The UX Design Bootcamp requires some work outside of class.
If the Visual Design Bootcamp is taken during the day, no work outside of class is required. If it’s taken on nights or weekends, some work outside of class could be required.
Students are not required to complete any work outside of class for the Sketch and Photoshop classes.
Additionally, students are encouraged to practice the skills learned in class and develop a portfolio of work.
Are there prerequisites for this certificate program?
No. Prior experience is not required for this certificate program. Students only need to be comfortable with using a computer.
How many students are in a class?
Noble’s typical class ranges from 8–12 students, but we accept up to 20 students.
How does the custom schedule work & what is the recommended class order?
We have scheduled the certificate classes in various tracks (day, night, or weekend) for your convenience, but you can customize your schedule.
When creating a custom schedule, you’ll be able to choose between the various available dates for each class in the certificate program. So if you can’t make a particular class, you can choose a different scheduled instance that works better for you. Please keep the following in mind when scheduling:
You must take Sketch before the UX Design Bootcamp and Visual Design Bootcamp (because you’ll be using it in those bootcamps).
Photoshopcan be taken after the UX Design Bootcamp, but should be taken before the Visual Design Bootcamp (so you can use them in that class).
For the UX and Visual design bootcamps, it does not matter which you take first.
Does it matter if I use a Mac or Windows PC?
Designers typically prefer using a Mac. Sketch is a Mac only app, so you’ll need to use a Mac in that class and the UX Design Bootcamp (which uses Sketch).
In the Visual Design Bootcamp we recommend using Sketch (which is Mac only). Alternatively you could use Photoshop (Mac or PC) or Adobe XD (Mac or PC) if you know it (even though it’s not taught in this certificate program).
Photoshop works the same on both Mac and PC so for this class you can use whichever you prefer (Mac or PC).
What happens if I need to miss a session?
You have some options:
If you can’t come into the classroom, but can still attend remotely (live online using a screen sharing app), please let us know ahead of time so we can get you information to attend online. This is not ideal for the UX Design and Visual Design bootcamps which have more in-person interaction, but works fine for the other classes.
You can make up that session in a future offering of the class, provided that the class is running with an available seat.
Except for the UX Design and Visual Design bootcamps, you can go through the workbook exercises for that session. Ask your instructor about what you’ll be missing.
Do you offer discounts or a payment plan for this course?
Certificate Discount: This program is a discounted package of classes that is 15–25% off the individual class prices.
Other discounts do not apply.
Discounts are applied at checkout (no promo code required) and will be verified after you place your order. Discounts are subject to change. Read our discount policies for more details.
This program is eligible for our payment plan. Select “payment plan” at checkout to enroll. A valid credit card must be on file for the duration of the program.
At checkout, you will only be charged a $250 non-refundable deposit which will be credited towards the last class in the program.
One week before the start date of each class in the program, you will be charged for that upcoming class.
You may be charged immediately for the first class if you sign up less than one week before the start date.
The total payments (including the $250 deposit) will equal the price of the program. There is no interest or additional fees.
Sorry, but this course is not available online. However, some individual courses in this certificate program may be available online. Contact us if you would like to take this program remotely.
Learn UX & UI Design at a Leading School in NYC
The UX & UI Design Certificate includes classes in UX design, UI design (or Visual Design), Sketch, and Photoshop. You’ll learn about the UX design process, UI design, creating prototypes and designs in Sketch, photo manipulation in Photoshop, and walk away with portfolio work to show to prospective employers.
If you already know Photoshop, you can take Adobe XD instead. The class order is flexible, but you must take Sketch before the Visual Design Bootcamp (and ideally Photoshop in a Day before it as well).
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Learned how to design for UX and UI with Sketch
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Learned UX Design concepts in the UX Design Bootcamp
“The Visual Design Bootcamp class offers great tips and direction for building websites visually and accurately. I learned so much in just 3 days and felt prepared to start my own projects right away. Dan is a patient instructor and gives great advice on your project throughout the 3-day class.”
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Learn the UX Design process by conducting a user interview, sketching a prototype for an app, and then turning your sketch into an app prototype on your phone.
UX processes, including user flows and scenarios
Practice Working in a UX Team
In our UX classes, you’ll work as a team to solve user needs, use paper prototypes to verify assumptions, prioritize tasks based on user research, create prototypes with Sketch and InVision, and practice giving client presentations.
Students learning UX in hands-on class
Prototype & Design in Sketch
Learn UX & UI by applying the process to a project that will provide your first portfolio piece. Take a project from initial idea to clickable prototype—it can be a real-life challenge, an app idea, or a website idea.