The 16 Best UX Design Bootcamps

Course Report's Top Schools of 2020

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By: The Course Report Team

Last Update: 8/19/2020

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 21 design schools we would recommend to our own family and friends.

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.

To be considered for this list of top design bootcamps, schools must meet the following criteria:

  • Offer an immersive web design or user experience program
  • Be instructor or mentor led
  • Assist students with building a design portfolio
  • Provide career assistance
  • Graduated at least one cohort of students and be rated at least ★★★★ by alumni
  • Other attributes we value when choosing the top design bootcamps are a selective application process, reputable instructors and mentors, a commitment to diversity, transparent student outcomes, and scholarships or innovative payment plans.

This list is not a ranking, but rather design programs are listed alphabetically. Remember, there is no ultimate "best design bootcamp" – the best design course for you depends on your own learning style, career goals, availability, etc. No matter how many accolades a school has, make sure you do your research: read reviews, talk to alumni, take an intro course, and ask about job outcomes data.

Wondering where to start? Check out our Ultimate Guide to UX Bootcamps, featuring answers to our most frequently asked questions. This list includes UX design bootcamps only – for more, check out our list of Best Coding Bootcamps, Best Online Bootcamps, and Best Data Science Bootcamps.

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

A school has 30+ UX Verified Reviews with at least a 4.7-star rating

A school has recently published their UX job outcomes

A school has been operating for 6+ years, and offered their design bootcamp for 2+ years

The bootcamps in the Rising Stars category have stood out to us because they have a solid curriculum and shown growth over the last year, but still need more user experience alumni reviews.

The 16 Best UX Design Bootcamps:

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

  • Avg Rating: 4.63 (466 reviews)

    Online2 CoursesGuarantees Job

    bloc-logo

    Bloc is an online coding bootcamp that incorporates 1-on-1 mentorship to prepare each student for a career as a professional software engineer or UX/UI designer. Bloc's apprenticeship approach is tailored specifically to each student's learning needs. In the Web Developer Bootcamp, the curriculum is centered around frontend JavaScript and students can choose whether to learn Ruby on Rails or server-side JavaScript with Node. Bloc’s project-based curriculum is written by expert curriculum developers and vetted by their advisory board comprised of hiring managers. Students work with mentors 1-on-1 to clarify concepts, pair program, and build a portfolio of sites that will demonstrate job readiness as a professional software engineer. Not everyone can quit their job or move to a new city for a bootcamp, so Bloc has designed a comprehensive bootcamp with this in mind. Students can enroll full-time, or complete the program at a part-time pace. Bloc also offers 80 hours per week of real-time access to an experienced developer to answer any questions students may have. 

  • Avg Rating: 4.66 (505 reviews)

    Vancouver, New York City, Toronto, and 1 more...36 Courses

    brainstation-logo

    BrainStation offers full-time and part-time courses in data science, design, development, marketing, and product in New York City, London, Toronto, Vancouver, and through an Online Live platform. BrainStation’s goal is to empower individuals, businesses, and brands to succeed in the digital age by offering diploma programs, certification courses, and training options across the full digital product lifecycle. BrainStation provides a collaborative, project-based learning experience, with curriculum updated on a daily basis to ensure professionals gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in their careers.

    Data Analytics

    I had an interesting experience with BrainStation while completing the Data Analytics course. The cohort was lively and always engaged with the instructors. The ( ...read more)

    Review By: Kanjo
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  • Avg Rating: 4.58 (443 reviews)

    Berlin, Online11 CoursesGuarantees Job

    careerfoundry-logo

    CareerFoundry is an online bootcamp that offers flexibly paced programs for career changers in web development, UX design, UI design, and data analytics. Headquartered in Berlin but with a global student base, CareerFoundry has provided tech education since 2013. CareerFoundry combines the flexibility of online learning with the guidance of mentors and tutors through their dual mentorship model, training students to become job-ready in four to 12 month or their money back.

  • Avg Rating: 4.73 (128 reviews)

    Online6 CoursesGuarantees Job

    designlab-logo

    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 hands-on projects and 1-on-1 mentorship from expert designers so that students can master the techniques needed to design stunning web and mobile products. The Designlab community of mentors gives students timely feedback on work and Skype with students regularly to help them improve. Mentors include top industry professionals from companies like Twitter, Airbnb, Dropbox, and more. Courses are self-paced, which means students can complete the readings/projects whenever their schedules permit. Designlab is ideal for a developer, product manager, entrepreneur, marketer, aspiring designer, or anyone working on web/mobile products.

  • Avg Rating: 4.61 (298 reviews)

    Lehi, Dallas, Online7 Courses

    devmountain-logo

    Devmountain is a technology school that offers full-time and part-time programs at campuses in Lehi, Dallas, and Phoenix. The immersive courses include iOS Development, Software QA, User Experience Design, and Web Development. The Web track covers front-end and back-end JavaScript (HTML/CSS, jQuery, AngularJS, Node.js, Express, data sources like SQL, Mongo, Firebase). The iOS track covers mobile development in Swift. The UI/UX course covers prototyping, visual/motion design, sketch, adobe suite, UX research, wireframing, and analytical tools. Devmountain instructors are all coding industry professionals and aim to bring real-world applications into the classroom. The immersive courses require 40 to 60 hours of pre-course work, 40 hours of class per week, and 10 to 20 hours of work outside of the classroom. The part-time programs require 30 to 40 hours of pre-course work, 11 hours of class per week, and 10 to 20 hours of work outside of the classroom. The school was started in 2013 in Provo, Utah. 

  • Avg Rating: 4.28 (469 reviews)

    New York City, San Francisco, Sydney, and 29 more...18 Courses

    general-assembly-logo

    General Assembly offers short and long courses in web and mobile development, product management, data science and more, online and in-person, across 15 campuses in 4 continents. Focusing on the most relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business, and technology, General Assembly is confronting a skills gap and providing access to opportunities in tech. General Assembly offers a breadth of different course offerings and classes range from full-time immersive courses for learners that want to switch to a new career, to part-time courses for learners that are looking to improve their career trajectory by acquiring a new skill set, and mentor-led online circuits for a more flexible way to acquire foundational skills.

    A good investment

    I have always been interested in learning more about data analysis, but finding a suitable program was a challenge. I was recommended to attend a series of webi ( ...read more)

    Review By: Ahmed Ali
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  • Avg Rating: 5.0 (31 reviews)

    Online3 Courses

    growthx-academy-logo

    GrowthX Academy offers online training courses for individuals who want to level up or transition into a career in Growth Marketing, UX Design, or Sales and Business Development. The Growth Marketing Customer Acquisitions course is a self-paced, online, 8-week course covering customer acquisition, discovery techniques, analytics, technology self-sufficiency, and more. The UX Design course is a self-paced, online, 12-16-week course covering UX foundations, design research, design structure, and UI design. The Sales and Business Development course is self-paced, online, and covers business acumen, lean startups, unit economics, customer psychology, sales models, and more. Classes are taught by entrepreneurs, founders, business owners and investors who teach useful skills, mindsets, and frameworks for today’s competitive environment. GrowthX Academy students learn from a dynamic curriculum which they get lifetime access to.

  • Avg Rating: 4.87 (934 reviews)

    Mexico City, Paris, Berlin, and 7 more...7 Courses

    ironhack-logo

    Ironhack offers full-time and part-time bootcamps in Web Development, UX/UI design, Data Analytics and Cyber Security in Miami (Florida), Madrid and Barcelona (Spain), Paris (France) Mexico City (Mexico), Berlin (Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Lisbon (Portugal) and remotely. Ironhack uses a customized approach to education by allowing students to shape their experience based on personal goals. Students who graduate from the Web Development Bootcamp will be skilled in technologies like JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. The UX/UI program covers Design Thinking, Photoshop, Sketch, Balsamiq, InVision, and JavaScript. Data Analytics covers data wrangling/cleaning, APIs, web scraping, and intermediate topics in Git, MySQL, Python, Data visualization, Panda, and Machine Learning. The Data Analytics program allows students to load, clean, explore and extract valuable insights from datasets and cultivate languages, such as Python, SQL and Tableau. The Cyber Security course provides students with the hands-on skills they need to land a job in the growing cybersecurity industry. In the Cyber Security course, students will develop the most in-demand knowledge to be part of any company's cybersecurity workforce and become a cybersecurity professional.

    Great experience as expected :)

    Excellent choice to get introduced into Data Analytics. It's been only 4 weeks and the progress is exponential. I would recommend the bootcamp not only if you w ( ...read more)

    Review By: Pepe
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  • Avg Rating: 4.96 (214 reviews)

    Toronto8 Courses

    juno-college-of-technology-logo

    Founded in 2012 as HackerYou, Juno College of Technology is a post-graduate coding school that offers full-time and part-time Web Development, UX Design, and Data Analytics courses both live online and on campus in Toronto, Canada. Juno is dedicated to helping young people get ahead, and fosters an inclusive community of diverse learners. Juno’s full-time Web Development Immersive bootcamp covers HTML5 & CSS3, responsive design, JavaScript, jQuery, API and WordPress as well as non-technical skills, like personal branding, finding and managing clients, and growing a business. Juno's part-time courses include JavaScript, UX Design, Data Analytics, Wordpress & Shopify Development, React, and Full-Stack Masterclass. Part-time classes run in the evenings, twice a week for 8 weeks or on weekends, once a week for 8 weeks. Juno’s programs focus on hands-on, project-based learning from industry-leading professionals with small classes and a 10:1 ratio of students to instructors. By the end of the web development bootcamp, students have created a website and portfolio, and have in-demand and future-proof skills needed to succeed as developers. 

    UX design (intro & advanced courses)

    I am an Account Supervisor in a Creative Agency, I was looking for a new challenge this year and wanted to broaden my skill set, by delivering websites, mobile ( ...read more)

    Review By: Justine
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  • Avg Rating: 4.88 (49 reviews)

    Indianapolis, Online4 Courses

    kenzie-academy-logo

    Kenzie Academy is a college alternative that offers a 1-year, full-time, project-based course in Software Engineering and UX Engineering online or in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students in the Software Engineering program will learn will learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, and Python/Django and graduate as junior full-stack web developers. The UX program covers website design and research and front end coding. The curriculum was created by industry practitioners and designed to parallel today’s workplace. With the aim of mimicking a real career in technology, Kenzie students begin every day with a standup, work in virtual teams, and receive one-on-one mentorship. Beyond technical skills, Kenzie also teaches students the practical knowledge needed to thrive in today’s modern workforce. Designed around the modern student, Kenzie Academy is a college alternative that teaches learners of all ages – with little or no experience – the digital skills that lead directly to a new career in technology.

  • Avg Rating: 4.84 (45 reviews)

    Madrid, Barcelona5 Courses

    neoland--logo

    Neoland offers 12-week full-time and 22 or 12-week part-time digital bootcamps in UX/UI Design, Data Science, and Full Stack Web Development, in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, or online. UX/UI Design students will learn tools like front end, interface, and user experience design. Full Stack Web Development students learn Javascript, AngularJS, NodeJS, and MongoDB. Neoland courses are for new technology professionals, digital entrepreneurs, current programming and design students, and professionals, who want to expand their knowledge. Courses are taught by industry professionals with numerous years of experience and training. Class content includes working on code problems, lectures, physical exercise, group projects, code reviews, and various group activities.

  • Avg Rating: 4.87 (103 reviews)

    Kansas City, Minneapolis2 Courses

    prime-digital-academy-logo

    Prime Digital Academy offers an intensive, 20-week full-stack coding bootcamp and an 18-week UX design bootcamp in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Working directly with Twin Cities tech employers, Prime Digital Academy has created programs that equip emerging engineers and designers with the skills they need to make immediate contributions. Prime students learn modern technologies, practical methodologies, and critical behavioral skills through carefully crafted curriculum and real-world projects for pro-bono clients in the community. Prime’s immersive programs empower learners from diverse backgrounds to begin their new careers in months, not years.

  • Avg Rating: 4.63 (650 reviews)

    Online10 CoursesGuarantees Job

    springboard-logo

    Springboard is an online coding school offering online, flexible, mentor-led courses including the Data Science Career Track, UX Design Career Track, and Machine Learning Career Track (all offer job guarantees). While learning cutting-edge digital skills entirely online, students receive teaching and mentorship from industry experts. Springboard offers a number of self-paced, mentor-led workshops, plus a full Data Science Career Track program. The Data Science Career Track includes a deferred tuition option, so students can enroll for a small deposit and finish paying after starting a job. In all of Springboard’s self-paced courses, students develop job-ready skills that display industry-worthy capstone and portfolio projects. Throughout the entire process, students receive support from their industry mentor, as well as Springboard's resident advisors and the larger student/alumni community. Springboard combines expert-curated curricula with one-on-one mentorship. Springboard has served thousands of students from around the world.

    This was a great online bootcamp experience!

    I completed the Data Science Career Track Bootcamp in September 2020, after spending 9 months learning to code in HTML, CSS, and Python. I knew some basic data ( ...read more)

    Review By: Sid
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  • Avg Rating: 4.58 (634 reviews)

    Online13 CoursesGuarantees Job

    thinkful-logo

    Thinkful is an online bootcamp that offers online, fast-paced, career-ready programs in Software Engineering, Data Science, Data Analytics, UX/UI Design, Product Management, Digital Marketing, and Technical Project Management. These programs are offered in part-time and full-time formats. All courses include personal mentor meetings, a custom-built curriculum, and mentor-hosted Q&A sessions with industry professionals. Students are expected to commit 20-25 hours per week in the part-time course, and up to 60 hours in the full-time option. 

    Supported and Structured

    The support system is stable, and the community is excellent. Regardless of which Bootcamp you picked, the curriculum would be similar. It will give you the bas ( ...read more)

    Review By: Kristine P
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  • Avg Rating: 5.0 (27 reviews)

    Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia6 Courses

    uxer-school-logo

    UXER School offers a full-time, 8-week UX design immersive course in Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia, Spain. The goal of UXER School is to have students experience each step of the design and user experience process including research, rapid prototyping, strategic and interaction design, interface design, and user testing. Students will work on team projects to put into practice their learnings and receive feedback from design industry professional mentors who will guide them throughout the course.

  • Avg Rating: 4.74 (305 reviews)

    Miami4 Courses

    wyncode-logo

    Wyncode offers full-time and part-time full stack and front end web development, digital marketing, and UX/UI design bootcamps online and in Miami, Florida. By offering both full-time and part-time courses, Wyncode offers options for students looking for a career change or new skills to level up their resume. Wyncode’s full stack web development immersive focuses on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MongoDB, Express.js, React, and Node.js. Their front end web development program focuses on JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and React.js. On top of technical skills, Wyncode teaches soft skills with a focus on professional development.

Rising Stars of 2020

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  • Avg Rating: 4.7 (31 reviews)

    Los Angeles4 Courses

    beachcoders®-academy-logo

    BeachCoders® Academy offers 4-week, part-time, front end web development and UX design courses near LAX in Manhattan Beach, California. BeachCoders® covers HTML, CSS, JavaScript and offers small class sizes to maximize learning and prepare students for a career in front end development or further study to become a full stack web developer. Each course day is split into lectures, code-alongs, group exercises, and portfolio building.

  • Avg Rating: 4.74 (43 reviews)

    Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago5 Courses

    coderhouse-logo

    Coderhouse is a part-time bootcamp teaching skills in full stack web development, mobile development, digital marketing, UX design, and more. The part-time bootcamp is from 20 to 29 weeks long and is based in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Upon completion of the course, Coderhouse works to give students immediate job prospects by advising student Linkedin profiles, personal portfolios and conducting mock interviews. Students also receive a certificate showing they have learned and understood the topics covered successfully.

  • Avg Rating: 4.73 (105 reviews)

    Atlanta, Savannah6 Courses

    georgia-tech-boot-camps-logo

    Georgia Tech Boot Camps offer 24-week, part-time or 12-week, full-time web development courses, and 24-week, part-time, data science and analytics, cyber and network security, and UX/UI courses in Atlanta, Savannah, and Peachtree Corners, Georgia. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, C#, ASP.Net, Bootstrap, React.js, Express.js, Node.js, MongoDB, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. The data curriculum covers a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau, and more. The cyber and network security curriculum provides hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. The UX/UI curriculum provides hands-on training in user-centric design research, visual prototyping and wireframing, user interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML and CSS, interaction design, and more.

    Fantastic Course

    At the time I decided to take the Data Science and Analytics course at Georgia Tech, my career was in a rut. I was extremely unhappy with the direction my caree ( ...read more)

    Review By: Kevin Patterson
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  • Avg Rating: 4.59 (45 reviews)

    Arlington9 Courses

    gw-boot-camps-logo

    GW Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time or 24-week, part-time web development courses and 24-week, part-time data analytics, cybersecurity, UX/UI, financial technology (FinTech), and digital marketing courses in Arlington, VA, and in Washington, D.C. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, Database Theory, MongoDB, MySQL, Git, and Java, while receiving hands-on experience.

    Great Curriculum, Fantastic Instructor!

    I came into the program with the idea that I wanted to change careers, but I was not completely confident that I would be able to pick up so many skills in a 6- ( ...read more)

    Review By: Chris
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  • Avg Rating: 4.73 (408 reviews)

    Online39 Courses

    udacity-logo

    Udacity offers Nanodegrees which are online immersive full-time and part-time programs, ranging from three to six months in length for students worldwide. Nanodegree courses are available in subjects like data science, artificial intelligence, programming, autonomous systems, business, and cloud computing. Udacity's mission is to bring the highest quality learning to as many students as possible, powering careers through technical education. The custom learning program enables students to learn at their own pace, and manage monthly payments for their programs to fit their budgets. The data science curricula cover Kaggle, Tableau, Alteryx, and Mode platforms; the AI programs cover deep learning, machine learning and AI for trading; and the programming courses include Blockchain, full stack development, and Autonomous Systems programs like Computer Vision, Localization, and Path Planning. Curricula are designed in partnership with established tech companies.

    steps to becoming a giant

    one thing you should never do is stop working on developing your self,and always face your challenges.that's how anyone can grow.Thank you Udacity. ( ...read more)

    Review By: Mohammed Hassan Alsayegh
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Best 16 coding bootcamps received an average overall rating of 4.74 based on 5301 reviews.