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UX Design Bootcamp

Your best course for career transformation in user experience design. This full-time UX design bootcamp features live instruction, one-on-one career coaching, and connections to top employers to get you hired.

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Speed your path to a new career in tech. On your terms.

New FRESH AI FOCUS

You'll thrive in the age of AI and round out your tech skill set with a 360-degree AI view — from the foundational principles of generative AI and potential ethical and legal implications to best practices and how to write effective prompts. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to see how UX designers can leverage AI in powerful ways and a chance to create user surveys with ChaptGPT. 

Learn Universal Skills to Solve Complex User Problems

Launch a future-proof career designing digital experiences that drive revenue growth, boost user loyalty, and ensure product success. 

Become Invaluable to Employers in 2023

UI design, Agile methods, working with product teams — dive into an expanded curriculum that’s tailored to meet today's hiring priorities.

Build a Professional-Grade UX Design Portfolio

Distinguish yourself as a designer, compiling a portfolio to showcase solo, group, and client projects to employers.

Get Personalized Job Support at Every Step

Hone effective design interview tactics, employer connections, and your personal brand with help from a dedicated career coach.

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Student Success Stories

After an unexpected layoff, this video game artist found a natural next step on her path as a designer.

Emily Rowley, GA Seattle

“I knew I had to make a shift into a higher paid, more marketable career and I had to do it quickly. I saw about a 40% increase in salary [since taking this course], with a much higher possibility for upward movement than my previous career.”

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Student Experience: Bringing the World of UX Design Into the Classroom

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Instructor-Led UX Curriculum That Gets You Job-Ready

Become a true practitioner of UX design. Gain fluency in the UX field and collaborate with leading UX designers through lectures, research exercises, and real-world client projects.

 

Exclusive Access to Leaders in Design

Get an insider’s look at the UX industry. Engage with UX designers and technologists through sessions like studio tours, hiring panel discussions, and guest speakers.

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Gain a Valuable Professional Network

Transform and grow your career alongside motivated peers (and potential collaborators). The GA community is a priceless resource — just ask our 97K+ alumni.

What You’ll Learn: Inside Our Curriculum

Made With — and for — Top Employers

Developed with guidance from our User Experience Design Standards Board — a group of executives from companies like Tigerspike and WarnerMedia — our upgraded UX bootcamp curriculum is primed for industry relevance.

Gain a Well-Rounded Design Foundation

Get hands-on experience applying essential tactics like wireframing, prototyping, user research, and usability testing. Dive deep into visual and user interface design, and touch on hot topics like service design and design leadership.

Go Beyond Technical Fluency

Our holistic program prepares you to work cross-functionally with business stakeholders, product managers, and web development teams. Practice UX/UI handoffs, team presentations, design critique, and other techniques for collaborating on the job.

Continue Learning, Post-Course

We know your journey doesn’t end when the course does! Explore the basics of CSS, HTML, and JavaScript in 22 hours of optional, self-paced content designed to kick-start your post-course learning, and help you stand out when job searching.

Pre-Work: UX Fundamentals

Unit 1: UX Foundations

Unit 2: UI Foundations

Unit 3: Design Iteration & Development

Unit 4: Working With a Product Team

Unit 5: UX in the Real World

Unit 6: UX Career Planning

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“In the dynamic and fast-paced world of corporate design, new employees need to be ready for anything. IBM has found that GA produces students ready for these challenges and thus we are proud to partner with them to put their graduates to work.”

UX Design Instructors

These UX design veterans bring in-depth experience from the field to the classroom each day, providing invaluable insights into succeeding on the job. 

GA instructors are committed to providing personalized feedback and support to help you gain confidence with key concepts and tools.

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The Power of a Dedicated Coach + The Largest Hiring Network

Strategy & Accountability

Our coaches work with you to tell the story of your professional background and individualize your path to a new UX design career. Set goals and stay motivated from the first day of class!

Go in Prepared

Sharpen your ability to master design challenges, communicate your ideas, build a personal brand, showcase real-world client work, and more.

Exclusive Networking Opportunities

Learn networking nuances, connect with hiring managers at exclusive GA-hosted events, and prepare to shine with mock interviews.

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Clear results. Clearly defined.

GA grads land jobs at top companies across industries — and the world.

We’re all about doing things differently. From alternative outcome paths to improved transparency and accessibility, we want you to have easy access to make informed decisions — on your terms. Check out our latest Student Outcomes Report to learn where GA bootcamp students land after they graduate.

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UX Design Bootcamp Tuition & Financing Options

Full Tuition

Save $450 when you pay in full upfront.

Total cost of course:

$16,450

Installments

Divide tuition into two, three, or four easy payments while in school.

As low as:

$4,112.50

per installment

Tuition Discounts & Scholarships

Visit our Financing page for more information on tuition discounts and to connect with our Admissions team on your eligibility.

Private Loans — Interest-Bearing

Apply for a loan from Ascent, Climb, or Meritize

Begin repaying immediately, defer your payments, or choose an interest-only option.

Interest Rate:

6.5‐15%


Loan Term:

3‐5 years


Loan approval subject to eligibility.

Private Loans — 0% Interest

Apply for a loan from Climb

Pay zero interest on manageable payments. Two options available:

0% Interest Financing with Fully Deferred Grace Period

Start paying 12 months after your loan is funded (over 36 months) with $500 down payment

0% Interest Standard Pathway

Start paying immediately (over 18 or 24 months)

Loan approval subject to eligibility.

Private Loans — Income Share Loans (ISLs)

Get access to an ISL through Stride Funding¹

Pay only after you’re hired and earning at least $40,000. Flexible monthly payments. $250 tuition deposit required.

Rates as low as:

1.60–10.00%

of income²

Stride Funding or FinWise Bank's loans are not endorsed by General Assembly. Stride Funding and FinWise Bank are not affiliated with General Assembly.

Loan approval subject to eligibility.

Want more information about tuition & financing in your area?
Our Admissions team is here to help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this UX design bootcamp relevant today?

Now more than ever, organizations are recognizing the value of user-centered design, applying its principles everywhere from web experiences, to physical products, to service delivery. According to InVision, 92% of the mature design organizations can draw a straight line from the efforts of their design team to their company’s revenue. 

We see this reflected on job boards: 70% of design teams increased their headcount in the past year, and employers ranked UX/UI as the most in-demand product design title. What’s more, hiring managers place a high value on candidates who complement design and research knowledge with past experience in product management, marketing, engineering, and business strategy. Regardless of your professional background, there's ample opportunity to carve a fulfilling — and lucrative — career path.

Will I earn a UX design certificate?

Yes! Upon passing this course, you will receive a signed certificate of completion. Thousands of GA alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to potential employers — including our 19K+ hiring partners — along with their LinkedIn networks. GA’s UX design programs are well-regarded by many top employers, who contribute to our curriculum and partner with us to train their own teams.

What are the professional backgrounds of user experience design students?

User Experience Design Bootcamp students come from all walks of life but share one common mission: They are passionate about launching a career in design by learning to craft seamless human-computer interactions. We see career-changers from diverse professional backgrounds like graphic design, UI design, architecture, and marketing, as well as more far-flung fields like psychology and anthropology.

Are there any UX design prerequisites?

This beginner-friendly program takes a holistic approach to UX, from sketching and wireframing to design and development using today’s top digital design tools. There are no prerequisites, although many students are familiar with common tools for graphic and web designers and some may have had exposure to UX concepts in the past. Once you enroll, we equip you with online, self-paced preparatory lessons to set you up for success. Dive into UX fundamentals and gain a common vocabulary to start collaborating with classmates on day one.

Whether you’re new to the field or you’re looking to formalize your practice, our curriculum helps you gain fluency in end-to-end UX processes, tools, and documentation and put them to work on the path to a new career in the field.

Our Admissions team can discuss your background and learning goals to advise if this UX design bootcamp is a good fit for you.

What does my tuition cover?

Here are just some of the benefits you can expect as a GA student:

  • Instruction from industry experts in the skills you need to successfully transition into a UX career.

  • Self-paced pre-work to explore UX fundamentals and prepare to hit the ground running on day one of class.

  • Robust coursework, including expert-vetted lesson decks, project toolkits, and more. Refresh and refine your knowledge throughout your professional journey as needed.

  • A professional-grade portfolio to showcase your ability to solve real-world design challenges to potential employers and collaborators, including a mix of solo, team, and client work.

  • Individual feedback and guidance from instructors to stay motivated and make the most of your experience with the help of GA’s dedicated team.

  • Dedicated career services to help you navigate your personal job search experience, from design challenges, to salary negotiation, and more.

  • Design interview prep, including resume reviews, mock interviews, and whiteboarding practice.

  • Exclusive access to alumni discounts, networking events, and career workshops.

  • A GA course certificate to showcase your new skill set on LinkedIn.

  • Connections with a professional network of instructors and peers that lasts well beyond the course. The global GA community can help you navigate and succeed in the field.

  • Financing options can be found on our Financing page.

What projects will I work on during this UX design bootcamp?

For your capstone project, you’ll translate the culmination of your design skills into a professional client engagement. Team up with classmates to deliver UX research and designs for an app, website, or product in a three-week design sprint.

Throughout this Bootcamp, you’ll also compile a portfolio of solo and group projects designed to reinforce what you’ve learned in each unit. Gain hands-on experience with each step in the UX process and create professional-standard documentation spanning research synthesis, information architecture, user flows, wireframes, and more. 

Which format should I take this UX design bootcamp in — on-campus or online?

It’s up to you! Our Remote courses offer a learning experience that mirrors GA’s on-campus offerings but allow you to learn from the comfort of home. If you don’t live near a GA campus, have a busy travel schedule, or just want to save yourself the commute, a Remote course could be a good option for you, if available in your market. You’ll still get access to the expert instruction, learning resources, and support network that GA is known for.

If you prefer to learn alongside your peers and can make it to campus, our in-person courses allow you to take advantage of our beautiful classrooms and workspaces.

Our Admissions team can advise you on the best format for your personal circumstances and learning style.

What are my financing options?

We offer a variety of different financing options, including installment plans and scholarships, so you can focus on what counts — your education. Speak with our Admissions team to learn more and find the best fit for you and your finances.

Still curious about our UX design bootcamp?

Loans may be issued by Stride Funding, Inc or FinWise Bank, a Utah-chartered bank, Member FDIC. All loans are subject to individual approval and adherence to underwriting guidelines. Program restrictions, other terms, and conditions apply.

The effective Income Share Percentage (“ISP”) on your Income Share Loan (“ISL”) is a fixed percentage of your monthly gross-income and will range between 1.60% and 10.00%, for a period of 48 months after the beginning of your payment term. Monthly payments are required and will vary greatly in amount because they depend on your specific ISP and your reported monthly gross-income. Monthly repayment amount is based on your designated ISP and monthly gross-income, not an Annual Percentage Rate (“APR”); the APR you actually pay will be dependent on your actual ISP and gross-income for the entire duration of the loan repayment period. To illustrate how much you might pay on your ISL, assuming you are earning $40,000.00 gross-income per year ($3,333.33 per month), with an ISP of 10%, amount financed of $16,200.00, 48 months repayment period, and 21 months until graduation plus 3 months grace period, you will be required to make 48 monthly payments of $333.33 for total payments of $15,999.84. For this example, your total monthly payments would end after 48 months even though you would not have reached the Maximum Implied Annual Percentage Rate of 21%, because you have reached your required number of Maximum Monthly Payments first, assuming that you have no deferrals or other pauses to your payments. You may repay more or less than the amount you received, depending on your specific circumstances. Your loan has a maximum payment period (96 months) inclusive of any months where monthly payments are made as well as any months that are deferred months after you leave or graduate from your program.

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