The 15 Best UX Design Bootcamps

Course Report's Top Schools of 2021

By: The Course Report Team

Last Update: 8/24/2021

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 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 40,000 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. 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 15 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:

A school has published their alumni job outcomes for 2020 or later

A school has been operating for more than 7 years and has offered their UX/UI design bootcamp for 3+ years

A school has 30+ UX/UI Design Verified Reviews with a 4.7-star rating or higher

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

The 15 Best UX Design Bootcamps:

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  1. Avg Rating: 4.87 (24 reviews)

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    Avocademy is a 6-week UX Design bootcamp. There are a total of 90 hours of content, and students are expected to commit approximately 15 hours per week to the course. The curriculum covers design thinking, how to conduct research, information architecture, design, and ideation. Students will also learn wireframing, design systems, style guides, high fidelity mockups, prototyping, and testing. Avocademy students will build one end-to-end case study for their portfolio.  

    UI UX Designer

    Maca is literally the best that there is. The course work is so in depth and she is so thorough in her approach to helping students. There's always availability ( ...read more)

    Review By: Amber Minefee
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  2. Avg Rating: 4.7 (982 reviews)

    Toronto, New York City, Online, and 3 more...

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    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, 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.

    Life-Changing Investment

    This program definitely changed my life. I had thought about joining a web development bootcamp for a few years, but decided to finally commit once I realized w ( ...read more)

    Review By: Carolyn Isahack
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  3. Avg Rating: 4.66 (913 reviews)

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    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.

    All programs cover the in-demand job skills required as well as real-world tools employed by professionals in the field. The 7-month Web Development Program explores HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API building, server-side development, test-driven development, progressive web apps, native app development, and more and covers how and when to use industry-standard tools including Atom, GitHub, Node, React, Angular, Vue, and Bootstrap and more. The 10-month UX Design Course explores the entire UX design process including ​user​ ​research​ ​and​ ​testing,​ ​rapid​ ​prototyping,​ ​iterative design,​ ​interaction​ ​design,​ ​responsive​ ​design,​ ​and visual​ ​design​, and covers the tools ​​Balsamiq,​ ​Sketch, Figma, ​InVision and more. The 6-month UI Design Program explores responsive design, visual design principles, designing for different platforms, wireframing, mockups, prototyping, testing, and UX design. It covers the tools Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision, Balsamiq, Figma and more. The 9-month Data Analytics Program explores statistical analysis and testing, data visualisation, data querying, predictive analysis and covers the programming language Python and tools Excel, TableauTableu, PostgreSQL and more.
     

    Just excellent!

    Everything here is to get you from knowing nothing to start a career. Great pace, no worries if you are late on summiting your homework, but this is not for sla ( ...read more)

    Review By: Manuel Guzman
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  4. Avg Rating: 4.78 (346 reviews)

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    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.

    Amazing Experience—If You Understand What It Is and What It Isn't

    Designlab was a fantastic experience as I pivoted into UX and product design. The content itself was good-not-great (most of it you can learn on your own) BUT I ( ...read more)

    Review By: Dan
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  5. Avg Rating: 4.63 (317 reviews)

    Dallas, Lehi, Online

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    Devmountain is a technology school that offers full-time and part-time programs at campuses in Lehi, Dallas, and Phoenix. The immersive courses include Web Development, Java Software Engineering, Python Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Software Quality Assurance (QA), iOS App Development, and User Experience (UX) Design. 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. 

    Python Engineer Grad

    Taking this course was one of the best decisions I have made in my entire life. The staff is incredible, the course itself is insanely packed with information. ( ...read more)

    Review By: Dustin Gentry
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  6. Avg Rating: 4.57 (515 reviews)

    New York City, Online, Washington, and 6 more...

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    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. 

    Flatiron School is the best!

    I want to start off by saying that Flatiron School is a fantastic coding boot camp. This school ensures that they deliver a quality experience and I am forever ( ...read more)

    Review By: Kevin Rodriguez
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  7. Avg Rating: 4.33 (561 reviews)

    New York City, San Francisco, Sydney, and 48 more...

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    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.

    UX Design Course

    This course was an introduction into UX Design. However it covered more than just design practices—the course also went into user research, usability testing, c ( ...read more)

    Review By: Marissa Levigne
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  8. Avg Rating: 4.65 (65 reviews)

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    Interaction Design Foundation’s UX bootcamps are part-time, fully online programs with a focus on job-readiness. Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF) is an independent non-profit initiative with a mission to make design education affordable and accessible. Every bootcamp is designed to help students develop practical skills and a portfolio through Capstone project work.

    Good experience

    I started the bootcamp experience though it’s a long way to go and I had just started the portfolio creation, but for the initial learning it was a good way to ( ...read more)

    Review By: Sibu Stephen
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  9. Avg Rating: 4.84 (968 reviews)

    Miami, Madrid, Barcelona, and 8 more...

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    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.

    Mr

    Brilliant course, great teachers and lots of assistance.Without this course, I would never of found a job as a Web Developer. It won’t be easy at times, but if ( ...read more)

    Review By: Dan Burton
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    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.

    Prime’s full-stack engineering course prepares students with the skills and hands-on experience to develop complex software to solve businesses problems. Prime’s user experience design curriculum prepares students with professional practice in research, design and prototype software that is usable and meaningful. Prime graduates have been hired by nearly 200 companies in Minnesota, and the tight-knit learning community continues long after graduation, with students participating in mentorship, community education and ongoing alumni career support.

    Full Stack Software Engineering

    When I was considering attending Prime, I did what you are doing - read reviews online, talked to alumni, and asked as many people as possible about this progra ( ...read more)

    Review By: Mary
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  11. Avg Rating: 4.4 (25 reviews)

    New York City, Manchester, London, and 4 more...

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    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 app design, and user experience (UX).

    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)

    Review By: Daniel Crossley
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  12. Avg Rating: 4.64 (1001 reviews)

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    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, machine learning, UI/UX design, cybersecurity, 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 a major career shift. Students have access to a unique community of industry mentors, thought leaders, and alumni, who are on hand to offer insights, networking opportunities, and support throughout the program and well past graduation. Every Springboard student is matched with a personal student advisor and industry mentor who guides them throughout the program through weekly video calls.

    DAC: Excellent Experience!

    I took the on-line course of Springboard Data Analytics.  The curriculum covers a broad range of the industry's best practices.  The student is allowed to explo ( ...read more)

    Review By: Hicham Bourjaili
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  13. Avg Rating: 4.89 (38 reviews)

    Madrid, Online, Valencia, and 1 more...

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    The Bridge offers cybersecurity, data science, UX/UI product design, and full stack web development bootcamps both remotely and at its headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Full-time bootcamps are 15 weeks long and the part time programs are 27 weeks long. During The Bridge bootcamps, students learn from O’Reilly content and have the chance to work with people in the other bootcamp programs for a multidisciplinary approach. The Bridge’s goal is to teach students everything they need to know to excel in a technical career.

    Volvería a estudiar otro bootcamp en The Bridge

    Realicé mi bootcamp part time y aunque es muy duro trabajar y estudiar a la vez, nunca me faltó el apoyo de mis profesores y el resto del equipo de The Bridge. ( ...read more)

    Review By: Isis I. Serret
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  14. Avg Rating: 4.55 (903 reviews)

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    Thinkful, a Chegg service, 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 include personal mentor meetings, a custom-built curriculum, and Q&A sessions with industry professionals. 

    Data Analytics Flex

    If you have little to zero experience in the field, this is a great way to rapidly improve your data analytics skills. The curriculum focuses on the main items ( ...read more)

    Review By: Maher A.
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  15. Avg Rating: 4.81 (31 reviews)

    Online

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    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 professionals with years of industry experience. Students create several projects throughout their time in the program with the aim of enhancing their prospects in the job market. The programs conclude with a 2-hour exam required to receive the Diploma. 

    Diploma in UX Design

    Great course at a reasonable price, especially in comparison to others. I feel like I learned a good overview of the entire design process and walked away with ( ...read more)

    Review By: Erika Mannie
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  1. Avg Rating: 4.9 (41 reviews)

    Online

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    Burlington Code Academy offers online full-time and part-time web development and UX design bootcamps. In the web development bootcamp, students will learn languages and frameworks including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bootstrap, React, and JQuery, be prepared to work in a real development environment and be provided career support throughout the course. This program includes one-on-one mentoring, a curriculum focused on in-demand skills, portfolio and career development, and connections to the tech community. The Javascript After Hours course is part-time and covers beginner/intermediate Javascript concepts. In the UX design bootcamps, students learn technical practices and processes of designing digital experiences, and work with a real company on a capstone project.

    Amazing Experience

    I had always been interested in programming and had been trying to break into the industry on my own without success. I had heard about BCA from a friend and wi ( ...read more)

    Review By: Cortney Logan
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  2. Avg Rating: 4.54 (13 reviews)

    Online, Bangalore, Mumbai, and 2 more...

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    Designerrs offers 12-week UI/UX Design From Scratch bootcamps online or in person in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Pune, India. Designerrs also offers specialization bootcamps in Virtual Reality, Voice and Intelligence, and Augmented Reality.   

  3. Avg Rating: 4.86 (319 reviews)

    Atlanta, Houston, Online, and 3 more...

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    DigitalCrafts offers full-time and part-time software development and UX design bootcamps both online and in-person in hybrid learning. Online classes are streamed in real time with live instruction creating a collaborative learning environment for all students. On-site campuses in Atlanta, Houston, Tampa, and Seattle are open to local students who wish to learn with on-site teaching assistants and a community of peers. DigitalCrafts has graduated hundreds of successful engineers since 2015, transforming aspiring developers into full-stack software engineers with cutting-edge skillsets and polished portfolios. 

    Great Experience

    I just completed the full-time immersive remote program at DigitalCrafts. I looked at many programs across the country and did a lot of research before enrollin ( ...read more)

    Review By: Jason Humphrey
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  4. Avg Rating: 4.94 (225 reviews)

    Toronto, Online

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    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. 

    Excellent Intro to Front End

    The Web Development Course with Juno College was an excellent experience. In my previous job as an editorial graphic designer I had very little front end develo ( ...read more)

    Review By: Andrew
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  5. Avg Rating: 4.71 (56 reviews)

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    Kenzie Academy From Southern New Hampshire University is a college alternative that offers a 9-month, full-time, project-based course in Software Engineering and a part-time UX Design program Online or in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students in the Software Engineering program will learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, and Django and graduate as junior full-stack web developers. The UX Design program covers website design and research. 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.

    411

    Kenzie was an amazing experience, the work can be challenging, and time-consuming at times. But they give you the tools and support you need to see it through. ( ...read more)

    Review By: Kenneth
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    LearningFuze offers web development, data science, and UI/UX design bootcamps through live, virtual classrooms and in Irvine and Orange County, California. Students are taught by live instructors and get support throughout the course, including problem-solving skills, essential workplace and interviewing skills, and mindset training. Bootcamp students receive lifetime career services and 1:1 career coaching. 

    Best Decision

    My experience at LearningFuze has been exceptional. The instructors really care about the students and are readily available to clarify or answer any questions ( ...read more)

    Review By: Richard Watanabe
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  7. Avg Rating: 5.0 (10 reviews)

    Paris

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    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 potential employers. The bootcamp meets Monday through Friday. 

    Amazing Experience

    I had the chance to be a part of the second bootcamp at The Design Crew and it was the best decision so far! During 8 weeks, we learn the basis of a Product Des ( ...read more)

    Review By: Cassandra
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  8. Avg Rating: 4.8 (55 reviews)

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    V School is an end-to-end career preparation academy for code and design in Provo and Salt Lake City, Utah, with online and in-person, part-time and full-time programs. V School has pioneered an outcomes-optimized education model called Responsive Learning, that moves the goal posts from "graduation" to gainful employment in the industry of study. Each V school program includes dedicated phases of 1) skill acquisition, 2) on the job experience, and 3) career training so that every student with high aptitude and drive is able to transition into a successful career in the tech industry.

    Full Stack JavaScript

    Best React-Node education you can get, period. Best curriculum and teaching methodology.  ( ...read more)

    Review By: Alexander Nemechek
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