Live, virtual classrooms.

Enter the product 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.

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Kick-start your UI/UX design career.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 UI/UX training provided by
industry-leading professionals in a live, virtual classroom.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

    The first course in our program introduces you to the foundations of visual, user interface, and user experience design and the many roles within the UI/UX industry.
  • Design Fundamentals

    The fundamentals phase of the curriculum reviews the basics of visual, UI, and UX design to help set the foundation for your design training. Learn to approach projects with a designer mindset while exploring important design tools, such as VR/AR, the IoT, Adobe Creative Cloud, and core UI/UX concepts.
  • How to Think Like a Designer

    This course focuses on shaping your perspective and teaches you to think like a professional designer by introducing you to the larger digital landscape, such as VR/AR, IoT, and how to design digital products in physical spaces.
  • Visual Design Essentials

    This course teaches the fundamentals of visual and graphic design, such as design principles, theory, and history. This course provides learners with an experiential understanding of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
  • UI Design Essentials

    In this course, you will develop visual design knowledge with a special focus on UI design. Learns will work on ensuring designs meet minimum standards as defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • UX Design Essentials

    This course teaches the foundations for various deliverables and common UX assets design professionals create on a daily basis. You will practice using the information architecture to organize information when building an app or website.
  • Design Process

    This phase explores the various ways you can approach a design project and aims to teach you the core fundamentals of the design process. You will examine the various steps in the design process in careful detail, performing tasks related to each aspect to help develop these crucial skills and knowledge.
  • Conducting Research

    Throughout this portion, you will learn design research methods to help you successfully build products that fit user, market, and business needs. Learners will explore remote tools such as Zoom, Miro, and Otter.ai.
  • Ideating & Prototyping

    Through our hands-on approach, you will learn to create sketches and paper prototypes before learning how to quickly identify viable design solutions using low- to mid-fidelity wireframes.
  • Usability Testing

    In this course, learners will explore usability tests, including the various kinds, how to set them up, and how to successfully conduct tests on your designs.
  • High-Fidelity Design

    Explore the importance of images, color, typography, and iconography and learn how to apply them to achieve an attractive, accessible, and functional product.
  • Microinteractions

    Learn the essentials of animations such as microinteractions, including when, where, and how to use them, and the various transitions used among digital states.
  • Design Collaboration

    Learning to work in teams and with other designers, professionals, or clients is a major aspect of working as a design professional. This phase emphasizes team participation and working with other classmates to help prepare you for a position in the industry. You will also touch on important subjects, such as front-end development and digital marketing. During this phase, you will work on your design portfolio, ultimately developing a professional portfolio you can showcase to potential employers.
  • Team Project

    The team project offers all learners the opportunity to work in a small team to build a product that leverages all of the skills, knowledge, and tools learned throughout the bootcamp. You can feature the project in your professional portfolio as an opportunity to showcase your learned skills.
  • Introduction to Front-End Development

    This course provides an in-depth overview of web development. You will learn how a website is built, starting with the basics of HTML and CSS.
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing

    Understanding digital marketing will provide you with a vital understanding of business and market demands. This course covers the essentials of digital marketing, including SEO, copywriting, and designing for social media.
  • Design Portfolios

    This portion of the course helps you develop a portfolio of case studies from your course projects.
  • Preparing for a Design Career

    This unique section of the course offers all learners personalized assistance with the training and tools needed to begin a career in UI/UX design.
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Introductory Course

9 Modules | 30 hours

The first course in our program introduces you to the foundations of visual, user interface, and user experience design and the many roles within the UI/UX industry.

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Design Fundamentals

The fundamentals phase of the curriculum reviews the basics of visual, UI, and UX design to help set the foundation for your design training. Learn to approach projects with a designer mindset while exploring important design tools, such as VR/AR, the IoT, Adobe Creative Cloud, and core UI/UX concepts.

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How to Think Like a Designer

3 Modules | 12 hours

This course focuses on shaping your perspective and teaches you to think like a professional designer by introducing you to the larger digital landscape, such as VR/AR, IoT, and how to design digital products in physical spaces.

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Visual Design Essentials

14 Modules | 54 hours

This course teaches the fundamentals of visual and graphic design, such as design principles, theory, and history. This course provides learners with an experiential understanding of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.

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UI Design Essentials

13 Modules | 48 hours

In this course, you will develop visual design knowledge with a special focus on UI design. Learns will work on ensuring designs meet minimum standards as defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

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UX Design Essentials

10 Modules | 40 hours

This course teaches the foundations for various deliverables and common UX assets design professionals create on a daily basis. You will practice using the information architecture to organize information when building an app or website.

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Design Process

This phase explores the various ways you can approach a design project and aims to teach you the core fundamentals of the design process. You will examine the various steps in the design process in careful detail, performing tasks related to each aspect to help develop these crucial skills and knowledge.

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Conducting Research

7 Modules | 26 hours

Throughout this portion, you will learn design research methods to help you successfully build products that fit user, market, and business needs. Learners will explore remote tools such as Zoom, Miro, and Otter.ai.

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Ideating & Prototyping

7 Modules | 26 hours

Through our hands-on approach, you will learn to create sketches and paper prototypes before learning how to quickly identify viable design solutions using low- to mid-fidelity wireframes.

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Usability Testing

5 Modules | 20 hours

In this course, learners will explore usability tests, including the various kinds, how to set them up, and how to successfully conduct tests on your designs.

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High-Fidelity Design

8 Modules | 26 hours

Explore the importance of images, color, typography, and iconography and learn how to apply them to achieve an attractive, accessible, and functional product.

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Microinteractions

2 Modules | 8 hours

Learn the essentials of animations such as microinteractions, including when, where, and how to use them, and the various transitions used among digital states.

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Design Collaboration

Learning to work in teams and with other designers, professionals, or clients is a major aspect of working as a design professional. This phase emphasizes team participation and working with other classmates to help prepare you for a position in the industry. You will also touch on important subjects, such as front-end development and digital marketing. During this phase, you will work on your design portfolio, ultimately developing a professional portfolio you can showcase to potential employers.

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Team Project

9 Modules | 36 hours

The team project offers all learners the opportunity to work in a small team to build a product that leverages all of the skills, knowledge, and tools learned throughout the bootcamp. You can feature the project in your professional portfolio as an opportunity to showcase your learned skills.

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Introduction to Front-End Development

5 Modules | 20 hours

This course provides an in-depth overview of web development. You will learn how a website is built, starting with the basics of HTML and CSS.

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Introduction to Digital Marketing

3 Modules | 12 hours

Understanding digital marketing will provide you with a vital understanding of business and market demands. This course covers the essentials of digital marketing, including SEO, copywriting, and designing for social media.

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Design Portfolios

8 Modules | 30 hours

This portion of the course helps you develop a portfolio of case studies from your course projects.

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Preparing for a Design Career

3 Modules | 12 hours

This unique section of the course offers all learners personalized assistance with the training and tools needed to begin a career in UI/UX design.

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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

$180

370-Hour Extended Program

$14,820

Requirements

Internet connection

Mac or Windows laptop
with minimum requirements

Adobe Creative Cloud

Figma

Passion for learning

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