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
    3 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 gain the knowledge and skill required to land a Junior UX/UI Designer job in a relatively short time frame. The UX/UI Foundations lessons consist of video and reading material. After learning key concepts and best practices, students test their knowledge by completing activities rooted in real-world UX/UI deliver...

    Review from an alum:

    Evan Boecking

    5Student - Course: Career Jumpstart - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Best Investment I've ever made!

    Not only does Avocademy do a wonderful job in their foundations course to prepare your skills for real world design projects, but the access and support for ...
  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, 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...

    Review from an alum:

    Mrunali Bhargav Zalavadiya

    5Graduate - Course: Full-Time Software Engineering Bootcamp Online - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Fun, Clear, Supportive

    My bootcamp was fun, clear, and supportive. The material was presented in a straightforward way that made it easy to understand, even for someone with limite...
  3. careerfoundry-logo
    7 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, product design, data analytics, digital marketing, and product management. 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...

    Review from an alum:

    Stephanie Edwards

    5Student - Course: UX Design Program - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Fantastic mentors, out of date resource links

    CareerFoundry is friendly and accessible bootcamp which is easy to complete at your own pace. Their range of mentors and tutors are all knowledgeable and fri...

  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 UI Design Intensive bootcamp. These UX/UI Bootcamp is held from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, and the UI Design Intensive bootcamp takes place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. The bootcamps are taught in Spanish and English. UX/UI bootcamp students will learn how to understand users, analyze current ...

    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...
  5. designlab-logo
    7 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 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 pr...

    Review from an alum:


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

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    fun, creative, challenging, educational, and satisfying

    Fun and Creative:DesignLab's UX/UI Foundations course wasn't just informative, it was genuinely fun! The projects were engaging and allowed for a lot of crea...
  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 level-up skills in the areas of digital Product Design, Design Systems, career and portfolio preparation, UX, and UI Design. The courses cover topics like design thinking, UX/UI research, wireframing, flow diagrams, designing in Figma, design systems, UI libraries, getting hired, and more. Dribbble's flexible learning...

    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 Austra...

  7. About Flatiron School

    Flatiron School offers immersive on-campus and online programs in software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and product design (UX/UI design). Flatiron School’s immersive courses aim to launch students into fulfilling careers by providing a robust career services framework and dedicated one-on-one coaching post graduation that is included as an added value with the tuition.  The application process asks prospective students to share a bit about themselves an...

    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 noth...
  8. general-assembly-logo
    General Assembly4.29Reviews:689
    New York City, Sydney, London, and 3 more...
    17 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 change into a tech role, in as little as three months. General Assembly offers part-time and full-time bootcamps and short courses in web and mobile development, product management, data science, and more. The bootcamp experience is led by instructors who are expert practitioners in their field. Students should expect ...

    Review from an alum:

    Amelia WardAmelia Ward

    5Graduate - Course: 2. Software Engineering Bootcamp (Full Time) - Online

    Verified Via GitHub

    Tough but great experience.

    I recently completed the Software Engineering Bootcamp at General Assembly and it has been an extraordinary journey. Very tough, but definitely worth it.  Fr...
  9. ironhack-logo
    Miami, Madrid, Barcelona, 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 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 Boot...

    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 ...
  10. mento-design-academy-logo
    Mento Design Academy4.87Reviews:40
    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 match each student's level, background, interests, and learning pace. Since the bootcamp is self-paced, students can choose to organize their learning schedule in a way that works for them (most students keep their full-time job during the bootcamp). There are no classrooms or fixed hours, and the study groups ar...

    Review from an alum:

    Akshay Keerti

    5Graduate - Course: UX/UI Design - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    It was an amazing and fruitful experience

    When I joined Mento, it was a leap of faith since it was a new bootcamp however it did not fail me. Considering I already had several UX projects under my be...
  11. nuclio-school-logo
    Nuclio School4.6Reviews:230
    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 Master’s programs in Data Science, Digital Product Management, UX/UI Design, Full Stack Development, Blockchain, Digital Marketing, and more. Courses are offered in English and Spanish. Nuclio School offers small, collaborative classes taught by tech sector professionals.   Applicants should expect an interview during...

    Review from an alum:

    Macarena Rodríguez Correa

    5Graduate - Barcelona

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Wonderful experience in the UX/UI Design Master 🚀

    🔹Spanish👩🏽‍💻 Maravillosa experiencia en el Máster de Diseño UX/UI en Nuclio Digital School. 🚀 Cada módulo del máster fue una inmersión profunda en las prácti...
  12. shillington-school-logo
    Shillington School4.31Reviews:26
    Online, New York City, Sydney, 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, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and online. Shillington is focused on the entire design process, and instructors take students through the design process from beginning to end, integrating idea generation, technical knowledge, and studio skill. Students will also learn design theory, typography, and packaging for mobile a...

    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 wh...
  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 self-paced Break Into Tech + Job Guarantee program, which prepares students for entry-level positions in front end development and design. Skillcrush is on a mission to empower career changers — with a special focus on women and BIPOC — with the technical skills they need to transition into higher-earning, more fulfi...

    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 ...
  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 programs in software engineering, data science, UI/UX design, cybersecurity, tech sales, and more. All Springboard courses are 100% online, remote, and self-paced throughout an average of 6-9 months. Springboard acts as a support system, coach, and cheerleader for working professionals who are ready to level-up or make ...

    Review from an alum:

    Raphael Prophil

    5Graduate - Course: Cyber Security Career Track - Online

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Amazingly helpful experience

    The only cons to the bootcamp are the fact that the labs are simple click and post labs. Outside of this, the resources availble to help grow, amazing mentor...
  15. the-design-crew-logo
    The Design Crew4.97Reviews:71
    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 framework, UX writing, UI using Figma, and students conduct research to understand user needs and test prototypes. The Design Crew students will learn how to collaborate with product managers and developers. Bootcamp students will work on three, real world projects which can be used in portfolios to share with poten...

    Review from an alum:

    Gaëlle Pérot

    5Graduate - Course: Bootcamp Product Design - Paris

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Excellent training/human experience

    After 6 years in Art Direction in graphic design, I enrolled with the objective of updating my UI skills and learning UX. The goal is exceeded: I feel like I...
  16. ux-design-institute-logo
    UX Design Institute4.8Reviews:111
    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 Design from the Glasgow Caledonian University. Courses cover UX principles, user research, analysis frameworks, interaction design, prototyping, and wireframing. The courses are delivered entirely online with video modules and regular mentor-led webinars. Each course has a dedicated mentor, all of which are UX profe...

    Review from an alum:

    Joe Winfield

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

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Very worthwhile if you're passionate about UX/UI Design but be prepared

    The Pros: The course is very well laid out and modules are easy to follow. The way it's taught online is better than anything else I've done in the past. T...

Rising Stars of 2024

In Alphabetical Order

  1. chegg-skills-logo
    Chegg Skills4.53Reviews:917
    6 Courses Guarantees Job

    About Chegg Skills

    Chegg Skills (formerly Thinkful) provides every adult learner with a pathway to a rewarding career. This online bootcamp offers fast-paced, career-focused programs in Software Engineering, Data Science, Data Analytics, UX/UI Design, Digital Marketing, and Technical Project Management. These programs are offered in part-time and full-time formats. Students commit 20-25 hours per week in the part-time format, and up to 60 hours in the full-time option. All programs incl...

    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 ...

  2. 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 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 hav...

    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...

  3. About Devmountain

    Devmountain is a coding bootcamp that offers short, full-time in-person and online programs in Web Development, Software Quality Assurance (QA), Cybersecurity, and User Experience (UX) Design. The programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the tech industry. There is a Devmountain campus in Lehi, Utah for those who want to participate in-person. Devmountain's immersive courses require 40 hours of class per week, and 10-20 hours of work outs...

    Review from an alum:

    David Gann

    5Graduate - Lehi

    Verified Via LinkedIn

    Exciting, interesting, and fast-paced.

    Many bootcamps offer the same good things. In that sense, Devmountain is like any other: Good way to jumpstart a career in some type of tech field. What make...

  4. About DigitalCrafts

    DigitalCrafts offers online, flex instruction bootcamps in Software Development, Cybersecurity, and Artificial Intelligence. All courses provide online learning with live instructor guidance and feedback. The curriculum has been designed to effectively challenge beginners and experienced learners alike. Students can expect hands-on exercises, tools, and projects that reflect skills utilized in the workplace today. DigitalCrafts instructors and staff strive to be highl...

    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 ex...
  5. the-bridge-logo
    The Bridge4.72Reviews:101
    Seville, Madrid, Online, 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 digital marketing bootcamps both remotely and at its headquarters in Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao and Seville, Spain. Full-time bootcamps are 16 weeks long and the part-time programs are 26 weeks long. During The Bridge bootcamps, students get access from O’Reilly content and have the chance to work with people in the...

    Review from an alum:

    Daniel Alejandro Rendon De GouveiaDaniel Alejandro Rendon De Gouveia

    5Graduate - Course: Data Science Full Time - Madrid

    Verified Via GitHub


    After completing the intensive 480-hour Data Science program at The Bridge, I feel thoroughly equipped to tackle any challenge in the data analysis realm. T...

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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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