User Experience Design Course

Part-Time

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10 Weeks

Weekends

5 Weeks

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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 create user-centric designs.
  • User Research Methods to learn about your users.
  • Design Strategy Create a plan based on your identified users.
  • Information architecture How to arrange content based on users’ needs.
  • Wireframing Draw out the foundations of your digital product using wireframing tools.
  • Prototyping Create a clickable prototype using InVision.
  • Design Empathy How to create user-centric designs.
  • User Research Methods to learn about your users.

Is This Course For Me?

It's no surprise that UX Design is one of the fastest growing facets of tech. Understanding how to empathize with users, and transferring this knowledge to digital design, is crucial to create new and loyal customers. The part-time course gives students a comprehensive overview of how to craft great user experiences, and is ideal for Content Strategists, Web Developers, Print Designers and those looking to transition into a career in UX Design.

The course focuses on both practical and theoretical approaches to craft digital experiences. The hands-on, project-based learning gives students the opportunity to dive into life as a UX Designer, through sketching, experience mapping, creating user personas, and using software to wireframe and prototype.

By the end of the course, students with leave armed with the tools and processes necessary to create seamless digital experiences, which translates into happy customers.

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.

BrainStation's UX Design program exposed me to so many things that I didn't even know existed and therefore drastically shifted my perception of what's possible in the healthcare industry.

Andrew, User Experience Design Alumni

The Campus

The Classroom

Enjoy learning in a beautiful, state-of-the-art classroom that will make you excited to come to class each week.

The Neighbourhood

Our campus is located in the hub between Gastown, Financial District and Downtown, just steps away from major tech companies like Mozilla Firefox, Telus, Slack and more.

Events, Socials & Workshops

Join us for an evening Speaker Series’, Fireside Chat or Panel Discussion and get inspired by Vancouver’s most influential thought-leaders.

Student Lounge

Our campus boasts a beautiful student lounge where you can spend time with classmates, grab a snack and play a game of ping-pong.

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

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

Weeknights

6:30PM - 9:30PM
10 Weeks

Fall - 2017

Tuesdays: Sep 19 - Nov 21

Wednesdays: Sep 20 - Nov 22

Winter - 2018

Tuesdays: Jan 9 - Mar 13

Wednesdays: Jan 10 - Mar 14

Spring - 2018

Tuesdays: Mar 27 - May 29

Wednesdays: Mar 28 - May 30

Summer - 2018

Tuesdays: Jun 12 - Aug 14

Wednesdays: Jun 13 - Aug 15

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: Aug 12 - Sep 16

Fall - 2017

Saturdays: Sep 23 - Oct 28