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UX & UI Design
Online Course & Internship

UX & UI Design Online
Course & Internship

Discover the power of intuitive design, bringing user experience to life.
For any major. No experience required.
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Upcoming dates
Spring 2021
Jan 25 - Apr 16

All interfaces are not created equal.

In today's technologically-driven market, it's relatively easy to commission custom software. But is the user interface aesthetically appealing? Is it accessible and easy to use? Is the layout intelligent and is it efficient? These are the types of questions UX and UI design aims to address. It doesn't just look at interface functionality, but at human psychology. It aims to understand how we respond to different interface designs, with the goal of creating ever more intuitive and pleasing user experiences.

Molly Fox, UX Design 2016
Now working as a Product Manager at American Express
"The course is set up in a way that mimics what the problem-solving process of UX & UI design is like in the real world. I quickly realized that it can be applied to a brand, service, or a product. Not just when designing a website or app, like I initially thought. In class you’re learning by actually doing."

Our UX & UI Design alumni have gone on to work at

First, build an in-depth, practical skill set.

Career Semester classes prepare you to create real-world value with just a few weeks of intensive learning.
UX Design Fundamentals
UX Design process and the importance of designing interactive experiences that are human-centered.
User Research
Identify and target users and competitors, research plan, interviews, user testing and surveys.
Benchmark Analysis and A/B Testing
Comparative analysis of benchmark social enterprises and conducting A/B testing for user experiences with different products and prototypes.
Ideation and Design
Creation of ideas and solutions based on feedback from user research, distinguish between aesthetic design and UX design.
Sketching, Wireframing & Prototyping
Create user journey maps, sitemaps, wireframes and prototypes using pen and paper, MIRO and Sketch to conduct usability testing.
Stakeholder Management
Communicate research findings, ideas and solutions to stakeholders, manage conflict that may arise.

Then apply your new skills in an internship.

See how past students have created huge value in just a few weeks.

Note that our partner companies and projects may change from year to year.

Plan A

Based in Cape Town. Tap to learn more.

Plan A exists to help companies build a carbon-neutral and sustainable economy.

Wazoogles

Based in Cape Town. Tap to learn more.

Wazoogles produces a range of innovative superfood products that are 100% organic and plant-based.

Franc

Based in Cape Town. Tap to learn more.

Franc’s mission is to make investing affordable, accessible and social through a secure app.

Meet your teacher, mentor, friend.

All of our teachers have backgrounds in both academia and industry, so they can teach you solid fundamentals and how to apply your knowledge.
Duncan Stevens
Multidisciplinary Strategic Designer

Duncan has over 20 years of experience working in creative fields. He's run his own sound styling company, creating sound atmospheres for the likes of Soho House Group. He's held Art and Creative director roles in Ad Agencies across the world. For the last 15 years, he's run a successful Jewelry brand that's been featured in Vogue a number of times. His work has been exhibited in London, Las Vegas, New York, Paris, and across South Africa.

Learn more about your future teacher

Join a global network of exceptional students.

Career Semester is powered by iXperience’s education platform. After the program, you’ll join an elite alumni network for life.
Kwambata Ngatia
University of Chicago Class of 2017

The program taught me to understand that UX design does not really require any new skills. Rather it focuses on using existing knowledge and applications to make things anew and/or better than they were before. It is closer to looking at the world through new and varying perspectives. This experience has been exciting, rewarding, and inspiring to see where this new-found perspective can bring me in the future.

Morgan Zagerman
Stanford University Class of 2021

The program pushed me to make work that I had no idea I could make. We were taught by such amazing designers, and they held us to such a high standard and made us want to do really good work.

Jagroop Sarkaria
University of Virginia Class of 2021

You will cover a large amount of material, but it is very interesting and engaging! The instructors have done a wonderful job to break up the course work and explain it in a way that makes sense for everyone, while allowing us to apply our own knowledge as well.

Gabriela Silguero
Rutgers University Class of 2021

I have learned so much in a relatively short time, but I have never felt overwhelmed from the information. I think that says a lot about the program and how they want to see us succeed and to help us learn along the way.

Kate Clawson
Tufts University Class of 2021

The class definitely taught me a lot about design and the field, while giving me an idea as to what pursuing a career in design may be like and the skills needed.

How Career Semester works.

First four weeks: Online course
Learn from industry experts in small, live seminars.
Monday & Wednesday, 10pm-midnight EST.
Catch-up classes & recordings in case you miss.
Sets you up to create value in your internship.
Next eight weeks: Online internship
Guaranteed placement at an impressive company.
9 hours / week average commitment, with a flexible work schedule.
Additional classes & teacher support so you keep learning.

We're committed to improving access to education.

We offer need-based financial aid and scholarships to enable access to our programs.

More about tuition and financial aid

Dates and deadlines.

Program dates

January 25 - April 16, 2021.

You'll participate in your online course and internship during the week at a schedule that is manageable with your existing college workload.

Application deadlines  

Final deadline: January 7

Our programs are filling up fast—apply soon to increase your chance of admission and access to financial aid.

UX & UI Design is full for Spring 2021.

Choose a course that's open before spots fill up!