User Experience Design Course

Part-Time

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  • Gain an understanding of the various processes and methods used to design digital products

    We've trained individuals from the world-leading companies, including Google & Uber.

  • Learn how to confidently apply UX principles when delivering and articulating your ideas

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

  • Explore the role of a UX Designer by designing prototypes, user journeys, wireframes and more

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

  • Create a complete UX Design plan for a product from ideation to functional prototype

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

Flexible Learning Options

Weeknights

10 Weeks

Weekends

5 Weeks

Weekdays

1 Week

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.

“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.

Due to the heritage status of 460 King St W, the upper floors of the building are stair-access only - there are no elevators. Please contact us in advance regarding any accessibility questions or concerns, which we will attempt to accommodate. BrainStation also offers Online learning options.

Learning Portal

Goal Setting

Before diving into curriculum, UX Design students are given the opportunity to set their course goals, which our Educators are able to view and refer to in order to ensure students are on track and receive support to help them accomplish their goals.

Access to Learning Content

UX Design students can access course slides and resources on their own time through the BrainStation Learning Portal. This accessibility allows students to review past lecture content and reference learned concepts when working on their final UX projects or to keep concepts fresh post-graduation.

Feedback

The BrainStation Learning Portal ensures students are keeping up with course content by providing opportunities to share their comprehension of UX Design concepts. This provides valuable feedback to Educators who can get a glimpse at students’ understanding and provide support where needed.

“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.”

Jason, Founder & CEO

Our Ecosystem Partners

BrainStation's Educators come from world class digital companies like:

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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

Priority enrollment gives you:

$250
In learning credits to be used towards events and workshops
A guaranteed spot in the class of your choosing.

Weeknights

10 Weeks

Weeknight courses take place for 3 hours, one night a week, over the duration of 10 weeks. Designed for individuals looking to level up their digital skills outside of their daytime commitments.

Starts Jan 15
Every Monday
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Dec 1
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Starts Jan 16
Every Tuesday
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Dec 1
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Starts Apr 2
Every Monday
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Feb 12
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Starts Apr 3
Every Tuesday
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Feb 12
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Weekends

5 Weeks

Weekend courses offer the same experience as Weeknight and Weekday courses, but the content is taught in 6 hour sessions over 5 straight Saturdays or Sundays. This offering is ideal for those that are too busy during the week to join us on campus or online.

Starts Nov 4
Every Saturday
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Limited Seating Available
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Starts Jan 14
Every Sunday
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Dec 1
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Starts Feb 17
Every Saturday
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Jan 5
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Weekdays

1 Week

Weekday courses offer the same experience as Weekend and Weeknight courses, but the content is taught in 7.5 hour sessions over 4 straight days. This learning opportunity works well for those looking to level up their skills quickly during their working week.

Starts Dec 5
Tuesday - Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Oct 23
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Toronto Campus

460 King St. West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K7
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