UX+ really helped me transition to a career in UX Design. As a career shifter, I was provided with more than enough help I need to learn the fundamentals and to eventually apply the necessary skills. With just a month before graduation, I was already able to land my first job interview for a UX role. UX+ helped me achieve my goals of developing my confidence and preparing myself for future opportunities as a UX Designer.
UX+ University couldn’t have come at a better time in my life. It was that one final push that I needed in order to call really myself a UX practitioner. The curriculum exceeded my expectations. We had very dedicated mentors and instructor who was available even outside of class hours. They’re all very approachable and you can really feel that they want us to grow and be better designers. Aside from the learnings, one of the best things I gained from joining UX+ University was the community. The class was able to connect and get to know each other through the check-ins, activities, movie nights and game nights, and of course the projects. I can confidently say that joining UX+ University was worth every penny and I’m excited to see what’s in store for my classmates as well as the growth of the program.
UX+ University met my expectations and more! I really like how engaging the whole program was and how it felt like I wasn't alone throughout the process. The instructor and the mentors were really amazing. I learned a lot from them and felt like I was given more direction than if I were studying UX alone. I've been equipped with the fundamentals and have a bit more confidence than before. I'm also really glad to have met my classmates here who really just inspire me to become a better designer.
As a career-shifter, UX+ University has given me the key to my absolute dream, and that is to gain the skills and confidence in the UX field. UX+ University taught me so much, including facilitating user research, conducting usability tests, empathizing with users, pitching design proposals to real clients, and many others! I started with knowing so little about UX —I just knew a few terms, and a few processes about design thinking through reading online, but only in UX+ University was I given the chance to experience what it's like to think, work, communicate, and collaborate as a UX designer; with the perks and freedom to make mistakes, and of course, correct them through continuous feedback and guidance from our teachers and mentors.
Through UX+ University, I was able to practice my skills in not just designing but also in working with teams, presenting designs to key stakeholders, and justifying my design decisions which is just as important as the design itself. Much of the value and learning comes from the mentorship sessions, peer feedback sessions, and even just when I talk with my classmates for fun. I wouldn't grow this much, this fast in 16 weeks alone, and I can now more confidently say that I can do UX design.
UX+ University was an intense course that will force you out of your comfort zone and teach you how to look at things differently. And as someone who’s trying to transition from Graphic Design, it was exactly what I needed. The course guides you through the whole process of UX design, from research and prototyping, to participating in a sprint. It gives you the foundations that you’ll need. But for me the biggest factor that I loved about UX+ University was how dedicated the mentors are. They devote their time and effort just to help us grow and I will always be thankful for them.
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20-minute video interview
Design knowledge assessment
Student deliberations & contract signing
250+ hours of coursework
Learn by doing
Affordable world-class education
Pay tuition only after you're hired
Payment options for those that can afford it
Participate in live lectures and discuss the lessons. Get your assignments for the week.
Join in an optional, but highly recommended live workshop or guest talk.
Jump the live office hours, work on your group assignments, or participate in Mastermind groups.
Present your work, and receive feedback from your classmates, instructor, and mentors.
We're proud to teach aspiring UX professionals and place them in the world's best companies. We've also partnered with great organizations to provide exclusive student perks.
The design team at NextPay was very impressed with the quality of thought, ideas, and overall output brought about by the students of UX+ University. Having already known the people behind UX+ University, the quality and training of these budding designers came as no surprise. What they're helping students learn and achieve in just 16 weeks is a big jump forward for the Design community, and we at NextPay are so excited to work with and hire designers from this school! Thanks, UX+ University!
Our partners are first in line, with 200+ UX-trained alumni yearly that are available to hire.
I'm impressed with the students who presented their proposals. More than just learning how to use Figma to design and prototype products, I'm glad UX+ University teaches future product designers how to present the research insights and approach the challenge like a design consultant.
UX Design is a niche role and finding good candidates is a real challenge. We’ve opened this role for several months, however, the influx of applications is slow and the demand is high from other companies. With the help of UX+ University, we were immediately connected to a huge pipeline of talent. We were able to progress on our recruitment and meet highly qualified candidates for our openings. UX+ University is really paving the way for career shifters, fresh grads, and other individuals who want to build their careers in UX.
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Anyone, regardless of background, can learn design. (Trust us, it’s not rocket surgery!) While it’ll be more challenging if you don’t have design experience at all, our course is taught in a way that anyone, from any background can understand.
If you're outside the Philippines and you're opting to pay upfront or through 3-month installments, you can apply. At this time, only people based in the Philippines can opt for the Income Share Agreement.
We run 6 batches a year, with 2 concurrent batches every 4 months. The program starts every February, June, and October. For specific start dates, check our Application page.
You can submit your written application until three weeks before the program starts.
We follow a fixed screening process. If you do well on the application and interview, we will get you on board as long as there are still slots.
Students must allot at least 15 hours a week for the course. This includes attending classes (250+ total hours) and accomplishing assignments outside class hours.
• Be at least 18 years old
• Be based in the Philippines, if opting for the Income Share Agreement.
• Pass the application and interview process
• Allot at least 15 hours per week to attend class and complete projects and assignments
• Be able to attend 90% of the classes
• Have a working computer or laptop and a stable internet connection
• Have grit, determination, a growth mindset and the motivation to learn
We offer 3 payment types:
• Single Payment Upfront ($1,970 or ₱98,500 one-time via Paypal or bank transfer, due at the start of the course.)
• Three-Month Installment ($740 or ₱37,000 per month for 3 months via Paypal, due at the start of the course.)
• Income Share Agreement (No upfront payment to start and finish the course. Once you get hired or if you already have a job upon graduation or withdrawal, you’ll pay 16% of your pre-tax monthly income for 24 months.)
Our instructors, mentors, and career coaches are UX leaders and senior UX professionals that have been practicing UX for 5-16 years. Our instructors discuss the course materials and conduct the overall facilitation of activities. Our mentors are there for the 1-on-1 coaching, assistance, and guidance for our students. View the team here: About UX+
Similar to you, your classmates were selected from a large pool of applicants, based on their potential as UX professionals. To learn more about your classmates, you can find a directory of your classmates on UX+ Classroom.
We select 30 students per batch at UX+ University, from around 300 applicants per quarter.
Classes happen via Zoom. To join a class, click on the Zoom link found in the Google Calendar invite in your email.
Graduates of UX+ University are mostly hired as UX Designers, UX Researchers, Product Designers, and UI Designers. Some are also hired for similar roles, such as Product Managers and Content Strategists.
To ensure everyone's safety during the pandemic, all activities will be conducted online.
You're free to give feedback about the classes whenever there's something that you'd like to let the UX+ University team know and improve on. You can send feedback through UX+ Classroom.
Yes. There will be 4 mentors assigned to 30 students, with around 7 to 8 students per mentor. Mentor assignments can be found on UX+ Classroom.
Class materials and announcements are coursed through UX+ Classroom.
Please see the Course Outline, found in UX+ Classroom, for the breakdown of the assignments and success criteria of students.
In case of absences, you must notify the UX+ University team via UX+ Classroom and via email prior to the scheduled date of absence. In case of emergency absences, you must also notify UX+ University team via UX+ Classroom.
Please take note that you're only allowed up to 2 unexcused absences per month while ensuring satisfactory performance during the course.
If you've missed a class, we recommend watching the recordings posted in UX+ Classroom and catch up with your classmates regarding class discussions or assignments.
We're all here to help each other out. If you fall behind, we highly encourage you to ask questions on UX+ Classroom, our learning platform. Our instructors, mentors, and your fellow classmates are always there to help you out throughout the course. We’ll send you reminders if you fall behind so you can get back on track.
If you find that you’re struggling, let us know, and we'll hop on a call to discuss how to go about it.
If you opted for an Income Share Agreement, you can shift to a monthly or upfront payment with no additional cost either before or from the first day to the last day of the program. After graduation and prior to landing a job, you can still shift from an Income Share Agreement to a monthly or upfront payment; however, doing so will incur a service fee of 10% on top of the associated costs.
Once you get hired, you can't switch to a different payment method anymore. You’re not allowed to switch to an ISA from an Upfront payment or a 3-Month Installment payment once the program has started.
To change your payment method, please let us know through the form in UX+ Classroom.
Major changes in your schedule are changes that significantly disrupt how you'll proceed with the class over time. These include, but are not limited to, deciding to join a later batch instead of the current one you're in or missing class for at least 2 consecutive days.
If you are anticipating major changes in your schedule, please reach out to us at least 2 weeks prior to the anticipated change in your schedule through the form in UX+ Classroom, and we'll get back to you soon.
However, for special cases such as bereavement, let us know of the changes in your schedule as soon as possible.
After graduation, our career coaches will review your CV, prepare you for interviews, and seek out job openings for you to apply to. While we don’t guarantee that you’ll get a job right away, as long as both our outcomes — you landing a suitable UX job — are aligned, we’ll do everything we can to help.
Outside of LinkedIn and other job boards, you can also look for job openings at our UX+ Job Board.
While various articles mention that UX Designers earn up to $50,000+ in their first year, in the Philippines, the number is much closer to $7,000 to $12,000. Enrolling in a Master’s Degree or a UX bootcamp means shelling out an equivalent of 1 to 2 year’s salary, just for the possibility of securing your first full-time UX job. Massive Open Online Courses (Skillshare, Udemy, etc.) have a completion rate of 6-13% for their 30-minute to 2-hour pre-recorded UX classes. With these limited choices for UX education, you’re often left on your own to understand the full breadth of UX.
UX+ University allows anyone in the Philippines, regardless of background or experience, to learn UX and transition into a UX career. Our classes are taught online, part-time, so that you don’t have to take a leave from work or quit your existing job. We have instructors that are committed to your progress and teach you each step of UX from scratch.
After graduation, you’ll end up with three UX case studies for your portfolio. Our mentors will assist you in fixing your CV, preparing you for interviews, and helping you find a suitable UX role. Best of all, you’ll get world-class UX education at a rate that’s not prohibitive, and much more affordable relative to the market income for new UX Designers.
You can also opt for an Income Share Agreement (ISA), with no obligation to pay for tuition until you’re hired.
You can learn more about UX+ University and the team here: About UX+
You can reach out to us here: Contact Us
"They give you so much opportunities and resources and all you really have to do is grab them. Literally life-changing."
“UX+ University helped me get the UX knowledge that I need in order for me to secure a job just a month before our graduation.”
“Not only did I get to learn the fundamentals, but I improved on communication, collaboration, and presenting to others.”