The 16 Best UX Design Bootcamps

Course Report's Top Schools of 2023

Jess Feldman

Written By Jess Feldman

Liz Eggleston

Edited By Liz Eggleston

LAST UPDATED ON: August 14, 2023

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As the leading authority on UX/UI design bootcamps, the team at Course Report has been researching, tracking, and sharing updates on the design bootcamp industry since 2013. Each year, we use our knowledge and expertise to curate a list of the top user experience design bootcamps around the world. Put simply, these are the 16 design schools we would recommend to our own family and friends in 2023.

What You'll Learn at a UX Design Bootcamp

These bootcamps teach students the skills to become a web designer, user experience designer, or user interface designer by teaching design thinking, user research, wireframing and tools like Sketch, Figma, Adobe, and more. In 2023, you'll also see AR/VR Design, AI Design, and Product Design bootcamps on this list.

Inclusion Methodology

To create this list, we considered UX/UI design bootcamps around the world. We look for the following qualities when selecting schools for this Best Bootcamps list:

  • Alumni + Student Reviews: Students and alumni have left more than 50,000 reviews on Course Report. We consider both quality & quantity of bootcamp reviews, and particular weight is given to Verified Reviews.
  • Time Commitment: UX/UI Design bootcamps included in this list have programs where students dedicate at least 10 hours of study a week and are at least 6 weeks long.
  • Transparency Around Career Outcomes: Schools that have published CIRR outcomes within the past year, though schools that self-publish outcomes are also recognized.
  • Varied Financing Options: Bootcamps that offer a variety of payment options like deferred tuition, income share agreements, or school financing to make their program more accessible to students.
  • Vetted Lending Partnerships: Whether a school has been vetted and approved to work with reputable financing companies like Ascent Funding and Climb Credit.
  • In addition to the above factors, we considered a school’s operation time, number of campuses, selectivity in the application process, caliber of career support, and commitment to diversity when creating this list.

Bootcamps in the Rising Stars category have stood out to us because they've been rated highly by alumni, shown growth over the last year, or demonstrated a proven curriculum.

This list is not a ranking, but rather design programs are listed alphabetically. 

How to Choose the Best UX Bootcamp for You

Remember, there is no objective "best UX/UI design boot camp" for everyone - the best school for you depends on your own learning style, availability, career goals, location etc. The following is a list of 16 quality UX/UI design bootcamps, but no matter how many accolades a school has, do your research: read reviews, talk to alumni, visit the classroom, and ask about job outcomes data. Wondering where to start? Check out our Ultimate Guide to UX/UI Design Bootcamps, featuring answers to our most frequently asked questions. This list includes in-person and online bootcamps.

When UX bootcamps stand out in certain areas, we award them the following Badges of Honor:

Marketing partnerships that Course Report may have with schools on this list bear no weight in the ranking process.

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The Top 16 Best Bootcamps

In Alphabetical Order

  1. avocademy-logo
    2 Courses Guarantees Job

    About Avocademy

    Avocademy’s core program is an 8-week UX/UI Foundations course. Each expert-curated lesson in the curriculum builds on the previous content, helping students... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Ryton Gwadiva

    5Student - Course: UX/UI Design Foundations - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    T’was simply SUBLIME

    I have great respect for Maca and the mentors who made Avocademy possible, as well as what it is today.I who had no prior background in UX/UI found great succes ... Read More
  2. brainstation-logo
    Toronto, New York City, Online, and 3 more...
    33 Courses 

    About BrainStation

    BrainStation offers full-time and part-time courses in data science, design, development, marketing, cyber security and product in New York City, Miami, Lond... Read More

    Review from an alum:


    5Student - Course: Artificial Intelligence Course Online - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Great content, Great instructors, Great insights

    This is my fourth course with Brainstation, and evidently so. They just know how to properly deliver information to help you further your career. The AI course ... Read More
  3. careerfoundry-logo
    6 Courses Guarantees Job

    About CareerFoundry

    CareerFoundry is an online bootcamp that offers flexibly paced programs for career changers in web development, UX design, UI design, data analytics, digital... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Clare Dillman

    5Student - Course: UX Design Program - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Skill-building, Career-focused, Hands-On

    I’ve learned invaluable skills during my time at Career Foundry’s UX boot camp that I can immediately apply to my current job and carry forward into my future c ... Read More

  4. About Cyber Patio

    Cyber Patio offers an 11-week, full-time UX/UI Bootcamp which can be attended in-person in Barcelona, Space or online, and a 10-week, part-time, live online ... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Taryn Hart

    5Graduate - Course: 1:1 Personalised Design, Code and Mentoring Programs - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Perfectly tailored to my needs

    As the lone UI Designer in a small company, I was so happy to find Cyber Patio. They worked with me to tailor a 1-on-1 course that perfectly met all my needs (i ... Read More
  5. designlab-logo
    8 Courses Guarantees Job

    About Designlab

    Designlab teaches in-demand UX/UI design skills online through 4-week short courses and a 15 to 28-week UX Academy. Designlab courses consist primarily of ha... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Michael Childs

    5Student - Course: 1. UX Academy Foundations - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Found confidence to start becoming a designer

    DesignLab is a very tried and true online platform for learning digital product design. The UX Foundations course was a very solid introduction into the world o ... Read More
  6. dribbble-logo
    4 Courses 

    About Dribbble

    Dribbble is an online product design school offering design courses that run between 6 and 24 weeks. Courses are live, online, part-time and designed to leve... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Cohan Banfield

    5Graduate - Course: Product Design Academy - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Dribbble Product Design Course

    Great content and instructors. Really supportive network of participants, instructors and Dribbble team. Only difficulty for me was time zone, I am in Australia ... Read More
  7. flatiron-school-logo
    4 Courses 

    About Flatiron School

    Flatiron School offers immersive on-campus and online programs in software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and product design (UX/UI design). Flati... Read More

    Review from an alum:


    5Student - Course: Software Engineering - Online

    Verified Via GitHub

    One of the best if not THE best bootcamp i ever enrolled in

    I joined ReCoded Algeria Bootcamp back in june 2017, currently i'm still a student in it and will hopefully graduate by December, the whole bootcamp was nothing ... Read More
  8. general-assembly-logo
    Sydney, New York City, Singapore, and 3 more...
    15 Courses 

    About General Assembly

    General Assembly is a technical education provider that teaches students the skills, career advice and networking opportunities needed to make a career chang... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Juvone Freeman

    5Graduate - Course: 3. User Experience Design Bootcamp (Full Time) - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Life Changing Transition

    My experience with GA was amazing! My instructors were all incredibly knowledgable, welcoming, and always available for my cohort. I was able to grasp the skill ... Read More
  9. ironhack-logo
    Amsterdam, Paris, Miami, and 5 more...
    8 Courses 

    About Ironhack

    Ironhack offers full-time and part-time bootcamps in Web Development, UX/UI design, Data Analytics and Cyber Security in Miami (Florida), Madrid and Barcelon... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Tomás Maria

    5Student - Course: Web Development Bootcamp (Full-time) - Lisbon

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Ironhack Full Time Web Development in Lisbon

    Hello everyone!Before starting the bootcamp I was super scared that I wasn't going to be able to follow the classes and understand the content but it turned out ... Read More
  10. mento-design-academy-logo
    1 Course Guarantees Job

    About Mento Design Academy

    Mento Design Academy is an online, self-paced UX & UI Design bootcamp that takes students 20-45 weeks to complete. The bootcamp curriculum is tailored to... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Annie Kuo

    5Graduate - Course: UX/UI Design - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    If not now, when?

    I still remember I was hesitant if I should join a bootcamp or go for a master's degree at first. The fact is, making a career change can be terrifying at some ... Read More
  11. nuclio-school-logo
    2 Courses Guarantees Job

    About Nuclio School

    Nuclio School is a digital training school based in Spain, and courses are held online and in-person at campuses in Barcelona and Madrid. Nuclio offers Maste... Read More
  12. shillington-school-logo
    New York City, Manchester, London, and 4 more...
    9 Courses 

    About Shillington School

    Shillington School is a graphic design bootcamp offering 12-week full-time and 36-week part-time courses with campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydne... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Daniel Crossley

    5Student - Course: (UK) Full-Time Graphic Design Course - Manchester

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    My experience

    My Shillington experience was incredible. Every day working on new challenging briefs that taught me specific skills I needed to be a graphic designer but while ... Read More
  13. skillcrush-logo
    3 Courses Guarantees Job

    About Skillcrush

    Skillcrush is a woman-owned, independent, online coding & design school founded in 2012. Skillcrush offers both free and paid programs, including the sel... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Kylar Valentine

    5Student - Course: (2) Front End Developer Track (Break Into Tech + Get Hired Program) - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Incredible Learning opportunity!

    An amazing bootcamp. I have tried to learn to code before using a combination of sits but nothing really stuck with me and it was hard to keep motivated and it ... Read More
  14. springboard-logo
    11 Courses Guarantees Job

    About Springboard

    Springboard is an online learning platform that prepares students for the tech industry’s most in-demand careers with comprehensive, mentor-led online progra... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Daniel Dluzynski

    5Graduate - Course: Cyber Security Career Track - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Great Curriculum

    This course is great for beginners. I had no knowledge of the Cyber Security field and I feel I now have a very firm grasp on all the broad range of topics asso ... Read More
  15. the-design-crew-logo
    1 Course 

    About The Design Crew

    The Design Crew offers an 8-week, intensive Product Designer bootcamp in Paris, France. The Product Designer bootcamp curriculum covers the Double Diamond fr... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Margaux Daza

    5Student - Course: Bootcamp Product Design - Paris

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Ce Bootcamp est une incroyable aventure ✨

    Sans doute le meilleur Bootcamp en Product Design à Paris. Les enseignements prodigués couplés aux cas réels d'entreprise partenaires nous donnent toutes les cl ... Read More
  16. ux-design-institute-logo
    2 Courses 

    About UX Design Institute

    UX Design Institute is an accredited online UX design program that offers intensive 6-month or 12-month courses, resulting in a Professional Diploma in UX De... Read More

    Review from an alum:


    5Graduate - Course: Professional Diploma in UX Design (structured) - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    It is a rewarding discipline.

    Overall, the UX design course relates to real world scenarios. Everything though and learned is exactly how the things works in the real world. Things like crea ... Read More

Rising Stars of 2023

In Alphabetical Order

  1. About Coderhouse

    Coderhouse is a part-time bootcamp teaching skills in full stack web development, mobile development, digital marketing, UX design, and more. The part-time b... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Pablo Sepulveda T

    5Graduate - Santiago

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Product Manager. Marketing y Procesos Comerciales

    Tuve una excelente experiencia con la gente de Coderhouse. Me ayudaron mucho con los conocimientos adquiridos. Me ayuda a hacer mucho mejor mi trabajo. Tanto es ... Read More

  2. About Devmountain

    Devmountain is a coding bootcamp that offers short, full-time in-person and online programs designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the tec... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Emily Catherine MillsEmily Catherine Mills

    5Graduate - Course: Web Development In Person - Lehi

    Verified Via GitHub

    The Best Kind Of Education

    My experience at DevMountain was extremely positive. As someone who always struggled to learn in standardized education, I was hesitant to try an accelerated co ... Read More

  3. About DigitalCrafts

    DigitalCrafts offers online, flex instruction bootcamps in Software Development and Cybersecurity. All courses provide online learning with live instructor g... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Ethan Lehman

    5Graduate - Course: Software Development (Flex, Online) - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Full-Stack Software Development - DigitalCrafts Bootcamp

     I would recommend DigitalCrafts to anyone that is committed to transitioning into full-stack software development. During the 17-week full-time program I exper ... Read More
  4. the-bridge-logo
    Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao, and 2 more...
    14 Courses 

    About The Bridge

    The Bridge is a digital talent accelerator that offers cybersecurity, cloud & devOps, data science, UX/UI product design, full stack web development and ... Read More

    Review from an alum:

    Nicolas Aparicio Funes

    5Graduate - Course: Cybersecurity Full Time - Madrid

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Cyber security Bootcamp

    Soy un forestal gran amante de la naturaleza pero que por motivos laborales necesitaba otra dirección. No sabía nada de la existencia de los bootcamps, solo hab ... Read More
  5. thinkful-logo
    6 Courses Guarantees Job

    About Thinkful

    Thinkful, a Chegg service, provides every adult learner with a pathway to a rewarding career. This online bootcamp offers fast-paced, career-focused programs... Read More

    Review from an alum:


    5Student - Course: Engineering Immersion - Online

    Verified Via GitHub

    Software Immersion

     Thinkful was so helpful and I believe it was the solid foundation and starting point of my software development journey. I enjoyed studying with them and I fel ... Read More

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About The Author

Jess Feldman

Jess Feldman

Jess Feldman is an accomplished writer and the Content Manager at Course Report, the leading platform for career changers who are exploring coding bootcamps. With a background in writing, teaching, and social media management, Jess plays a pivotal role in helping Course Report readers make informed decisions about their educational journey.

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