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Become a UX/UI designer

Our Product Design bootcamp teaches you the in-demand UX/UI skills necessary to launch a career in product design. Reinvent your future in product design.

Prepare yourself to work for some of the most influential companies in the world.

Proven, industry-aligned curriculum

If accountability, a set schedule, and dedicated classmates match your learning style, we suggest learning full-time. But if you have a packed schedule and flexibility is what matters most to you, we recommend choosing our Flex program.

No matter which pace you pick, you’ll learn our tried-and-true coding curriculum proven to help students land coding jobs and start promising software engineering careers.

What you’ll learn

UX Process

Learn the essential components of the User Experience Design process, including standard tools, best practices, deliverables, and conducting and interpreting research.

After this phase, you’ll be able to:

  • Use appropriate tools and processes to produce standard UX deliverables
  • Demonstrate professional conduct, including the ability to manage conflict, incorporate diverse viewpoints, and communicate with peers
  • Use standard industry methods to conduct exploratory, market, and evaluative research
  • Use multiple methods to propose solutions to a problem prompt.
  • Use standard interaction patterns to create new designs and prototypes.
  • Iterate on design deliverables by synthesizing and implementing feedback
  • Present design recommendations based on user research synthesis and credible insights
  • Analyze the competitive landscape to identify opportunities and prioritize goals
What you’ll learn

UI Process

Learn the fundamentals of interface design, like design principles, typography, and design patterns, to create functional mockups.

After this phase, you’ll be able to:

  • Use appropriate tools and processes to produce standard UI deliverables
  • Use standard interface patterns to create new designs and prototypes
  • Create a cohesive series of mockups that align with an existing design pattern library
  • Curate an icon library in support of a design project
  • Use typographic principles to create a hierarchy within text content
  • Create designs that conform to device and OS-specific guidelines
  • Employ grid systems to organize content into a structured layout
What you’ll learn

Studio 1

Begin with a project brief and deliver research-informed solutions using the product design process, then learn how to talk about your design choices and communicate users’ needs to other stakeholders.

After this phase, you’ll be able to:

  • You’ll be able to follow the product design process to produce a complete set of UX/UI deliverables and explain how they support the process
  • Propose a research plan based on project needs
  • Conduct research that leads to credible insights
  • Assess the ethical implications of design decisions
  • Annotate and organize deliverables to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team
  • Create mockups and a design pattern library from a set of UX deliverables
  • Use a product design framework to achieve team and product goals
  • Analyze how to translate UX deliverables into UI deliverable
What you’ll learn

Studio 2

Direct a project from start to finish while exploring skills like presentation strategies, effective communication, and product design ethics. This phase challenges you to meet the complex needs of real-world problems.

After this phase, you’ll be able to:

  • Choose appropriate tools and processes to produce high-quality, industry-standard UX/UI work that meets users’ and other stakeholders’ requirements
  • Prioritize features based on user input and stakeholder needs
  • Suggest and execute a research strategy, and defend design decisions based on findings
  • Demonstrate mastery of basic 2D skills and principles by producing high-quality deliverables
  • Strategize and implement effective communication, planning, and facilitation with all project stakeholders
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of industry-standard tools for producing high-quality deliverables
  • Identify strengths and opportunities for improvement within the product design process
What you’ll do

Portfolio

Author a case study that explains the insights and decisions you made during the product design process. You’ll be challenged to talk about your work and to communicate your strengths in UX and UI as you prepare to enter the job market.

After this phase, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate job readiness by showcasing your work and communicating your thought processes.
  • Assemble an online portfolio with three projects from your best product design work
  • Create a minimum of 1 case study that highlights your thought process, project outcomes, and design deliverables
  • Demonstrate job readiness by completing design challenges and interview prep
  • Assess potential job fit based on your preferences, skills, and experience

An Exceptional Learning Experience

Flatiron School remains committed to helping our students succeed, land incredible jobs, and make the biggest impact possible. We’re also proud and honored to be recognized with several industry awards.

One UX/UI design course, multiple ways to learn

What learning pace works best for you: full-time or at your own pace? We all have different learning styles and schedules — our structured full-time pace is the learning fast-track while our Flex program is designed for students planning to learn at a more flexible pace.

Product Design Live

You’ll learn product design skills on a fixed schedule: roughly 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday, for 15 weeks. You will interact with students and instructors on a full-time schedule, and learn both collaboratively and solo.

  • 15 weeks long
  • Daily touchpoints with your cohort, group work with instructor help, paired programming sessions, lab time with instructional staff, and community support.
  • Best for: students who want to lean into live lectures, a structured schedule, and learning in community with other students.
  • Available: in-person and online

Product Design Flex

You have access to the same curriculum, but set your own schedule — choose 20, 40, or 60 weeks — and work independently. With added flexibility, you’ll still be able to access study groups and 1:1 instructor sessions.

  • 20, 40, or 60 weeks long
  • Set your own hours
  • Mostly recorded lectures, with optional live weekly lectures and office hours, weekly check-ins with instructors, ability to chat with classmates and instructors via Slack.
  • Best for: working professionals that need to fit class into their already-busy schedule.
  • Available: online only

Pick a start date that fits your schedule

Course Dates
Start Date Pace Length Location Courses Status
February 21, 2022 Flexible 20, 40, or 60 weeks Online Product Design Closing Soon Apply
March 14, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks New York City Product Design Open Apply
March 14, 2022 Flexible 20, 40, or 60 weeks Online Product Design Open Apply
April 4, 2022 Flexible 20, 40, or 60 weeks Online Product Design Open Apply
April 25, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks New York City, Online Product Design Open Apply
April 25, 2022 Flexible 20, 40, or 60 weeks Online Product Design Open Apply

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Join the 5000+ grads who have landed jobs in tech

As the job market changes, we’ve continued to provide students with career coaching support relevant for today’s job search challenges.

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.

Proven job-search framework

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.

Meet your new community

Effective learning comes from connecting with people who are learning and teaching it. Since 2012, we’ve brought together passionate, experienced instructors and driven students to achieve incredible outcomes and careers.

What the application process looks like

Our application process is five steps from when you apply to when you begin preparing for class. After you apply, a member of our Admissions team will reach out to chat about your goals, and then you’ll be given some questions to assess how you approach problems and solutions. After that, you’ll receive your admissions decision.

How to Apply

Find the right tuition plan for you

We have 3 easy ways you can pay for tuition.

  • Pay upfront
  • Pay with a loan
  • NEW! Pay in installments – Pay in 12 monthly installments, with no interest

Ready to start a career in tech?

Frequently asked questions about product design

On-campus programs are held full-time and you are expected to be on campus for each day of class. The online program uses the same curriculum, but gives you the added flexibility of studying from home.

No matter which program you sign up for, you can still visit campus to connect with fellow students and alumni, find quiet places to study and work, and attend networking and workshop events.

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.

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 great product designer.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

If you would like to connect with a member of our team, please simply schedule a chat with one of our admissions representatives.