Learn To Design a
Better Digital World

The UX/UI Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte | Become an End-to-End UX/UI Professional in 24 Weeks

  • Global Network: Access to career services and a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.
  • 360-Degree Mastery: Go beyond UX/UI with a holistic focus on design and front end web development.
  • Student Success: Stay on track with personalized academic support.
  • Career Support: Leverage free professional resources throughout your career.

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October 7

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24 weeks, part-time

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Classes:

9 hours per week

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What Is UX/UI?

Great design goes beyond stunning aesthetics. Learn to harness cutting-edge tools to create effective user-centric experiences. While UX and UI go hand in hand, they are two distinct, related disciplines. At The UX/UI Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte, you’ll learn both, in addition to web prototyping. Your learning will culminate in a portfolio that showcases in-demand skills — from storyboards and prototypes to interactive apps and responsive websites.

UX: The Functionality

User experience (UX) design is focused on eliminating friction for the user of a product or service. UX includes: interaction design; information architecture; wireframing; product design; plus user research, testing, and data.

UX designer was one of Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America for 2022.1

1 Best Jobs in America. (2022). Glassdoor. Retrieved March 8, 2023.

UI: The Look

User interface (UI) represents how users interact with and experience digital products and services. UI includes brand expression, visual communication, accessibility, graphic design, color, layout, and typography.

Digital design jobs are expected to grow 23% between 2021 and 2031 — much faster than the national average.2

2 Web Developers and Digital Designers. (2022). Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved March 8, 2023.

The Support You Need to Transform Your Career

UX/UI is essential in our increasingly digital world. At The UX/UI Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte, we’re committed to equipping you with the fundamental skills you need to make an impact, while providing unparalleled support and resources before, during, and after your boot camp.

  • Stay on track with a dedicated student success advisor.
  • edX Xpert support available for students 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Connect with engaged instructors, teaching assistants, and peers for academic support.
  • Additional academic services may be available in select boot camps.
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Innovative Curriculum. In-Demand Skills.

In 24 weeks, The UX/UI Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte will prepare you with relevant hard and soft skills needed to solve big design challenges as an end-to-end UX/UI professional. Our curriculum is designed to help learners become code conversational in front-end web development. Students are encouraged to understand coding basics to collaborate effectively with developers.

Our user-centric curriculum is delivered through live, online classes and high-quality coursework. Our instructors are fully vetted by the university and offer 1-on-1 virtual guidance to learners throughout the program.

Learn to understand the user journey through leading research techniques and methodologies.

What you will learn: 

  • User-centered design
  • Design research methods
  • Figma / Figjam
  • UX interviewing
  • Brainstorming, ideation, and insight synthesis
  • Personas, archetypes, and storytelling creation
  • Decision and journey mapping
  • Prototyping and iterative design
  • Accessibility and usability
  • Usability testing
  • Project management

A deep dive into the necessary skills, technologies, and frameworks designers need to master in order to create functional and engaging web and mobile applications.

What you will learn:

  • User Interface (UI) design
  • Heuristic analysis
  • HTML and CSS
  • Responsive web design (RWD)
  • Bootstrap and RWD design
  • UI patterns and libraries
  • Branding and consistency
  • Color, typography, and iconography
  • Information architecture
  • Layout and navigation design
  • Design systems and components
  • Multimodal design

Create live web applications as full-fledged prototypes and experiment with more complex user interactions.

What you will learn:

  • Web portfolios and case studies
  • Design interviewing
  • Whiteboard challenges
  • Web Hosting and no-code technologies
  • JavaScript
  • Presenting and pitching ideas
  • RWD prototyping
  • Collaborative development and design handoff

Now You’re Ready

By the time you’ve completed the boot camp, you will have mastered in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of relevant, real-world projects, and earned a valuable Certificate of Completion.

Learn on Your Schedule

This is a part-time online program designed for working professionals like you who want to learn UX/UI to start, advance, or excel in a design career.

Time to complete24 weeks
Live classes9 hrs/week
Homework & projects 20+ hrs/week
Class time3 weekday evenings (3 hrs/class)

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UX/UI boot camp fee: $13,000

Interest-Free Payment Plan

Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments with no interest.

24-Month Interest-Free
Payment Plan

Once approved, you’ll pay your deposit and split the remaining tuition over 24 monthly installments with zero interest.

Pay in Full Discount

Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive $1,000 off your total fee.

Alumni Scholarship

Alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship when paid in full.

Climb Credit

Helps students find and fund career training programs.

Employer Funding

Use available educational benefits or tuition sponsorship from your employer.

Sallie Mae

Offers private student educational loans.

edX Boot Camps does not receive any commissions or payments for referrals or successful loan applications. The lender’s loan approval criteria will apply and you should consider the terms and conditions of any loan carefully. We are not credit advisors. We make no representations about whether you will be given a loan or whether a loan will be suitable for you. We are not responsible for representations made to you by any credit provider.

A Powerful Educational Partnership

About UNC Charlotte

With more than 75,000 alumni in the Charlotte area alone, #NinerNation ties are strong throughout the Queen City. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university, leveraging its location in N.C.’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs in the undergraduate, graduate, and noncredit/professional development sectors. UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies is committed to helping its students achieve their goals, from the conveniently located Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte City Center in Uptown Charlotte, just steps from the 7th Street Market and First Ward Park.

This program is offered through the UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies in partnership with edX.

About edX

edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.

About the Boot Camp

The Next UX/UI Boot Camp Starts October 7. Reserve Your Spot Today!

It only takes a minute to request information. You will be put in touch with an admissions advisor who can answer questions and get your application started.