UX Design Immersive: Chicago
19K+ Premier Hiring Partners From Around the World
With 11K+ hires, we’ve placed more grads in high-growth, high-pay tech careers than any other program in the world.
Learn Universal Skills to Solve Complex User Problems
Launch a future-proof career designing digital experiences that power revenue, user loyalty, and product success.
Become Invaluable to Employers in 2021
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 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.
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.”
Student Experience: Bringing the World of UX Into the Classroom
Expert-Led Instruction That Gets You Job-Ready
Become a true practitioner of UX design. Gain fluency in the field and collaborate with leading professionals 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.
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 70K+ 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
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
Diversity and Digital Sourcing Lead, Early Professional Hiring, at IBM
“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.”
Graduate With a Professional Portfolio: Sample Projects
International Monetary Fund
The Bacon Dilemma
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.
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 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.
A Proven Track Record
GA's Career Services program helps land jobs within 6 mos. of graduating.*
During the 2020 hiring shutdown, our students, instructors, and career coaches never lost focus, and the KPMG-validated numbers in our new Outcomes report reflect it. *For students who graduated in 2020 — the peak of the pandemic — 74.4% of those who participated in our full-time Career Services program landed jobs within six months of graduation. We're proud of our grads + teams' relentless dedication and to see those numbers rising.
Our Commitment to Transparency
As the only “bootcamp” report verified by a Big Four accounting firm, our detailed Outcomes report helps you make informed decisions about educational investments.
*Latest Student Outcomes Report for General Assembly’s Immersive Programs.
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Tuition & Financing
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Pay tuition back in manageable monthly installments after you land a job.
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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 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?
UXDI 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 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:
Expert instruction 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 and TAs during office hours. 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.
What projects will I work on during this course?
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 Immersive, 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 course 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.