Design your future today
Learn the research, client management, technical, and practical skills necessary to launch a successful career as a user experience (UX) or user interface (UI) designer in 24 weeks. Flatiron School’s immersive course combines the world’s leading digital design program with our best-in-class Career Services team — both online and on our London campus at WeWork’s Moorgate location.
At 24 weeks, our UX/UI course is highly immersive, because becoming a successful designer takes dedicated practice and has no shortcuts.
Work on a real client project, and graduate with a portfolio full of tangible work experience.
Studying in our WeWork campuses, you’ll learn to code while becoming a part of the dynamic WeWork community of start-ups, entrepreneurs, and students. Plus, enjoy WeWork’s amenities: high-speed WiFi, 24/7 building access, craft beer, and conference rooms — plus fruit water and micro-brewed coffee.
Our grads launch new careers
For job-seeking London graduates included in the 2019 Jobs Report including full-time salaried roles, full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship, and freelance roles, and part-time roles during the reporting period (see full Jobs Report here).
For job-seeking London students who accepted full-time salaried jobs during the reporting period and disclosed their compensation. The average starting salary for students who took full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship, or freelance roles and disclosed compensation was £12/hr (see full Jobs Report report here).
Non-stop creating for 24 weeks
Our 24-week, innovative course is taught by industry experts and combines flexible online learning in Design Essentials (phase 1) and Process (phase 2) with an immersive on-campus experience for the Studio, Client, and Portfolio phases. Technical training, paired with apprenticeship-style project work and personalized career coaching, creates an experience that’s designed to shape you into a sought-after UX or UI designer.
Broken into five phases, this hybrid learning model lets you study online for the first two phases, then join the third phase in person for team-based design and client projects.
Design Essentials was purposefully created to meet the needs of those coming to the program at any level of design experience, including people with no design background. It introduces the design process quickly, while covering the foundations of UX research, UX design, interaction design, visual design, UI design, and user testing.
Successful completion of Design Essentials is required to move on to the remaining 18 weeks of the program. Students will receive feedback and guidance from instructors at this stage to determine successful completion.
Learn the fundamentals of UX, IxD, IA and UI design
Decide which track to focus on — either UX or UI — at the end of the 6 weeks
Weekly assignments, online meetings, readings, and quizzes
The six-week Process Phase starts immediately after Design Essentials. The main objective of this phase is for designers to experience a more intense, thorough look at their track of choice while becoming proficient in industry-standard software and best practices. In this phase, students have the opportunity to work 1:1 with instructors who are professional designers and creative directors.
Learn how to put team-based design into practice
Weekly assignments, online meetings, readings, and quizzes
Mandatory weekly meetings with instructors for regular feedback and dialogue
This phase of the course is about teamwork, the essential ingredient of being a successful designer. As the first in-person phase, Studio ties in important features of professional practice and team-based design, along with the vital skills of analyzing and synthesizing work. Each of the five weeks of the phase is set up as a sprint, so teams know how much work needs to be done before the next sprint review, and how to budget their time to accomplish it all.
Learn how to put team-based design into practice – now in person and with a live client
In-person check-ins, presentations and feedback with instructors
40–50+-hour weekly commitment
The Client Phase is when students put into practice the hard and soft skills accumulated over the first 17 weeks of the program: designers work with real clients on live products. Design teams publicly discuss their work and process through multiple presentations to their clients. UX teams hand off annotated wireframes for UI designers and UI teams create style guides for front-end developers to take over.
The best part — because each client project is specific for each cohort, students graduate with unique portfolios only they can share with prospective employers.
Learn how to solve real design problems with real business stakeholders
Redefine deliverables, build product roadmaps, and receive client feedback
Graduate with a unique portfolio to share with prospective employers
The Portfolio Phase is the one part of the program that’s explicitly about communication instead of design. As the final phase of our program, it is built specifically to give you the tools and confidence — while reinforcing the unique design process you defined earlier in the program — you need to find a job. It requires a shift for every designer: from learning how to be a designer to learning how to tell the story of your growth as a designer.
Launch a career in tech with support from our Career Services
We wrote the book on how to get a job after a bootcamp. After more than five years working with passionate students and helping them land fulfilling careers in tech, we’ve got a keen understanding of what goes into getting that first job.
During your job search, you’ll meet weekly with your dedicated Career Coach. Coaches help with everything from C.V. review to interview prep, and help you tell your story to get the job you want.
We’ve built relationships with hiring managers at top companies, creating a robust employer pipeline for Flatiron School grads. Our Employer Partnerships team is constantly evangelising our grads and helping you get in the door.
Through 1-on-1 guidance from our Career Coaching team and our tried-and-true job-search framework, you’ll gain the skills and support you need to launch your career.
Design a career you love
After graduation, our students have gone on to impact powerful positive change and contribute meaningfully at leading companies across the globe.
Meet your design mentors and instructors
Our instructors are experienced, passionate, and, most of all, invested in your success. At Flatiron School, you’ll learn from full-time, seasoned teachers who provide both the hard and soft skills you’ll need to succeed.
With a background in design spanning 20 years, Alex has worked in design teams at startups, agencies and big consultancies. He’s owned a UX/UI Design agency, led the UX team at Accenture, and founded the Design Strategy capability within global consulting services at IBM.
Jessica is driven by the desire to make products, services, and education accessible to all. She has held a variety of UX roles in aviation, banking, publishing, Fintech, and government. Before Flatiron School, she led a graduate scheme for UX designers. She’s inspired by helping others succeed, writing, and traveling.
After graduating in Industrial design, Elia has spent the last 5 years building a career as UX/UI Designer. Recently, he started offering mentorship for junior designers and career changers and, as a collateral activity, has been giving consultancies for startups and small businesses.
Tuition, start dates, & admissions
Future Finance Students Loans
Loans are offered to U.K., E.U., and even international students with a UK domiciled address
Apply for a loan from £2,000 - £40,000 to cover both tuition and living costs
Visit the Future Finance website to get a personalised quote and repayment details
Monthly payments lower whilst studying
Submit an application online to see if you are eligible
Join us on campus
|Cohort Start Date||Status|
|Mar 2, 2020 – Aug 21, 2020||Open –|
|Apr 13, 2020 – Oct 2, 2020||Open –|
|May 25, 2020 – Nov 13, 2020||Open –|
What the application process looks like
Design aptitude is built from an innate curiosity about the world and how people interact with it. We don’t simply admit students, we craft a class: a lawyer, chef, biologist, and artist will approach solutions differently, and bringing them together creates a richer learning environment for everyone involved. All you need is passion and an open mind.
Apply to the course. Tell us about yourself and why you want to start a career in UX/UI.
Speak with a member of our Admissions team about your interests and ambitions.
Receive your acceptance decision from Admissions. This usually happens within a couple days, and would be your final step!
Start your application and change your life today.
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