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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 deliverables. Throughout the 8-week course, students complete an entire UX/UI project from research to high-fidelity prototyping and testing. 

Students receive unlimited one-on-one mentorship each week to gather feedback on their project work and to ensure they have a strong understanding of the course material. 

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  • Career Jumpstart

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time72 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Through the career jumpstart program students complete real world client projects while collaborating with other designers. The team of mentors and career coaches help students finish their portfolios, refine their resumes, and go through the job application process. While also connecting students directly with hiring manager and recruitment partners to speed up the job search process. This program Includes unlimited mentor support (1-1 zoom calls and slack access) as well as weekly guest speaker sessions from designers from top companies. The program runs until you get a job or up to 12 months.
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    Multiple Payment Options (up-front and at-graduation + financing through Affirm)
    $5000 up-front 
    $5500 at-graduation 
    7% of first years salary
    Refund / GuaranteeIf you complete all program requirements and don't get an offer, you don't pay!
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Prep WorkUX/UI Foundations Course
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX/UI Design Foundations

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    User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,997
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    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. There are a total of 90 hours of content, and students are expected to commit approximately 15 hours per week to the course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Lending partners available, including Affirm.
    Tuition PlansInstallment plans of three, six, twelve, and eighteen payments are also available.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Review
    - 6/29/2022
    Morgan Hunter • Student • Student
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    Avocademy is a UX/UI course that teaches you the foundations and helps you start your career.
  • UX/UI Foundations
    - 6/27/2022
    Maitri • Student
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    My job was weighing down on my mental health, and I needed a change. I consider myself creative, empathetic, a problem solver, and a visual learner. After searching for the right career and deciding I wanted to enter the design field, the challenge was to find the right school. I landed on avocademy and gave it a chance. Avocademy's foundation course helped me set foot in the design world and opened endless opportunities for me. I learned all the technical, and soft skills required to become a UX/UI designer and applied them when working on my project throughout the course. I am glad I took the chance because I genuinely feel I found my passion and enjoy working too. The mentor's feedback on the project, resume, portfolio, guidance at every step, and networking are some of the main pros. Although, sometimes it took longer than usual to receive feedback.
  • UX
    - 6/27/2022
    Jimmy • Student
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    I’m so grateful for Avocademy because I was able to learn everything I needed to become a UX designer. Also the price of the boot camp is the best there is compared to all the other boot camps.
  • Keabreone Boyd • UI/UX Designer • Graduate
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    When I got an email from Google that they were offering a Bootcamp on UI/UX Design, I became fascinated. I signed up for BootCamp for $39 a month to learn a new profession in technology. It piqued my interest. It was difficult to follow from the get-go, but what was I expecting for $39 a month? As a result of pulling in information about UI/UX, I got more advertisements for it than a basketball player with open DM's. Avocademy was the one I noticed while browsing Tik Tok. The fun tik toks they make caught my attention due to my love of social media, not to mention the opportunity to speak with someone directly. My enrollment came after a few days of soul-searching and an email offering a payment plan directly through Avocademy. What a shock. Although I was overwhelmed not knowing what to expect, I have to give the mentors credit for holding my hand throughout the whole process. They helped me realize that they were committed to my success. Even though wireframes almost broke me, I now understood what they were, so it wasn't that bad. Let's not kid ourselves, every day wasn't sunshine and rainbows. There were times when I felt like I was in the midst of a storm, but eventually, I saw the rainbow. Since I've seen great results with Avocademy, I would highly recommend them to break into the tech field. I am currently working with clients. To better build our portfolio, they find real-life clients for us to work with. Having this experience has been really beneficial to me, and I can't wait to begin the interviewing process. I'll make an update, but I can't tell you how good this experience has been! It's been way too much to put on paper!  
  • Angelika Lagera • UX Designer I • Graduate
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     If you're thinking about transitioning into UX Design and really getting to know what it's like to work on projects within the industry, Career Jumpstart is for you! I chose Avocademy because of their affordability for my situation. You work on real projects with other companies and start-ups with other team members- it helped me get a really good idea of how I work with others and what a design process looks like in live time. The mentorship we receive is one of the biggest pluses of joining the program. Getting help from interview prep, portfolio presentation, or even just general questions I may have, I know that my mentors will be able to provide that support! Avocademy has a wonderful community and everyone is always uplifting each other. I know that I can reach out to someone or express my uncertainties and have someone immediately bring me back up and push me forward. As we all come from unconventional design backgrounds- if you're thinking about changing, do it! I landed my first UX job because of the support I was given at Avocademy and it's made me realize that UX is a great fit for me. 
  • Kathryn H.
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    I spent a few weeks researching UX/UI bootcamps - reading lots and lots of reviews and comparing costs, curriculum, support, etc. - before making my decision to join Avocademy. While the realistic price tag was a major sway in my decision, I feel like I still got the $15k experience. 

    The course is designed so you create a mobile app from concept to prototype; an end-to-end design. The course layout walks you through the process step by step and makes it very simple to complete each task. There is a ton of explanation, especially in the beginning, which includes internal tutorial videos, as well as articles and other videos on related topics to help solidify the information. The mentors provided helpful feedback and were readily available. While I do wish there was a little less reading within the curriculum and a little more video explanation, I never felt lost or lacking direction with where to go or what needed to be done. 

    One thing, in retrospect, that I really appreciate was that we completed our case study along the way, rather than waiting until our project was complete then going back to put it all together. Having the guidance and support for that part (the most important part that goes in your portfolio and helps you land a job!) was truly invaluable. My expectations were exceeded with Avocademy and I 100% recommend the UX/UI Foundations Bootcamp!
  • Student
    - 6/25/2022
    Nina • Graduate
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    When I started looking for a career change in 2021, I found UX/UI Design and thought it would be a good fit for me. After researching tons of online courses and even colleges, I decided Avocademy seemed like something I could try for the price, and find out if it was really a good career direction for me.
    What really attracted me was the unlimited mentorship, which I utilized during the foundations program. I sometimes met with mentors 3x a week when I needed help with the course work. 
    What ended up loving most was the community that Avocademy creates. Having peers moving through life in a similar situation is grounding, and keeps you moving forward.

    I'm really proud of the progress I've made in just a few months. I'm currently in their Career Jumpstart program getting ready to apply for jobs.
  • Madison G. • Graduate
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    I'm going to be super honest here in this review. When I first heard about Avocademy, I wasn't exactly eager to join the program. It definitely piked my interest, but over the last year or so I've heard enough "enter the tech career of your dreams—no degree or coding—all for the low-low price of $10,000!" pitches to last a lifetime. I wasn't really buying it, especially since the program was relatively newer and I didn't have much knowledge about the UX/UI field in general. But, after a couple of months and some very frustrating happenings in my personal life, I decided to give it a go. Compared to all of the comparable "low-cost" programs out there, I honestly couldn't find anything that beat Avocademy's prices. So, I started the program. 

    I personally love the layout of how Avocademy teaches UX/UI. I've still yet to hear of a program that teaches you this field in the way that they do (not saying it doesn't exist, I just haven't heard of it). You will basically walk through the entire process from start to finish, building the blocks as you go, and come out at the other end knowing significantly more than you would've thought (with something very cool to show for it). A necessary disclaimer, however, is that you will still have a lot of self-teaching to do when it comes to UX/UI software. There's just too many out there—you'll have the learn some tips and tricks and all that kind of on your own (talk to your mentors though, a lot have very helpful resources and tips). 

    So, yeah! I learned everything now that I know about UX/UI because of Avo. I tried self-teaching with a free program and while yes, the information was there... it wasn't condensed into a format that was easy to follow or absorb. UX/UI is one of those things (IMO) that you need laid out in an organized, visual, curriculum or you'll end up floating out in the endless sea of online information about the field. Personally, I found Avocademy to be great and am grateful to myself for taking the leap and trying something new. It deserves to be said that no program is an all-encompassing magic button that'll make you an instant whiz at all things UX/UI. However, if you take advantage of all of the tutelage and resources given by the Avo team, you'll do well. If you have the dedication to learn and the willingness to practice, you'll do well. Learning UX/UI is a process but the Avocademy program made it feel like more of a fun one than something stressful, and for such a big career shift that's something I'm very grateful that this was my experience.
  • Sarah Brice
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    I couldn't recommend Avocademy enough! I tell my spouse at least once a week (or more) about how happy I am to have signed up with this program.

    I chose Avocademy because it was an affordable UX bootcamp for me and the services they offered (especially the one-on-one mentorship) was unbeatable. From the resources, content, and feedback I received, I learned so much! The mentors are nice, approachable, and gave great feedback/advice. Before moving onto the next assignment, your work had to be approved by a mentor, which I liked, because I felt like I wasn't just being passed along. Someone actually cared about the work I did and wanted to help to make it better! Yes, sometimes it was frustrating because I would have to make multiple changes to my work due to different mentor feedback, but honestly, one mentor may have caught something another didn't, so it was nice to have that variation in feedback.

    I am currently in career jumpstart and just started the job hunting process. It was great collaborating with team members to work on client projects and it gave a sense of "real-life" experience. Avocademy prepared me well for the job hunt (already on day 3: received multiple recruiter emails/calls and have interviews lined up). Maca is great to work with, she's super approachable and really cares about your success! 

    Overall, Avocademy really did set me up for success and I couldn't be happier with this decision!
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    Course was very easy to follow along. Activities and tutorials were great for understanding and learning what all is involved with this career 
  • Darious • Product Design Intern • Graduate
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    Avocademy has easily been a top 5 life decision thus far! During my senior year of college, I was still lost until I came across Avocademy, they saw my strengths and explained to me how I could utilize them as a designer. Completing the course was smooth and I felt like everything I needed to know as a beginner was there and easy to digest. The mentoring is top-notch and the student-specific feedback is one of the best features of the course. A year later, I secured a paid internship as a Product Design Intern and am incredibly thankful for Avocademy. This program completely readjusted the trajectory of my life, and my future, and most importantly I can comfortably say the future of my family is secure. 

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