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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)

    Apply
    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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  • Anonymous • UX Mobile Designer • Graduate
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    I have to admit I was initially skeptical of leaving my current job and committing to the User Experience Design Immersive, looking back, I am so glad I did. It's a big deal to decide to leave what is familiar, have little to no financial support, and be open to something that you don't know will work out, that's why the staff at GA is wholly committed to help you "do what you love". It's a mantra that we've all heard before, but in my experience at the Atlanta campus, it truly underlies every facet of the program. The friendships, skills, and networks that I have created through General Assembly are invaluable, and continue to be a part of my ongoing sucess, even after the completion of the program. GA does a spectacular job of creating the right kind of opportunities for young professionals, career changers, or those just looking for something else. Not only do they expose you to the latest trends, software, and skills that are in demand, but they provide you with an additional support group to ensure that you are a part of that. Both students and staff are incredibly passionate, and driven.

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    This class was a complete waste of time. The teacher sped through all of the crucial aspects of basic Photoshop, but spent an exorbitant amount of time going over the simplest tasks (like opening a new file). I expected to come out of the class having at learned at least the basics of inserting an image onto a different background. The teacher was obviously very skilled with the program, but was not good at slowing down to repeat herself and show how she made her changes. The teacher also didn't handle individual questions well - she told several students she didn't know the answers to their questions and was visibly irritated when the class didn't catch what she said and asked her to repeat. I was VERY disappointed in this class and learned nothing new from it. If you want to learn Photoshop I'd suggest saving your money, repeating free online classes, and if you want one on one help, spend the $60 on an hour of tutoring. You'll learn more that's actually useful. 

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    Part-time course taken on campus in Austin, Texas. Designed to give students an all-encompassing and actionable understanding of digital marketing best practices. Upon enrolling in the course I had about 8 months marketing experience/learning and was employed full-time in a marketing position (note: by a company that knew as much about marketing as Jon Snow knows about anything) and pursuing my own venture on the side. This course was great for filling in the knowledge gaps for me and giving me the chance to ask questions of an experienced marketing professional (instructor). Prior to the course I did not in any way know how to build a marketing strategy from scratch- now I do and the class was worth every penny and minute in that regard. 

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    I took the User Experience Design Immersive course that ended in May 2016.  Overall, I had a great experience.  I feel like I gained a really solid foundation for understanding what UX is, and also some great practical skills for moving forward.  I think the fact that the GA course is structured around 5 projects allowed me to gain invaluable experience in working on teams, and design presentation/storytelling that will be very useful for me as I move forward in my career.  I found my classmates to be interesting to talk to, and generally very nice people, and they definitely helped push my thinking and understanding forward.  My instructors pushed me just the right amount, while also being available for support as needed.  The curriculum does a great job of hitting on the fundamentals.

    All that said, it's important to point out that my experience is that this course is planned pretty much as well as a 10-week course on UX design could be planned.  But that 10 weeks by itself won't be enough.  In order to find your first job, you should expect to have to do some networking during the course, and also more networking after the course, as well as additional work on your portfolio after the course.  All that said, like anything else, UX is an ongoing learning process, and I felt like my 10 weeks prepared me well to move forward in the field.  Overall, I recommend the GA class highly for anyone is motivated to enter the field of UX design.

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    I am deeply disturbed by this program and its lack of professionalism, and it makes me really sad since I had great expectations.

    The curriculum is poorly managed and developed. A lot of it is borrowed from, or exactly the same as, free online resources like code school and codeacademy. Yet for this program, you pay 13,500.

    The grading and supervision is all over the map. I've gotten perfect marks on assignments where multiple other students hit the criteria better than me, just because of the luck of the draw on the instructor you get grading you.

    In my class, 1/4 of the near 15 students failed out after the second unit. Another half of the class was 'held back' because the instruction was so spotty, and missed out on an entire unit that we paid to be taught. 

    The assignments that you do on your own are very misleading. A lot of this work needs to be structured into your weekend, which is fine -- however frequently assignments will say that it is expected to take four hours when reality it is more like 12. It causes a lot of confusion and makes it impossible to plan your schedule. 

    The outcomes, or career support, is nonsensical. Anyone with half a brain will know most of the content anyway, as it pertains to developing a resume and your professional brand. 

    The projects, which are supposed to be building your portfolio, are often really just excuses for the professors to regroup or plan lessons. You get no support while you are trying to do these projects, and for that reason usually half the class's projects are unfit to use on any portfolio worth a recruiter's time.

    The lesson plans in particular, are atrocious. Often half the class is eaten up by troubleshooting because the lessons haven't been updated for the latest version of a given technology, or because half the professors are on an older version of that technology. One half of our class was taught a language that is eminently expiring, so they will have to relearn that entire unit. Just poor, poor planning. 

    When you bring concerns to the staff, they have a very typical bubbly young startup reaction, which is to try to compliment you and be jocular to get you to buy in to the premise again. In reality this is just a terribly, terribly run program, and a terribly, terribly poor product.

    I wish I would have done more research, or gone with any other school. They are all roughly the same insofar as pricing, and I can only imagine they would be a vast improvement. Steer clear. 

     

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    GA's Front-End Web Development (FEWD) course was a fantastic way to kickstart my career and make a long-awaited transition from journalism into tech. 

    I came across the FEWD course shortly after GA moved to London and after meeting Devin Hunt (the lead instructor) and the GA support team I was excited to enrol in the program.

    I had no prior programming experience going into the course and I must admit I was a little nervous but the instructors adapted to the pace of the class well throughout and I now have a great website which utilises HTML5, CSS3, JQuery.

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    intensive 3 month full stack web development course.

  • Anonymous • UX Designer • Graduate
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    I not only learned alot on the UX design immersive course, I grew and developed into a UX practitioner, honing and developing my craft as I work on more projects.

    Without GA I would not have been able to change my career and make so many wonderful friends along the way. I think the course has changed my life and it has helped me do what I always wanted to do, make a small contribution and impact, improving lives, products and services incrementally a little bit day by day.

    My hat and thanks go out to my instructors and our course producer Laura who made it such a memorable experience.

     

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    I studied IT at university and frankly didn't really learn enough to start building a fully responsive website. I recently started my own business offering guided tours around the British Countryside and wanted to create my own website from scratch. 

    I stumbled upon General Assembly's Front End Web Development (FEWD) course in London after a conversation with a friend who had taken one of their workshops. 

    After speaking with one of their friendly Admissions team I was still a little nervous about spending so much money, so requested a call with the instructor. I was connected a few days later with Antonio Lulic, who was set to teach the next cohort. Antonio was fantastic and ran me through exactly what the course would cover and what I could expect to do upon graduation. 

    I placed my deposit and never looked back. I now have an awesome website which utilises, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery and have the confidence to continuously update it. I learned coding really doesn't stand still and you need the right mindset to learn on the fly and copy code from other sources. My site is also mobile responsive!

    This course was brilliant. I made friends, and GA's support network is second to none. Highly recommeded for anyone wanting to learn web development.

  • Anonymous • Presentation Layer Engineer • Graduate
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    I went to GA and took the Web Development Immersive course because I was ready to change my career. I wasn't just signing up for classes online in the evening; I was ready to fully take my future into my own hands and DO something about it. GA did that for me, and so much more.

    WDI is an extremely challenging course and not just mentally and physically but emotionally too. I probably spent nearly 100 hours a week learning and practicing the fundamentals of web development from scratch. Every minute I put into that process though paid off for me when I got a job almost a week after returning home from the course. GA gave me the confidence I needed to prove that I was capable of learning, and learning fast in a rapidly changing industry, as well as the toolbelt to succeed in the work place.

    I loved how the course was structured with flexibility based on the instructors. It is taught by real professionals in the industry so you are getting first hand content and tips based on their experience in the field. The course changes based on the market you're taking it in and what interests the class holds. It really became a personalized course because of how much the instructors cared about our experience as students. They wanted to see us succeed and be passionate about our work. They were there to teach us, provide feedback, and encourage us throughout the 12 week course.

    On top of everything else, it was probably one of the best 3 months of my life. Thank you, GA!

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    If you have a background or degree in tech, great if not good luck. I compare this course to learning Chinese, inside of a Chinese classroom, with a Chinese instructor, who only speaks Chinese and you've never heard a word of Chinese in your life. Some people were able to catch on but the majority of them had degrees or a background in Tech. If you're just a regular person such as myself, I definitely would not recommend General Assembly to you. This course is not designed for every day people who want to change their lives. Immersive doesn't even describe how fast the course moves. We spent literally one day on HTML two or three days on CSS and that was it. After that you get a couple weeks of Ruby, a few of Javascript and more advanced JavaScript later on. You don't have time to even begin to grasp one concept before you're given another and expected to be able to perform it. Two of the most common sayings I heard while at General Assembly were, "Google it" because the teachers usually didn't want to even answer your questions and "Well in the interest of time" and then the instructor would proceed on to the next thing and encouraged us to try to figure out whatever we were wondering in our spare time. The staff at General Assembly offers little support aside from advising you to stay after class where you can speak with the teacher for 15 minute intervals and work with other lost students -even then I didn't find the instructors to be very helpful. They never seemed to be able to grasp the concept of "I don't understand". The class projects are basically given to you before you have to do them. The teacher does a whole app with the class (code-a-long) that's just like the one you will have to do and then you just go along and redo the teacher's and just change a few things to make it your own. I built applications for project assigments without remotely knowing how to actually do it on my own. The prework and admissions assignment are child's play compared to the course. Overall I would say if you have a background in web development, if you played around with it at home for a while this course might be great for you but if you're just a regular person with no experience in web development I definitely would not recommend General Assembly.
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    At General Assembly we learned full-stack web development. The teachers were very nurturing and cared a great deal about student learning and engagement. Although the curriculum was jam packed, my peers and I left with a great set of skills that go beyond the classroom.

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    I've had a great time in DSI and learned a ton. I went from not knowing python to being able to successfully implement complex machine learning techniques in the span of a few months.

    That being said; anyone considering the program should know what they are and are not getting from DSI:

    • DSI is not a python software development course. You will learn how to manipulate and analyze data using python, but python itself is not the focus. Your code will not be pretty, but it will get the job done.
    • DSI is not a zero to sixty program. If you don't like math, don't have a decent grasp of statistics, and have never used the command line before, DSI is going to be rough. The more you bring in, the better.
    • DSI is not a complete Data Science program. They have 12 weeks to take a group of people with varying degrees of familiarity with computer science and statistics and give them a solid, fundamental basis is data science that they can take into the job market. DSI will not take you from never touching python to coasting into a high paying job with facebook; but it will get you on the road that takes you there.
    • DSI is a fast paced, guided learning experience. Being the pilot program, there were significant structural problems with my cohort. The question I continually asked myself during the worst of it was: "If I quit my job, took 12 weeks, and worked as hard as I could learning python and statistics, would I end up in a better place job-wise than staying in DSI?" - For me, the answer was always no; DSI provides a framework and resources for learning complex, difficult material that I would not have access to on my own. Additionally, the benefit of learning alongside a large group of others fighting through the same material cannot be valued enough - not to mention the people who I helped and who in turn helped me will form the nucleus of my professional network. No amount of meet ups and personal study would accomplish that in 12 weeks.
    • DSI is what you put into it. If you rely on GA to give you everything, to provide all the materials you need to learn a subject - you're doing yourself a disservice. When you enter DSI the clock starts. You now have 12 weeks to learn as much as you can, so you can find a job where you put those skills to practice. DSI provides a great framework, leading you from topic to topic, grouping similar subjects, easing the transition between difficult, disparate problems.
    • DSI is not easy. There's a lot to learn, and not a lot of time. If you're not keeping up with the work, you're going to get left behind.

     

    I've had a great experience in DSI, and feel very confident in my career prospects. 

    Am I about to step into a senior data scientist position at a premier company? Probably not, but 12 weeks ago I was not in a position to even consider those jobs. 

    Now I have a solid foundation in the industry, a growing network of professional contacts, and a roadmap to a successful career in data science - exactly what I was looking for when I signed up.

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    GA's data science immersive has been the single most intellectually challenging experience of my life, making college look like a walk in park.  However, in the past 11 weeks, I have learned an extraordinary amount and feel confident about my prospects in entering the workforce, particularly given the extremely high demand for data scientists right now.

    As earlier reviewers have mentioned, the GA's data science immersive is a pilot program, and GA DC got off to a particularly rocky start, due to some mishaps with curriculum development, followed by our primary instructor quitting without notice a week and a half in.

    While this was a very frustrating experience for the student body, I was very impressed with GA's swift and appropriate response to the situation.  They exploited their many connections to hire a highly qualified new instructor immediately, while highly qualified and capable instructors from other immersives helped fill in the gaps.  They also gave a substantial refund and added extra time to the program to insure that students would have adequate time to master the material and complete capstone projects.

    GA must have lost an enormous amount of money on our pilot program, but they did what they had to do to insure that we came away with a quality education.  The next cohort will have it much better than we did, as the curriculum has been improved and a strong instructional team is in place.

    Of course, this class is still really really hard. Instructors do not, and cannot, take the time to walk you through how to do everything step by step.  They give us direction and help us out when we are stuck, but ultimately, the onus is on us to learn the material.

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    I took this course it went by very fast and if you do not have a clue going in you are in trouble. The TA's are great but I still have not found a position it has been 1.5 years. The hiring process is also grueling right now. I don't blame GA for anything, this course was tough and they assume you have some knowledge. They do not inform you that you should have some knowledge before entering.

  • Anonymous • Marketing Coordinator • Graduate
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    I recently completed the UX design class at GA and absolutely loved it. My instructors were incredibly helpful and gave me the base I needed to start building my portfolio and applying to jobs. I also appreciate GA's devotion to their alumni network. The class is intense and time consuming, but well worth it.

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    The instructors were great and very helpful and the TAs were very generous with their time.

    However, it's a real grind and the job placement help (they call it "outcomes") was a real joke. Outcomes should have been something tacked on at the end of the actual web development training instead of interspersed throughout (ideally, it could have been optional, giving students the option of not paying for that part of the class.)

    At the end of it all, I feel like I've learned a lot, but I don't feel like my outlook for finding a job in tech is very promising and I still have a long way to go before I'll be qualified for any openings I find online. 

    Not to mention, the class mostly focused on MEAN stack which already has a ton of free or low-cost tutorials online. If you have the patience and discipline, save yourself $13,000 and learn this stuff online. I recommend starting with Free Code Camp.

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    General Assembly is an awesome bootcamp, if a bootcamp is what you're seeking. In the three month immersive, we've covered a ton of Data Science topics. I went from hardly using the command line to being able to use a variety of python libraries to query databases, scrape web data, clean and organize data, find trends and patterns in it, build models to analyze and predict it, and communicate results visually from that. This makes up the foundation of data science, and is definitely not something I could have done at the beginning of the course. 

    GA is not a Masters program. If you're looking for in depth theoretical analysis and deep dives into lots of microsubjects, you may be better served in a longer program at a university. If what you're looking for is a rapid fire survey of the relevant topics and the ability to dig deeper yourself into the topics that catch your interests, then it's awesome. You'll definitely be able to find your niche and your passions and participate in activities to support that, and they're helpful with finding and providing resources (like books) to further this pursuit. You will definitely come away with a toolkit that is highly applicable to the field. 

    I will say that my experience is in the pilot program of the immersive. There are things to be ironed out, specifically in clarity in the curriculum and overall course flow. However I do know that the administration and instructors are aware of this and are actively working to refine this for the next cohort. I see the other immersives around here and their curriculum is very finely tuned, so I know that this is headed to a great place, and quickly. 

    Be clear about your needs and make sure that you're a fit for the place. If you're willing to work independently and quickly and get a jump start in the field, this program sets you up for success. They won't hold your hand, but they will give you the tools you need. It's a learn by doing, hands on type of place. If that's how you learn best, I think you could do great things here. 

    Oh, and the Outcomes team to help with job assistance - again, you get out what you put in. They won't seek you out necessarily, but they are always willing to provide feedback and support when asked. They structure activities throughout the course and if you hold yourself accountable to their timeline, you'll have a solid job hunting kit ready to go by the end of the course. Take advantage of this!

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    General Assembly has bitten off way more than they can chew with their Data Science Immersive program. We are told the one new instructor we finally got, weeks after the first one quit, does know what he is doing. However, I am not really sure since he has the TA cramming on the weekends to teach us material and then isn't here when she can't answer the questions we have.

    They are also getting ready to recruit for the next running of the Data Science Immersive which is completely laughable at this point. If you are looking at it, save your money. Either do the PT program or wait to see if GA is still offering this a year from now.

    At this point I am just sticking around for the career assistance because I do need a job after this and I am really curious to see how they are actually going to find those of us that stuck around meaningful jobs given how poorly we are being prepared for them.

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    The range and depth of content was perfect for a 'beginner' to enter the world of data science. It also provides a good opportunity for devs (who already have a good understanding of programming) to explore types of business problem they may not have been exposed to before.

    I would recommend to get the most out of the course participants spend 6 months (c. 100 - 200 hours) making sure they understand the basic of Python and stats before enrolling. There were some members on the course who hadn't done this and they still learnt a lot - but probably found it more difficult to keep up.