User Experience Design Course

Full-Time

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  • 10 Weeks

    Deep learning with 400 hours of in-class instruction, project work and collaboration.

  • 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.

Your BrainStation - Success Team

Program Manager

Lead Educators

Teaching Assistants

Program Coordinator

Career Coaches

What You'll Learn

  • Digital Product Management Effectively manage the design of a digital product.
  • Perform User Experience Research Implement UX research methods to create human-centred design solutions.
  • Information Architecture Organize and structure complex information ecosystems with findability and usability in mind.
  • Sketching and Wireframing Create the skeletal structure of your website using industry leading wireframing tools and processes.
  • Experience Mapping Understand the strategic value of experience maps and their use in developing seamless user experiences.
  • Usability Testing Testing and evaluating the effectiveness of your digital designs.
  • Digital Product Management Effectively manage the design of a digital product.
  • Perform User Experience Research Implement UX research methods to create human-centred design solutions.

The Experience

The BrainStation full-time UX Design program is an immersive and rewarding experience; the 10 weeks are intensive and packed with lots of content, and our Educators, TAs and campus team are there to support you from the moment you are accepted into the program.

You will be learning from industry leaders coming from some of Canada’s top digital companies. Our Educators live and breathe digital design, applying their real-world experience to every lecture.

“I entered the UX Design program with the intent of changing my career path entirely and that's exactly what happened, even faster than I could have imagined. BrainStation has given me the skills and tools necessary to enter the tech workforce with confidence. It also has given me a newfound passion and career path that I have fully embraced, all thanks to the support of the educators at BrainStation.”

Mathieu

User Experience Design Alumni

How You'll Learn

Delivery

The majority of your learning will take place within the classroom, allowing you to take each day’s concepts and work with your peers to apply them to a project. There will be time allocated for individual project work as well, and you’ll be expected to spend time outside of class to learn new concepts.

Adaptive Curriculum

The full-time UX Design curriculum puts a strong emphasis on hands-on and collaborative learning to mimic the real-world experience of a UX Designer. The content is developed based on what our Educators work with day-to-day, and is adapted in real-time based on what is trending in the industry.

Become a Lifelong Learner

The field of digital design is incredibly innovative; old tools are consistently replaced by new and improved versions. With this in mind, we aim to teach you how to be a lifelong learner, armed with the skills to problem solve and learn new technologies post-graduation.

“You will not only learn hands-on skills in your respective field of study, but also learn how to learn. Our educational delivery model reflects this; you will be pushed to challenge your own assumptions and adopt new mindsets on the regular. This iterative approach to learning is indeed intense, and is only possible thanks to the extensive support you will receive from our talented Educators who are also expert lifelong learners themselves.”

Jin - Sr. Manager, Full Time Programs

The Learning Environment

Our Vancouver campus is located in the heart of downtown at the corner of Granville and Pender, steps away from Waterfront Station and in the same neighborhood as some of the most influential technology companies including Microsoft, Amazon, Shopify and more.

The new 20,000 sq ft Vancouver campus opened in 2017 and is a learning environment unlike any other. Grab your morning coffee at our very own Quantum café, and enjoy learning in a state-of-the-art classroom. Hang out in our bright, loft-style lounge and unwind with a game of ping pong or head to the student lounge to work on your final project.

As a BrainStation student, you'll also have the opportunity to stick around after project time and attend a BrainStation evening event, whether it be an inspiring Panel Discussion, community social, hands-on workshop, Speaker Series or Fireside Chat. Full-time students receive learning credits to go towards evening events, and it's a great opportunity to network and mingle with the local tech and startup community.

Our Ecosystem Partners

BrainStation's Ecosystem Partners include world class digital companies like:

Career Support

As a BrainStation full-time student, you'll gain access to tools and resources to help get you career ready in 10 weeks.

  • Coaching

    The student support and educator teams provide students with interview guidance and practice, as well as tips on building a stand-out resume and portfolio.

  • Partnerships

    Our Industry Partners include local startups, agencies, and tech companies. Through our partnerships, you will tour their offices and meet their Hiring Managers at Demo Day.Students will also get access to Techvibes job search platform.

  • Networking

    Foster connections within the technology community and gain access to networking opportunities through evening events, workshops and panels hosted by BrainStation and BrainStation Community Partners.

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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.

Admissions Process

BrainStation selects only committed individuals who will thrive in our fast-paced, collaborative program. Throughout the application process, you will be challenged to learn new concepts through self-guided assessments and critically assess your readiness through an interview with our Success Team. To begin your application, please request a Course Information Package on the course page and complete the short online application to get in touch with our Admissions team. The Course Information Package will outline next stages in applying for the program.

We recommend that all individuals begin their application process one month prior to their intended start date to ensure sufficient time to complete all stages of the admissions process, including mandatory prep assessments.

  • 1

    Get In Touch

    Request additional information for the course and schedule a call with a learning advisor.

  • 2

    Apply and Prepare

    Begin the admissions process and get access to the prep course.

  • 3

    Complete Interview

    Upon completion of the prep course conduct your admissions interview.

  • Acceptance

    If successful, sign your enrollment contract and receive your acceptance letter.

Applicants who do not successfully pass the admissions interview will have the opportunity to re-apply for the next cohort

Upcoming Semesters

Priority enrollment gives you:

$1000
In learning credits to be used towards events and workshops
An early admissions decision in the cohort of your choosing
Starts Jan 15
Monday to Friday
10:00AM - 6:00PM
Limited Seating Available
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The application deadline for this cohort is December 22. All applications received after this date will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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Monday to Friday
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Priority Enrollment Deadline: Feb 19
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Priority Enrollment Deadline: May 7
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Want To Learn From Anywhere?

We also have a Remote Web Development Course that offers a learning environment unlike any other. You will work out of an industry-leading Learning Portal have access to a live help desk. You're learning from the comfort of your own home, but always supported and connected to the community.

Vancouver Campus

455 Granville Street, Suite 400
Vancouver, BC
Map

+1 (800) 903-5159