University of Kansas UX/UI Boot Camp

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Learn UX/UI Online in 24 Weeks

In today’s technology-driven world, phrases like “responsive design” and “user-friendly interface” have become increasingly important across industries. Now more than ever, companies need innovative thinkers with the ability to transform their businesses through optimized interfaces and seamless user experiences.

KU UX/UI Boot Camp can help equip you with the training you need for this rewarding field in just 24 weeks.

Our boot camp is designed to give you the flexibility you need to balance your work-life schedule while providing you with the structure and support you need to be successful in achieving your career goals.

Our program combines the best of online education: engaging hands-on projects and live, interactive online classes led by expert instructors.

Whether it’s for a new promotion or job, our program will help you gain hands-on experience and build a portfolio of projects that showcases your new skills and demonstrates your value to any organization.

Why choose our UX/UI program?

  • Get hands-on training and instruction in high-demand UX/UI design methodology, user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more.*
  • Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time through a flexible online format with live classes nine hours per week.
  • Tap into our wide range of career-planning services to help you succeed in the field, including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, job referrals, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion after studying part-time over 24 weeks in our UX/UI program.

Go Beyond UX & UI Training

Learn competitive skills with a holistic focus on both design and front end development to help you build more imaginative interfaces, smarter user experiences, and collaborate with greater efficiency across product teams.

Through an immersive online experience, you’ll learn the fundamentals for user experience research and user interface design, including:

User-Centric Design Research

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Practices
  • Information Architecture and Flow
  • User Need Identification
  • User Experience Interviewing
  • Persona Creation
  • Insight Synthesis

Visual Prototyping and Wireframing

  • Adobe XD
  • Figma
  • Google Slides
  • Storyboarding
  • Decision Mapping
  • Decision Flow Diagrams

User Interface Development

  • Atomic Design
  • UI Grids and Composition
  • Color Theory
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Typography
  • Interaction Design and Iconography

Web Prototyping

  • HTML/CSS
  • GitHub
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

* Note: These topics are subject to change based on local market demand and the input of our hiring partners.

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A Community Of Advocates On Your Side

When learning a new set of skills, it’s important to have help available when you need it. Our online UX/UI boot camp offers you a comprehensive network of support from a team of people who have your back, including:

Support Graph

Get support from instructors and teaching assistants during live class sessions.

Qualified students will have access to free tutoring upon request and receive up to an hour a week of 1:1 time with a skilled tutor to discuss class material, code reviews, or career related questions.

Students receive support from a dedicated team throughout their boot camp journey. Whether you need a coach, some inspiration, or someone to talk to about catching up on homework, you’ll always have someone there to help.

You will have access to a dedicated career director and profile coach that will help frame your past experience in a compelling way and help you prepare to land your dream job after completing the boot camp. The Career Services Team offers:

  • Industry speakers and events
  • Resume, LinkedIn, and portfolio development
  • Technical and behavioral interview preparation

Students will have a classroom full of fellow aspiring UX/UI professionals to collaborate with, ask questions or motivate each other through difficult material. The class environment allows students to bolster their professional network, extending beyond program completion. Once you complete the program, you will become a member of our boot camp alumni community, which brings a wealth of networking opportunities.

Why Join Our Online UX/UI Boot Camp

Our online UX/UI boot camp was built for a wide range of individuals, whether they are full-time working professionals, students, or people looking to take their first professional job. All professions are welcome and if any of the following applies to you, this could be the opportunity you’re looking for:

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You’re a design professional, such as a graphic designer or visual designer, who wants to attain a broader skill set in the wake of their organization’s digital transformation.

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You’re a technical professional who wants to transition into UX/UI and understand how to apply design thinking and user interface design to their organization’s problems.

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You’re a tech enthusiast looking to gain the skills and experience to get their foot in the door in the world of design.

How to Apply to KU UX/UI Boot Camp

1. Submit Form. Fill out the contact form and select the program you’re interested in to request more information.
2. Interview and Application. An advisor will connect with you to discuss program details and answer any questions you may have. Then, you will fill out a short application.
3. Assessment. Complete a basic multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. No prior industry knowledge is required.
4. Enrollment. Once you are accepted into the program, you will determine which financial option is right for you. Secure your seat by signing your enrollment agreement and paying your deposit.

KU UX/UI Boot Camp Schedule

Part-Time UX/UI Boot Camp

  • 24-week online program
  • Learn through scheduled instructor-led online classes three days per week
  • Dedicate 9 hours of scheduled in-class time per week and a minimum of 20+ hours outside of class on hands-on projects

Currently Enrolling:

» Coding Boot Camp

  • Part-Time 03/25/24

» Data Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 03/11/24

» Cybersecurity Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 03/25/24

» UX/UI Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 04/08/24

Frequently Asked Questions

KU UX/UI Boot Camp is offered through our flexible online format, combining live classes with engaging project work. Fill out the form below to get started or learn more.

No prior UX/UI knowledge or experience is required. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare before classes begin.

No, applicants do not need to be KU students. This program is offered through University of Kansas Jayhawk Global.

The part-time program is 6 months (24 weeks) long.


Learn more about KU UX/UI Boot Camp by calling an admissions advisor at (913) 439-1919 or filling out the form below.


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