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User Experience Design Bootcamp

16-Week Career Program

Next Bootcamp Kickoff: April 20th 2022
Prices Increase: February 1st 2022

For more info on the program, careers, and tuition grants download the info pack!

Are you a UX Designer?

You’re a born problem-solver with exceptional attention to detail who strives to create the best experience for the task at hand, always with the user in mind. You love to listen, observe and understand, and know how to translate user needs and business goals into compelling designs. You’re a human interaction and user satisfaction guru, who knows how to design for usability, accessibility and ease of interaction. Using user research, strategy, information architecture and interaction design, you bring a human-centred approach to the design of digital experiences. As a UX designer, your decisions affect every move a user makes and enhances their experience from the first click.

“Any designer looking to improve their thought and work process should definitely explore UX methodologies to become a better designer”

Bruna Macedo

Senior Designer, Cossette

Why are Experiences Important?

‘Attention is the New Commidity”

Watch a short clip of David Han (UX Program Director at M.AD) explain why the new currency is experience.

Program Approach

Real World Projects & Case Studies

Working Industry Mentors & Instructors

Theory + Application Based Learning

Portfolio and Job Search Prep

In just 16 weeks, you’ll be fully immersed in the world of User Experience (UX) design in an online platform. Through a series of mentor-led lectures and hands-on digital working sessions, you’ll explore each stage of the UX design process. These classes and projects will also be supplemented with Toolbox sessions, which teach tangible and transferable skills. The program will conclude with a an additional 3 day UX Sprint Project on top of you main Project.

We are also encouraging that you bring your own passion project to work on alongside the school projects, going though the same process and getting feedback from your instructors.

Industry Tools

We have taken steps to integrate an online learning environment that will ensure that key skills are effectively taught as they would be at our Campus in Toronto. These tools have already been utilized in the last two runs of the UX Bootcamp. We have also been taking cues from our agency partners in adopting their platforms and practices for communication and UX Design. 

Figma

An Industry stadard for UX deisgn, Figma is a Collaborative Interface Design Tool. Design, prototype, and gather feedback all in one place with Figma.

Miro

A highly visual platform that is basically a big digital whiteboard that integrates with everything. Used for Project feedback and collaboration.

Slack

A robust messaging software that allows for connection with admin, instructors and other students.

Real Client. Real Brief. Real Work.

At the beginning of the 16 weeks, you will be briefed by a real client with an issue they are looking to solve. As you learn throughout the bootcamp, you will work towards a solution for the Client problem, and present to them at the end of the bootcamp. The stages the project will go through is Research, Design and Prototyping, and finally Testing.

Past Clients Include:

2021 Weekly Schedule

April 20th - August 6th 2021

(Sixteen Weeks) Application Deadline is April 12 2021

In 2021, the UX bootcamp will be running entirely online. We are carefully following the recommendation of Health Canada to protect our students and instructors.

3 Nights

Per Week

6-9pm

Tuesday – Thursday

9 Hours

‘In Class’ per Week

3-5 Hours

of Assignments per Week

Student Work

Students will leave the UX bootcamp with a fully formed project. Starting with raw research and strategy to sketching to fully functional prototypes to demonstrate ability with all parts of a UX project.

 

UX Graduates

%

UX graduates are successfully working

%

came with no existing design background

%

of bootcampers used new skills immediately

%

of employers saw an improvement

“The Instructors that were brought in were fantastic. They all had incredibly great insights into the industry, the role that we should be doing after we’re done with this course, some really good takeaways. It’s intense. It’s fantastic. It is absolutely filled with everything that you’re going to need to get into a UX role.”

Teunis Vorsteveld

Senior Product Designer, Rangle.io

The UX bootcamp at M.AD was a perfect segue from University/College into working a real job. Not only did I receive superb guidance from people working in the tech industry, but I also made lasting connections with a group of like-minded, passionate, and talented individuals – all while working on with a real client, on a real project. Thanks to M.AD, I recently got hired as a Junior UX designer at Canada’s largest advertising agency.

Kat Savin

Experience Designer, Nurun

“I learned a lot of methodologies that go into creating a website. I had never thought of it in that way before, all the research that goes into it. My experience working on the project was really awesome. It was a good learning curve for me. I had a lot of great feedback from my instructors, and my peers.”

Kartikeya Sharma

Product Designer, Workeefy

“The research phase was my favourite part of the bootcamp. We learned how to build a brief, looked into primary research and competitive analysis. I think it’s really important to develop those skills, especially not only as a UX designer but as a graphic designer and art director.

Vanessa Cuartas

Senior Graphic Designer, Cubert Inc.

Course Modules

Learn the History of UX Design

Learn about the history and evolution of UX design, and the importance of putting the user at the centre of the design process – you’ll be best friends with your audience in no time.

Create a Working Prototype

Gain an understanding of UX tools, techniques and best practices. Discover how to refine your ideas, translate them into designs and document them to create memorable experiences.

Learn how to Present

Gain confidence in describing and explaining your work, demonstrate your point of view, and provide rationale for your design decisions.

Understand User Needs

Understand and harness the importance of different research techniques, create appropriate artifacts, and develop an experience brief.

Test your Work

Learn the ins and outs of user testing and how to apply insights to improve your designs.

Toolboxes

Design basics, introduction to cognitive psychology, problem solving, collaborating with visual designers, and working with front-end developers.

Build a Design Framework

Gather and nurture ideas, and build an experience design framework that illustrates and defines the experiences of different types of users.

Create a Portfolio

Learn how to create a UX design portfolio. Showcase your best work and highlight what employers are looking for to prepare you for the interview that could launch your career.

Industry Instructors

Program Director

“Today, brands and products are struggling to match the speed and agility of the modern consumer who is always on and always distracted. More than ever, User Experience professionals are needed to build experiences that elevate brands and transform businesses.

The UX Bootcamp is a hands-on education platform that trains agency and client-side professionals to understand, learn and apply Human-Centred Design – at the intersection of creativity, people, and technology – to build digital experiences that people love.”

David Han

Director of Experience Design, Publicis Canada

Past Bootcamp Instructors

Karen Hawkins

Head of Accessible UX Design, eSSENTIAL Accessibility

Karl Stahl

Associate Director of Experience Design, Nurun

Gavin Goh

Product Manager, mello

Maya Czajkowski

Senior Experience Strategy Consultant, GlueIQ

Maddie Brown

Manager of Experience Design, Nurun

Vicki Sloot

Manager, Experience Design, TD Bank

Chelsea Watson

Service Design Director, TD Bank

Rylee Strachan

Senior Strategist, Publicis Canada

Rachel Adams

Senior Associate, APM, Publicis Sapient

Study Online with Distanced Education

M.AD Toronto has shifted to an online learning environment in response to Covid-19 and will continue to offer classes in our successful online format. This will provide accessibility to students who wish to continue social distancing or are unable to travel yet. Please read about our Online Learning Environment if you wish to learn more, and you can also take a Virtual School Tour.

“Didn’t realize it could still be almost as interactive as a live class. It’s an experience of a lifetime! I love the instructors, MAS team and my course mates.”

Seun Johnson

Strategy Bootcamp Student, 2020

Admission Info

Tuition for the UX design Bootcamp is $7500CDN (for both domestic and international students) and is due one week prior to the beginning of classes, as well as a $100 application fee.

Early Bird Pricing:

If you apply and register for the program before the dates below, you will receive the following discounts.

  • Before January 1st, 2022 =  30% discount.
  • Before February 1st, 2022. = 20% discount.
  • Before March 1st, 2022 = 10% discount.
  • Registration after March 1st, 2022 is subject to full price.

Please check out Financial Aid Section to see the various scholarships and payment plans we offer.

Applicants are accepted on the basis of an interview, references and an appraisal of their application.

  • Enrolment Contract.
  • Current Resume demonstrating your experience.
  • Creative exercise to complete.
  • One original letter of recommendation from professional or academic reference.
  • A copy of two valid forms of ID – drivers license, passport, birth certificate or PR Card.
  • A copy of the highest diploma achieved or official transcript from the school last attended.
  • Administrative fee of $100.

Please contact our Admissions Director to see if you are eligible by sending a copy of your most updated resume (or LinkedIn profile). Note: the program is capped at 20 students.

Ontario will compensate independent businesses between 70-85% of tuition costs – meaning you’ll only pay $1350-$2700 for 12 weeks of training! (This grant is only available to Ontario businesses training employees – contact muneet@adschool.ca for more information).

Have any Questions?

Feel free to reach out to an Admissions Advisor for no-strings-attached info about:

  • Career Advice
  • Application Process
  • Financial Aid and Grants
  • The Student Experience
  • Scholarships

 

Prices Increase February 1st 2022

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Apply now to get a 20% discount on full tuition costs to kick start your UX career.

Become a UX Designer

“Today, brands and products are struggling to match the speed and agility of the modern consumer who is always on and always distracted. More than ever, User Experience professionals are needed to build experiences that elevate brands and transform businesses.

The UX Bootcamp is a hands-on education platform that trains agency and client-side professionals to understand, learn and apply Human-Centred Design – at the intersection of creativity, people, and technology – to build digital experiences that people love.”

David Han

Director of Experience Design, Publicis Canada

Hear more from David, our Program Director, as to why UX experiences are important.

Program Overview

In just 16 weeks, you’ll be fully immersed in the world of User Experience (UX) design in an online platform. Through a series of mentor-led lectures and hands-on digital working sessions, you’ll explore each stage of the UX design process. These classes and projects will also be supplemented with Toolbox sessions, which teach tangible and transferable skills. The program will conclude with a an additional 3 day UX Sprint Project on top of you main Project.

We are also encouraging that you bring your own passion project to work on alongside the school projects, going though the same process and getting feedback from your instructors.

Working Industry Mentors & Instructors

Theory + Application Based Learning

Real World Projects & Case Studies

Portfolio and Job Search Prep

Industry Tools

Our program works with our agency partners to adop their platforms and practices for industry standard communication and UX Design. 

Work with a Real Client

Gain insight into real world UX projects by working with a client for the full 16 weeks. Past Clients Include:

The Bootcamp Runs April 20th - August 6th 2021

(Sixteen Weeks) Application Deadline is April 12 2021

2021 Weekly Schedule

3 Nights

Per Week

6-9pm

Tuesday – Thursday

9 Hours

‘In Class’ per Week

3-5 Hours

of Assignments per Week

UX Graduates

%

came with no existing design background

%

of bootcampers used new skills immediately

“The Instructors that were brought in were fantastic. They all had incredibly great insights into the industry, the role that we should be doing after we’re done with this course, some really good takeaways. It’s intense. It’s fantastic. It is absolutely filled with everything that you’re going to need to get into a UX role.”

Teunis Vorsteveld

Senior Product Designer, Rangle.io

The UX bootcamp at M.AD was a perfect segue from University/College into working a real job. Not only did I receive superb guidance from people working in the tech industry, but I also made lasting connections with a group of like-minded, passionate, and talented individuals – all while working on with a real client, on a real project. Thanks to M.AD, I recently got hired as a Junior UX designer at Canada’s largest advertising agency.

Kat Savin

Experience Designer, Nurun

Course Modules & Takeaways 

Over the 16 weeks you will:

  • Learn a Brief History of UX Design
  • Research and Understand User Needs
  • Write an Experience Brief
  • Build a Design Framework
  • Create a Working Prototype
  • Test Your Work
  • Craft Portfolio Pieces
  • Learn How to Present 

Admission Info

Tuition for the UX design Bootcamp is $7500CDN (for both domestic and international students) and is due one week prior to the beginning of classes, as well as a $100 application fee.

Early Bird Pricing:

If you apply and register for the program before the dates below, you will receive the following discounts.

  • Before January 1st, 2022 =  30% discount.
  • Before February 1st, 2022. = 20% discount.
  • Before March 1st, 2022 = 10% discount.
  • Registration after March 1st, 2022 is subject to full price.

Please check out Financial Aid Section to see the various scholarships and payment plans we offer.

Applicants are accepted on the basis of an interview, references and an appraisal of their application.

  • Enrolment Contract.
  • Current Resume demonstrating your experience.
  • Creative exercise to complete.
  • One original letter of recommendation from professional or academic reference.
  • A copy of two valid forms of ID – drivers license, passport, birth certificate or PR Card.
  • A copy of the highest diploma achieved or official transcript from the school last attended.
  • Administrative fee of $100.

Please contact our Admissions Director to see if you are eligible by sending a copy of your most updated resume (or LinkedIn profile). Note: the program is capped at 20 students.

Ontario will compensate independent businesses between 70-85% of tuition costs – meaning you’ll only pay $1350-$2700 for 12 weeks of training! (This grant is only available to Ontario businesses training employees – contact muneet@adschool.ca for more information).

Have any Questions?

Feel free to reach out to an Admissions Advisor for no-strings-attached info about:

  • Career Advice
  • Application Process
  • Financial Aid and Grants
  • The Student Experience
  • Scholarships

 

Prices Increase February 1st 2022

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Apply now to get a 20% discount on full tuition costs to kick start your UX career.

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