Learn from experienced UX/UI Designers
Build a standout portfolio with real projects
Set and achieve goals with our career team
Prepare for a career as a UX Designer
BrainStation's User Experience program is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and launch a new career in design.
The program's curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning cutting-edge UX/UI design concepts, skills, and tools. Led by Educators with experience in the field, you will develop and work on a fully realized mobile app, in the process building a portfolio of completed projects.
By program's end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence needed to dive into a career in UX design.
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Graduate employment rate in field of study within 180 days of graduation
This Program is approved under the Private Career Colleges Act of Ontario.
Your Student Journey
Your student journey begins with a free prep course, which will introduce fundamental user experience design concepts. As you move through the program, our team will continue to work with you, providing career guidance and professional development, every step of the way.
At your own pace
What You'll Learn
User Experience Fundamentals
Understand the multiple facets of User Experience Design, including the principles of Design Thinking and Human Centered Design. You will complete a design challenge that will illustrate your ability to organize unstructured information and create a functional design for your user.
What You'll Learn
User Experience Design Fundamentals
Participate in a class-wide design sprint where you will gain hands on experience with Sprint Methodology. You will identify the problem space, develop solutions, and create wireframes and prototypes while using professional design tools including Sketch and InVision.
User Research and Strategy
Plan and conduct user research to understand behavior, needs, and motivation. You will then learn how to translate your findings into relevant project requirements and product designs.
Design Research and Strategy
Plan and conduct user research to understand behavior, needs, and motivation. Communicate complex interactions visually through experience maps, featuring personas that represent real users. Continue to build a core foundation in design research through Information Architecture and the creation of Task Flows. Translate your findings into product design using wireframing and prototyping.
User Interface Design
Build upon your knowledge of usability design to master the nuances of typography, colour, illustration and images. Use industry tools including Sketch to design professional interfaces. Learn methods for designing and maintaining user interface pattern libraries.
Apply industry standard design principles to create both low and high fidelity applications and websites. Utilize grids and breakpoints in the design process to ensure your projects are responsive across various screen sizes, guaranteeing a seamless experience.
Use high fidelity design mockups to provide realistic visualizations of your projects in a functional and visually appealing portfolio that demonstrates your end-to-end understanding of the design process. Finally, understand the latest industry trends and tools to market your skills in the UX Design job market.
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Preparing You for Your Career
Your experience at BrainStation will prepare you for your new career, giving you the confidence, knowledge, and experience needed to succeed. Have questions about our career services? with an Advisor
Build Your Portfolio
As part of the program, you will build an impressive portfolio of completed projects, showcasing the skills you have developed.
Prepare for Interviews
To get you ready for the interview process, you will be interviewed by a Hiring Manager and a UX/UI Designer, and provided with feedback.
Gain Industry Insights
You will have the chance to build meaningful connections, with visits to local tech companies, and complimentary access to meetups, networking events, and career fairs.
Receive Career Path Guidance
Our Student Success Team will work closely with you throughout your student journey, helping you set goals and ensuring you're on track to meet them.
“It's amazing to see the level of work that the students can produce in just ten weeks. The need for design talent is huge these days and BrainStation is in a unique position to create that talent and provide that to the industry.”
Director of User Experience, Canada Post
Connect with world-class companies
“At BrainStation, I went from ‘never-touched-design-software-before,' to presenting my final projects with confidence. I was lucky enough to get interviews right away - I started to work full-time in the field a month after my graduation.”
What People are Saying
“I took the UX Full-Time Program to pivot my career from accounting to UX/UI design. I felt that this course is what I needed for a kickstart — it provided the foundational knowledge I wanted, with lectures on UX/UI design principles, technical skills, and career advice.”
Ryan, Course Report
“The Educators were hands on, insightful, and always willing to make themselves available to support in any way. I loved the learning environment; there was extra thought put into all the little details.”
Laura, Course Report
A state-of-the-art campus
Our 20,000 square-foot Toronto campus was designed to inspire creativity, collaboration, and focused learning, with bright, engaging classrooms, multifunctional event spaces, and comfortable lounges.
In the heart of Toronto
Located on King West, BrainStation is a unique tech community hub, with immersive classes, flexible corporate training sessions, industry events, expert panel discussions, and more.
With our very own coffeehouse
Stay connected (and caffeinated) with fellow classmates and instructors at Quantum Coffee, our very own coffeehouse, conveniently located on the campus' ground floor.
View the Toronto Campusto see our space.
How to Apply
BrainStation selects individuals who are committed to earning a career in UX design, and who will thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative learning environment.
Speak with a Learning Advisor
Submit an Online Application
Complete the Prep Course
Meet our Team for an Interview
Class of Fall 2019
12 Weeks | Mon - Fri | 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Application Deadline: Sep 8Apply
Advanced Admissions ends June 23
Learn in the heart of Toronto
460 King Street West, Toronto, Canada
Located at King and Spadina, our 20,000 square-foot Toronto campus is a vibrant community hub, just steps away from some of the world's most influential technology companies.
Due to the heritage nature of 460 King the upper floors of the building are stair-access only (no elevators). Please contact us in advance regarding any accessibility questions or concerns for your course or program of interest. BrainStation also offers Online learning options.