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UX Design 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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 This course is eligible for CPF funding.
Cette formation est éligible au CPF.

Last updated on 06-15-2022 | Dernière mise à jour le 15/06/2022

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

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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.

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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 80K+ 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.

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“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!”

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Meg Elliott, GA New York City Graduate

Elite Instructors

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.

Instructor, Atlanta
Product Designer & Strategist at dyno labs
Instructor, Seattle
Senior User Experience Designer at Oracle
Instructor, Los Angeles
Founder and Head of Product Design at Digital Karma

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

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Flexible Financing Options

CPF Sponsorship
Receive full or partial financial support from your Personal Training Account (CPF).
As this training is eligible for the Personal Training Funding, it is possible to use your Personal Training Account (CPF) in order to partially or completely finance the training.
If your account balance cannot cover the full amount of the training, you have the option of using contributions depending on your status:

  • If you are an employee, your employer can give a voluntary contribution to help finance your training A connection from your employer to the EDEF space is required.

  • If you are a job seeker, Pôle Emploi can also provide support. A prior request must be made with your Pôle Emploi advisor. It is preferable to make the request 30 days before the start of your training.

You may also opt to  pay the rest on your own via credit card.
 

This training is eligible for the Personal Training Funding (CPF).           

Employer Sponsorship

Receive full or partial tuition reimbursement from your company.

As low as 

0 €

per your employer’s benefits

Full Tuition

Total cost of course:

3,500 €

full tuition

Instalment Plans

Divide tuition into four easy payments.

As low as

1,000 €

per instalment

*Starting with initial payment of 500 €

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

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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.

This course is sanctioned by the ‘Apply a UX Design Approach’ certification, registered in the Specific Directory of France Compétences (RS5614).

This certification makes this course eligible for the Personal Training Funding (CPF).

Your final project will be subject to an evaluation by an instructor and a jury of professionals, at the end of the session.

What skills are assessed by the end of the programme?

The competencies targeted by the 'Apply a UX Design Approach' certification will be as follows:

  • Identify and formulate a user experience design problem (UX) to create, develop or redesign a digital product or service

  • Recommend a solution to solve a UX problem by applying the UX design work method

  • Plan user research to collect qualitative and / or quantitative data on users of your digital product or service and determine their needs (objectives, steps, etc.)

  • Write a user interview questionnaire to collect qualitative information on the activities and context of user use while ensuring compliance with UX interview questionnaire standards

  • Conduct a user research interview, making sure to respect the key sequences in order to collect information and deduce the behaviors and uses of the digital product or service

  • Restore the salient points from user interviews to extract and identify typical user profiles

  • Create personas respecting standard models in order to bring out the expectations and potential needs of end users

  • Identify the stages of the user journey to map key actions with the points of friction encountered by users

  • Perform competitive intelligence to compare experience designs

  • Produce a comparative table of competitors to monitor and evaluate sectoral developments while respecting usage models

  • Identify user behaviors extracted from interviews in order to illustrate them in the stages of the user journey

  • Identify usage scenarios and possible sticking points for the digital product or service in order to illustrate the user experience

  • Create a user journey with its UX friction points in order to visually represent the user experience

  • Generate solution ideas using creative methods to resolve the frictions identified in the user journey

  • Propose ideas for innovative and viable solutions to solve and improve the user experience of a digital product or service

  • Define a UX test protocol in order to formalize and frame the user test

  • Conduct a user test interview on a panel of representative users and collect data on the actual goals of target users in order to assess their initial assumptions

  • Restore the salient points of the written test in order to define usage scenarios for the digital product or service

  • Prioritize features of the low-fidelity prototype in order to develop an optimal UX solution to test

  • Organize and draw wireframes (screen content) on paper to illustrate the prototype and its use during tests

  • Create a clickable prototype of the UX solution in order to use it during user tests

  • Test its low-fidelity prototypes with a panel of users in order to obtain feedback and evaluate the effectiveness of the UX solution

  • Iterate the proposed prototype based on feedback from user tests in order to correct the features and their uses

  • Produce a presentation medium describing the main steps of the UX process in order to present your solution for creating or evolving the optimal user experience of a digital project or service

  • Support its end-user experience design recommendations with various stakeholders (internal or external client, UX expert) in order to explain to them the benefits of the solution

Will I receive a certificate?

As a reminder, this course is sanctioned by the ‘Apply a UX Design Approach’ certification, registered in the Specific Directory of France Compétences (RS5614).

To pass the course, you will need to:

  • Attend all class sessions

  • Complete and present your final project to your instructor

If both of these conditions are met, you will get a certificate of completion.

To obtain the certificate of achievement regarding the ‘Apply a UX Design Approach’ certification:

Following the submission of your final project and deliverables to the members of the jury, if the jury's decision is unanimously favorable, and you obtain a score of 66% validation of the competencies targeted by the certification, you will receive a certificate of achievement.

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 2020, our Paris campus courses in UX Design earn an average +93 net promoter score (NPS*).

In 2021, no student followed this course on the Paris campus.

*NPS: This metric from students themselves evaluates their satisfaction to recommend this course to a friend.

To get more details or access all satisfaction indicators, rates, and outcomes, click this link.

In addition, here are the success rates for the ‘Apply an UX Design approach’ certification

Total number of students/candidates in 2022: No data available

  • Passed: No data available (%)

  • Failed: No data available (%)

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.

In terms of outlets and professional opportunities, the ‘Apply a UX Design Approach’ certification is able to provide a concrete response to the validation of the competencies of students/candidates, within the framework of their professional activity, present or future.

It 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:

  • Have a Baccalaureate level or equivalent (qualification level 4 in France)

  • 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.

  • 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.

Can I work full-time while enroled in this UX design course?

Yes! All of our part-time courses are designed for busy professionals with full-time work commitments. Depending on your location, classes meet twice per week in the evenings, or all day on Saturday. If you’re able to dedicate a full week to learning, we also have a full-time, accelerated 1-week option. Please keep in mind that our remote course is live online, which means that if you take the accelerated programme, you’ll be connected live with your instructor and classmates the whole day.

You will be expected to spend time working on homework and projects outside of class hours each week, but the workload is designed to be manageable with a full-time job.

If you need to miss a session or two, we offer resources to help you catch up. We recommend you discuss any planned absences with your instructor.

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.)

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.

Our programme is currently not eligible for governmental funds in France such as CPF, however, we are working to become eligible in the future. 

The “Compte personnel de formation” (i.e., “personal training account’”) was created in order to provide training opportunities throughout an employee’s professional life in France, encouraging everyone to undertake training or study throughout their working life until retirement age.

The CPF is made available to employees working in the private sector, as well as job-seekers and youth who are entering the world of work (at 15- or 16-years-old) exclusively in France.

As the training is eligible for the Personal Training Funding, it is possible to use your Personal Training Account (CPF) in order to partially or completelyfinance the training.

If your account’s balance cannot cover the full amount of the training, you have the option of using contributions depending on your status:

  • If you are an employee, your employer can pay a voluntary contribution and help finance your training by paying the rest. A connection from your employer to the EDEF space is required.

  • If you are a job seeker, Pôle Emploi can provide support. A prior request must be made with your Pôle Emploi advisor. It is preferable to make the request 30 days before the start of your training.

You also have the possibility of financing the remainder by credit card.

However, 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).

General Assembly France is a Qualiopi Training Center and therefore meets the quality requirements set by the French Vocational Training’s law.

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