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General Assembly

Avg Rating:4.32 ( 419 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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  • Hugo N  User Photo
    Hugo N • UX Consultant • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Great course. Got a paid internship / junior role within 2 months of finishing the course with a brilliant agency. The UXDI content is diverse and interesting, teaching staff are very engaged and just good all round people.

    I now work in an environment I love with the best people I've ever worked with. Very expensive course but definitely worth it to leave behind a career that leaves you feeling meh.

    The careers ('outcomes') team are absolutely brilliant. Just do what they say and be nice / keen and you can get a good gig afterwards.

    One of the best things I've ever done. Thank you GA!

    The caveats: 

    - really, really think twice (thrice?) about doing this if you have very young kids (unless you have full time childcare and/or a partner who doesn't want to see you for 3 solid months). You will work 6 full days a week, and some very late nights, and on day 7 you'll be braindead. This gets good results but can put a big strain on family life. That factor was my only big regret.

    - cross your fingers for a good cohort. The people you train with have a big impact on how much you get out of the course

    - the market for Juniors is pretty competitive so get ready to roll your sleeves up and be very proactive to get your first role.

    - you will learn a lot in a short space of time, and yet not know very much when you come out compared to your colleagues if you work in a good agency. Don't expect to come out a pro. This is just the first step!

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    GA put together an intensive Data Analytics course that went through Excel, SQL, and Tableau in depth, as well as constructing effective presentations based on insights from data. The projects are hands on and give you a good understanding of each data tool. I personally have a background in Excel, so that portion of the class was a little slow for me, but the rest of the course really made it worth my time. There is no requirement to have any knowledge of Excel walking into the course, which could be a good thing for some. I think Excel is easy to pick up from tutorials on the internet, so I wish we had spent a little less time learning the fundamentals in Excel and more time on Tableau. Besides that, the teaching was great and they give you whatever help you need. There are a lot of times where the technology is faulty and it disrupts class because the display disconnects, etc. but the teaching in general is very effective. I got a lot out of the course!

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    Denver General Assembly is a smaller, newish GA campus. I believe they're also one of the highest performing in the country. The learning experience was phenomenal, but the culture and networking was above and beyond what I expected. I made lifelong friends and careerlong contacts during this course. Our instructors were outstanding – genuinely great people who had decades of industry experience and also great teaching skills. We still stay in touch.

    Our curriculum was cutting edge, incorporating the latest technology and centuries old, tried and true design theories. Industry professionals were woven into our days for panels and talks. We also spent time building our portfolios, working with real clients, and preparing for the job hunt. I know we learned the latest and greatest because I wowed potential employers at all of my interviews with my portfolio.

    I felt like I was really well prepared for my job search. While most of my cohort found jobs within a month, I took a little longer but fell within my estimate of around 3 months. Career coaching was a priority at GA, and our coach was there to provide support above and beyond, introducing us to channels, people, events, reviewing countless resumé updates, and keeping us in line!

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COURSE!

  • Alumna
    - 6/1/2018
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    I was skeptical when I enrolled in General Assembly's UX Design Bootcamp. It's an expensive, for-profit, unaccredited educational institution. Those characteristics go against everything I'd been told to look for in an educational pursuit. 

    As a graduate, I cannot say enough good things about the program, and I am jealous of the cohort currently learning with our phenomenal instructors. The instructors are, without a doubt, the backbone of the course. Our Denver instructors were passionate, supportive, and wealths of knowledge. They not only taught us a tremendous amount but also connected us with the local community and introduced us to awesome organizations. I feel fully prepared entering the world as a *junior* UX designer. I'm eternally grateful to them and the GA staff.

    All that being said, this is NOT a job placement program; you absolutely have to hustle to get your first job, and no one can or will do that work for you. Our career counselor gave us all of the tools to position us to be the best possible applicants out there (seriously, I feel like I'm a LinkedIn, Meetup, and applicant tracking system guru), but even so, the job search takes time (it can be many months) and starting salaries can be low. I think this is all completely reasonable, and I'd only ask that GA be very upfront about this truth. 

    For me, the course was worth it. I'm happier and more excited about my work and my job than I ever have been, and I'd take the course again in a heartbeat. 

     

  • GA UXD Feedback
    - 5/17/2018
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    GA in UXD provides me in-depth learning and best practices in UXD industry particular in design thinking and design process.  My practitioner, Alvin Loh is helpful and answer all our questions as details as possible. As of now, I can be very sure I'm better prepared when I'm conducting UX process or workshop. 

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    I want to start by saying I am only 18. Most of the people I see attend this are in their 20s but don't feel like being younger than everyone will stop you if you are considering coming to GA after high school. 

    The course is fast paced and you have to put in the time and effort if you want to succeed. You may not have a whole lot of time during the weeks for the duration of the course so it's really a committment. I think the fast paced is perfect for learning, especially for web development. You need to be able to learn on your own as a developer and the course really encourages you to do that.

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    I highly recommend GA for Web Development Immersive course for the people that want to do a career change into web development in a short period of time.

    I have to say that the best way to do this course is by totally committing to it, giving up most of your weekends to get most out of it.

    Joel teacher wast the best teacher I ever had. He had extensive knowledge in this field and was very lucky to have him as an instructor, same with the teacher assistants, they were extra helpful .

    Also Lucy was super helpful with helping what to do after GA, and I really thank her for all her effort she put to help us all in having the job we wanted.

    Joining GA was one of the best decisions in my life. I could not say anything bad about the whole experience, plus the new campus is great!!!

  • Amazing Course
    - 5/3/2018
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    I started my career in design being an engineer. I always lack details on UX terms and process. I compared many courses available online and found some great feedback online. The syllabus was exactly what I wanted to learn. I decided to go ahead with this. It was one of the best decision I made to opt for this course. I have learned the whole UX process. This gonna help me in my career for sure. 

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    General Assembly is a great school for expanding your skillset. I was sponsored by my work to take the part-time UX course. I apply things I learned in my UX course at work and in life daily. Taking this course has truly influenced the way I think about design and approach problems. The classes are always interesting. I was never bored in class and I always felt that the material was relevant.

    There were two main negatives to taking the part-time course. The first is that you don't receive direct job assistance from General Assembly like the full time course does. The second is that it can feel like there isn't enough class time to do activities or dive deeply into topics. 

    That being said, I loved the course and am thankful I had the opportunity to take it! 

  • Great BUT...
    - 5/2/2018
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    The quality of the curriculum, instructors, job support, and facilities we're great. The instructors were great as well. Only issue I would have is that the ciriculum was TOO fast paced for me personally. Would have loved to seen a slower paced ciriculum offered.

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    This was a blog post I wrote in 2015 about my experience at GA that I still this is relevant. 

    This was a really good experience for me. My situation is not going to be like everyone else’s, so let me give you the low down on why, for me, it was a good fit.

    If you don’t feel like reading this epistle, skip to the bottom and read the section on “What to expect if you are thinking…”

    I’ve been learning HTML and CSS off and on over the past six years. I bought books and read them. Did online tutorials. Had friends and co-workers walk me through the basics of HTML and CSS. I cannot tell you how many times I have created the “Hello World!” page. I have learned a bit over the years, but not enough to be considered dangerous by any stretch of the imagination.

    I’m currently working at FamilySearch as a UX/UI designer. Been there for a little over two and a half years, and during that time our webDev team put together a skills building program. A set of requirements that demonstrates understanding, application, and proficiency of core HTML, CSS and JS principles. Developed for our webDevs, our UX El Jefe challenged the designers to get certified in a different discipline in order to have a more well-rounded understanding of how our designs are implemented in the code.

    I cannot emphasize this enough: to learn how to code has been one of the best career decisions I have ever made.

    “The more we know how the web works, the better we can design for it. A painter knows paint. A sculptor knows clay or marble. Musicians understand acoustics, feedback, mics, guitars, pianos, etc. There’s a technical aspect to every medium. The better a designer understands the technical aspects of their craft, the better their designs.”

    –Tom DeForest, UX Heros: John Dilworth

    Enter General Assembly

    I did my homework and developed my own objectives as aligned with FamilySearch’s goals towards certification. Then I contacted General Assembly (GA) and told them I was interested in their program. Based on my prior learnings…if you could even call them that, I felt like I had enough background in HTML/CSS to make the course do-able and help me get certified. I received the course outline for GA’s FEWD program and ran it past my webDev managers. They thought it was a solid curriculum and gave it their blessing.

    My FEWD class was taught by two developers; the course instructor is a professional in the web development community, and the TA is a recent graduate from the General Assembly Web Development Immersive program. My class was 10-weeks long and held on Saturdays from 10–5 at their Santa Monica LA campus. Class size was about 30–35 students.

    I was really happy with the course. The highlights for me were: learning and understanding the HTML/CSS/JS syntax and document structure; responsive design and utilizing media queries; some Bootstrap and how to use the responsive framework; how to talk to my devs and use their terminology when communicating my designs. This one sounds a little funny, but it’s true: learning how to ask Google. Google will tell you anything you want it to, as long as you know how to ask correctly. If I have questions about code, syntax, structure, etc. I now know how to ask. Creating WordPress themes. This was a bonus. We built a custom theme in class based on a previous homework assignment. I was even able to turn my final project into a WordPress theme based on that class.

    To graduate from the FEWD program there were essentially two requirements: attend 80% of the classes, and build a site that demonstrated what we learned. GA wanted us to build a multiple page site with linking pages, and use of HTML/CSS/JS.

    Coding is a language. If you’re not going to use it, you’re going to lose it. Stay on top of it. Also, learn to jump in and figure it out.

    What to expect if you are thinking about taking this class:

    If you want to get the most out of this course, code. Then code some more. The best way to learn is repetition. I probably spent an additional 10–15 hours per week outside of class time coding. I did my homework. Deleted it. And did it again. The course is expensive. Get everything you can out of it.

    The course is designed to increase your skill set, not to get you a job as a developer. If you are looking to change careers, this is not that kind of course. You will want the Web Development Immersive course or something similar.

    You are not going to learn how to design for the web. You are going to learn how to code.

    The lessons are structured as high-level primers with code-a-longs. The instructors expect you to take the initiative and learn to delve deeper on your own. Instructors are always available for questions and help.

    I wish the instructors talked more about best practices and correct principles and guidelines.

    The course seemed to cater to the people who were struggling with coding concepts. It slowed the overall pace of the class.

    Make use of lab time and the instructors’ office hours. Their time is invaluable. Use it.

    There are always events going on at the Santa Monica campus. For the most part, it was fine, but sometimes it got really annoying and distracting. GA needs a building better suited for the number of classes, lectures, and seminars at that location.

    I wish we spent more time on vanilla JavaScript, but I think they could have spent the whole ten weeks just on this.

    Free snacks and candy.

    Great networking opportunities with classmates and instructors.

    Access to GA Front Row, lectures and seminars.

    Suggestions for General Assembly:
    Expand the FEWD curriculum. If I was running GA, that’s what I would do. You can thank me later.

    FEWD 101
    Utilize the current part-time FEWD curriculum. Overview and application of HTML and CSS with an intro in JS.

    FEWD 201
    Full vanilla JavaScript class. Understanding the DOM and DOM manipulation. JS libraries and how they work and integrate with your site. A little bit of jQuery with an intro in Angular JS.

    FEWD 301
    Getting comfortable with the command line. Using git and github and understanding version control. Scaffolding and frameworks. Drill down on all or few of these (Node JS, Angular JS, Express JS, Node Package Manager (npm), Bower, Grunt, Gulp, Yeoman, Web Starter Kit.) And finally, testing. You could work with companies that have hired GA WDI alums and adjust the program as needed.

    Hope this helps.

  • Changed my life
    - 5/2/2018
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    I attend the Web Development Immersive program and it completely changed the course of my life and career.  Everyday I am shocked and elated that this program worked so well for me and my peers.  I recommend GA to anyone I know looking to make the switch into tech.  I loved my experience and am grateful everyday for choosing to enroll at GA.

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    I can say without a doubt that going to  General Assembly is the best thing I have done in life thus far. I went to multiple different open houses for coding boot camps and GA was the one that stuck out to me because of how open and friendly the staff was. I felt like home. My 12 week during the WDI course was like nothing I have taken before. It was rigorous but very rewarding. I was skeptical of the idea that I could learn everything to become a proficient web developer in 12 weeks and boy was a wrong. Not only was I able to finish my 12 weeks of coursework and continue on to land 2 software jobs after graduating. One of which I got because of GA's hiring network(Current Job) but I was able to go back and teach the knowledge I had received from GA. General Assembly changed my life and I couldn't be more grateful for a school like this to exist. I couldn't have done it without my wonderful instructors, classmates and the staff members at GA

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    I joined GA in hopes of changing my career from being an elementary school teacher to being a designer for education technology. I had always been interested in user interfaces but didn't really see any college programs that would give me the value that I needed in such a short amount of time. The UX Design Immersive program at GA peaked my interest because I was told that I would learn about the user experience design process from research to visual design in 10 weeks. After I joined, I learned how fast, fun, and challenging the agile design process is. My instructor Natasha had such valuable insight after working in the industry, using real-life examples to answer every one of our classes questions (we couldn't stump her!) Working with others (both users and designers) at GA helped me understand the types of questions and tests that are important to go through to make sure that my designs were user friendly and intuitive. I also learned how to sketch, make wireframes, and create high-fidelity visual designs. I use all of these skills at my job today - I work at TeachersConnect and am their only UX Designer for their app. We work through one-week design sprints from research to visual design just like I did at GA. The several in-class projects and real-client project really allowed me practice my skills and prepared me for what I do every day at TeachersConnect. I was able to get my job thanks to the amazing career coach Julie that I had worked with during and after my program. Above all, I have come back to GA because of the community that is there for me. Everyone there is always willing to lend a helping hand (or do a quick user test!) My classmates are now my UX colleagues and good friends, and are all happy at their new UX jobs as well. GA was one of the smartest choices I made. I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to work hard and use the resources that GA offers to make a career change.

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    Firstly to give a true and fair review of the General Assembly bootcamp I have to say I'm not paid by them or have any affiliations to market their business. I can choose not to say anything but I feel that I have to because I believe there are many people considering a career change into the tech industry (like myself) but do not know who to trust to help them get a job at the end of it. My review will be for GA in Melbourne, Australia, as I'm not sure if the outcomes are the same in other locations. To sum it up if people can't be bothered to read further, yes I got offered a job prior to graduating, yes I found other jobs, yes I am still working in the tech industry as a software developer. Also I didn't have prior education in any I.T related fields before joining.

    I'm so glad to have signed up and gone through the course, to sum up the course in one paragraph I must say, the course is well structured and starts from the basics. I found that there was enough homework at the end of the day. The supporting staff are there to help from day 1. The teaching staff includes 1 instructor and 1 or 2 technical assistants. The course makes you want to step out of your comfort zone and you will make mistakes but that is a good thing as it is a safe learning environment.

    Most importantly the material they teach is highly relevant for the current market. If you do everything as they say and continue to improve your skills you will be in a good position at the end of the course to find work you are interested in.

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    I can't thank General Assembly enough for the great experience that I had. Prior to GA, I was working a retail job where I wasn't feeling fullfiled with the work I was doing. At the time, I was also self-learning how to code through Codeacademy, free tutorials from Apple's iBooks, and attending meet-up events after work. One morning while riding the subway to work, I came upon an advertisement that would encourage me to take the leap into changing my career. 

    General Assembly's Web Development Immersive course is a challenging course where you'll be coding from 9-5 with about 2-3 hours of homework that is due at 10pm. They make it clear to you from day 1 that WDI is no joke. I strongly recommend spending about 1-3 months preparing before you decide to take the course. Instructors won't always hand hold you so if you are not the self-learning type, this may be a very challenging course for you. Although I don't consider myself as someone who is an amazing programmer, I sat next to individuals in class who were. Choosing who you sit next to in class is quite important when you need help debugging or just catching up with what instructors are going through. I also highly recommend finding friends that you can work with after class in completing assignments. After all, software is a team sport. 

    In terms of job opportunities, I had known from the beginning that I wanted to go into a more business/tech role. I discovered the route of technical product management and expressed that to my career coach (who was super awesome by the way) and Outcomes manager earlier on. Learning how to code has opened up many doors for me. Currently, I just landed a role in PM so everything worked out in the end! 

    There are some people who has complained about GA but the reality is that if you are willing to put in the effort great things will happen! You can't expect to learn everything in the span of 12 weeks so instructors really do a great job at teaching students how to learn on their own as well as in team environments. I remember going to GA everyday (including the weekends) because I was 100% committed to succeeding in this course. I thoroughly enjoyed the time that I had there. Thank you General Assembly!

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    One word - Brilliant.

    This course was delivered in a timely and clear manner. Our instructors are knowledgeable and welcoming to new students especially to those who are not proficient or new to Analytics. 

    The learning environment is practical and fosters creativity which is vital to a short course such as this one, allows us the freedom and confidence to experiment and improve when we are not in class. 

    Furthermore, the communication between instructors and the GA admin is immediate and informative - this is a huge stress relief for us all as undertaking this course while we have other commitments can be strenuous. 

    With that, it would be slightly more beneficial to students if the course could be more tailored to the local demographics - however I understand the course is designed in NYC, however some autonomy to the local instructors could serve to benefit students.

    Other than that - I would 10/10 recommend this course.

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    I just graduated from General Assembly's Web Development Immersive in Atlanta -- WDI12. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at GA and feel confident that, with time, I will find the right company to exercise my newly honed skills. 

    The instructors, teaching assistants, frontline staff, and outcomes career coach make for a safe and challenging space in which to learn. From day one of the course, both the operations manager and the instructors make it very plain -- this is going to be exceptionally hard. It's an immersive, your days will be consumed with schoolwork 9-5 and 5-9. In my experience, it was more like 8:30am to 11pm every single day -- nothing but code, new tools, face palming because you were missing a semi-colon in one place and it took you hours to find it, frustrating, and maddeningly rewarding. 

    There is one variable that is beyond your control and that is who is sitting in the classroom with you. I cannot emphasize enough how important my peers were to me. I graduated with some of the most humble, compassionate, and brilliant developers. Every single person would happily pause what they were doing to help a fellow classmate whether it were to debug a problem or offer an opinion on styling. I hope every GA cohort is so lucky to have amazing peers and instructors to lean on. 

     

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    GA wasn't just about a coding experience, it has also given me an understanding of being adaptable to the ups and downs that we had experienced in the beginning of each unit. I now embody a strong self-belief that regardless of the outside circumstances, I am able to do whatever I set my mind to because I have done so many times before. Another great fulfilling experience was working in a group, it has helped me develop a team mindset and an ability to find the unique speciality in each of my team members. It also gave me a chance to push myself and support my team at the same time, which is a plus!

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    Most appealing aspect of General Assembly courses is the practical and hands-on nature. We get the opportunity to learn concepts and become aware of relevant tools, then  offers a platform to apply all we learn and share our findings in the form of a final project. Instructors are of high caliber, we are able to learn from true experts. Support staff are very friendly with great customer service. This course demonstrates "Data is the future of oil", when data is handled and managed appropriately, decisions can be more effective.

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    As a freshly graudated 22 year old math major with little idea of what career I wanted to pursue, I stumbled upon General Assembly's Data Science Immersive Program shortly after graduating and am extremely satisifed with my overall experience. My instructors in the course were extremely knowledgeable and taught me more than I ever could imagine in the course of three months. Although I can't say I'm a master of machine learning (it would be impossible to do so in just three months), I know what I don't know and have honed the ability to LEARN which is perhaps the most important skill in the tech industry nowadays. This course put me on track to succeed as a data scientist in my mid 20s and the confidence to go out into a job interview ready to answer techincal questions and having valuable skills to bring to the table.

    One important thing to note about the course is that you really need to drive to constantly learn new things and also have some interest in mathematics/ programming or you will quickly fall behind. That being said if you want to make a career change into working with data and possess those attributes, the GA Data Science Immersive Program is a great start to catapult you into the field.

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    I felt satisfied every day with the amount of knowledge given to me. This course is excellent for newcomers in Web Dev as well as people with more experience. If you feel like you are drowning in work just keep pushing through and you will succeed, they really do give you everything you need to succeed. 

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    I went to General Assembly when I realized that I was ready for a big career shift and I was going to need some help. I was beginning the process of switching careers from an actor on Broadway to a role in the tech industry as a web developer. I am incredibly grateful to the entire team at GA for their help and support on my journey. First and foremost, GA's teaching staff are not just great educators, but also professionals currently working in the industry. Their knowledge stems from a deeper understanding of how you will actually use these technologies in an day to day working environment. As a result, I never felt like I was being taught something that wouldn't be relevant. They were all passionate about the material and had clearly taken time to prepare before the class. I am forever grateful for the teachers I had during my time at GA. 

    The second thing about my experience at GA that I cannot praise enough is their outcomes team. One of the biggest problems I had with my undergraduate experience was that I felt like I was educated on what to do once I had the job I was seeking but there was no help or real hands-on training or support for how to get the job. GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOES THIS SO WELL! Their team worked with us very early on in the course and for months after I had graduated. Having people actively sharing your resume, supporting you, submitting your work, and working on your behalf who know you personally is so valuable. And they aren't just helping you find the job but educating you on how to improve your resume, interview techniques, cover letters and more. This is what puts General Assembly ahead of so many other schools that offer web development courses.