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Become a well-rounded UX and UI professional. Learn from the best.

You’ve got a background in design, are fascinated by digital products and want to work in tech? Then pursuing a profession as a UX and UI designer is perfect for you. Choosing the combination of these roles, means you will be highly sought after by employers and will be held in high esteem within your company.

With classes up to 3 nights a week, this most complete UX and UI program makes it possible to also balance work or other responsibilities.

Application

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  • Who is this for?

    If you are a designer, an illustrator, a visual arts student or graduate, looking to join the IT industry and work in one of the most in-demand non-developer roles in tech, this program is the best first step. You don’t need previous UX or UI experience. You only need to be 18 years of age or older.

  • What do UX Designers do?

    UX (User Experience) designers serve as the voice of the users. Laser-focused on how something works and how people interact with it, they are vital to every digital product organization.

  • What do UI Designers do?

    UI (User Interface) designers make sure that every interaction with the finished product aligns with the vision of the UX designers. UI professionals obsess over the look of the product, define interaction models, design layouts and build prototypes.

  • How can I apply?

    To join you need to demonstrate at least basic design/illustrator skills that are essential to your success in this program. You must submit a portfolio with your designs, or if you don’t yet have one - a sample of your creative work will do. That’s it, there’s no entrance exam.

    For other questions, check out our FAQ and visit our forum.

Timeline

Apr 10 – May 19

Submit portfolio and application form

until May 19

Take online cognitive test

June 3 - 6

Attend an interview (upon request)

June 24

Program starts

Sep 25

Program ends

Curriculum

Immersive Program

Master the wide spectrum of UX/UI responsibilities and processes, and learn the secrets of designing digital experiences for every screen. From working on strategy and research through creating a rich prototype and developing a complete design for a digital product, and finally – to presenting your work, you’ll master all skills needed to launch your UX/UI career.

Path to Success

At Telerik Academy Alpha UX/UI you will:

  • Attain advanced knowledge of the work of a UX and UI designer
  • Practice and master skills and tools, critical to your future day-to-day
  • Gain the most complete understanding of UX/UI design methodologies
  • Augment your soft skills, while working on real-world problems
  • Get fully ready to jumpstart your career
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Module 1: UX (2 weeks)

Kickoff
Strategy
Scope
Practice

Module 2: UX (2 weeks)

Structure
Skeleton
Usability testing
Practice
Vacation - 1 week

Module 3: UI (1 week)

UI Design Fundamentals
Web-based Design
Mobile-based Design
IoT-based Design

Module 4: UI (1 week)

Layout & Grids
Advanced Typography
Advanced Colors
Practice

Module 5: UI (2 weeks)

Flat & Material Design
Finishing touches
UI in Design Systems
Practice
Vacation - 1 week

Module 6 (4 weeks)

Presenting design work
Front-End Fundamentals
Practice
Career jumpstart
certificate
Certificate of Graduation

Program Details

Prerequisite

Some design/illustrator or visual arts background and good English language skills. No previous experience in the IT industry required.

Duration

To get the most out of the program for your successful career jumpstart, you’ll need to immerse in this program for 3 months. To recharge your batteries and enjoy the summer, you’ll have 2 weeks of vacation.

Schedule

Lectures are held 2 to 3 times a week (Monday-Wednesday, 7:00-10:00 pm) at Telerik Academy in Sofia. You can maintain a part-time or even full-time job while attending the UX/UI Alpha as long as this doesn’t interfere with your progress.

Commitment

100% onsite participation. Expect an average of 6-9+ hours per week and additional time for self-preparation.

Language of instruction

Courses are conducted in Bulgarian, but all learning materials are in English.

Tuition Model

Start a job within our partner network

Your education is free!
The Partner will pay for it.

Start a job at any non-partner company

Pay for your education after you start a job. Financing provided by a bank partner.
Free TuitionTuition BGN 135/month for 24 months
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In short:

  • If you are employed by a partner, your tuition is waived
  • Payment of tuition fee doesn’t start until 6 months after graduation (grace period)
  • Deferred payment over 12-24 months’ period
  • Automatic credit approval with a bank, partner of Telerik Academy
  • Zero risk: Money-back guarantee. Drop-out with no consequences up to 4 weeks of program start

Trainers

Georgi_Balinov
Georgi Balinov
UX/UI Alpha Trainer
Creative Director &
Co-founder, HYPE
georgi linkov
Georgi Linkov
Guest Lecturer
Co-founder and CEO,
Studio X Creative
svetlin nikolaev
Svetlin Nikolaev
Guest Lecturer
Director UX,
DevTools, Progress
Kostadin_Kushlev2
Kostadin Kushlev
Guest Lecturer
Senior Manager UX,
VMware
Antoaneta_Tsaneva
Antoaneta Tsaneva
Guest Lecturer
UX Lead and Product Owner,
Progress
valenting likyov
Valentin Likyov
Guest Lecturer
Product Designer,
VMware
Ognyan_Barov
Ognyan Barov
Guest Lecturer
Lead UI Artist,
Ubisoft

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