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Cal Poly SLO Campus, USA

UX Design Program - Cal Poly

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age icon 14-18 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 27

Step into the dynamic world of User Experience (UX) Design with our program, tailored to meet the evolving demands of today’s digital media landscape.

  • As digital content consumption diversifies across various platforms, our course equips you with the skills to design adaptable and responsive webpages.
  • With a special focus on inclusive mobile user experiences, you'll master current technologies and tools essential for mobile interface design and prototyping, enhancing accessibility for a broad range of users.
  • Delve into applying design principles and ethical considerations in crafting user-centric mobile digital products.
  • Spend most of your learning experience in Cal Poly labs, gaining hands-on expertise with Figma, and create mock mobile web pages designed for seamless functionality across multiple devices.
  • This course is not just about learning UX design; it's about shaping the future of how users interact with digital media in an increasingly mobile world.

Join us to become a part of this exciting, user-focused digital revolution!

This program is not run by the campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for this program in any way.

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Cal Poly SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA

Cal Poly SLO Overview:

  • Nearly 23,000 students in a town of 269,000.

  • Campus comprises 6 colleges, embracing a 'Learn by Doing' philosophy.

  • One of the largest campuses in the nation with 9,178 acres.

  • Located on California's Highway 1, between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

  • San Luis Obispo enjoys a Mediterranean climate, averaging around 70°F.

  • Surrounded by volcanic peaks, open spaces, vineyards, agriculture, and ranch land.

  • Access to mountain trails, Morro Bay beaches, and the SLO Farmer's Market.

What's Included

Residential Students:

  • Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, academic course, weekend excursions

  • Excludes: optional airport pickup and drop off service (available for an additional fee)


Diverse Discovery! Activities and sights to suit every interest await in the vibrant surroundings:

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Lawn games, and more.


  • Shared dorm rooms with common bathrooms.

  • Gender-segregated floors, rooms with extra-long twin beds, desks, drawers, mirrors, and closets.

  • RA on each hall to foster community, provide support, and plan activities.

  • Staff available 24/7 for support and emergencies.

  • 24-hour dorm security with electronic key access.

  • University security on 24-hour patrol, available for student assistance.

  • Dormitories around a courtyard with laundry facilities, lounges, and high-speed wireless internet.

  • Smoke-free environment policy inside student rooms and buildings.

  • Cal Poly Campus Dining offers a variety of dining options, choices range from Mexican, Mongolian, to American cuisine.

  • Commitment to local, fresh sourcing and sustainable dining practices.


  • Morro Bay Features: Known as the Gibraltar of the Pacific. Features the Morro Rock in Morro Bay State Park with lagoons, trails, and a bird-rich marsh. Attractions include beaches, restaurants, shops, and parks along the shoreline and Embarcadero.
  • Ravine Water Park: Located in Paso Robles, CA. Attractions include the Calypso Bay wave pool, lazy river, and water slides like Thunder Run and Quadzilla.
  • Track-Specific Excursions: Activities tailored to each academic course. Possible excursions include touring local businesses, meeting law enforcement, visiting the Cal Poly printing enterprise UGS, and exploring the Robert F. Kennedy Library.


  • Group airport transfers: $95 each way.

  • Transfers outside of the official group pick-up and drop-off time window: $195 each way

Arrivals During Flight Window:

  • Greeted by campus staff.

  • Stay at the airport with staff until the flight window closes and all students have arrived.

  • Transported to campus after the flight window ends.

  • No immediate meeting by staff; must wait for the official arrival window.

  • For late arrivals(within reason), for those that pay a transfer fee will be met at the airport.

General Departure Information:

  • Students who opt for departure transfer (with a $95 fee) will arrive at the airport at maximum 10:00am.

  • Suitable for flights departing at 12:00pm or later.

  • With additional fee, there might be service for flights departing before 12:00pm.

Lesson Plan

Program Overview:

  • Learn about and apply ethnographic research methods to understand an end-user's needs in mobile product design.
  • Work in groups to create multi-platform, user-centered mobile application products using Figma design software.
  • Build user interfaces that aim to enhance the user experience of mobile digital products across devices and platforms.
  • Explore the cross-disciplinary nature of UX Design from creating an idea through mobile web page design prototype.

Course Schedule:

  • First week: Five 3-hour classes, 9am-12pm, Monday to Friday
  • Second week: Four 3-hour classes, 9am-12pm, Monday to Thursday
  • Wednesday afternoons of each week are dedicated to students' course-specific academic excursion, guest speaker, or activity.
  • 6 hours of Enrichment Electives

Sample Tutors

Dr. Xiaoying Rong:

  • Instructor for Cal Poly SLO

  • Bachelor of Engineering from Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication,

  • Master of Business Administration from Beijing Institute of Technology,

  • Ph.D. in Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Printing from Western Michigan University.

  • Currently teaching printed electronics and product development, specialty printing technologies, and consumer packaging at Cal Poly SLO.


  • Airport Shuttle service: $95 (Each way)

  • Registration fee: $99

  • Pocket Money: We suggest an extra $100 per week.


Criteria for Admission:

  • Vaccination Requirements: May be necessary for in-person programs, depending on university policies.

  • Academic requirements:

    • For students entering grades 9-12

    • A grade point average of 3.0 (or equivalent)

  • English Proficiency for International Students: Telephone interview or minimum test scores:

    • TOEFL: 490 (paper) or 60 (iBT).

    • Cambridge: PET-Distinction or FCE-C.

    • SAT: 450 in Reading/Writing.

  • Decisions are emailed within 7 to 10 business days after application review.

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