/Skills Bootcamp in UI/UX Design for Games - September 2022

This Course Is Now Underway

Provided by: Teesside University

Course Area: North East

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 06/09/2022

End date: 12/01/2023

Course length: 16 weeks

Subjects: User experience design, User interface design

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Skills Bootcamp overview

The role of the user interface and user experience (UI/UX) designer is paramount to ensuring an engaging and satisfying user experience, and making it easier for people with disabilities to engage and communicate.

This Skills Bootcamp uses games experiences as examples but will provide transferable skills suited to many sectors looking for UI/UX designers, training learners in an essential skill that is in high demand across a number of sectors including the fast-growing computer games industry.

Who is this course for

Anyone interested in a career in user experience and user interface (UI/UX) design

Anyone with a creative or computing degree but currently unemployed.

Anyone already working in the games industry who would like to develop their skills in an area that is in high demand.

There will be four hours of online contact time each week (2 x 2-hour sessions) plus additional self-directed learning and employability sessions to support you into work or a career change. Sessions will be recorded for flexibility of study.


This Skills Bootcamp is well suited to those with a degree in computing, design, digital art, photography, computer games or art who have an interest in user interface and user experience design as a future career. It would also suit those working in the computing or games industry looking to upskill in a subject that is in high demand in a number of sectors including the fast-growing computer games industry.


Please note: For this Skills Bootcamp, employed learners will only be accepted if they have support from their current employer or are under-employed.


Learners must:

  • Be aged 19+
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Agree to provide mandatory personal data and supplementary information on their employment outcomes for up to 8 months following completion of the Skills Bootcamp
  • Be looking for a new role, new opportunities or increased responsibility/promotion to a different role which utilises the skills acquired through their Skills Bootcamp


Be either

  • employed*/self-employed, or
  • career changers/returners/redeployed, or
  • unemployed within the last 12 months

*See note above regarding employed learners.


Employers will be able to send existing employees who meet the Skills Bootcamp eligibility requirements on this training at an impressive 70% discount. Interested employers should contact the individual Skills Bootcamp provider.

What will I learn

You learn UI/UX fundamentals and building blocks (screens, layout, colour, grids, tables, navigation), design systems and process, user journeys and the 10-foot experience.

Industry case studies, industry keynote speakers and focused portfolio work will provide inspiration, context and opportunity to put the theory into practise.

In addition, a bespoke employability programme will equip you with essential software skills for securing a job or new role, where required.

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Creating pathways to employment

How has the Skills Bootcamp been designed/created with employer input?


This Skills Bootcamp is jointly designed and delivered by our industry partners, so you can be confident you are learning the relevant skills important to employers.


How are employers involved in the delivery of this Skills Bootcamp?


Throughout the 16-week programme, each learner will also take part in a bespoke employability programme preparing you for interviews and recruitment events with our industry partners, giving you the opportunity to network and connect with employers looking for these skills.


What are the routes to employment following successful completion?


Teesside University works closely with Industry around the UK and will provide employment opportunities through our partners and also from Job Searches.

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