User Experience Design Course

Part-Time

Enroll For Winter 2018 →
Get Course Package

We'll send you a detailed package containing course pricing, project, and Educator details.

Optional
  • 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 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.

“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 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:

Richard

Learning Advisor

Request a Course Package to receive course, project and Educator details.

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 16
Every Tuesday
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Nov 27
Enroll
Starts Jan 17
Every Wednesday
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Nov 27
Enroll
Starts Mar 27
Every Tuesday
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Feb 12
Enroll
Starts Mar 28
Every Wednesday
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Feb 12
Enroll
Starts Jun 12
Every Tuesday
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Apr 30
Enroll
Starts Jun 13
Every Wednesday
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Apr 30
Enroll

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 Feb 3
Every Saturday
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Priority Enrollment Deadline: Dec 15
Enroll

Vancouver Campus

455 Granville Street, Suite 400
Vancouver, BC
Map

+1 (800) 903-5159