Live, Virtual Classroom Environment

Study UI and UX Design

Train under industry professionals who will teach you in-demand design skills and how to develop elegant and engaging digital spaces.
User interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design career paths are growing in demand. UI/UX is an essential part of any user-friendly digital design. Clients and employers are currently seeking skillfully trained design professionals who understand the importance of accessible and inclusive design.

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Train Using
In-Demand Tools

Our curriculum focuses on experiential training and provides learners with the opportunity to gain hands-on
knowledge of industry-leading design tools and software. You will work on UI and UX assets using standard
programs, such as:

Discover Our
Curriculum Benefits

The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School UI/UX Design Boot Camp offers you an opportunity to develop
hands-on skills that focus on UI, UX, and visual design fundamentals.

Portfolio-Building Projects

Under the guidance of experienced professionals, you will work on various projects and training sessions on your own and alongside your classmates. You can showcase your experience within your professional portfolio, which showcases your skills to potential clients and employers.

400 Program Hours

Our boot camp features 15 specialized courses, spanning a total of 400-in class hours. This includes our 30-hour Introductory Course, which allows learners to test-drive the program before financially committing to the Extended Course. You’ll learn important fundamentals throughout the full program, including researching, designing, and developing UI/UX assets. Additionally, participants will gain access to a wealth of educational resources, such as the Design Hub.

Career Services

Gain access to dedicated career services and resources to help you become job-ready. Throughout the Extended Program, you will have the opportunity to meet with career coaches, and dedicated career advisors to help you develop your resume, portfolio, and desired career trajectory.


Note: job placement is not guaranteed.

Develop a Multidisciplinary Skill Set

You will work under the guidance of instructors who have real-world experience in the UI and UX design fields. Using our comprehensive curriculum, your instructors will work closely with you to help you gain the necessary skills to succeed in the design field as a UI/UX professional.

Learn the Fundamentals

In your first week, your instructor will introduce you to the fundamentals of product design, visual design, user interface design, and user experience design. You will learn how to think like a designer and initiate design processes and workflow methodologies that professionals use to develop new ideas and solve user problems.

Explore Various Areas of Design

The program provides you with a multidisciplinary skill set by introducing you to various areas of design. Learners will gain a well-rounded understanding of UI/UX design best practices and fundamentals of coding, digital marketing, and more.

Learn Ethical and Inclusive Design Practices

Creating an inclusive, accessible space for your audience is an integral part of UI/UX design. In addition to learning how to develop elegant, user-friendly digital products, the curriculum will highlight how to ensure your designs are accessible, inclusive, and ethical.

Improve Your Professional Skills

Instructors follow a project-based teaching model, providing you with a hands-on training method. You will gain hands-on experience designing digital spaces and products under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Enter the design field
in under a year.
Download the UI/UX
design course catalog.

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Program

Overview

30-Hour Introductory Course | 370-Hour Extended Program

  • Introductory Course

    The first course in our program introduces you to the foundations of visual, user interface, and user experience design and the many roles within the UI/UX industry.
  • Design Fundamentals

    The fundamentals phase of the curriculum reviews the basics of visual, UI, and UX design to help set the foundation for your design training. Learn to approach projects with a designer mindset while exploring important design tools, such as VR/AR, the IoT, Adobe Creative Cloud, and core UI/UX concepts.
  • How to Think Like a Designer

    This course focuses on shaping your perspective and teaches you to think like a professional designer by introducing you to the larger digital landscape, such as VR/AR, IoT, and how to design digital products in physical spaces.
  • Visual Design Essentials

    This course teaches the fundamentals of visual and graphic design, such as design principles, theory, and history. This course provides learners with an experiential understanding of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
  • UI Design Essentials

    In this course, you will develop visual design knowledge with a special focus on UI design. Learns will work on ensuring designs meet minimum standards as defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • UX Design Essentials

    This course teaches the foundations for various deliverables and common UX assets design professionals create on a daily basis. You will practice using the information architecture to organize information when building an app or website.
  • Design Process

    This phase explores the various ways you can approach a design project and aims to teach you the core fundamentals of the design process. You will examine the various steps in the design process in careful detail, performing tasks related to each aspect to help develop these crucial skills and knowledge.
  • Conducting Research

    Throughout this portion, you will learn design research methods to help you successfully build products that fit user, market, and business needs. Learners will explore remote tools such as Zoom, Miro, and Otter.ai.
  • Ideating & Prototyping

    Through our hands-on approach, you will learn to create sketches and paper prototypes before learning how to quickly identify viable design solutions using low- to mid-fidelity wireframes.
  • Usability Testing

    In this course, learners will explore usability tests, including the various kinds, how to set them up, and how to successfully conduct tests on your designs.
  • High-Fidelity Design

    Explore the importance of images, color, typography, and iconography and learn how to apply them to achieve an attractive, accessible, and functional product.
  • Microinteractions

    Learn the essentials of animations such as microinteractions, including when, where, and how to use them, and the various transitions used among digital states.
  • Design Collaboration

    Learning to work in teams and with other designers, professionals, or clients is a major aspect of working as a design professional. This phase emphasizes team participation and working with other classmates to help prepare you for a position in the industry. You will also touch on important subjects, such as front-end development and digital marketing. During this phase, you will work on your design portfolio, ultimately developing a professional portfolio you can showcase to potential employers.
  • Team Project

    The team project offers all learners the opportunity to work in a small team to build a product that leverages all of the skills, knowledge, and tools learned throughout the bootcamp. You can feature the project in your professional portfolio as an opportunity to showcase your learned skills.
  • Introduction to Front-End Development

    This course provides an in-depth overview of web development. You will learn how a website is built, starting with the basics of HTML and CSS.
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing

    Understanding digital marketing will provide you with a vital understanding of business and market demands. This course covers the essentials of digital marketing, including SEO, copywriting, and designing for social media.
  • Design Portfolios

    This portion of the course helps you develop a portfolio of case studies from your course projects.
  • Preparing for a Design Career

    This unique section of the course offers all learners personalized assistance with the training and tools needed to begin a career in UI/UX design.
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Introductory Course

9 Modules | 30 hours

The first course in our program introduces you to the foundations of visual, user interface, and user experience design and the many roles within the UI/UX industry.

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Design Fundamentals

The fundamentals phase of the curriculum reviews the basics of visual, UI, and UX design to help set the foundation for your design training. Learn to approach projects with a designer mindset while exploring important design tools, such as VR/AR, the IoT, Adobe Creative Cloud, and core UI/UX concepts.

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How to Think Like a Designer

3 Modules | 12 hours

This course focuses on shaping your perspective and teaches you to think like a professional designer by introducing you to the larger digital landscape, such as VR/AR, IoT, and how to design digital products in physical spaces.

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Visual Design Essentials

14 Modules | 54 hours

This course teaches the fundamentals of visual and graphic design, such as design principles, theory, and history. This course provides learners with an experiential understanding of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.

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UI Design Essentials

13 Modules | 48 hours

In this course, you will develop visual design knowledge with a special focus on UI design. Learns will work on ensuring designs meet minimum standards as defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

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UX Design Essentials

10 Modules | 40 hours

This course teaches the foundations for various deliverables and common UX assets design professionals create on a daily basis. You will practice using the information architecture to organize information when building an app or website.

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Design Process

This phase explores the various ways you can approach a design project and aims to teach you the core fundamentals of the design process. You will examine the various steps in the design process in careful detail, performing tasks related to each aspect to help develop these crucial skills and knowledge.

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Conducting Research

7 Modules | 26 hours

Throughout this portion, you will learn design research methods to help you successfully build products that fit user, market, and business needs. Learners will explore remote tools such as Zoom, Miro, and Otter.ai.

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Ideating & Prototyping

7 Modules | 26 hours

Through our hands-on approach, you will learn to create sketches and paper prototypes before learning how to quickly identify viable design solutions using low- to mid-fidelity wireframes.

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Usability Testing

5 Modules | 20 hours

In this course, learners will explore usability tests, including the various kinds, how to set them up, and how to successfully conduct tests on your designs.

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High-Fidelity Design

8 Modules | 26 hours

Explore the importance of images, color, typography, and iconography and learn how to apply them to achieve an attractive, accessible, and functional product.

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Microinteractions

2 Modules | 8 hours

Learn the essentials of animations such as microinteractions, including when, where, and how to use them, and the various transitions used among digital states.

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Design Collaboration

Learning to work in teams and with other designers, professionals, or clients is a major aspect of working as a design professional. This phase emphasizes team participation and working with other classmates to help prepare you for a position in the industry. You will also touch on important subjects, such as front-end development and digital marketing. During this phase, you will work on your design portfolio, ultimately developing a professional portfolio you can showcase to potential employers.

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Team Project

9 Modules | 36 hours

The team project offers all learners the opportunity to work in a small team to build a product that leverages all of the skills, knowledge, and tools learned throughout the bootcamp. You can feature the project in your professional portfolio as an opportunity to showcase your learned skills.

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Introduction to Front-End Development

5 Modules | 20 hours

This course provides an in-depth overview of web development. You will learn how a website is built, starting with the basics of HTML and CSS.

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Introduction to Digital Marketing

3 Modules | 12 hours

Understanding digital marketing will provide you with a vital understanding of business and market demands. This course covers the essentials of digital marketing, including SEO, copywriting, and designing for social media.

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Design Portfolios

8 Modules | 30 hours

This portion of the course helps you develop a portfolio of case studies from your course projects.

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Preparing for a Design Career

3 Modules | 12 hours

This unique section of the course offers all learners personalized assistance with the training and tools needed to begin a career in UI/UX design.

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Comprehensive UI/UX Design Training

Excel in the design field with the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Three-Point Training Model:

Technical
Learn the technical sides of popular design software, tools, and techniques necessary to develop user-centered design assets.

Theoretical
Theorize, ideate, and think like a UI/UX designer using the training learned in the boot camp. so you can develop and execute design concepts successfully.

Practical
Develop and execute design concepts through hands-on training sessions and project-based learning.

Program Tuition

The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School UI/UX Design Boot Camp offers unique curriculum models and exclusive access to in-depth educational resources, such as our asynchronous Design Hub, student support and success teams, and career service advisors. The boot camp can help you develop the skills you need to confidently enter the design field in less than one year.

30-Hour Introductory Course

$360

370-Hour Extended Program

$14,640

Requirements

Internet connection

Mac or Windows laptop with minimum requirements

Adobe Creative Cloud

Figma

Passion for learning

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