UC Davis UX/UI Boot Camp

Sessions begin quarterly

Learn UX/UI in 24 Weeks

In today’s technology-driven world, phrases like “responsive design” and “user-friendly interface” have become increasingly important across industries. It’s no surprise that User Experience Researcher and UI Designer are among the top 100 best jobs in America with a projected growth rate of 19% and 27% respectively.*

Now more than ever, companies need innovative thinkers with the ability to transform their businesses through optimized interfaces and seamless user experiences.


  • 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 HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more.*
  • Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening hours.
  • Apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from AI sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
  • Tap into our wide range of career-planning services to help you succeed in the field.
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What Students Receive

  • Through immersive instruction and complex projects, participants learn both the theory and tools used by modern designers, employing user-centered design and creative tools to build compelling designs and user experiences.
  • Individuals gain access to a tutor network, allowing them to get help both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Students are equipped with the technical skills needed to be competitive in the fields of user experience research and user interface design.
  • Those working to change career paths receive extensive career-planning assistance, including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
  • Participants will also gain industry insights through Tech Talks—quarterly online panels with local industry professionals.
  • Students will receive a Notice of Completion from UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education showcasing their accomplishments to future employers.

Dynamic Curriculum

Through this engaging, part-time program, students develop the skills and confidence to join the ranks of industry-shaping creative professionals. The curriculum covers*:

User-Centric Design Research:

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

Visual Prototyping and Wireframing:

  • Adobe XD
  • InVision
  • Google Slides
  • Storyboarding
  • Decision Mapping
  • Decision Flow Diagrams

User Interface Development:

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

Web Prototyping:

  • GitHub
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

Frequently Asked Questions

UC Davis UX/UI Boot Camp is being held via our tried and tested virtual classroom experience. Call us at (530) 237-0991 for more information on how to apply, or visit our Online Experience page to learn more.

While some background in UX/UI is helpful, no experience is needed as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn.

No, applicants do not need to be UC Davis students. UC Davis UX/UI Boot Camp is offered through the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

Part-Time Schedule

  • 24-week program
  • Sessions held three weekdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Currently Enrolling

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» Digital Marketing Part-Time 10/17/22

» UX/UI Part-Time 10/17/22

If you’re ready to learn more about UC Davis UX/UI Boot Camp, contact an admissions advisor at (530) 237-0991 or fill out the form below.

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