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Learn UX/UI design in Amsterdam

Become a UX/UI designer at Ironhack Amsterdam in nine weeks (full-time) or 24 weeks (part-time).

UX/UI design bootcamp (Full-time)

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Develop the skills you need to launch a fulfilling career in UX/UI design with our 24-week part-time course or our fulltime nine-week bootcamp.

UX/UI design bootcamp (Full-time)

Learn UX/UI design in only nine weeks!

9 weeks8.000 €Mon to Fri9:00 - 18:00
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UX/UI design Part-time course

Learn UX/UI design in only 24 weeks!

24 weeks8.000 €Tue & Thu 18:30 - 21:30Sat. 10:00 - 17:00
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What you will learn during the UX/UI design bootcamp in Amsterdam

Prework

In the first 40 hours of your UX/UI design training, you’ll learn the basics of design thinking, interaction design and state-of-the-art design software. Once you’ve received instructions for setting up your tools, you’ll complete specially designed exercises to:

1. create your first usability evaluations and site redesign

2. develop your design sensitivity through fascinating activities

3. perform basic HTML and CSS practice work that is essential for the bootcamp’s design implementation section.

Once you’ve wrapped up these online prep materials, you’ll be all set to start the course off right!

Module 1: Understand user experience

During weeks one and two, you will learn the fundamental UX/UI industry frameworks: design thinking, agile methodologies and lean structuring. Then hone your UX research methods, interaction design principles and information architecture.

Topics include:

- Applying design thinking in conjunction with lean structures and agile methods.

- Learning user-centered design and conducting research on the needs of your users and businesses.

- Sharpening your skills in interaction design and information architecture.

- Building your first interactive prototypes for testing.

In week three your first project begins! Manage your first product design project with agile methodology to discover your users and then plan a product roadmap to solve their problems. Finish up with guerrilla testing and presentations to enhance your public speaking skills.

Module 2: Learn to design user interfaces

In weeks four and five you will uncover the fundamentals of branding and design for UI close-loop design. Then implement this knowledge to generate engaging, elegant and scalable user interfaces.

Topics include:

- Generating original ideas for digital products and bringing them to production.

- Mastering design systems in order to create a fully animated interactive prototype.

- Testing your prototype to balance market demands and desirability.

Week six calls for your second project: creating a state-of-the-art website design with engaging animations and a refined style! Document the entire process to ensure a smooth hand-off to “Development.” Then, after completing your project, you will present it to the “shareholders.”

Module 3: Design implementation

The final module begins in weeks seven and eight, where you’ll start implementing your designs in real life. Build your first responsive one-page website by utilizing the developers’ best practices you’ve learned.

Topics include:

- Designing your site for production.

- Considering technological constraints from the very beginning.

- Preparing all of the correct assets.

- Learning essential soft skills, such as portfolio fine-tuning and client connections.

Your final, and by far most challenging project takes place during the last week of the module and the course. Develop a digital product for a problem of your choosing. When you finish your project, you will compete alongside your classmates in our live Hackshow. Do you have what it takes to win?

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Upcoming UX/UI design cohorts in Amsterdam

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Deposit

Our courses fill up fast. Secure your spot at Ironhack by making an advance deposit when you are accepted into the program. Deposit amount: 750€

Our financing options at Ironhack Amsterdam

Do you need help with the payment? Our financing options help you find the support you need so you can focus on your career and developing new skills.

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Loans for Dutch Residents. Maximum loan amount is €10,000. Penalty-free early repayment is always possible. Current applicable interest rate is 12.9%. Loans are extended for 12, 24 or 36 months. Monthly repayments, for example: €5,000 over 3 years (monthly payment is €166) or €7,500 over 3 years (monthly payment is €250)

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Pay in Installments

Don’t want to take out a loan but still want to pay your tuition in smaller installments? Ironhack can help! We allow for tuition payments to be deferred until you begin your training! This option is available to all Ironhack Amsterdam students! Once you’ve made your deposit, you will not have to pay anything until the beginning of your first month at the bootcamp. Tuition is divided into three payments, each equaling 33% of the total tuition which will be paid at the end of the Bootcamp.

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Application process for the UX/UI design courses in Amsterdam

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Apply online

Apply to the course that is best for you.
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Personal interview

Our admissions team at Ironhack will contact you to schedule a personal interview and make sure that we can help you meet your goals in .
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Technical assessment

After the personal interview, you will need to pass a technical assessment to show that you are ready for our fast-paced learning environment.
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Deposit and prework

Once you have completed the technical assessment and paid the deposit, you will be granted access to the prework. The prework is fundamental to the program, and you must complete it before starting the course in .
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The course begins

Once you have completed the prework for at Ironhack , you will be ready to begin learning!

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Course Information

A typical day at Ironhack Amsterdam

In the course-ux-ui-design-campus bootcamp you will study from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The schedule may be subject to changes depending on the chosen campus.

Monday to Friday

9:00

Start your day energized

Start things off energized with a fresh cup of coffee before we review and discuss yesterday’s exercises. Learn to manage your time and stay productive through the key strategies of Agile and Kanban.

9:30

Lecture block 1

Discover some fresh ideas in the first lecture block! During the project weeks, you will use this time working on developing a UX/UI project all on your own, where you’ll apply the design concepts you’ve learned in previous lectures.

11:30

Group exercise and feedback sessions

Develop a project based on a brief in small groups. Implement all of the design concepts you learned in the previous lecture block, then receive feedback from your group. The lead Teacher and teaching assistants will assess and give advice on how to move your work forward.

13:00

Lunch

Time for a well-earned break! Our campus is centrally located, so there’s a multitude of great food options nearby.

14:00

Lecture block 2

Continue working on your UX/UI project and designs. Afternoon lectures build upon what you’ve learned so far with yet another set of design skills and UX/UI techniques.

16:00

Individual project

Create your own UX/UI project! First find a problem and then solve it by designing an original app through which you can apply the UX/UI course’s concepts. When each project day comes to an end, you can showcase your achievements to the class. This is a key part of the course, as every designer is, in essence, a communicator!

18:00

After-course events

is a remarkable city for designers! Lose yourself in meetups, networking sessions and workshops, or remain on campus to catch up on your work.

Why should you study UX/UI design in Amsterdam

Global design hubAmsterdam’s design ecosystem holds its own against those of metropolises like London and New York. What sets it apart is a unique collaborative environment that has brought in some of the world’s top design talents, with 14 major companies now based in Amsterdam. Architecture and design companies have taken up shop in Amsterdam to bridge the gap between traditional branding and tech. Amsterdam also maintains a world-class infrastructure, high-speed broadband, top-tier digital service providers and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) that make this city the perfect home for design companies.
International eventsAmong the many world-renowned UX design events that call Amsterdam home, UX STRAT is one of the most impressive. This conference gathers design leaders, strategists, user researchers, design-focused data analysts, product managers and experienced designers from all around the world. You’ll experience presentations and workshops detailing the newest UX trends, and discuss how the industry intersects with business strategy, product design and service design.
Flourishing meetup sceneAmsterdam’s UX meetup scene is thriving, with a vast multitude of meetups and gatherings taking place each month. A particularly powerful example of which is Amsterdam UX. This community brings together UX designers to discuss the industry, the craft and everything related to them. Common topics include interaction design, visual design, user research, sketching and prototyping. Jump into this powerful community to share your experience, present projects and analyze trends.

Projects built by students

MPULSE, the music fans’ website
MPULSE, the music fans’ website

MPULSE implements lean UX and design thinking to create the ultimate place for music fans to follow their favorite bands.

Laura Amber, UX/UI design
Blinder, a new dating experience
Blinder, a new dating experience

Blinder is a dating app that finds matches based on hobbies, tastes, etc., rather than simply using photos.

Chris Peterson, UX/UI design

What sets Amsterdam apart?

As one of the most vibrant, young and modern cities in Europe, Amsterdam was named the best European tech city to work in by Hubspot. Its diverse residents relish living a healthy lifestyle, so you will find them active and exercising all times of the year.
In turn, Amsterdam ranks fairly low when considering the cost of living, and it boasts an immense talent pool of more than a quarter of a million professionals. As well, our campus sits right in the heart of the city along one of its famous canals.
Come build your new career surrounded by not only some of Europe’s biggest tech companies, but also its most beautiful historical treasures.

More Questions?

We are committed to helping you start your career in tech. Our financing options range from traditional loans to pay-for-success models so you can choose the option that best fits your needs. Simply get in touch with our admissions team and they will give you more information about the available options.

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