access to all 15-courses in addition to a range of educational materials. All learners will also have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one consultations to shape their future in UI/UX. You’ll be able to connect with expert instructors, career advisors, student success managers, and support teams throughout the bootcamp.

30-Hour Introductory Course

$500

370-Hour Extended Program Services

$14,500

Requirements

Internet connection

Mac or Windows laptop with minimum requirements

Adobe Creative Cloud

Figma

Passion for learning

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