"97% of eligible alumni get a tech job within 180 days of graduation"
Are there program requirements? You need to have at least a B2 level in written and spoken English, a computer, (Mac or PC ) and an internet connection. Mac is preferred since we teach Sketch which is a Mac-only program. However, we suggest alternatives and provide resources for PC users.
What’s the "catch" for the job guarantee? The requirements you’ll need to meet to be eligible for the job guarantee are based on what we know from experience will make graduates successful in their job search. We are very transparent about these requirements so that they’re easier for you to follow. Some of the requirements include: You have successfully completed 100% of your CareerFoundry program, you are applying to at least five jobs a week, and you live in a metropolitan area with a population above 200K people in any of the following countries: USA, Canada, European Union or EFTA countries, UK, Australia, or New Zealand (or you’re willing to relocate). Check out our terms and conditions for a complete list of requirements. Or connect with one of our Career Advisors to find out if you would be eligible for the job guarantee.
What kind of job can I get after the program? You will be ready for “Junior UX Designer” or “UX Designer” or “UX/UI designer” (if you choose the UI specialization) roles based on the curriculum. If you have transferable skills from your previous career, you can potentially land a more senior role; your Career Specialist will help you to craft the right story. Many job ads for UX designers ask for 2+ years of experience, but it is often part of their “wishlist” rather than a requirement.
Is the program 100% online? Yes, the program is entirely online so that you can study flexibly according to your own schedule. You get access to our active student community on Slack and, after the program, you will have a global network of other ambitious alumni and mentors to support you.
UX Design Program details In this program, you will:
Learn all of the skills, tools, and processes necessary to become a UX designer
Work with a Mentor who has 8+ years of industry experience and a Tutor for your day‑to‑day feedback
Receive tailored coaching from our Career Services Team to ensure you stand out at interviews
Build an impressive portfolio out of the real‑world projects you complete on the program
Land a job as a UX designer with the help of our Career Specialists
What you need:
The motivation to transform your career The program requires commitment as it takes about 600 hours to complete. You should be prepared to set aside at least 15 hours per week to study.
A computer (Mac or PC) and an internet connection.
An interest in UX design If you are already reading books and blog posts about UX, that is a great sign. If you are unsure that UX is really for you, you can find out in the following ways:Take our free UX short course. Learn about the difference between UX and UI design. Get a free consultation with one of our Career Advisors who will give you personal feedback on which direction to go based on your interests and goals.
What you don't need:
A background in design or tech
You don’t need a college degree or previous work experience that is related to design or tech in order to be successful on the program or land a job. The program has been built to take you from beginner to job-ready. A study by job board Indeed found that 84% of employers think bootcamp grads are ‘more prepared’ or ‘just as prepared’ to be high performers as degree holders. (Indeed)
Unlimited free time.
You can study part-time alongside your job with an average of 15 hours per week to finish the program in 10 months, which is the maximum program length. You can also complete the program faster than this by committing more than 15 hours per week to the coursework.
To learn all on your own
The program combines the flexibility of online learning with the accountability and one-on-one attention traditionally associated with brick-and-mortar institutions. Much like a college professor might inspire you to pursue a career in a certain field, your Mentor, Tutor, Career Specialist and Student Advisor will all help keep you motivated and on track.
Fully online 5 months at 30 hrs/week or up to 10 months at 15 hrs/week
Mentorship Our UX Mentors are rated 4.93/5 from over 4000 student reviews
Career support Free job preparation course and expert career coaching included
Become a UX designer in under 10 months
Learn flexibly online without having to quit your job
Work with expert mentors and build your portfolio
Why become a UX designer?
A creative job you will love. UX is a satisfying job if you are curious about human behavior and passionate about how design shapes the products and services around you. UX Designer was rated as one of the best 15 jobs in America for 2017.
High demand means high pay. Employers struggle to find qualified UX designers and the demand keeps growing. The average Junior UX Designer salary in the United States is $69,489 per year, while Senior UX Designers can earn as much as $119,841.
A flexible career path. As a UX designer, you will have the opportunity to work for startups, agencies, large corporates, on a freelance basis, or even remotely.
Why choose CareerFoundry?
Human-centric learning. Our two-person mentor model ensures that you get all the support you need. You’ll have a Tutor—an experienced UX designer responsible for evaluating your exercises within 24 hours of submission, and a Mentor—a UX industry expert who gives detailed written, video, and on-call feedback on your portfolio pieces.
Flexibility with accountability Study at a flexible pace within the 10-month program duration, working a minimum of 15 hours per week. Your Mentor, Tutor, Student Advisor, and Career Specialist will help you stay on track and accountable.
Successful, satisfied graduates With 97% of our eligible alumni getting a UX design job within 180 days of graduation at top companies including Google, Apple, and Amazon, you can be confident that taking the program will get you where you want to go—working as a UX designer in a job you love.