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General Assembly

Avg Rating:4.32 ( 420 reviews )

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 through best-in-class instruction 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.

To apply for an immersive bootcamp, applicants need to submit an online application, then connect with a General Assembly admissions representative who will evaluate whether the course is a fit for an applicant's experience and goals. Applicants then complete an admissions assessment to ensure they are prepared for the rigor of the curriculum. Once a student is accepted and has paid a down payment, their spot will be secured.

General Assembly career coaches work with students to create their career path, improve technical interview skills, and build a personal brand. Graduates can attend GA-hosted hiring events and meet hiring managers. The careers team partners with companies for course development and graduate placement and helps companies stay competitive in today's digital landscape. Additionally, General Assembly has made a commitment to affordable and accessible education combined with an education-to-employment approach that helps to create a diverse talent pipeline.

In addition to long-form course offerings, General Assembly courses are also available as short form bootcamps (1-2 day workshops) as well as evening and weekend classes.

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  • Data Analysis On-Demand

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    Data Science, SQL, Excel
    OnlinePart Time12 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $950
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Seattle, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    The best resource for a comprehensive foundation in data analysis. Acquire the context, practical know-how, and practice you need to confidently analyze data with the program global leaders rely on. Cover fundamentals, including framing questions, cleaning data, visualizing data, and communicating insights. This learning path is ideal for anyone who wants to bolster their analytical toolkit, including business analysts, marketers, product managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders building data-driven teams.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $250
    Scholarship
    No
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No previous experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Data Analytics (Part-Time)

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    Data Science
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week9 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $3,950
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
      
    Tuition Plans
    Payment Plans Available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Course is open to beginners. Familiarity with Excel is useful, but not required.
    Prep Work
    Approximately 3 hours of self-guided pre-work to complete prior to starting the course.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Data Science Immersive

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    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $15,950
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Stamford, Seattle, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Learn the tools and techniques you need to make better decisions through data, and land a job in one of the most sought after fields in tech. Create predictive models by learning to wrangle, analyze, and visualize data from our team of professional Data Scientist instructors. Develop hard skills like Unix, Git, SQL, Python, machine learning, and modeling techniques while creating your own data projects and applications. Take advantage of the growing demand for data and use the guidance and resources of our in-house career coaches to help you find work. Find more information at https://generalassemb.ly/education/data-science-immersive. Questions or want to chat with our team -- email seattle_admissions@generalassemb.ly or call (206) 258-7033.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners available - please contact our admissions team for more details.
    Tuition Plans
    Payment plans available.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Basic SQL query knowledge/scripting and familiarity with Python required. Strong familiarity with math and descriptive statistics required. 2-5 years of experience as an analyst is ideal. Macs are strongly preferred.
    Prep Work
    Approximately 40 hours of self-guided pre-work to complete prior to starting the course.
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
  • Data Science (Part Time)

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    Data Science, Python
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,950
    Class size
    20
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Use Python to mine datasets and predict patterns. Build statistical models -- regression, classification, clustering -- that generate usable information from raw data. Master the basics of machine learning and harness large datasets to forecast what’s next.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners available include Meritize and Climb
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Familiarity with math and statistics and Python syntax/programming fundamentals is required.
    Prep Work
    Approximately 20 hours of self-guided pre-work to complete prior to starting the course.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Digital Marketing On-Demand

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    Digital Marketing
    OnlinePart Time4 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $950
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Seattle, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    The best resource for a comprehensive foundation in modern marketing. Craft and launch effective multi-channel brand, acquisition, and retention campaigns with the program that global leaders rely on. Dive into marketing fundamentals, including segmentation, customer insight, CRM, analytics, and automation. This learning path is ideal for both experienced marketers updating their skills and non-marketers expanding their knowledge.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $250
    Scholarship
    No
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No previous experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Digital Marketing (Part-time)

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    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,950
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Skills & Tools Gain proficiency in social advertising and use Facebook, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics to find meaning in user behavior. Production Standard Develop and plan a campaign driven by data and paid‐search strategies — and measured by key performance indicators. The Big Picture Become a driver of your company's bottom line by using cutting‐edge techniques and platforms to market products and acquire users.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners available include Meritize and Climb
    Tuition Plans
    Payment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Front-End Web Development

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,950
    Class size
    25
    Location
    Boston
    Skills & Tools Use HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, GitHub, and Sublime in concert. HTML, CSS, and JavaScript websites Production Standard Build a fully responsive, interactive website that stands apart from the usual templates. Master technical vocabulary The Big Picture Understand how a skillful mix of programming and layout powers the web we see – and how teams collaborate to create it.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including  Pave and Climb
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Front-End Web Development (Part-Time)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, Front End
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week11 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $4,500
    Class size
    22
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, GitHub, and Sublime in concert. Build a fully responsive, interactive website that stands apart from the usual templates. Understand how a skillful mix of programming and layout powers the web we see – and how teams collaborate to create it.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Tuition Plans
    Payment Plans Available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner Course is open to beginners. Some familiarity with HTML, CSS and/or JavaScript is useful but not required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • HTML, CSS, and Web Design Circuit

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    HTML, User Experience Design, CSS
    OnlinePart Time14 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,250
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Seattle, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    This course enables students to create a well-designed site with the user in mind, and master the technical vocabulary to communicate ideas to designers and engineers. Students will learn how to quickly translate their ideas into functional, stylized websites for personal or business purposes using HTML, CSS, responsive web design and design fundamentals. This course is offered on a flexible schedule to suit your time commitment. You'll receive useful feedback from a mentor who has extensive professional and academic knowledge of the field. By the end of the program students will have built a full functioning website to use as part of a portfolio.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $250
    Tuition Plans
    Most students choose to pursue a 3-part payment plan with a deposit of $250 and then 2 additional installments of $500.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Please see our course catalogue: http://bit.ly/2c6WT3t
    Scholarship
    No
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No previous experience required.
    Prep Work
    1-2 hours pre-course.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • iOS Development (Part-time)

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    Mobile, iOS, Swift
    In PersonPart Time12 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    N/A
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    New York City
    Bring together Swift, Xcode, the iOS SDK, and GitHub in work with third-party APIs. Construct a native iPhone or iPad app that loads on a mobile device, stores data locally and connects to larger networks. Gain a real understanding of how concepts for iOS applications translate into user-tested, feature-rich prototypes that can ship to the App Store.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Financing available through Earnest  Climb  Affirm or Pave.
    Tuition Plans
    Payment Plans Available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • JavaScript Circuit

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    HTML, JavaScript, CSS
    OnlinePart Time
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $1,250
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Seattle, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Master the skills required to create dynamic, interactive user experiences with the popular and powerful programming language, JavaScript. This course is offered on a flexible schedule to suit your time commitment. You'll receive useful feedback from a mentor who has extensive professional and academic knowledge of the field. By the end of the program students will have built a full functioning website to use as part of a portfolio.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Scholarship
    No
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No previous experience required.
    Prep Work
    1-2 hours pre-course.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • JavaScript Development (Part-time)

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    Git, JavaScript, Front End
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $4,500
    Class size
    22
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Learn to code in JavaScript, the native language of the web used by developers the world over. Build a single-page web app that persists user data and connects to services like Twitter and Facebook via APIs. Learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming while receiving support from industry experts and a community of peers.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $250
    Financing
    Lending partners available - please contact our admissions team for more details.
    Tuition Plans
    By application
    Refund / Guarantee
    $0
    Scholarship
    By application
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Familiarity with HTML and CSS is required. Some exposure to JavaScript is useful, but not required. Macs are preferred.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Product Management (Part-time)

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    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,950
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Guide a product through its lifecycle via lean methodologies like Agile, market research, UX, and financial modeling. Create a roadmap, business model canvas, MVP, key metrics, personas, wireframing, and a stakeholder management plan. Grow capable of launching viable, market‐ready products that anticipate user needs by making tough decisions and working with stakeholders.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Financing available 
    Tuition Plans
    Payment Plans Available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Python Programming (Part-Time)

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    Data Science, Python, Data Structures
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,950
    Class size
    15
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Discover why professionals ranging from analysts to web developers rely on Python programming to excel in their work. Dive into fundamental concepts and techniques, and build your own custom web or data application. Tap into the demand for Python programming skills, and translate new knowledge into career gains. Our dynamic coursework is designed by industry experts to align with today’s employer demands.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $250
    Tuition Plans
    By application
    Refund / Guarantee
    $0
    Scholarship
    By application
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prerequisite knowledge required
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • React Development (Part-Time)

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    JavaScript
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,950
    Class size
    15
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Financing
    Deposit
    $250
    Tuition Plans
    By application
    Refund / Guarantee
    $0
    Scholarship
    By application
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Software Engineering Immersive

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    HTML, Python, JavaScript, Django, SQL, Rails, CSS, React.js, Front End, Ruby
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $14,950
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Stamford, Seattle, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Your best course for career transformation. Our award-winning program, expert instructors, dedicated career coaches, and 19K+ hiring partners get grads hired at A-list companies.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Financing options available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
  • Software Engineering Immersive - Remote

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $14,950
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Your best course for career transformation. Our award-winning program, expert instructors, dedicated career coaches, and 19K+ hiring partners get grads hired at A-list companies.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Flexible financing options available
    Tuition Plans
    Available - discuss with your Admissions Representative.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
  • Software Engineering Immersive - Remote (Flex)

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    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $14,950
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Your best course for career transformation. Our award-winning program, expert instructors, dedicated career coaches, and 19K+ hiring partners get grads hired at A-list companies.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Flexible Financing available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
  • User Experience Design (Accelerated 1 Week)

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    User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time40 Hours/week1 Week
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,950
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Melbourne, Seattle
    This is an accelerated version of our User Experience Design part-time course - condensed into one week. Use industry standard tools such as Sketch and Invision to prototype and wireframe design solutions. Put together a full suite of UX documentation for a digital product, from user personas and wireframes to interactive prototypes. Connect and convey how insights into customer behavior -- from problems to solutions -- can optimize any product or service. Find more information at https://generalassemb.ly/education/user-experience-design. Questions or want to chat with our team -- email seattle_admissions@generalassemb.ly or call (206) 258-7033.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners available - please contact our admissions team for more details.
    Tuition Plans
    Payment plans available.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Course is open to beginners.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • User Experience Design Immersive

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    User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week9 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $14,950
    Class size
    22
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Attend classes designed and taught by some of the industry’s best UX designers. Apply your UX skills across five class projects and build a working portfolio. Become an apprentice or junior UX designer.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500
    Tuition Plans
    Payment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • User Experience Design On-Demand

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    User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $950
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Seattle, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    The best resource for a comprehensive foundation in user experience (UX) design. Create intuitive digital experiences that solve user problems and meet business demands with the program that global leaders rely on. Dive into fundamentals, including user research, prototyping, personas, affinity mapping, and wireframing. This learning path is ideal for visual designers transitioning into the UX field, software engineers and product managers who work with UX designers, and entrepreneurs looking to build customer-focused strategies.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $250
    Scholarship
    No.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No previous experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • User Experience Design (Part-Time)

    Apply
    User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $5,000
    Class size
    20
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Use industry standard tools such as Sketch and Invision to prototype and wireframe design solutions. Put together a full suite of UX documentation for a digital product, from user personas and wireframes to interactive prototypes. Connect and convey how insights into customer behavior -- from problems to solutions -- can optimize any product or service.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners available include Meritize and Climb
    Tuition Plans
    Payment Plans Available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Course is open to beginners.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Visual Design (Part-time)

    Apply
    Design
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,000
    Class size
    22
    Location
    Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Stamford, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Apply Photoshop’s powerful functions to digital product design. Start with an idea and a moodboard: finish with a production‐ready mockup of a responsive webpage. Grasp how effective visual communication — from font pairings to style tiles — helps translate compelling ideas across any team, in any field.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $250
    Financing
    Lending partners available - please contact our admissions team for more details.
    Tuition Plans
    By application
    Refund / Guarantee
    $0
    Scholarship
    By application
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Course is open to beginners. Some familiarity with Photoshop or Adobe CC is useful, but not required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No

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  • Aaron M Royer • Director of Content
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    The curriculum that GA has for Python is very flawed.  It was filled with errors and typos, and there is no homework.  Its basically a powerpoint presentation, and a very thin one at that.  There is a lab that asks you to do things that were not covered in class.  I did a free course on Kaggle that had far superior written content and actually had written homework.  I complained in a nice manner about all of this, and the result was the typos on the powerpoint were corrected, but no homework was ever given.  The instructors were great, very nice, talented and caring.  But there advice to me was to direct me to free materials on-line.  So they were aware that people needed better source material and homework.  I also heard this feedback from almost everyone I spoke to in the class (about 25%).  Note many participants have the class paid for by their company, so they are not as interested in the value they are receiving.  But if you have to pay the tuition yourself, you will realize its a total waste of money.  Please don't take this class.   The GA feedback person was very pleasant but nothing changed.  The school is most interested in making money, do not be fooled.   For Python you are better off doing an on-line course.  (I also reviewed the curriculum with an NYU student and several python coders I work with, and they also agreed the course was not created correctly). I hate to leave a bad review, but I want others to avoid paying for something that is a rip off. 

  • Lee S-K • Graduate
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    The part-time data science course was a fantastic crash course in data science with Python.  Ben did an amazing job taking us through all of the different parts of the machine learning process (after reviewing the Python basics to get us ready to work through all of it), and we then were able to get the practical experience of putting together our own projects and presenting them in front of the class, which was invaluable.  The course was structured very well, as each bit of information built on top of the last.  I would happily recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn data science and can't commit to a boot camp! 

  • Avoid GA if you can
    - 11/19/2018
    Irwin • Graduate
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    For the amount I paid for this course, I definitely feel scammed. I have to say I could have learned elsewhere for free or for much less. The promise they make of assisting you to get a job after finishing the course is a complete sham. I followed every single step the outcomes team tells you and 5 months later, no jobs. They don't teach you how to think like a programmer they just teach you how to copy and paste and that will not get you a job. If you are thinking about joining General Assembly. DO NOT do it. You're better off taking Udemy classes (I've learned more with udemy that with GA) and use the money to pay for your own living expenses for 3 months and learn on your own.

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    I was really pleased with the pacing and content of the class. I feel like I was able to get a solid overview of practical UX theory and application, and through the class I made a working prototype of a project I'd built and tested.

    The remote aspect wasn't an impediment at all-- the class used a clever combination of video conferencing and Slack to create a very communal environment. 

  • It works
    - 9/3/2018
    Milly • Junior Data Scientist • Graduate
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    I stumbled across coding during my Biology degree, quickly deciding that playing in Python was far more fun than looking down a microscope. On graduating I hung up my white lab coat and applied to GA, choosing the Data Science Immersive programme for its analytical and statistical focus. 
     
    The bootcamp-style greatly appealed to me over a year-long masters; with the goal of entering the industry it seemed logical to concentrate on the skills directly required for my career. The GA mantra of eat-sleep-breathe-code just works: like any language, the best way to learn is by immersing yourself in it. Being able to discuss projects with peers and receiving constant feedback from industry professionals also means that you learn at a much faster pace than if you were battling it alone. 
     
    I came out of GA knowing how to brand myself as a data scientist for the kind of company I'd like to attract, and I'm delighted to say it worked. I am now at a machine learning startup: it's challenging, cutting-edge, rewarding and fun. Incredibly grateful to be where I am.
  • Emma • Head of Design • Graduate
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    The course at GA in London was brilliant, i cant believe the amount i learnt and what i was able to produce within the week. The campus was really inviting and the teaching team were obviously passionate about their subject and taught in a really considered way. What I loved was that all through the course I felt like i was being taught all really practical skills, very real world. The environment within class was friendly and collaborative which furthered the enjoyment of learning. I would highly recommend this course, and would suggest you put this first for the week you are there as thats the best way to get the most out of it. I left the course feeling a lot more confident and really productive about my future and my abilities. 

  • Dwayne • Decision Scientist • Graduate
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    The Good: Curriculum was broad enough to get a great taste of Data Science methods and deep enough to make you conversive in key concepts. And if you plan your capstone correctly, you get to go a little deeper into specific methods that interest you. In the end, I was able to leverage the combination of my experience and the tools learned at GA to land the job I wanted.

    The Bad: Instructional method was heavily dependent on virtual classroom, with too little in-classroom support. Local instructor should have been more involved and coordinated with virtual instructors. Regarding the two primary instructors, one was really good at keeping the class engaged through Slack, but the other was not. Most of my cohort had a clear preference and learned a lot more from the more engaged instructor. Having said that, the course materials are generally excellent and sufficiently detailed to make up for any instructor concerns - I learned a lot from the notebooks provided.

    I really liked the Job Assistance that was given throughout the course. They offered the right level of input for updating your resume/LinkedIn/portfolio/etc. in order to present the right story to potential employers. My LinkedIn profile was key to me landing the job after graduation, though I have to admit it took longer than expected. The Outcomes team also provided several good leads, a couple of which I got pretty far with.

     

  • Brandon Pfeiffer • UX Designer • Student
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    The excellent teachers and great facilities were just a small part of the fun and intense time at GA i’ve Had over the past 3 months. Coming to GA after a year spent researching, I just  wish i’d come here much earlier to begin my transition to become a confident and versatile UX Designer.  Thanks GA 🤗🤗🤗

  • Robert True • Senior Designer • Graduate
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    This course was very in-depth and detailed. I was already familiar with UX in my career but this was a great refresher course with new tips and tricks. And ultimately the camaraderie of classmates for feedback and testing plus the opportunity to expand your network are always worth it. The staff were super friendly, helpful, and cool. They were true teachers in every sense of the word. I highly recommend this course as well as this school to anyone interested in personal and career development.

  • Loved it
    - 6/8/2018
    Tim • Web Developer • Student
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    It was such a great expirience going to GA, I absolutely loved it! GA not only gives you knowledge but it also feels like work experience. All tasks and problem solvings are very job related. Instructors and staff are friendly, professional and responsive. If I could i would go back there again! Thanx GA!)))

  • Helena • Graduate
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    I had an overall positive experience in the course.  The teachers were always willing to help, and were engaging in class.  

    I was left feeling like I still didn’t understand all of the concepts, and often assignments felt rushed, but that’s just part of doing the part-time class I guess. 

  • General Assembly
    - 6/7/2018
    Nicole • Graduate
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    I really enjoyed the course and environment at GA. I the only issue that occured was that we lost our instructor and outcomes coach with in two weeks of each other. The TA was great. I have already recommended the course and school to others.

  • Shawna Evers • Graduate
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    This course covers a wide breadth of areas in data science in a 2-month time span. I hardly had any experience with Python prior to this course. It was a bit fast-paced. But, I think the challenge was very important for me to start my Python development with a boost. I believe that the course accomodates to Python beginners and those who are more advanced. There is always an opportunity to grow. The instructors provide alot of material inside and outside of class. Also, you'll have plenty of references to utilize while you cultivate your Python skills after the course is completed.

  • Colin Robertson • UX Consultant • Graduate
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    I attended General Assembly's User Experience Design Immersive program from December 2017-February 2018. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with a rich background in the field. Best practices are tought over 5 projects of varied length and subject matter.  Like all boot camps, General Assembly is what you make of it. Their campus is open all day long (every day except Sunday in Boston), and staff are always happy to help you understand and practice your new skills. A (minimum) cursory understanding of the scientific method or research methods is my recommendation to help you make the most of this enormous amount of information. Understanding of cognitive biases is also a plus. Design background will help a lot, but if you don't have any, you can start with youtube tutorials and GA will take you the rest of the way. 

  • Erin • UX Designer • Graduate
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    The User Experience Design Immersive Program is a full-time 10 week 40+ hours/week course. We cover a variety of UX topics and skills while completing a total of 5 projects. We take 3 of those projects and build case studies that we then use in our portfolios. Our portfolios are a mandatory part of the course, and are websites that build during the program. Our capstone project is with a real client in the Denver area. 

  • Student
    - 6/5/2018
    A. A. Lawrence • Student
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    General Assembly offers professional education in a community-based setting that is both rigorous and supportive. The coursework is ambitious and requires students to build teamwork skills as they develop their career skills. At every turn I was impressed with General Assembly. Its reputation as a top-tier bootcamp is well deserved; I highly recommend it for anyone who is serious about making a profound difference in their future! 

  • Patrick O'Day • Graduate
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    I made the decision to jump careers and become a developer. I chose General Assembly based on their course curriculum and post-grad career support, and I could not be more pleased with that decision. My time at GA was amazing, the instructors took complex topics and presented them in a very easily understandable manner, and it fosters a great environment for learning and growth. When I look back on what I learned in the 12-week WDI program I'm amazed at what I was able to learn and do, and it would not have been possible without instructors who care and a curriculum designed to optimize what you learn and do.

  • George • VP, Product Development • Student
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    Only after I went through the process of signing up for information and submitting all my contact info did they tell me that the course advertised it no available at the site I requested. 

    Call and talk to them before you waste your time. 

  • Courtney Fay • Associate Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I decided to do General Assembly after several failed attempts to teach myself programming. I tried reading books—they were usually out of date by the time I was trying to program against them and resulted in a lot of unnecessary and confusing bugs. I tried signing up for free MOOCs and even paid online courses—I always ended up dropping them after the first evening because I got busy with life and didn’t have anyone holding me accountable. Finally, I found General Assembly - Denver —I had the desire to learn, but they expected me to show up every day and work hard to master this stuff, and it made all the difference.

    Thanks to 2 fantastic teachers who believed in me, got me excited about working in technology, and helped explain complex JavaScript and web framework concepts piece-by-piece, I mastered the basics of web development in only 3 months!

    One of the things I appreciated most about the web development course was the scope of the curriculum and how tightly it was aligned to the job search. Before GA, I kept switching around between C# and Python and other languages based on friend’s recommendations, and never got any traction on any of them because I didn’t know what employers were really looking for. GA is very focused on web languages and frameworks and there are a LOT of employers looking for those skills. I was surprised how many web development roles there were once I started looking.

    The other thing I really liked about GA’s curriculum was the emphasis on projects. Sure, we had daily homework and lessons, but they were all aimed towards helping us succeed during the next project. And we could make whatever we wanted—it was super exciting and motivating to have that level of freedom during school.

    GA’s #1 priority as a school is to help you land a job at the end. They talk about it when you apply, they talk about it every week during school, and you have constant access to a career coach during your job search. Before you graduate, you’ve taken a professional headshot, targeted your resume, updated your LinkedIn profile, and developed a personal portfolio site that highlights your 4 projects from school. Those tools, combined with some additional networking, interviewing and negotiating salary sessions with my career coach, helped me land a fantastic first gig within 4 months of graduating! And it wasn’t just me—most of the people in my class landed jobs within 3 months of graduating.

    The only con I can think of is that Denver is a relatively new campus so they are still working out some of their processes. The good news is that gives you a lot of flexibility to pitch in as a student - I decided to put on a hackathon for alums and was able to make it happen. A more established program would probably have had a lot of red tape getting in the way of innovating like that. Also, even though GA’s Denver campus is relatively new, they have the resources of GA generally and are working hard to develop the alumni community. I’m still in touch with several people who graduated in my cohort, and not only are they good resources for networking and discussing issues we’re facing in the industry, they have also become some of my good friends in town!

  • Jackson • Graduate
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    I completed the Web Development Immersive course at General Assembly in Atlanta. The course was amazing, and I am very happy with the skills I developed. The instructors were very knowledgeable and obviously cared very deeply about the students' success. I always felt very comfortable on campus, and it is in an interesting part of the city. 

    The curriculum presented marketable and relevant technologies in a logically progressive way. The curriculum is very flexible and changes to ensure students graduate with full-stack skills employers want.

    The pace is challenging, and at times seems insurmountable, but the instructors and classmates help you through it all.

    I am very, very glad I attended General Assembly.

    I completed the Web Development Immersive course at General Assembly in Atlanta. The course was amazing, and I am very happy with the skills I developed. The instructors were very knowledgeable and obviously cared very deeply about the students' success. I always felt very comfortable on campus, and it is in an interesting part of the city. 

    The curriculum presented marketable and relevant technologies in a logically progressive way. The curriculum is very flexible and changes to ensure students graduate with full-stack skills employers want.

    The pace is challenging, and at times seems insurmountable, but the instructors and classmates help you through it all.

    I am very, very glad I attended General Assembly.

  • GA - Denver
    - 5/31/2018
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    As I was looking into going back to school for web development I had a friend(fellow web dev) help me pick out schools. We looked at what they offered and ultimatley chose GA. The reason I chose GA was for a few reasons.

    1. They had a great curriculum that was not too long and not too short. A lot of the other schools are 5-7 months and it was hard to justify and be without work for that long. 3 months was the perfect amount.

    2. My web dev friend knew other people who went through the program and found success.

    3. I had 2 personal friends attend GA before me and they both strongly reccommend it.

     

    The Instructors were very helpful and explained thing really well. They did have to go fast because it was a lot to cover in 3 months, but they did an amazing job. Zeb and Joe are easy to talk to and really help you get to the answer without giving it away. 

     

    Job Assistance really turned up when they hired Nicole, She works very hard to make connections and network so that we students have better opportunites when we look for jobs. Nicole has made my resume and cover letters look better than they ever have before. She takes the time to speak to everyone and she never stops working because she wants everyone to succeed. I currently have a job, but I still talk to her weekly to stay in touch and push jobs her way for other students. 

    Overall I can't believe how quickly I got up and running in 3 months and was able to secure a job. I could not have done this withou GA. Being in the class room, struggling(in a good way) and learning this world was such a great experience. So many doors have opened up becuase I took the leap to change my carreer. I can't thank GA and the staff enough!

     

  • Lena • Graduate
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    I took the online JavaScript Circuit. The curriculum covered quite a lot of information in a progressive fashion. The course covers JavaScript, JQuery, APIs and Deployment. The delivery of information in easy to digest chunks of information was very helpful, as were the coding exercises with helpful hints after each section. This new JavaScript knowledge has opened a whole new world to me that works hand in hand with my HTML/CSS, visual design and UX design skills. I would highly recommend the course.

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    The weekly 1:1 online meetings were very positive. My mentor was extremely helpful. When I had questions and difficulties with the final project, another mentor was very helpful, answering emails promptly and setting up an online meeting to give some assistance.

    cons: 
    I was new to JavaScript and there was so much material presented at once. So, even though I was able to follow and understand the material and the logic most of the way through, by the end of the course it became difficult to be successful with the deployment coding. I ended with a project that is not fully functioning. I just finished the course and I still have some time with email access to mentors, so hopefully this will be resolved.

  • Steven Bell • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    GA give me the skills and confidence to become a Software Engineer at a Fortune 50 company. I started work just 4 weeks after graduating and have been working for 2 years now.  The best decision I have ever made was to attend GA.  The quality of instruction was best-in-class.  The facilities are fantastic.  Job assistance was very helpful in getting graduates in front of hiring managers and recruiters.  Everyone in the cohort who applied themselves in the class was quickly able to find meaningful development work.  That fact alone demonstrates the high quality of the GA instruction.  I can't say enough good things about GA.  

  • Ken M • CTO • Graduate
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    I had a great experience at the 1-week long General Assembly product management intensive.  I have experience in web development and found that I was learning non-stop during the week-long course, and feel proud of what my team came up with in our final project.

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    Instructors (David & Vince) were terrific.  Not only were they extremely knowledgeable on the topics, but they also were great teachers and had a clear passion for what they were covering.  They were the best part of the course, by far!

    Team project environment made the course engaging.  Everything we were learning applied directly to the project that we were working on.  Individual assignments were organized in an intelligent way to build up to the finished final project.

    Feedback on work was great.  David looked through the assignments critically, giving insights on how to improve it and worked personally with our team to improve our work.

    Lectures on topics were clearly prepared and covered the topics in depth.

    Cons:

    At my full-time job, I kept some responsibilities and worked over email before & after class and on our lunch breaks.  Given the course material, homework, and intensity of the course, this was a little overwhelming.  I would strongly suggest ensuring you have no other responsibilities when taking this week-long intensive.

     

    Overall the course was great.  Worth the price of tuition and then some.  Thanks David & Vince!!