What Does It Mean to Be
a UI/UX Design Professional?

Everything you encounter online and in real life requires attention to its design.

User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design professionals pay attention to the visual problems that need solving to better serve the user and ensure that products, websites, and other experiences are easy and delightful to use.

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Gain the Skills Employers Are
Looking For

Our rigorous, hands-on curriculum focuses on real-world training with the tools professionals are using
today to build market-ready skills in under a year.

More Than Designers

At the University of Miami UI/UX Design Professional Bootcamp, we develop visual problem-solvers
who shape the way others experience the world. Take the first step in becoming a UI/UX professional
with our hands-on curriculum.

Introductory Course

Get a taste of the UI/UX design field with our 30-hour Introductory Course. Learn the basics of visual, UX, and UI design and get a sneak peek at the roles that will be available if you decide to move on and complete the extended program.

400 Program Hours

Get hands-on experience with industry-leading tools and software, including Adobe Creative Suite for digital design, Miro to synthesize research, Figma to create high-fidelity mockups, basic front-end development with HTML and CSS, and so much more!

Project-Based Learning

Go beyond theory with experiential learning to fully grasp complex design concepts. Interactive design workshops and collaborative, hands-on projects give you the real-world experience to confidently execute and grow throughout your career.

Specialized Courses

Our curriculum doesn’t focus exclusively on design. It covers next-generation technology, digital marketing, and front end development. This diversity builds confidence in various roles and projects, giving learners a competitive edge in the job market.

Career Services

Personalized consultations with our experienced career services team prepare you for the transition from student to professional once you complete the course. Learners will have access to career prep services such as resume writing, LinkedIn profile building, interview coaching, and job placement assistance.

Transform From Student to Professional

The University of Miami UI/UX Design Professional Bootcamp develops highly adaptable professionals with a comprehensive, hands-on curriculum led by design pioneers committed to supporting you every step of the way.

Focus on Fundamentals

With 200 hours dedicated to the fundamentals, learners are set up for success regardless of their previous experience. Learn the history, evolution, and future of the design industry from the professionals who live it every day.

Cross-Discipline Training

This course is your one-stop-shop for well-rounded design education. Learn UX and UI, how to think like a designer, and build the confidence to defend your design choices. Both Mac and PC devices are welcome!

Develop Ethical Design Skills

Great design creates an ethical experience, taking into account accessibility and inclusivity. Our diverse team of instructors will show you the way!

Professional Career Prep

Our project-based curriculum helps you to build a final portfolio that showcases your knowledge and skills. A dedicated team of student success professionals and career coaches are at your side throughout the course to get you interview-ready.

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.

See what else you’ll learn.
Download a copy of
our Course Catalog.

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Meet Your
Expert Instructors

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Sylke Lopez

Senior UX Designer

"It all starts with the
curious and humble 'why' "

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Eddie Gomez

Experience Design Director

"The Big Lebowski of UX"

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Mary Blabaum

Interface Design Expert

"Today's accomplishments are
yesterday's impossibilities."

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Career Prep That Goes
Beyond the Basics

Become a well-rounded design professional with
our three-point training model.

Technical
Learn the abilities and limitations of industry-standard design software and tools, as well as the logistics of using them in your day-to-day work and collaboration.

Theoretical
Develop design-focused thought processes while reinforcing your existing creative abilities. This will help you to think like a designer and understand and defend your design choices.

Practical
Gain hands-on experience while practicing a variety of skills by designing digital and physical products as you progress through the course.

Gain Design Skills.
Lead With Confidence.

Take the first step towards the career of your dreams.

Program Tuition

$14,500 plus
$500 for Introductory Course

30-Hour Introductory Course

Get a feel for the course
before you commit!

Requirements

Internet Access

A thirst for learning

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