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Discover How to Become
a UI/UX Professional

Learn the skills you need to enter the design workforce with confidence and conviction. Regardless of your professional background, you can learn to develop user-friendly digital spaces and products for various companies or industries. With the need for UI/UX professionals growing steadily, employers are on the lookout for qualified designers that can create aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly digital assets that engage the audience and help them find the solutions they need.

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Jump-Start a
Design Career

With an emphasis on hands-on training and project-based learning experiences, our curriculum aims
to provide learners with experiential knowledge of UI and UX design. Under the guidance of expert instructors,
you’ll become well-versed in the following in-demand industry tools.

Our Program Model

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas prepares you to become a highly adaptable design professional through
in-depth training and practice of the core skills and foundations of UI, UX, and visual design.

Introductory Course

Learners will begin their journey into UI/UX with our 30-hour Introductory Course. This allows you to get a taste for the program, field, and curriculum style before signing up for the Extended Program. You’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of user experience, user interface, and visual design and popular UI/UX positions you might be interested in upon entering the field.

400 In-Class Hours

Stretched over the course of 8 to 10 months, the full program is 370-hours, beginning after you successfully complete the 30-hour Introductory Course. You’ll explore in-depth training surrounding major components of the UI/UX industry and become familiar with industry tools experts are using in the field.

Career Services

Take advantage of personalized assistance in the form of one-on-one support to help you transition successfully from learner to design professional. The UNLV UI/UX Design Bootcamp career services team is readily available to help you clean up your resume, build a noteworthy LinkedIn profile, practice sitting for interviews, and more.

Train for a New Career in UI/UX Design

The UNLV UI/UX Design Bootcamp provides you with in-depth UI, UX, and visual design training provided by
industry experts in a collaborative environment.

Start With Basics

Before diving into advanced UI/UX subjects, learners will go through extensive fundamentals training to ensure they understand the essentials of user interface design, user experience design, web programming, and product design.

Understand Ethical Design

UI/UX professionals should be able to create ethical, inclusive, and accessible digital products and spaces for all users. Developing these skills will help give you the potential to reshape how users experience design in the digital world.

Build Your Strengths

Our curriculum has a multidisciplinary structure, allowing you to explore many different areas of UI/UX to get a better idea of what your strengths are and what you’d like to pursue as a career.

Showcase Your Professional Skills

Throughout the program, you’ll have collaborative and hands-on projects that you can include in your professional portfolio to show potential employers during interviews and job searches. This will help you display your technical abilities in addition to theoretical knowledge of UI/UX practices.

Enter the UI/UX
Design Field

in Under a Year
Download the 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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Set Your Sights.
Achieve Your Goals.

Explore the UNLV Three-Point Training Model

Technical
With technical training, learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding of various design software and tools and how to logically apply these when working on developing assets.

Theoretical
Knowing how to think and communicate like a UI/UX designer is crucial for brainstorming and developing new design ideas.

Practical
Our curriculum will provide you with the training you need to demonstrate your hands-on knowledge of UI, UX, and visual design.

Program Tuition

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas UI/UX Design Bootcamp provides all participants with access to our in-depth curriculum, as well as a plethora of educational resources and training material. In addition to recorded classroom sessions, instructor Q&A, and access to the Design Hub, you’ll have one-on-one consultations to help shape your future in UI/UX. Our expert instructors, career advisors, student success managers, and support teams will be available to help you prepare for a career in UI/UX design.

30-Hour Introductory Course

$500

370-Hour Extended Program

$14,500

Requirements

Mac or Windows laptop with
minimum requirements

Internet connection

Adobe Creative Cloud (all apps)

Figma (Sketch is optional, but recommended!)

Passion for learning

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