Why UI/UX Design?
Whether you want to get into graphic design, upskill, or gain practical experience, our bootcamp can help you achieve your career goals.
As companies continue to grow their digital presence, the demand for qualified graphic designers is skyrocketing, offering professionals abundant opportunities in UI/UX design.
Diverse Career Paths
The graphic design field is brimming with variety and allows people of all interests, backgrounds, and abilities to pursue a career path that fulfills them.
The growing need for qualified designers results in hefty competition among employers to attract top talent, meaning organizations pay more for skilled graphic design professionals, including UI/UX positions.
Everything You Need to
At the California State University, Long Beach UI/UX Design Professional Bootcamp, your success is our mission. The program is curated to ensure learners of all skill levels complete the program with the training and knowledge necessary to go from novice to professional in less than a year. No experience is required.
30-Hour Test Drive
Get a glimpse into a career as a UI/UX professional without having to financially commit to the full program immediately. Our 30-hour Introductory Course is here to help you understand the graphic design field and make the best decision for your future.
Learn by Doing
Go beyond a quick, six-week bootcamp with our 400-hour curriculum that ensures comprehension and competency with advanced graphic design concepts. Attend live classes and access recorded sessions any time to playback sections you may have missed or revisit a topic you want to reinforce. With a routinely updated curriculum, our fully online evening and weekend classes give you the hands-on experience you need to excel in your career.
Learn from Experts
Each course is developed and led by real UI/UX design experts to help learners meet industry standards. Multiple instructors are present in every live session (never pre-recorded!) to give each learner the attention they need. Office hours, Q&A sessions, and individual mentorships are also available to provide insights that can only come from years of experience.
Learn More with Design Hub
Gain access to downloadable resources with our asynchronous Design Hub feature. Participants of the extended program will have access to downloadable resources, such as pre-recorded panel discussions with guest speakers, design challenge ideas, curated tutorials and how-to guides for software, and more. Learners can use these materials throughout the course to provide additional training and practice outside of classroom sessions.
Get Career Assistance
Our career services team consists of experts in job placement assistance. From an early stage, you’ll receive interview coaching, craft a professional resume and receive tips on how to set up a LinkedIn profile that highlights your strengths and skills for employers.
✔️ Dedicated coaching and personal branding
✔️ Access to job leads and industry professionals
✔️ Continued coaching up to 6 months post-certificate
Get Success Managers
Student Success Managers (SSMs) provide a personal touch to your learning experience to further your success. From day one, SSMs guide you, keep you accountable, and facilitate additional resources when necessary, such as exam retests and tutoring sessions.
Work With Industry-Leading Software
Learners will gain hands-on training with industry-leading tools and software to help them develop job-ready skills you can showcase in your portfolio.
✔️ How to design digital and physical products using the Adobe Creative Suite
✔️ How to conduct user interviews and usability tests using Zoom and Otter.ai
✔️ How to synthesize research and brainstorm remotely using Miro
✔️ How to create high-fidelity mockups using Figma
✔️ The basics of front-end development with HTML and CSS
✔️ Develop a professional portfolio you can showcase to employers
Becoming a UI/UX
See if graphic design is right for you with this short guide.
What type of UI/UX position are out there? Let this handy guide show you what to expect.
With our professional part-time bootcamp, you can begin or advance your graphic design career in less than a year.
Expert-led classes with immersive, real-world training prepare you for a successful career—no experience required.
INTRODUCTORY COURSE 30 HOURS
DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS180 HOURS
- How to Think Like a Designer
- Visual Design Essentials
- UX Design Essentials
- Conducting Research
DESIGN PROCESS 180 HOURS
- Ideating & Prototyping
- Usability Testing
- High-Fidelity Design
DESIGN COLLABORATION110 HOURS
- Team Project
- Introduction to Front-End Development
- Introduction to Digital Marketing
- Design Portfolios
- Preparing for a Design Career
- Final Project: Professional Portfolio
UI/UX DESIGN CERTIFICATE
Demonstrate your expertise with popular design and UI/UX tools.
Get Familiar with Industry-Leading Software
Gain the advantage of building foundational knowledge by learning industry tools under the guidance of professionals. Our instructors will help you practice using today’s leading software and programs to help you prepare for a career in graphic design.
Learn Digital Design.
Unlock a Variety of Career Paths.
Our part-time online program combines over a dozen courses that will open the door to multiple career options to help you pursue your desired career, including:
Foster positive interactions with a product by understanding and supporting user behavior.
Use visual elements to improve product usability for the end-user.
Work together with UX Designer to ensure the design is feasible and executed effectively between engineering and design teams.
Analyze and address consumer behavior with data-driven insights.
Maintain responsibility for the entire process of creating products and usable experiences.
Design the end-to-end journey to improve interactions between the service provider and its customers.
Visually communicate concepts either by hand or with computer software.
Focuses on the business strategy behind a product and its functional requirements. Generally also manages product and feature launches.
Explore user interaction to develop interactive products and experiences.
Use creative briefs and client feedback to create the concepts, artwork, and blueprint for digital projects.