User Experience Design Course

Part-Time

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Weeknights

10 Weeks

Weekends

5 Weeks

Weekdays

1 Week

  • Trusted & Proven

    We've trained individuals from the world's industry-leading companies, including Uber, Telus, Google, Estee Lauder and American Express.

  • Taught by Industry Leaders

    Learn from experts who bring their real-world experience to every class.

  • Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio

    Smaller class sizes make for a more interactive, collaborative learning experience.

  • Hands-on Projects

    Don't just sit in front of a lecturer; hands-on learning allows you to work on real projects that matter to you.

What You'll Learn

You’ll learn how to create killer digital experiences using key UX Design processes and tools.

  • Design Empathy How to design with the user in mind.
  • User Research Learn how to identify user personas.
  • Design Strategy Take your user persona findings and translate it into a plan.
  • Information architecture How to organize content for usability and discoverability.
  • Wireframing Develop the design foundations of your digital product.
  • Prototyping Use InVision to turn your wireframes into clickable prototypes.
  • Design Empathy How to design with the user in mind.
  • User Research Learn how to identify user personas.

Is This Course For Me?

In order to create great digital experiences, it's important to put the user's needs first. User Experience Design is a growing field dedicated to crafting compelling digital experiences across multiple devices. The part-time course is ideal for those interested in improving customers' interactions with their product, or those interested in learning more about the field of digital design and associated career opportunities.

This course introduces students to the tools and methods of UX Design by emphasizing both the practical elements and theoretical approaches used to guide the design of digital experiences. Students will apply their learning by creating sketches, experience maps and user stories, using software to create wireframes and prototypes.

A design-thinking classroom experience facilitates learning by giving students the opportunity to apply course content to a final project of their choosing. Successful completion of this course equips students with the ability to design thoughtful digital experiences and prepares them for a career in UX Design.

Be sure to get a Course Package to view curriculum information, Educator details and past projects. If you have any questions about whether or not this course is for you, please contact us and we'd be happy to help.

I highly recommend BrainStation classes to anyone who plans to move up to the next level in their career, start a new career, start a business, or simply just wants to learn something new.

Julia, User Experience Design Alumni

The Campus

The Classroom

Enjoy learning in a state-of-the-art classroom with beautiful brick and beam interiors, a fully stocked kitchen, and student lounge.

The Neighbourhood

Our campus is located at King & Spadina, steps away from some of the world's most influential technology companies, including Shopify and Google.

Events, Socials & Workshops

Join us for a Fireside Chat or Panel Discussion with thought-leaders coming from some of the world’s most influential companies.

Quantum Coffee

Grab a beverage at Quantum Coffee, our on-campus state-of-the-art café.

Learning Portal

Goal Setting

Before diving into course content, students are given the opportunity to set goals and define what they hope to achieve as a result of taking the course. Educators take this information and work with students to ensure they remain on track throughout the duration of the course.

Access to Course Content

Students can access course content at any time through the BrainStation Learning Portal to review past lectures and prepare for upcoming classes. This accessibility allows students to leverage the flipped classroom model and continually build on their new knowledge or revisit concepts outside of the classroom.

“In the real world, innovation is outpacing education and that's something we’ve recognized at BrainStation. We’re challenging how education is delivered, curated, and published. Our students and Educators benefit from the collaborative tools we’ve developed to help us get content researched, written, and peer reviewed faster than a traditional publishing cycle. We're digital-first in every facet of the phrase and that is something we’re going to continue pushing forward to guarantee our students receive the best education available.”

Rares, BrainStation Product Architect

Our Ecosystem Partners

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Student Payment Plans

We work with our students to make our programs accessible and affordable.

We understand that every student's financial situation is unique, and we work closely with you to build a customized Student Payment Plan. Speak with a Learning Advisor today to learn about financing options and explore our range of scholarship opportunities.

Student Project Showcase

Problem Space

To design for an opportunity that would allow and encourage people to read more, discuss books, meet like minded people and make new friends.

Project Description

My final project was called Book Club. I worked on this final project throughout the entire course; from the user research and sketching phase, to final wireframes and a clickable prototype.

Learning Outcomes

In the process of creating my final project I had the chance to really understand the process a UX Designer goes through on a daily basis, including the importance of empathizing with users from beginning to end, and using a human centred approach to inform every decision that needs to be made.

Gabriella Santos

“Being able to combine everything I learned into my final project, really made me feel like I developed immensely as a Designer, and definitely gave me the confidence I was looking for. Most of all, it reinforced how passionate I am about this, and that it's what I truly want to be doing everyday.”

Upcoming Semesters

Weeknights

6:30PM - 9:30PM
10 Weeks

Fall - 2017

Mondays: Sep 18 - Nov 27

Tuesdays: Sep 19 - Nov 21

Winter - 2018

Mondays: Jan 8 - Mar 19

Tuesdays: Jan 9 - Mar 13

Weekdays

10:00AM - 6:00PM
1 Week

Summer - 2017

Tue Sep 12 - Fri Sep 15

Fall - 2017

Tue Dec 5 - Fri Dec 8

Weekends

10:00AM - 5:00PM
5 Weeks

Summer - 2017

Saturdays: Jun 24 - Jul 29

Saturdays: Aug 12 - Sep 16

Fall - 2017

Sundays: Nov 5 - Dec 3