Southern Methodist University UX/UI Design and Development Boot Camp

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Learn UX/UI in 24 Weeks

Online UX/UI Boot Camp in the Dallas Region

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.

Southern Methodist University UX/UI Design and Development Boot Camp can help equip you with the training you need for this rewarding field in just 24 weeks.

Structured Flexibility

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.

Innovative Instruction

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

Real-World Projects

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 Design and Development 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 HTML and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript 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 from SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE).

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-Centered Design Research

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

Visual Prototyping and Wireframing

  • Figma
  • Sketching and Ideation
  • Storytelling
  • Storyboarding
  • Journey Mapping
  • Interactive Prototyping
  • Usability Testing

User Interface Development

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

Web Prototyping

  • GitHub
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript

*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 Design and Development Boot Camp offers you a comprehensive network of support from a team of people who have your back, including:

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  • 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 Design and Development 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.

About the Boot Camp

This boot camp, offered in partnership with edX, is made available through a unique consortium delivery model to provide skills-based learning to participants across Dallas and beyond. Participants will be taught by a university-approved instructor, while learning alongside students from other consortium-participating universities and institutions. Upon meeting the completion requirements, participants will be issued a certificate from SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE).

How to Apply to the 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 financing option is right for you. Secure your seat by signing your enrollment agreement and paying your deposit.

UX/UI Design and Development 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 nine hours of scheduled in-class time per week and a minimum of 20+ hours outside of class on hands-on projects

Frequently Asked Questions

Southern Methodist University UX/UI Design and Development Boot Camp is offered through our 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 SMU students. This program is offered through SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE).

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

Learn more about Southern Methodist University UX/UI Design and Development Boot Camp by calling an admissions advisor at (214) 775-9982 or filling out the form below.

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