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 course 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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This Program is designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of British Columbia.
Your Student Journey
Your student journey begins with a free admissions challenge, which will teach fundamental user experience concepts. As you move through the User Experience Design course, 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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Learn From Industry Leading Guest Speakers
BrainStation students get access to exclusive guest lectures and panel discussion events led by some of the world's leading subject matter experts and professionals.
Recent Industry Guests
Senior Product Manager at The New York Times
Co-founder and CEO at Wealthsimple
Head, Shaping the Future of Media at World Economic Forum
Head of Marketing at Google
VP, Brand & Integrated Marketing at Refinery29
VP of Marketing at Chief
VP, Digital Strategy & Product at Chipotle
ECD at Wealthsimple
Head of EMEA at Shopify Plus
Senior Data Scientist at Squarespace
SVP, Data Science and Engineering at Shopify
Chief Product Officer at Ellevest
GM & VP of Product at Shopify
Preparing you for a Career in User Experience Design
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.
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.”
Senior UX Manager, Shopify
What our students say
Starting my career in the field right after finishing the course proved how valuable digital skills are.
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BrainStation offers some of the most competitive payment options for digital learning, with a range of flexible plans and scholarship opportunities.
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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.
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Submit an Initial Online Application
Receive an Invitation to an Interview
Complete the Admissions Challenge
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