UX Design Short Course: Paris
Translate user wants and needs into intuitive digital experiences that power revenue, loyalty, and product success. Build confidence and credibility to tackle complex design problems on the job.
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Last updated on 05-19-2023 / Dernière mise à jour le 19/05/2023
70% of design teams increased headcount in the past year. Employers rate UX/UI as the No. 1 most in-demand product design title.
Boost Your Professional Value With Versatile Skills
UX is the future of the design discipline. A powerful complement to backgrounds in visual design, marketing, product, engineering, business strategy, and more, a UX design skill set can accelerate your job performance and spark career movement.
Tap Into a Valuable Professional Network
Form real connections that can change the course of your career. Meet practitioners and peers who can help you succeed through our global alumni network. Graduate with an industry-recognised GA certificate, and join an exclusive community.
Let Your Employer Foot the Bill
More than 45% of our part-time students receive tuition reimbursement from their companies — you could, too. We can send you an employer sponsorship package to show your manager the advantages of learning with GA.
Learn on a Schedule Designed for Busy Professionals
Learn for 10 weeks in the evenings, or dive into in-depth study in our 1-week, accelerated course. You can join us at one of our campuses or take part from the comfort of home — wherever you’re based — via our Remote classroom.
Statistics source: InVision, 2019 Product Design Hiring Report
Hundreds of Premier Companies Trust GA's Design Programmes to Train Their Teams — Here Are Just a Few
Inside Our Best-in-Class Curriculum
Created With a Focus on Real-World Relevance
Gain fluency with the core UX techniques needed to tap into a fast-growing field. GA’s design advisory board curates the best practices and innovative teaching approaches of our entire expert network to meet evolving employer demands. Their work ensures that students graduate ready to tackle the challenges they’ll face in the field.
Explore the Art and Science Behind Human-Computer Interaction
Applicable to a range of professional experiences — including new designers — this course dives deep into the UX design process, from user research and content strategy to wireframing, prototyping, and usability testing. Get hands-on experience with industry-leading platforms like Sketch and InVision and learn the nuances of effective design critique.
Get a Head Start With Pre-Course Prep Lessons
Once you enrol, 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.
Real-World Portfolio Projects
Graduate with a polished capstone project. You’ll execute the UX design process from end to end, compiling professional-standard documentation at each step. Design a new product or redesign an existing one, creating personas, information architecture, user flows, and annotated wireframes.
Individualised Instructor Support
Get guidance, feedback, and more from experts who are dedicated to supporting your learning and career goals. Instructors are on hand in class and during office hours to offer real-time technical assistance and help you turn ideas into action.
Global Network of 97K+ Alumni
Create connections with peers that last well beyond your time in the classroom. As part of the GA alumni community, you’ll gain access to networking events and workshops to keep evolving your career for years to come.
“I made some really great connections and learned so much from GA. It's the extra push I needed to get into UX/UI over traditional visual design. I'm ecstatic to have a credible portfolio piece molded by feedback from my peers and teachers. My instructor even helped me negotiate a new contract as a UI designer!”
UI Designer, RAIN
Meg Elliott, GA New York City Graduate
These UX design professionals and consultants 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 personalised feedback and support to help you gain confidence with key concepts and tools.
Case Study: BNP Paribas Cardif Partners With GA for Design Training
Problem: Global insurance leader BNP Paribas Cardif sought to transform its approach to product development and keep customers in mind at every touchpoint.
Solution: The SKILLS UP programme is a five-year partnership with General Assembly to train 1,000 employees. Its UX design curriculum spans rapid prototyping, ideation, and user testing to uncover critical customer insights.
Impact: “The way products and services are designed is changing to get closer to customer needs. This has involved a steady rise in the use of approaches inspired by design. So we wanted to offer a training in UX design, which is as essential for our internal users as for our customers.” — Nathalie Doré, Chief Digital and Acceleration Officer, BNP Paribas Cardif
Case study source: BNP Paribas Cardif
Flexible Financing Options
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Course duration: 40 hours
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this course relevant today?
Great user experiences offer a competitive advantage for any company. They help keep customers loyal and turn them into a brand’s biggest advocates. Plus, they drive product adoption and bottom-line growth. According to a 2019 report by InVision, 92% of mature design organisations can draw a straight line from the efforts of their design team to their company’s revenue.
For professionals interested in UX and design thinking, this means that gaining new skills can make you an indispensable team member and expand your career opportunities.
What skills are assessed by the end of the programme?
Identify problem spaces and how to ideate solutions.
Explain how UX designers work with others on a product team.
Product UX documentation, including personas, information architecture, user flows and annotated wireframes.
Articulate and defend design decisions.
Participate in effective design critique.
Will I receive a certificate?
To pass the course, you will need to:
Attend all class sessions
Complete all homework assignments that lead up to the final project
Complete and present your final project to your instructor
If these conditions are met, you will get a certificate of completion.
Thousands of GA alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to employers and their LinkedIn networks. GA’s User Experience Design course is well-regarded by many top employers, who contribute to our curriculum and use our design programmes to train their own teams.
What does student success look like for this course?
In 2021, on the French Campus, our evening and 1-week courses have an average of 65% completion rate and consistently earn an average +89 Net Promoter Score*.
In 2022, on the French Campus, our evening and 1-week courses have an average of 100% completion rate and consistently earn an average of +54 Net Promoter Score*.
*NPS: This metric from students themselves evaluates their satisfaction to recommend this course to a friend.
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What are the professional backgrounds of user experience design students?
UX skills are a powerful extension to a professional background in marketing, product, engineering, interaction design, or business strategy. You’ll find a diverse range of students in the classroom, including:
Graphic designers, user interface designers, and visual designers who want to upgrade skills and take on more strategic work.
Professionals in adjacent fields like marketing, advertising, product, engineering, research, or business strategy who can accelerate their job performance by broadening their skills.
Mid-career professionals looking to formalise their UX skill set and spark upward or lateral career movement.
This programme allows:
Professionals to occupy positions of web designer, developers, web project managers, digital product managers, artistic directors, UI designers, etc., involved in the management and / or production of digital projects (creation, evolution, redesign), for design products or digital services applying the UX design work method
For digital marketing professionals who wish to improve their skills, by integrating the user experience into their digital marketing and advertising practice using the UX Design method (UX marketing)
Ultimately, this programme attracts a community of eager learners who are passionate about crafting delightful, user-centric products and campaigns.
Are there any prerequisites?
This is a beginner-friendly programme with no prerequisites, although many students are familiar with graphic and digital design concepts. Whether you’re new to the field or you’re looking to formalise your practice, our curriculum helps you gain fluency in end-to-end UX processes, tools, and documentation and put them to work for you, your company, and your career.
The course also requires:
A good level of English proficiency (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2 or a TOEFL score of 90 is recommended). Check this self-assessment grid. A placement test will be required if your native language is not English.
Your own laptop (PC or Mac). It must be no more than four-years old and able to run the most recent operating system.
If remote, a webcam, headphones, and good access to the internet are required.
Our Admissions team can discuss your background and learning goals to advise if this UX design course 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:
40 hours of expert instruction designed to build a strong foundation in the practice of user experience design.
A short onboarding task to prepare for this course.
Robust coursework, including expert-vetted lesson decks, project toolkits, and more. Refresh and refine your knowledge throughout your professional journey as needed.
A real-world project where you’ll apply the end-to-end UX process to a product of your choice, creating documentation and a case study for your portfolio.
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.
Access to the collaborative chat tool Slack to communicate with your instructors, peers, and alumni throughout the course.
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.
The examination of the 'Apply a UX Design Approach' certification, registered onto the Specific Directory from France Compétences (RS5614), i.e the submission of the final project to an instructor and a jury of professionals, the completion of the competency assessment grid and the issuance of a certificate are included in the overall price of the training.
What projects will I work on during this UX design course?
For your final project, you’ll work on a real-world design problem, applying all the concepts and tools learned in the course to a product of your choice. You’ll get hands-on practice with each step in the UX process and create professional standard documentation spanning personas, information architecture, user flows, wireframes, and more. You’ll also deliver a final presentation, which can serve as a case study for stakeholders, future employers, and your portfolio.
We encourage you to tackle a design challenge that’s related to your work or a passion project you’ve been meaning to carve out time for.
Throughout the course, you’ll also complete a number of smaller projects designed to reinforce what you’ve learned in each unit.
Which format should I take this UX design 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 is the remote experience at GA?
Engage in live, online, project-based learning that’s designed to transform your career — from anywhere. Powered by Zoom, the major video conferencing tool, and the collaborative messaging platform Slack, our interactive classroom mirrors what you’ll encounter as part of the modern workforce.
You’ll be able to not only share your screen and present your work to classmates but also collaborate in small groups via breakout rooms. Additionally, you can revisit recordings of class sessions in the future.
Beyond class hours, get guidance, feedback, technical assistance, and more during frequent one-on-one check-ins and office hours.
In what language is this programme taught?
Our courses will be delivered in two ways:
Fully in English
In French, with English materials
Please check with the Admissions team to confirm which is true of your course of interest and what is relevant for your situation. In both cases, if you are not native speaker, a CEFR level of B2 or a TOEFL score of 90 is recommended. (Review this self-assessment grid in English.) A placement test will be required if your native language is not English.
What are my financing options?
We offer a variety of different financing options, including instalment plans, 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.
Do not hesitate to contact your company to find out if it can utilise its personal funds to help you finance training, or contact your National Job Centre (Pôle Emploi) advisor if you are a job-seeker. Indeed, many structures in France such as your region, Pôle Emploi, or AGEFIPH can help you finance your training. Your job-seeker advisor at Pôle Emploi will be able to direct you toward these different systems or offer you Individual Training Assistance (AIF).