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Enhance Your Skills with Our UI / UX Design Bootcamp

In 21 hours, learn cutting-edge UI / UX design principles and AI-driven tools to create intuitive and engaging user experiences.
Pay little or no cash with government subsidies:
Our UI / UX Design course boasts graduates from industry-leading organisations

Learn UI / UX Design with Vertical Institute


Why Choose UI / UX Design

Good UX design can increase the company’s revenue by 100x to 1,000x. Good UX and UI Designers can make a massive difference in any business that is going digital today, and will continue to be builders and movers in the tech world.

Source: Dollars and Sense

Who is This Course For

Aspiring UI/UX Designers

Learn industry-leading techniques and build a rewarding career in UX/UI design with no prior experience.

Current Professionals

Enhance your design skills with new tools and AI to create user-friendly and visually appealing interfaces.

Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Improve your product’s user experience and interface design to attract and retain customers. Make informed design decisions that drive user engagement and satisfaction.

Students and Lifelong Learners

Whether you’re a student or a lifelong learner, acquire a valuable skill set that is crucial in today’s digital world.

Skills You’ll Learn

  • Intro to UX Design
  • User Research & Design Thinking Ideation
  • Information Architecture
  • Wireframes & Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • Usability Testing and more!

UI / UX Design Course Details

Our UX Design course, with an emphasis on leveraging AI to create unparalleled user experiences, transforms your career journey by equipping you with vital UX skills and proficiency in tools like Figma, as you explore user research, prototyping, and more.
UX Design Course Details - Vertical Institute

Online classes via Zoom


7 Lessons, 3 hours each session


1 Instructor + TA supports

Course Fee & Government Subsidies

Pay even less or 0 cash with government subsidies 🎉

Singaporeans aged 40 and above

Course Fee $1,798.5
70% IBF Subsidy 🎉 - $1,155
SFC Credits 🎉 - $643.5
Amount to Pay $0

Singaporeans aged
below 40

Course Fee $1,798.5
50% IBF Subsidy 🎉 - $825
SFC Credits 🎉 - $973.5
Amount to Pay $0


Course Fee $1,798.5
50% IBF Subsidy 🎉 - $825
Amount to Pay $973.5


All Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above can use their SkillsFuture Credits to fully offset the remaining fees.


In addition, NTUC members can utilize UTAP to offset 50% of remaining fees (capped up to $500 per year).

Upcoming UI / UX Design Course Schedules

Choose from our flexible course schedules outside working hours. We have timeslots available on weekday evenings or weekends.

Meet our Instructors

Learn UI / UX Design live from industry experts for real-world insights.
Instructor Profile


Design Lead @ UOB

Past projects: UOB Digital Bank, Shopback

Instructor Profile


Senior UX Designer @ MING Labs

Labs Past projects: Wunderman, BBDO, Facebook, Starbucks

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Kamal Taib

Lead UX @ FWD

Past projects: FWD, Standard Chartered Bank, GoBear


UI / UX Design Course Curriculum

Master the fundamentals of UX Design through our comprehensive and hands-on curriculum.


As a VI student, you will be given access to online learning materials in our e-learning portal.

To get you ready for learning, this essential pre-work will familiarise you with the basics of the key concepts and tools we will be using throughout the course.

Although you will learn these topics remotely before you arrive in class, you won’t be far away from the resources of the VI community. Make use of our Telegram channel to leverage connections with students, alumni, instructors and experts. At the end of your pre-work, you’ll be ready for the fast pace on campus!

After the course, you can choose to participate in follow-up sessions with your instructor, either in a group and/or individually, included as part of the course fee.

Module 1: Introduction to User Experience Design


  • Getting acquainted with the course and expectations
  • Discuss the discipline of UX design and the design process
  • Introduction to the ecosystem of UX Design; including Information Architecture (IA), User Interface (UI) Design, Interaction Design (IxD) and the differences
  •  Introduction to Design Thinking, Product Management systems and tools, and Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  •  User Research [Part 1]
    ○ Importance of human-centered research and its comparison with market research
    ○ Different research methodologies
    ○ Tips & Techniques
    ○ Research Planning guides for conducting User Research


  •  Capstone Project Brainstorming
    ○ Defining problem statements, user goals, performing preliminary background research

Module 2: User Research & Design Thinking Ideation


  • User Research [Part 2]
  • Analysing research in UX design to formulate insights and find opportunities
  • Use “How might we…” statements to shift from identifying problems to ideating solutions
  • Creating User Personas and examples
  • Common UX Ideation Methodologies
    ○ Four Types of UX Mapping
    ○ Storyboarding
    ○ User Stories
  • User Stories, Themes, Epics & Features
  • Feature Prioritisation Methods
    ○ HiPPo Method
    ○ Iron Triangle Method
    ○ MoSCoW Method
    ○ Simplified Numerical Method
  • User Flows


  • Define Problem Statements, Assumptions & Hypothesis
  • Creating User Personas with UXPressia
  • Creating, Prioritise & Grouping User Stories
  • Ideation: Crazy 8’s

    Module 3: Information Architecture


    • Introduction to Information Architecture (IA)
    • Understanding the importance of IA and process
    • The Library Example
    • Card Sorting and Creating User Flows


    • Card Sorting using Trello
    • Creating sitemap / user-flow based on card sorting
    • Assignment 1

    Module 4: Wireframes & Prototyping


    • Introduction to Wireframes and Prototyping
    •  Interaction Design Principles
    •  Levels of Prototyping
      ○ Low-fidelity
      ○ Mid-fidelity
      ○ High-fidelity
    • Overview of the different prototyping tools
    • Why and What is Figma?
    • Using Figma for digital prototyping


    • Pen/Pencil & Paper Sketching Wireframes (based on previous sitemap/flow)
    • Mid-Fidelity Prototype using Figma (based on previous paper wireframes)
    • Assignment 2

    Module 5: Visual Design


    • Introduction to Visual Design / UI Design
    • Learn how visual design impacts the user experience
    • Identify key visual elements for improving a layout
    • Apply visual design tools such as typography, color, imagery to wireframes and prototypes
    • Visual Design Ideation
    • General Guidelines and Principles For Visual Design
    • Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Good Design
    • Mobile App Design Considerations


    • Recreate / Replicate an existing financial app design using Figma

    Module 6: Usability Testing


    • Introduction to Usability Testing 
    • Methods of Usability Testing
    • Practice planning and conducting a detailed usability test
    • Practice analysing test findings and generating a usability report


    • Perform a Usability Testing in class

    Module 7: Capstone Project & Portfolio Building

    • Understanding portfolios and their purpose in the industry
    • Building a UX Case Study to support your portfolio
    • A Career In UX
    • Capstone Project Discussions

    The Capstone Project

    Participants will be required to execute the UX design process from end to end, addressing a real-world problem by designing a new digital business product or redesigning an existing one.

    This individual open-book capstone project will culminate your learning by applying the new tools and concepts learnt to create a portfolio project that includes:

    • Human-centered user research and personas
    • Good information architecture, user flows, and navigation
    • Wireframing and prototyping with clear annotation
    • A portfolio-ready design prototype with walkthrough

    View our alumni portfolio projects.

    How to Apply in 3 Simple Steps

    Step 1 Indication Step 1

    Select Class Schedule

    Choose convenient classes on evenings or weekends.

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    Step 2 Indication Step 2

    Calculate Your Subsidies

    Fill out the form to calculate your government subsidies.

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    Pay $50 Deposit To Secure Your Spot

    Instead of paying the full fee, place a small deposit to secure your slot.

    8 Reasons to Learn UI / UX Design with Vertical Institute

    Reasons to Learn UX Design Vertical Institute

    🌱 Beginner-Friendly

    Upskill with our UX Design course even with no prior background or experience.

    🧑‍🎓 Professional Certificate

    Gain an accredited and recognised course Certification in Singapore.

    💻 Expert-led Learning

    Learn concepts and tools through expert-led lectures, discussions and project work.

    👨‍💻 Hands-on Training

    Full hands-on training using industry tools in real-lift scenarios.

    💬 Out of Class Support

    Get out of class supports from teaching assistants and instructor.

    📚 Lifetime Resource Access

    Unlock lifelong learning with access to course materials and support.

    🤝 Community Benefits

    Be part of the VI community and leverage connections with alumni and experts.

    ⭐️ Career Support

    Dedicated career support and job matching with hiring partners.

    Get Certified in UI / UX Design

    UX Design Certificate - Vertical Institute

    Upon successful completion of this IBF-accredited bootcamp, you will be awarded a cybersecurity certification recognised by employers in Singapore. VI alumni can use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to employers and their network.


    Pro Tips: Show your certification on LinkedIn to enhance your professional image and attract potential employers.

    Job Placement Assistance

    Vertical Institute offers Job Placement Assistance to graduates that have successfully completed any of our courses.

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    What Our Students Say About the UX Design Course

    Hear directly from our graduates about their UI / UX Design course experience.



    UX Design Alumni

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    January Aung

    UX Design Alumni

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    Recently completed this awesome UX design course at Vertical Institute. Big thanks to Zack Chia, our incredible instructor, for making the whole experience so engaging and insightful.

    Time to start building up my portfolio with this new knowledge! 🌟💡


    Wei Ping Tong

    UX Design Alumni

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    This experience has reinforced my passion for creating intuitive, user-friendly designs and has equipped me with the tools to keep improving. Can't wait to apply what I've learned in real-world scenarios!

    Thank you, Vertical Institute, for this transformative experience!


    Sruthi Madhusudanan

    UX Design Alumni

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    This course has been an absolute game-changer for me, igniting my passion for user-centric design like never before. I can't wait to apply all that I've learned to create impactful and innovative designs.

    Thank you, Vertical Institute, and thank you, Zack Chia for an amazing learning experience!

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    UX Design Course FAQs

    What is UX Design?

    “UX/UI design has been seen as one of the rising industries with the most attention-grabbing potential in the future. Studies have shown that the average salary of an UX/UI designer is growing rapidly and that the use of UX/UI design is now being adapted in lots of different fields.”
    – International Business Times, 15 June 2022

    Ever found checking out your online shopping cart a pleasant and smooth process? Or perhaps you enjoy scrolling through Instagram because of how aesthetic, interactive, and easy-to-use their interface is. This is all attributed to the work of UX designers. 

    User Experience design is the essential process of designing digital products with the sole purpose of providing end-users with a meaningful experience. It covers all aspects including research, design, usability, accessibility, function, and branding.

    Although UX design is a relatively new field, it is gaining popularity because the market has become increasingly customer-oriented. This is why the demand for UX designers has seen rapid growth as well.

    Are there course fee subsidies available?

    Yes, you can receive up to 70% funding support from The Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) for our IBF-accredited programmes. The balance course fees (after subsidy) can be offset using your SkillsFuture Credits or NTUC UTAP funding.

    The IBF Standards Training Scheme (“IBF-STS”) provides funding for training and assessment programmes accredited under the Skills Framework for Financial Services.

    For our training programmes that are IBF-accredited, eligible Singaporeans & PRs may receive funding support under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS), subjected to all eligibility criteria being met.

    For more information on the funding support, please visit: https://www.ibf.org.sg/home/for-individuals/skills-and-jobs-development/training-support/IBF-STS

    Can I use SkillsFuture Credits to pay for the remaining course fee after funding?

    Yes. For self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above, you can use your SkillsFuture Credit to offset the remaining course fees after IBF funding.

    To check your SkillsFuture credit balance, please follow these steps:

    1. Go to https://myskillsfuture.gov.sg
    2. Click on ‘Submit SkillsFuture Credit Claims’
    3. Login with your SingPass
    4. Click on the arrow (>) at the top right hand corner. You will be able to see a drop-down list of your Available SkillsFuture Credits.

    After you have registered for a course, a VI representative will reach out to guide you with the SkillsFuture Credits

    *Please note that our bootcamps are not eligible for “Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support)’. You will only be able to use available credits from ‘SkillsFuture Credit’ and ‘One-off SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up’.

    Can NTUC Union members use UTAP to offset the remaining course fee after funding?

    Yes, all our courses are eligible for Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) Funding. NTUC Union members can use UTAP to offset 50% of unfunded course fees (capped at $500 per year).

    This claim must be done after completion of the course. Please refer to the UTAP FAQ for more information.

    Can I use SkillsFuture Credits and UTAP at the same time?

    Yes, you can utilise both at the same time. UTAP can only be applied after SFC has been applied.

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    Am I eligible for IBF funding support?

    The IBF funding support works on a nett fee model. This means that the subsidy is applied upfront, and you will only need to pay the balance course fees after the subsidy. For example, if you are eligible for 70% subsidy, you only need to pay the remaining 30% upfront.

    To be eligible, you’ll have to meet the following prerequisites.

    For Self-Sponsored:

    All Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) that are physically based in Singapore and successfully complete the course will be eligible.

    • Be a Singaporean Citizen or PR based in Singapore
    • Minimum of 75% attendance (this means that you must attend at least 6 out of 7 lessons)
    • Pass the final assessment

    Any balance course fees can be offset using your SkillsFuture Credits & NTUC UTAP funding.

    For Company-Sponsored:

    • Be from Financial Institutions that are regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) (either licensed / exempted from licensing) or Fintech companies that are registered with the Singapore Fintech Association.
    • Be a Singaporean Citizen or PR physically based in Singapore
    • Minimum of 75% attendance (this means that you must attend at least 6 out of 7 lessons)
    • Pass the final assessment

    Are there instalment plans available?

    We offer interest-free instalment plans to ensure tech education is accessible to all Singaporeans and PRs. You may reach out to our admissions team for more information via:

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 6950 7023

    Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

    This program is suitable for beginners with no pre-requisites.

    Is there a UX Design certificate granted at the end of the course?

    Upon successful completion of this IBF-accredited course, participants will be awarded a UX Design certification recognised by employers in Singapore. VI alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to employers and their LinkedIn network.

    Our programmes are well-regarded by top companies, who contribute to our curriculum and use our courses to train their own teams.

        What is the difference between UX design, UI design, and UI/UX design?

        These two terms are often confused and used interchangeably. In a nutshell, UX is defined more by the overall planning, strategy, and psychology of the user experience; on the other hand, UI design focuses more on the aesthetic of the product.

        If a product would be a human body, the code represents the skeleton that gives it structure. The UX design represents the organs that supports life functions, while the UI design represents the cosmetics of the body.

        The correct umbrella term is simply UX design which refers to both UX and UI components.

            What is Figma?

            Figma is a web browser-based design tool across any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) that allows for real-time collaboration with team members. It is the only design tool of its type where everyone can share, open, and edit Figma files at the same time. 

            What is Miro?

            Miro is a free online collaboration platform known for its digital sticky notes function to help teams in brainstorming, planning and managing workflows. 

                What softwares do I need to download?

                You will be learning a suite of industry tools: Miro, Figma, UXpressia and more.

                You will need to have your own personal laptop/PC to attend the bootcamp.

                These are all web-based and no installation is required.

                    What if I cannot attend a class?

                    If you miss a lesson, you are allowed to attend a makeup class. This would be the corresponding class of another intake that same week, subject to availability. If you cannot make it for the makeup class, then you can simply watch the recorded lesson video.

                    Your attendance is only counted if you attend a makeup class.

                        Why are UX design skills relevant today?

                        ‘Singapore Tech Salaries May Soar Up to 30% in Two Years’ – The Straits Times, 2022

                        With a huge shortage of tech talent in Singapore, UX design skills are not only highly sought after by top employers, but also by any business that has an online presence. Besides excellent career prospects and opportunities, UX design is an exciting field with plenty of room to exercise your creative and analytical skills.

                        The synergy between creativity and logic in UX design allows you to develop both soft and hard skills from critical thinking to coding and prototyping. 

                        Break into the UX industry with the beginner-friendly UX Design Bootcamp by Vertical Institute. The course allocates 3-4 instructional team members per class to ensure dedicated peer and mentor support for your UX Design journey. You will graduate with an IBF-accredited UX certification, as well as a polished, portfolio-ready project to showcase your arsenal of UX design skills.

                            What are the other in-demand courses at Vertical Institute?

                            Apart from the UX Design Course, Vertical Institute presents numerous in-demand courses in Singapore. These are additional pathways that you can consider to carve out a career in the tech industry.

                            1. Data Analytics Course
                            2. Cybersecurity Course
                            3. Digital Marketing Course
                            4. Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Course
                            5. Advanced Data Analytics Course

                            With these resources, students have the opportunity to cultivate their tech skills and set a strong foundation for a successful career in the ever-evolving technology industry. Singaporeans and PRs are eligible for government course subsidies at Vertical Institute.

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