UX/UI Design
in San Francisco

There are no upcoming UX/UI Design start dates, but Flatiron School offers a number of other courses in San Francisco. Learn more about our offerings on our San Francisco page.

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Design your future today

Learn the research, client management, technical, and practical skills necessary to launch a successful career as a UX or UI designer in 24 weeks. Flatiron School’s immersive course combines our rigorous digital design curriculum with our proven Career Services team and Money-Back Guarantee (see details) — both online and on our beautiful San Francisco campus at WeWork’s Bay Area headquarters.

800+ Hours of Training

At 24 weeks, our UX/UI course is highly immersive, because becoming a successful designer takes dedicated practice and has no shortcuts.

Graduate with a full UX/UI design portfolio

Enter an in-demand workforce with an impressive portfolio of case studies, research, and designs to showcase your talents to employers.

Successful Graduates

Our proven job search framework features 1:1 sessions with a dedicated Career Coach, a robust employer pipeline, résumé review, interview prep, and more — learn about our Money-Back Guarantee.

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.


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What to expect
  • 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

What to expect
  • 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

What to expect
  • 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

What to expect
  • 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

Navigate tech's top opportunities with the help of our Career Coaching team

Over five years of working with passionate students and helping more than 1,500 graduates launch fulfilling tech careers, we’ve developed a keen understanding of what goes into getting that first design job. With 1:1 career coaching, a robust employer network, and a proven job-search framework, our Career Services team is committed to helping you land your first job in design. 

Individual career coaching

During your job search, you’ll meet weekly with your dedicated Career Coach. Coaches help with everything from résumé review to interview prep, and help you tell your story to land your first job.

Vast employer network

We’ve built relationships with hiring managers at top companies across the world, creating a robust employer pipeline for Flatiron School grads. Our Employer Partnerships team is constantly advocating for our grads and helping you get in the door.

A proven job-search framework

Through 1:1 guidance from our Career Services team and our tried-and-true job-search framework, you’ll gain the skills and support you need to launch your career as a UX/UI designer.

Design a career you love

Our students have gone on to land jobs at leading companies across the globe. Now, it's your turn to start a career in design.

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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 experts who provide both the hard and soft skills you’ll need to succeed.

Julia DeBari
Lead Instructor

With almost two decades of industry experience as a UX Designer for companies Dell, VMWare, and TripIt, Julia is known for her UX mentorship and career guidance. She is a passionate advocate for UX education.

Robbin Arcega

Robbin thinks heuristic evaluations are way more exciting than your typical person might. She's worked in a variety of jobs prior to her career in tech, from cancer research to retail bookshops to print media.

Find the right tuition plan for you

You'll be able to choose from 2 different payment options

Pay upfront

Make an initial deposit of $500 to secure your seat, then pay the remainder of your tuition in one lump sum before class begins.


$500 deposit

Maximum tuition under this plan: $16,900

Pay with a loan

Dedicated to making our programs more accessible, we offer financing options through Skills Fund and Climb, two accelerated learning financing companies. Available only to those who qualify.


plus interest

$500 deposit

Maximum tuition under this plan: $16,900 plus interest

The Access Scholarship

The Access Scholarship opens doors for aspiring innovators who may have experienced barriers to an education before, empowering them to enroll for $0 payment upfront. Scholarships are awarded on a monthly basis. Learn more and see if you qualify.

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.

Step 1 → Apply

Apply to the course. Tell us about yourself and why you want to start a career in UX/UI.

Step 2 → Admissions interview

Speak with an Admissions representative in a non-technical interview. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better. Nothing technical — just a friendly conversation.

Step 4 → Admissions decision

Receive your acceptance decision from Admissions. This usually happens within a couple days, and would be your final step!

Frequently asked questions about product and UX/UI design courses

What are the benefits of Flatiron School's on-campus experience?

At Flatiron School, we've always understood the value of community. In fact, many of our students cite the friendships they made and the supportive community in our courses as one of the main reasons they persevered and succeeded on their way to a new career.

Our campuses are meant to be a place for you to meet and work with your peers, study and do your work, network with others, and attend our exclusive events.

Learn more about our campus experience and reopening plans.

What is the difference between the on-campus and online product design experience?

Flatiron School’s on-campus and online Product Design course experiences differ in that our campuses offer a place for you to meet fellow learners and build an in-person learning community.

When our campuses are deemed safe to open, you’ll be able to come and connect with fellow students and alumni, find quiet places to study and work, and attend networking and workshop events. If you live nearby and want to visit, the choice is yours. You can come to campus every day to learn, learn entirely from home, or mix it up, spending some of your time learning on-campus and some of your time learning at home.

We have campuses in Austin, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

What is product design?

Product and UX/UI design involve creativity and analytics, and product designers usually specialize in experience design, information architecture, UX design, UI design, and much more. Their skills revolve around user empathy, interaction design, information architecture, coding, visual design, product visions, research, and data analysis.

At its core, product design and UX/UI use design, research, and data to solve problems for a user’s experience — to help users reach their goals more easily, naturally, and efficiently. In many ways, a product designer is a customer experience designer — and many of them go by that title.

What is a product design course?

While they vary with each course and each school, product design and UX/UI design courses are short-term and often rigorous training programs to help students learn the design, information architecture, user empathy, interaction design, and research skills they need to become a product designer.

Is product design a good career?

Yes, as mentioned above, product design is a well-paying job that is relatively future-proof given how many different disciplines it covers — research, analysis, design, and experimentation.

Digging deeper, product and UX/UI design is a good career in many cities across the country. As is being a UX designer, UI designer, UX/UI designer, or full-stack designer.

According to Glassdoor, the average product designer salaries are relatively high in each of the country’s biggest job markets.

What is full-stack design?

Full-stack design is a mix of UX research, UI design, and front-end web development. These designers are able to wireframe, create high-fidelity mock-ups and visuals, and code HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Learn more about full-stack design.

Why study UX/UI design?

UX/UI design is a unique blend of artistic creativity, research skills, and analytical skills, meaning it’s a transferable skill across many disciplines and industries. 

And the average salaries for product designers reflect their unique skills. According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a product designer is $104k nationwide.

Similarly, UX designers average $112k and UI designers average $90k

This makes UX/UI design a great career for creatives and analytically minded people regardless of whether they’re in it for the creativity or the money. Marketers, salespeople, and analysts have all proven to have the skills to become great UX/UI designers.

UX/UI design is an ever-evolving and exciting discipline that’ll be critical for companies well into the future regardless of their industry.

Where can UX/UI design take me?

UX/UI design combines a lot of skills — user empathy, interaction design, information architecture, coding, visual design, product visions, research, and data analysis — which means that it can take you anywhere that these skills have value. And, given how wide-ranging the aforementioned skills are, product design skills have value across many industries and disciplines. 

As far as job titles go, UX/UI often have titles like UX designer, UI designer, product designer, customer experience designer, interaction designer, and information architect. 

Each of these roles utilizes many of the same skills but with small differences. For example, UX designers typically focus more on research, while UI designers focus more on design. 

Read more about the differences between UX, UI, and graphic design.

Why is UX/UI design important?

Satisfied customers are important for any business. The happier your customers, the more customers you’ll have and the more they’ll engage with you.

Good UX/UI and product designers understand what customers want and communicate your company’s value to them effectively while helping them achieve their goals. Maintaining a good experience wins customer confidence and keeps them coming back to use your service.

What jobs are graduates prepared for?

Our Product Design course prepares students for roles like product designer, UX designer, UX researcher, interaction designer, UI designer, visual designer, and communication designer. The skills gained during this course form a partial but important foundation for additional roles like content strategist, information architect, UX writer, UI engineer, and product owner.

In terms of job types, graduates are prepared for full-time salaried and part-time jobs, internships, apprenticeships, and contract and contract-to-hire roles.

What kind of scholarships does Flatiron School have? 

You can check out our currently available initiatives on our Scholarships and Diversity Initiatives page.

What does the Career Services process look like?

The Flatiron School Career Services team exists to help get you hired. We do this in two ways:

  • Empowering stand-out job-seekers to learn to be no-brainer hires → this is what your Career Coach does!

  • Building a nationwide network of hiring partners → this is what the Employer Partnerships team does!

You will have an initial meeting with your career coach during the program to get acquainted with the process. Once you’ve graduated from the program you'll work with your Career Coach on how to maximize your opportunities and efforts for landing a job. It is important to note that, like with our course, you must come prepared and committed. Your Coaches will help you to get organized and prepare you for interviews, but it is up to you to do the heavy lifting as well.

What is Flatiron School's Job Placement rate?

You can view our latest job placement rates in our 2020 Jobs Report.

Our commitment to honesty and transparency is stronger than ever. That’s why we continue to release third-party examined Jobs Report each year.

What financing options does Flatiron School offer?

You have a few options in terms of financing your enrollment in one of Flatiron School's courses. See all of your options on our Tuition & Financing page.

We also offer initiatives that can help to offset the cost of tuition on our Scholarships and Diversity Initiatives page.

What courses and workshops does Flatiron School offer?

Flatiron School teaches students the skills they need to become a software engineer, data scientist, cybersecurity engineer or analyst, or product designer.

If you're looking to start a new career, those are the courses for you.

We also offer free introductory experiences for beginners in coding, data science, and cybersecurity.

Free tutorials:


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