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UX Bootcamp

We hold a 12-week long UX intensive bootcamp each year for our community to experience a robust, educational curriculum to break into or elevate one’s career in the UX industry.

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Why Our UX Bootcamp?

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Program Overview

A 12-week long intensive UX bootcamp program to educate about the basics of UX, design and research methodology, finding jobs, and interviewing.

Course Programming

  • Week 1: Course Introduction
  • Week 2: UX Fundamentals
  • Week 3: History of UX
  • Week 4: Design Software & Tools
  • Week 5: Planning & Research
  • Week 6: Design & UI Fundamentals
  • Week 7: Iteration and Workflows
  • Week 8: Designing with Equity
  • Week 9: Careers in UX: Interview & Job Applications
  • Week 10: Portfolio & Presentations
  • Week 11: Mock Interview & Presentations
  • Week 12: Graduation 🎉

Dates for 2023 Cohort

  • September 6 – November 29, 2023
  • Weekly Wednesday class from 3:00 – 6:00p PT / 6:00 – 9:00p ET
  • Weekly Partner Sync (flexible times)
  • No class during the week of November 20 for holiday

Course Details

  • Program duration: 12 weeks
  • Class format: Online class meeting every week, with weekly assignments to be completed with a partner in the program
  • Level: This is a beginner-level UX bootcamp. Students with little to no experience or looking to solidify ad hoc learnings will benefit the most. However, we also welcome junior and entry-level UX designers looking to improve their skills
  • Weekly time commitment: 3 hours of lecture & 15-20 hours of homework/self-study/partner collaboration
  • Pre-requisite: No UX experience is necessary
  • Students graduating from this program will have a strong understanding of UX design (strategy, research, wireframes), and will complete a single case study alongside a partner to demonstrate their skills.
  • Software: Figma (education license will be provided), Notion, Zoom

Next Cohort

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Important Dates

2023 applications opens: May 2023
Applications close: Friday, June 30, 2023, 12:00am (midnight) ET
Confirmation emails are sent out on a rolling basis until seats are filled.
Class begins: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Meet Your Teachers

Partnership with Startups for All

In an effort to make our program more inclusive and impactful for our students and greater community, for 2023 we are excited to partner with Startups for All, integrating real-life products from underrepresented startups and founders into our curriculum.

Our Latest Info Session (5/22/23)

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Everybody deserves accessible, quality education

Especially for our queer and BIPOC communities, breaking into and excelling in the creative industry shouldn’t be gated by expensive bootcamp courses or inaccessible professional organizations. The passion to create and conviction to thrive should be the only requirement to finding success in the UX industry.

We created this organization as our form of joy, liberation, and celebration of our community.

Come join our next cohort. We’re excited to have you!

Sign up for our 2023 UX Bootcamp cohort!

Who is this program for?

  • This program is reserved for those who identify as both BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or person of color) and LGBTQ+. To honor this space, please do not join if you are an ally. If you are interested in supporting the community, we provide space for allies who want to help us set up events and programming for our organization! If you are an ally please email us separately at
  • All attendees are asked to please read and abide by the QTBIPOC Design Code of Conduct.

What's different about this program?

Design is collaborative, communal, and community-oriented.

One of the core aspects of our UX bootcamp programming includes collaboration and being partnered up with one other student throughout the duration of the course. This has benefitted our students greatly in the past and we try our best to pair students together the best we can each cohort. Expect to leave our UX bootcamp better prepared with insights, lifelong collaborators, and friends!

How do I register?

The application period for our 2023 cohort is from May 22 to June 30, 2023. To be informed of when our next cohort opens, sign up for our newsletter.

How much does this cost?

In our effort to make this program accessible to our community, we have created recommended scaled costs based on financial needs. If you belong to multiple groups, select the one you are able to afford.

Below is the range of subsidized costs of our 12-week UX Bootcamp programming for our students. We have limited full-scholarship options available.

Once selected for the cohort, you’ll be provided payment options to secure your spot in our upcoming cohort.

Group A


$325 application after 6/9/23

Unemployment or underemployment compared to cost of living
Employed marginally or in a criminalized sector (not by choice)
Assets / Wealth
Family has no/few assets or debt is more than assets
No access to family
Family relies on me for help with basic living expenses
Debt: Income Ratio
My debt is from basic living expenses and/or is more than my yearly income

Group B


$425 application after 6/9/23

Stably employed at around the median income, with ability to cover unpredicted expenses
Assets / Wealth
Family has assets, like a house they are paying off
Debt: Income Ratio
My debt, including student loans or car loans, is about the same amount as my yearly income

Group C


$525 application after 6/9/23

Family has many assets, like investments or paid-off house
Assets / Wealth
I have or will inherit a wealth (eg house or money)
Debt: Income Ratio
Someone else paid/pays my housing or down payment

Do you have scholarships available?

Our scaled scholarship pricing is already reflected in our pricing. Additionally, we have limited full scholarships available for folx with more significant financial needs.


The Best UX Bootcamp for QTBIPOC Folx

How do I support?

We are looking for sponsors for our upcoming UX bootcamp.

Your contribution helps to ensure we keep this amazing program running for our students.

If you’d like to volunteer with QTBIPOC Design, please contact us or email us at


How do I sign up for the UX Bootcamp?

Our applications for our 2023 cohort is current open. Apply to our upcoming cohort.

How do I donate to this program?

Your generous donations help to keep our program running! Donate through our online donation page.

How much does this course cost?

Our fees are based on financial needs on a sliding scale. We also have limited full scholarships for those with financial means unable to afford class.

How do I get involved with this program?

Contact us or email us at to learn more about ways to get involved with our UX Bootcamp! We are currently looking for folx interested to help us teach this course or grade student assignments.

For any additional questions, contact us or email us at