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General Assembly

Avg Rating:4.32 ( 421 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 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 sizeN/A
    LocationLos 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
    ScholarshipNo
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous experience required.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Analytics (Part-Time)

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    Data Science
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week9 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLos 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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
      
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans Available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelCourse is open to beginners. Familiarity with Excel is useful, but not required.
    Prep WorkApproximately 3 hours of self-guided pre-work to complete prior to starting the course.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Immersive

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    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLos 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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partners available - please contact our admissions team for more details.
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic 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 WorkApproximately 40 hours of self-guided pre-work to complete prior to starting the course.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • 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 size20
    LocationLos 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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partners available include Meritize and Climb
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelFamiliarity with math and statistics and Python syntax/programming fundamentals is required.
    Prep WorkApproximately 20 hours of self-guided pre-work to complete prior to starting the course.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing On-Demand

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    Digital Marketing
    OnlinePart Time4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLos 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
    ScholarshipNo
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous experience required.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Marketing (Part-time)

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    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLos 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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partners available include Meritize and Climb
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • 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 size25
    LocationBoston
    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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including  Pave and Climb
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • 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 size22
    LocationLos 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
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans Available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner Course is open to beginners. Some familiarity with HTML, CSS and/or JavaScript is useful but not required.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • 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 sizeN/A
    LocationLos 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 PlansMost students choose to pursue a 3-part payment plan with a deposit of $250 and then 2 additional installments of $500.
    Refund / GuaranteePlease see our course catalogue: http://bit.ly/2c6WT3t
    ScholarshipNo
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous experience required.
    Prep Work1-2 hours pre-course.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • iOS Development (Part-time)

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    Mobile, iOS, Swift
    In PersonPart Time12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew 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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available through Earnest  Climb  Affirm or Pave.

    Tuition PlansPayment Plans Available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • JavaScript Circuit

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    HTML, JavaScript, CSS
    OnlinePart Time
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLos 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
    DepositN/A
    ScholarshipNo
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous experience required.
    Prep Work1-2 hours pre-course.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • 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 size22
    LocationLos 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 PlansBy application
    Refund / Guarantee$0
    ScholarshipBy application
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelFamiliarity with HTML and CSS is required. Some exposure to JavaScript is useful, but not required. Macs are preferred.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Product Management (Part-time)

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    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLos 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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available 

    Tuition PlansPayment Plans Available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • 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 size15
    LocationLos 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 PlansBy application
    Refund / Guarantee$0
    ScholarshipBy application
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo prerequisite knowledge required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • React Development (Part-Time)

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    JavaScript
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size15
    LocationLos 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 PlansBy application
    Refund / Guarantee$0
    ScholarshipBy application
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • 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 sizeN/A
    LocationLos 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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Immersive - Remote

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLos 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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Tuition PlansAvailable - discuss with your Admissions Representative.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Immersive - Remote (Flex)

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLos 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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • 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 sizeN/A
    LocationMelbourne, 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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partners available - please contact our admissions team for more details.
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelCourse is open to beginners.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • 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 size22
    LocationLos 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 PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design On-Demand

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    User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLos 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
    ScholarshipNo.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous experience required.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • User Experience Design (Part-Time)

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    User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,000
    Class size20
    LocationLos 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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partners available include Meritize and Climb
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans Available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelCourse is open to beginners.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Visual Design (Part-time)

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    Design
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,000
    Class size22
    LocationLos 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 PlansBy application
    Refund / Guarantee$0
    ScholarshipBy application
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelCourse is open to beginners. Some familiarity with Photoshop or Adobe CC is useful, but not required.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo

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  • Just Do It
    - 3/26/2018
    Ian • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I had no development experience prior to attending this course, and was completely unsure what to expect. I can only say that it was the best thing I could have possibly done for my career. 18 months later I'm still loving my new career and couldn't have done it without the support of the people at GA in Sydney. It was a hard 3 months but I would do it again in a heartbeat. I had so much fun throughout, and I couldn't have asked for more support from my instructors and the rest of the team there. 

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    GA was one of the best decisions and experiences in my life, mainly due to the amazing leaders here and the community of people that I have met, that will be long lasting relationships. It has certainly enriched my life. 

    I graduated from the General Assembly UXDI program at the NY campus, in December 2017. I am now 2 weeks into my first full-time UX Designer position and couldn't be happier.

    I had such wonderful and dedicated mentors. I am extremely impressed with the guidance, support, encouragement, communication and opportunities that my GA instructors and career coaches have continuously provided me. I can't thank them enough for helping me transition and advance in my career so seamlessly!

    That being said, the course itself is intensive. A lot of work compacted into an accelerated program. It's not for everyone but it was perfect for my situation. I come from a visual design background with 10+ years in marketing so I was looking to solidify my UX design knowledge in practice, to transition in my career. I took a 6 month online course with another school prior but that only wet my appetite. The in class GA UXDI course offered much more guidance and collaborative effort, which made a huge difference for me. The course covers a broad range of topics but there isn't enough time to really put everything to practice before you move onto more material. The projects help solidify concepts. You get as much as you put into it so be sure to ask questions and dig deeper into any topic that you're not strong in.

    In terms of professional development, I can't speak for everyone but I receieved great support from them. I was also proactive in communicating with them post course, which I'm sure has an impact on the outcome. My current job was actually reccomended to me by one of the GA career coaches. They were just as proactive in helping me along and now I am in a company and position that I was looking for, as a great starting point to my new career.

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    The course was heavily overpriced for anyone not being covered by work.

    The curriculum and instructors did not provide a thoroughly instructive approach for any form of "product manager."

    The course attempts to instruct would-be and aspiring entrepreneurs on the basics of business and product management, while also claiming to and attempting to cover the nuances of actual product management within an established company -- failing to sufficiently train in either.

    My experience may have been tainted by the instructor Aditi Joshi. She ultimately showed with little respect for students, feigning interest and recognition of the importance of questions, answering in ways that illustrated her own "impressive" experience and awareness of trends instead of addressing the nuance and struggle with concepts behind a student's question. It's possible that a more attentive and talented instructor would have been able to substantially address product management in both the entrepreneurial and established business contexts, but seems like the course is just most likely over-ambitious and should be split up into 2 different courses.

  • Web Dev Immersive
    - 3/24/2018
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    Well run course. The material clearly guides you to sufficient knowledge to make very impressive websites using HTML 5, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Ruby on Rails and various databases.
    The instructor was first rate and this was a very positive experience for me.

  • Madeleine • Junior Front-End Developer • Graduate
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    This course ticked every box for me - excellent instructors with a balance of strong knowledge, great teaching methods and a sense of humour; challenging and engaging course material; combo of class work and autonomous projects; real sense of community. The pace is fast and I had a little bit of exposure to (non-web-dev) coding before starting, so I found that the speed and level of engagement expected was perfect for me. That being said I was doing hours and hours of coding outside of school hours, but the hours flew because it was so damn fun.

    Before enrolling, one big factor for me was whether to go part-time or full-time (immersive), as it's a big financial commitment to go full-time. I can 100% recommend going full-time immersive if you're in a career change position - the job assistance (Outcomes) program makes it REALLY worthwhile.

  • Vincenzo • CEO • Graduate
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    The course gives a clear overview of all the aspects concerning Digital Marketing. As a CEO of an on-line startup it is a good way to have an overall picture of how to set-up your marketing team and, from a business perspective, set-up your business objectives according to your value proposition, marketing personas and following marketing decisions, in which channels and so on. The course is really fast paced and full of information to absorbe. 

  • UXD @ GA
    - 3/8/2018
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    This was a real game changing experience for me. Having been a UI designer that "dabbled" in UX, it totally opened my eyes to a new way of thinking and working. So glad I did the course and can't wait to dive right in with everything i've learnt!

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    Beginnners course for those wanting to get a deeper grasp on marketing and for those who need to explore different outlets in order to market their brand

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    - 2/9/2018
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    The course is an excellent training on excel, tableau, SQL and the best practices behind data analytics. I especially loved my instructor's real-world experience, and he was able to give great career advice during office hours as well as great teaching on the subject matter. The structure of the course is very project-based, and through it I'm able to have a polished portfolio piece that I'm leveraging in my job search process. Highly recommend!

  • DGM17
    - 2/9/2018
    Veronica Proudford • Graduate
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    Although I graduated with a marketing degree in May, I felt that my formal education leaned more on theory than practice. I came to General Assembly to get the most up-to-date digital marketing tactics. This course re-ignited my love of learning, most of which I had lost in the rigor of my university program. The instructors were top notch; they explained difficult concepts clearly and got me excited to put what I learned into practice. My entire GA experience, from onboarding, to the class sessions, to the alumni benefits package, to staying in the loop with the community has changed how I view education. I now consider myself a life-long learner and have General Assembly to thank for that. I had such a positive student experience that I continue to stay involved with the GA community, by attending a few events and workshops each month. I have nothing but great things to say about GA!

  • McKellen • UX Researcher & Design Consultant • Graduate
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    The couse was well structured, the lectures were packed with up-to-date industry knowledge. And almost more importantly, the projects provided immediate application and a rip-the-band-aid type experience to get our cohort into the UX mindset.

    As the course went on, there were less chances for feedback, so I personally saught it as much as possible.

    If you want to pivot and make that big change in your life, it's going to be a lot about you having the right mindset to do so. In Tyler Hartrich's class, he emphasizes having this mindset over and over which I now realize was absolutely crucial to me getting everything I could out of the class to make this transition.

    This transformative experience can be daunting and very challenging, and I don't think it would have been possible without General Assembly's UXDI program and Tyler Hartrich's teaching method.

  • Disappointing
    - 1/24/2018
    S Davies • Jr Web Developer • Graduate
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    I took this course to update my HTML skills and learn CSS. Before selecting General Assembly, I checked out online reviews, took their free course and checked out two other online schools. I thought General Assembly would give me the skills I was looking for so I could create engaging webpages.

    I was wrong about General Assembly. After completing the 10-week course, I was still confused about CSS and I did not have the skills to make my website match my design. Here's what disappointed me:

    • Curriculum was old. It was written in 2014 and hadn't been updated. Tech moves quickly and I want a curriculum that is current.
    • Weekly lectures were never live - they were taped. So I could watch them, but I couldn't interact with the instructor and ask questions.
    • Limited to one mentor session per week, so I couldn't work ahead and finish the course in less time.
    • Mentor sessions were rushed.
    • Not enough hands-on coding practice.
    • No lifetime access to the material learned. Most online schools give you unlimited access to your lessons.

    My original plan was to take the JavaScript class from General Assembly, but for the above reasons, I instead searched for another school to learn that skill. I chose Skillcrush and for the same cost of one 10-week General Assembly JavaScript class, I got unlimited access to all their front and back end web developer courses along with a complete suite of web designer courses and wordpress coding courses. After four months at Skillcrush, I am now confident in my HTML, CSS, web design and JavaScript abilites and am actually creating engaging pages that match my designs. 

    I recommend you avoid General Assembly and check out Skillcrush instead. I wish I had gone to Skillcrush first.

  • Beth • Graduate
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    I was a student in General Assembly's 12-week Web Development Immersive program in San Francisco in the fall of 2017. Altogether, I learned SO MUCH throughout the program and now feel like I can be a lifelong independent development learner. The program is fast paced, very dynamic, and well suited for motivated learners.

    You really get out of the program what you put into it and to succeed you need to take ownership of your learning. There is a lot of assistance available (office hours, TAs, classmates, etc.), but you need to be proactive in seeking out additional support when you need it. 

    The curriculum is updated regularly based on feedback from graduates and employers, which is great to see, but that means not everything is completely ironed out before teaching. 

    I was very impressed with the instructors (especially Justin!). The teachers really matter in a course that is actively taught 40 hours a week and General Assembly seems to do a great job selecting and supporting the staff. 

  • Nav • Graduate
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    This rigorous program was the best decision I've ever made, hands down. I've learned so much in such a short amount of time, which would have never been possible just learning everything by myself. It's a commitment and you must devote every aspect of your life to, learning how to program and not just that, but how does everything work and why it works. Being at General Assembly I not only gained valuable skills like learning how to build an express backend, building full stack ruby applications, even the ins-and-outs of git just to name a few, but I gained an incredible community of like-minded individuals who I'm happy to call my friends as well. The toughest experience of my life, but I would not hesitate to do this all over again.

     

    One thing I would recommend is that you sharpen your JS skills to a very refined point. This program moves FAST! So, make friends that will help you along the way of this tough as nails journey. One thing I do have to say that probably isn't too positive is that some of the instructors simply didn't really care, you'll have to weed those out and yea it will be apparent. I had two in my cohort, one didn't really care and the other was already on level 900000 when trying to explain certain things, basically wasn't too beginner friendly. The curriculum needs a little bit of work too, but don't be afraid to speak up and let the instructors know what is needed in aiding you with the learning process. For example, I fought for screencasts of certain lectures as well as others from my cohort and oh boy! did that help.

     

    Oh and yea, I hardly had any programming experience beforehand, maybe only a few months of HTML, CSS, and JS...yup, the basics(all from free code camp). Also, no CS degree!! Currently, just graduated.

  • Eunice Ng • Graduate
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    I went into the course with 2 eyes open and yet, the course manages to surprise me with the flexibility of the UX Design Process. Love the applicability of the design process and hopefully, I can make use of the process in what I do now (I am a curriculum designer). Doing it part-time with a full-time job was a killer though :)

  • Susan Jacobs • Graduate
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    I recently completed the Web Development Immersive course at General Assembly in Boston. It was an amazing experience and I recommend it highly. It's a grueling course - 12 weeks, M-F, 9-5 with 1-2 hours of homework per night. Puctuality and attendance are critical, in order to graduate you can only have 5 tardies and only 3 missed days. I don't recommend missing any days if it can be helped because you'll miss so much in one day. During the course you complete four full-stack web applications, 3 individual and one group project. The curricilum is excellent. They ensure that you learn the basics of how JavaScript works (e.g. closures, async, prototypical inheritance, truthy/falsey, hoisting, promises, etc.). Their style of instruction really helps to cement the concepts in your brain. For each topic there is typically a lecture, demo (they show you how to code it), code-along (they code along with you), and lab (you code it yourself or in a small group). The instructors are engaging and helpful (without doing the work for you). They definitely teach you to stand on your own. My only constructive feedback is that I wish they taught a more popular web framework than Ember. I get why Ember: it "goes with" Ruby, it's opinionated, and easy to teach, and I realize that they can't teach everything. But I would have liked to have learned React or Angular which are more popular than Ember.

    The makeup of the class participants is really diverse. Lots of women, non-white, and all around not totally straight, white 20-something males. Also people from all sorts of backgrounds from teaching to real estate, to just about anything.

    The career support is terrific. You meet with them once a week as a group where they help you with your personal brand, LinkedIn, resume, networking, portfolio, and more. They give you personal feedback, and are available for 1x1s weekly as well. They continue their support post-graduation as well.

    The instructional space is really nice. The office is conveniently located steps from South Station. It's a brand new space, with large classrooms, individual meeting rooms, "phone booths", a large lobby and students lounge with coffee, water, refrigerator, etc. The front-lines support staff is super-helpful and supply laptop chargers, phone chargers, etc. They also keep the space in tip-top condition.

    I can't say enough good things about it, and would recommend it to anyone interested in a coding bootcamp.

  • Chris Green • Product Manager • Graduate
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    I attended a 6 day Product Management Course in London and was hugely impressed by the quality of the instruction, resources and activities. Our class of 20 students came from a hugely diverse background, aged 25 to 55, 7 different nationalities, 50/50 male and female. This meant that I got to work with so many different people who brought ideas to the class that I had never considered. Quality instruction was blended with individual and group work in class and supported by homework activities. I worked on a personal project during the week that mirrored the course content, culminating in a presentation of my project on the final (6thth) day. A tiring, but highly informative course. I began implanting the ideas at work on the very next day.

  • Erick Recher • Graduate
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    We were taught more than one tech stack. Our teachers are leaders in their field and are masters at what they teach. 

  • Laura • Senior Copywriter • Graduate
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    GA's part-time front-end web development course gave me an amazing foundation in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I got a better understanding of how websites work and had a lot of fun creating my project.

    The class definitely gave me the vocabulary to better communicate with developers. I knew we wouldn't leave as expert front-end web developers after 20 three-hour classes, but the amount of information covered was impressive. Overall I finished the class feeling confident in my HTML and CSS abilities, but have a ways to go on JavaScript (mostly jQuery), which was extremely challenging for me.

    Most importantly, though, we learned how to find the answers and resources we need as we continue to learn after the class. The instructors were fantastic, and went above and beyond in helping students with their projects and with difficulties throughout the class.

  • Michelle • Graduate
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    I came into this course hoping to learn some basic data science, and had an excellent experience. I've long enjoyed math, but have always struggled to get excited about statistics; this course was the first time that I cared enough about statistics to dive into what the many variables meant, how they were related, and how to think about the results I got. It was fun to play with data at the intersection of statistics and programming. I do wish we had more time in class to practice our skills; class time was almost entirely lecture, with most exploration left to homework, but this allowed us to cover more content. The building is nice, instructors & student experience team are awesome, and other students were also engaged & interested in learning.

  • WDI
    - 10/30/2017
    Spencer Stone • Front End dev • Graduate
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    Great course! Got a job right after!

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    i am glad I landed in GA on google one day and my choice only solidified because of the reviews I got from colleagues who were then taking courses too at GA

    Once I had filled in enquiry I was helped by a team member of GA who relieved me of doubts 

    And once the class started I loved every bit of it

    Even the days were challenging and I was struggling my instructors helped me see through it and I am here on my final day

    It’s over but I am gonna miss it