6. Bootcamps / Part-time UX Courses
Next up are the longer, part-time UX courses, sometimes also labeled as bootcamps. These courses are more expensive and span over a longer time period than the courses mentioned before. Although still containing theoretical content, the curriculum is usually more towards giving students hands-on projects and is focused on helping them secure relevant jobs after they graduate.
The main draw of these courses is to let students experience the research and design process from start to finish, to solve a theoretical problem or brief. Students and their groups are often paired with instructors to provide feedback and coaching along the way. It allows students to practice what they have learned in a simulated working environment, having to juggle with challenges like working in a team or finding real users to interview.
Students get to interview real people, craft real personas, and come up with a solution that can be implemented in real life, which is what many hiring managers look for in prospective employees. However, with so many courses available, it can be daunting for a student to pick the right one, especially with the costs and commitment involved. Check out this article on what you should look out for when choosing a course.
CuriousCore 4-month UX Career Accelerator
Here at CuriousCore, our 4-month UX Career Accelerator course is designed to help students transition into UX similar to the UX courses/bootcamps mentioned above. Our course is online and taken part-time, so as to allow our students to continue working while in the course.
However, unlike many other courses, we take a step further by exposing students to real-world projects with real clients, rather than just working on a theoretical brief. Students will get the opportunity to interact with teams from different companies to collaborate and design a solution that has an actual impact.