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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Get Your Dream Job in Tech
Graduate employment rate 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
The User Experience Mindset
The prep-course will introduce you to principles of design thinking and user-centered design, giving you the knowledge to start designing with the user's needs in mind.
Designing with Sketch
Learn how to use Sketch, an industry standard wireframing and prototyping tool, which will equip you with the technical skills to complete your first design challenge.
What You'll Learn
Design Thinking Sprint
Take part in a class-wide design sprint to get hands-on experience with the Sprint Methodology. In just one week, you will develop a solution to a problem space, complete with wireframes and prototypes.
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.
Wireframing and Prototyping
Translate user goals and project requirements into initial designs, then use Sketch and InVision to turn these into meaningful prototypes.
Learn how to assess and optimize the usability of your designs by applying the principles and methods of usability testing.
User Interface Design
Learn common ways to design and maintain user interface pattern libraries. You will then use Sketch to design a user interface pattern library.
Responsive Web Design
Discover design patterns and principles to ensure your designs translate across various screen sizes, guaranteeing a seamless experience.
Learn how to shape and enhance the user experience by examining the effects of typography, colour, illustration, and photography on the perception and usability of your designs.
Interested in what a typical day or Capstone Project looks like?
Once you have completed the program, our career team will continue to work with you to refine your portfolio, optimize your resume, build industry connections, and interview for a role in your new field.
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, Toronto. 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, Vancouver. 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 center of it all
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.
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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
“In 10 weeks, 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.”
Invest in Your Career
We offer a wide variety of scholarship opportunities and interest-free payment plans. To learn more about your payment options, view our course package.
- 1 Full Payment
- 3 Monthly Installments
- 6 Monthly Installments
- 12 Monthly Installments
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 Summer 2018
Mon - Fri, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm  |  Application Deadline: Jun 1
Limited seats available
Class of Fall 2018
Mon - Fri, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm  |  Application Deadline: Sep 7
Class of Winter 2019
Mon - Fri, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm  |  Application Deadline: Dec 22
Learn in North America's hottest tech market
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.