Walk into any tech company, find the person who has super stylish glasses or who looks like they still listen to vinyl records, and there is a good chance you’ve located a UX Designer. They often look different because they are different.
The world is full of billions of people who every day interact with millions of lines of code in websites, applications, and software. The UX designer’s job is to stand between all that code and the human beings that have to use it. This is because they care about human-centered design.
They are obsessed with layouts, the organization of information, menus, navigation, processes, flows, and how people experience things in the real world. Sure, they can bore you by explaining (at length) the difference between a font and a typeface, but they can also turn helpful technologies into works of art. Some are also familiar with UI design.
Great Problem Solvers
Big Picture Thinkers
Would You Make a Good UX Designer?
It takes more than style and a good eye to be a skilled UX Designer. Students who excel in the UX Design course and in this field are often:
What Is Taught in the
UX Design Course?
The UX course is a 16-week (part-time) program that prepares you for entry-level work in the field of UX Design. In the UX design bootcamp, you’ll learn about research, prototyping, information architecture, and how to design websites and applications.
The part-time course is made to fit into the life of working professionals. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM MT, and on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM MT.
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Where Are UX Design Courses Taught?
We hope you like options, because we have a couple right here. You can study UX in-person at our Lehi, Utah campus—complete with mountain views, soda machines, and real-life Legos to design with—or you can study remotely from the convenience of your home.
Tuition for the in-person courses is $$9,900 (with housing included for full-time students). The remote course tuition is $$9,900. If you don’t happen to have a few thousand dollars under your sofa cushions, we have a selection of helpful financing options. (Housing is not currently available due to COVID-19.)
Some people get nervous about applying, but there is no need. The application isn’t so much about proving your worth to us, but us helping you to determine if this course is a good fit for you. There’s no commitment during the application process, which has three parts:
If you complete your application successfully, you’ll be admitted. At that point it will be up to you whether you want to politely decline or pay your seat deposit and move ahead.
The consultation is a 20-30 minute chat with an admissions counselor about you, your goals, and your questions.
The skill review is an opportunity to try a little UX work before you commit to the program.
How Can Studying UX Design Help With Your Career?
We don’t know the future, but we have a hunch that computers are here to stay. More software, apps, and websites running on more devices—from ultra-wide monitors to tiny watches—will mean more designing of interfaces, menus, navigation, and processes.
If you’re just starting out, getting into an entry-level UX position can lead to a lot of happy years doing work that makes a difference to product users. If you’re already working in a career you enjoy—perhaps as a developer, product manager, or graphic designer—adding UX skills to your resume can open new doors and make you an even more valuable resource to a future company.