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General Assembly

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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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  • Katie Pask • Business owner • Graduate
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    The one week Product Management course was intensive, with rather a lot of work to do each evening. But it was well-paced, and lots of fun too and we laughed a lot during class time. I left having achieved my goal of feeling more confident about entering the workforce after being at home with three small children.
    There was a high calibre of students doing the course which made it more interesting and helped my learning process. The course instructor had a nice balance of humour and seriousness, and all of the team at General Assembly in Sydney are happy to help if needed. We were asked to give feedback on a daily basis, and it was always addressed the following day which was impressive.
    You get lots of helpful material to refer to later, and as a bonus I have some good memories of my time there.

     

     

     

     

  • Hidaner Ferrer • Graduate
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    i really enjoyed my time and the learning experience at GA. The syllabus is extensive and the instructors were very knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. The environment was very friendly and relaxed in every other class. Great place to make new friends!

  • Old Dad New Tricks
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    In October of 2016, I found my self at my desk writing my two weeks notice that I never planned on submitting. I was just tired and bored of my current job at the time. My work life balance was nonexistence. I was out the house before my wife and kids were awake and home around bath and bedtime. A few weeks later I was laid off due to a merger. For years I have played around with code. I knew enough to be dangerous but not enough to employ. My wife saw this passion I had for tech and suggested that Go back to school for and get my CS degree. I Did my research and found out quickly that it would cost me 30-45k and 2-3 years to accomplish this. During my research, I found about boot camps. I had no idea what out how boot camps worked. I visited a few local campus here in Atlanta. One of those was General Assembly. From day one this staff has been friendly, transparent and encouraging. I was sold almost immediately after attending a weekend "How to code session".  I schedule a meeting with Jordan Evan ( Admission Counselor) to discuss the 12 weeks immersive.  We went back and fouth for a couple weeks weighing pros and cons. He was extremely patient with me.  After another talk with my wife, I decided to sign up.   

    From day one of the 12 weeks, GA has exceeded all of my expectations  Everyone one from the Frontlines team to Regional Director.   Especially during my moments of doubt.  There were two determining factors that lead me to choose GA Course Curriculum and the GA Community.   6 weeks after completing the course I accept a Software Engineer position. Yes, a real salaried with full benefits. ( And the pay is above the median salary for my city)

    Thank you to all the amazing staff at the Atlanta Campus for supporting and pushing me past my expectations.  If you are looking for a boot camp to attend stop call General Assembly. Your search is over.

  • Dan Kaiser • Front End Developer • Graduate
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    I took completed the General Assembly Web Development Immersion course ( 3 Months) back in April 2016.

    Game Changer is an understatement.

    << Background

     Before GA, I was a creative (video producer and video editor of explainer videos).  I am currently a web developer at an ad agency (video game clients).  In no way shape or form could I have gotten the job, or had the opportunities if not for GA.  Before I started, my Father doubted the Bootcamp path.  My programmer friend insisted I was a CREATIVE, and programming was hard, and doubted the program.  That programmer friend eventually hired me right out of school to work at Kik, a chat messenger.

    << Expectation

    I believe ANYONE can learn to program.  It takes curiosity, a bit of stubbornness, and a strong work ethic.  But if you have these qualities. You will learn to code for 10 hours a day for 3 months.  Build 4 pretty amazing apps from your own brain. 

    << The Job Hunt and my path

    1) Hired 2 days out of school to do a hybrid part programming, part partner relations

    2) 6 months later took a pay cut to do a full programming job at small agency

    3) 2 Months later hired full time at a Bigger Agency to do Front End Development (this was my strength, still do PHP as well)  

    << Downsides

    Even out of school you will get recruiters who think dev camp programmers compared to CS grads are not as good.  I mean we are talking about 3 months vs 4 years.  You will be on coding interviews and may bet your ass handed to you.

    << Upsides

    In this profession, you just need to keep learning to get paid more.  Every day is an opportunity to code and become a better programmer.

     

     

  • Chris Catley • Graduate
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    Not only did the staff and my fellow cohorts provide a professional and engaging learning environment to work in, the entire experience made me feel like I was moving into an industry and potential job that really suited me as a person.

    As expected in a classroom environment learning from others was where I thought I would gain the most benefit, however I also had the opportunity and privilege to solidify my own understanding of concepts by helping others through their problems along the way, this was by far one of the most positive personal gains I took away from the experience. I’m now in a great position where I can start to build on the strong foundations laid at GA, and continue expanding my knowledge and understanding of all things web development.

    I would 100% recommend GA London if you are thinking of moving into a career in web development!
  • Amanda • Marketing Manager • Graduate
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    I would definitely recommend the Digital Marketing course, it is a great way to get an understanding of the majority of the digital marketing best practises and platforms. If you are wanting to start your career in digital marketing, or just trying to get a better understanding about the numbers you are tracking, it helps to start building the knowledge.

    It's practical application helps you learn while achieving and implementing well thought out strategies. Highly recommend this course.

  • Daniel • Student
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    I am a graduate of the User Experience Design Immersive Course in London from May-July 2017. I originally was on the February 2017 intake but had to pull out in Week 3 due to a sudden illness. While I was recovering in hospital they could not have treated me any better and offered me whatever options I wanted to take. I then re-started the course in May when I had recovered and am now in the job search phase of it. So far the job support has been quality and you are going to get out of it what you put in - but it's important to note that the support is there. The course itself is fast-paced, full on and requires your 100% commitment - and I wouldn't want it any other way. We had an experienced senior UX Designer as our teacher, and if we had any feedback we were constantly encouraged to speak up. It was a positive learning environment, (but it did help that we had a classroom full of students that handled the pressure cooker well). If you are unsure about General Assembly - they are top notch and are worth the investment. But if you are deciding on a career change like I did, make sure you go to the many free open nights and speak to the team there to see if it's right for you. And if it is - go for it!

  • Elias • Data Analyst • Graduate
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    General Assembly was a great experience for me, and I would recommend it whole-heartedly. But you need to know what you're in for before you sign up. It's like a language immersion, but for data. The data science immersive was very challenging because they're teaching you a ton of stuff in a very short amount of time. To get the most out of it, you will be getting 8-hours of in-class instruction each day, and should expect an additional 3-hours of homework after that to solidify the material you learned. Each day, you learn two important topics related to data science (one in the morning, and another in the afternoon). They don't really repeat things if you don't quite get it, so you have to pay attention, you have to do your homework, and you have to not sweat the fact that you probably won't leave the course a total master at everything. If you come into the course with a bit of python as background, that will help you immensely. If you do the work, you will come out of the class with a solid data science foundation. You should know though that completing the course alone will not get you a job. You need to actually have the skills at the end, as employers will test your abilities during the application process. You can't fake knowing data science. For this reason, the job coaches can only get you so far. Think of this less as something you "buy" or "get" and more of something you "do" or "work for" and you should be able to get a lot from the class. If you don't have the right attitude, the time, or the discipline to learn the materials, then this course is not for you.

  • Carlota • Product Designer • Graduate
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    I move to London for the UXDI Course and it's been one of my best decisions so far. The course was everything I needed and expected. I wanted to shift from Visual Design tu UX Design and GA gave me the skills and knowledge I needed. The 10 weeks are divided into different projects in groups and individualy. You have to work hard but at the same time you enjoy every single second that goes by. The Instructional team was very professional, supportive and engaging all the way through. You meet very creative fun and interesting people that by the end of the course become your 'GA Family', your friends. 

    Doing this course changed my life. After I finished the course I got the TA position for the following course and the Outcomes team was very supportive in helping us find a job. Before I finished the TA role I had done more than 8 interviews and had 2 job offers. I started my current job a week after which was my main goal of moving to London and I have to thank GA for that. 

    Have in mind that GA gives you the structure, tools, team and techniques you need to pursue your dream but you must work hard too. I'd recommend GA to everybody who wants to learn in an innovative environment surrounded by amazing people and creative minds. 

  • Teri • Interior Designer • Graduate
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    I studied the UX part-time course (2 nights a wk). Loved every minute I was there. It is faced pace and very informative. I learnt more in 10 weeks of this course than I did in some semesters at University. Really loved the staff, all very eager to help in any way they can. I was very sad it was over at the end of the 10 weeks. 

  • student
    - 8/7/2017
    jonathan lee • Student
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    This place is a joke...they rob you of your money and run!!  I took the wdi course and it was a waste of money and time.  Do not go here, they will teach you nothing!!  if you struggle, all  they do is push you aside, instead of helping you figure out why you are.  The student services and outcome sucks too!! [NAME REDACTED] is not a good person and very rude!! as well as her coworker, [NAME REDACTED] they are too self-involved with their reputation then trying to help you out.  Do not fall into their scam....it is a waste of money.  they will tell you to quit your job to take the program and when you struggle they will try and convince you to drop the class.  They don't care about you, only about your money!!!

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    The content was relevent, prepared in advance and presented in a simple, easy to read way. The teachers were extremely knowledgable in their area of expertise and no question was a silly question. Not only were the teachers available during the course of the day but were happy to stay back after class each day to answer any questions.

    Coming in from a low level degree of knowledge in digital marketing, I feel like I learned quite a bit and it's given me motivation to explore it and apply it to my career.

  • UXDI London
    - 8/2/2017
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    I took the UXDI course in London early last year. My background had nothing to do with it, I was working in a warehouse moving boxes here and there and working on weekends.

    Right after the course I got hired as a Teaching Assistant at GA London for the next UXDI, which was an amazing experience, and nicely paid, which was great because I was broke :)

    I finished teaching on a Friday. The next Tuesday I started my first UX job at an agency in London. Now I just got offered another job, with a great pay rise and better conditions. I went from 23K to 40K in year and a half. Pretty sweet. And no more lifting heavy boxes or working weekends.

    One thing though: The course is just the beginning, you need to work hard during and after the course. Read books, go to meet ups, roll in courses, online and offline, keep learning. GA can teach you the way, but you have to walk it.

  • WDI London
    - 8/1/2017
    Tom • Web Developer • Graduate
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    General Assmbly was amazing. I went in knowing a bit a bit HTML and CSS having tried to teach myself for a few months so found the first week pretty straight forward. After that, it was incredibly full on and we got stuck in with the more difficult concepts of web development. 

    Starting with basic JavaScript, we learnt the fundamentals of programming and quickly progressed to fullstack languages and frameworks.

    I learned more in the first week and a half at GA than I did after 3 months of teaching myself. They really push you but are their to support you when you get stuck. 

    We covered a huge amount of languages and tools and I would massively reccommend doing it, but you've got to fully commit to it and definitely keep up the learning pace after you finish. 

    The outcomes team don't get you a job, but they really help with feedback and get you as prepared as possible for the job search so we really helpful! Definitely a case of work hard, play hard!

  • Exceptional
    - 8/1/2017
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    Hand on my heart, I would recommend(with bright lovely colours)WDI to anyone who asks me. 

    Environment

    The London campus is full of support, laughter, and fantastic vibes, all of which mix very well for a perfect 12 week course. The front of house staff are exceptional, and they maintain the campus to the highest standard. London hold superb events to which I have made a great deal of fantastic contacts from. The campus is in the heart of Aldgate and is surrounded by yummy food places and cheeky 'drink' places to kick back in. 

    Instructors/ Staff

    The instuctors at GA are on another level. Their complete expertese, patience and support really help you feel like you can smash the course (with hard work). They are not only supportive, but they are honest too if you're not pulling your weight during the course which for me, is vital. The outcomes team who help you through the course with your job search are outstanding. They go above and beyond to help you find that first job after the course. The patience they have for each and every student is one of the reasons I would reccomend the course and the London campus. 

    Curriculum

    GA's curriculum was a part of the course I was completely blown away with. We were all told from day one that the course would be full on and that basically you wouldn't have a life but the way they structured the course was perfect. I understand now that the WDI course will be moving to React as part of the curriculum which for me is the absoloute right direction. 

    Overview

    Overall I would give GA 9 out of 10. Anyone who is looking to step into the exciting pond of development would be utterly over the moon with this course. Putting the price of the course aside, this for me was a complete investment. 

    So much love for GA 

  • Classes to crowded
    - 7/19/2017
    Bob • Graduate
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    A friend recommended this course and found it really great. However, there were only 16 people in their class - there were 30 in mine. I felt sorry for the tutors having to deal with a large group of students with such a diverse range of skill and needs - They were actually quite good, but getting their attention was difficult. The pace of the classes was greatly affected by the wide range of skill levels and the number of students. With regards to our projects, there were a few times where tutors would take over and basically do our code.

    I felt mislead by this course. Firstly, because the website implies that there's a daily structure - a period of time designated to labs etc. Secondly, that there would be pair programming. We didn't have many opportunities to do any labs and experiment and speaking to graduates from Makers, pair programming really helped them progress and learn.

    I would only recommend this course if you have a solid foundation in coding already, or have a STEM background. Before joining I was led to believe that you didn't need much experience and that everything will eventually click into place. 4 months on and I'm still waiting for things to fall into place. I can now see why Founders and Coders are very strict with their entrance requirements - as it pays to be prepared as you can before an intensive 3 months of learning. 

     

  • ADI NYC
    - 7/6/2017
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    General Assembly was an overall great experience. I came into the course with previous experience programming, particularly with Java, and that was definitely a great help. I feel that the course gave me an excellent, solid foundation with Android fundamentals. I was also able to put together a decent portfolio of projects that I'll be able to continue to develop as I learn new skills.

    As far as career assistance goes, General Assembly put me in a good place to help myself get a job. I have a personal portfolio website hosted by github, a complete Linkedin page, and an up to date resume. I also maintain access to the carreer assistance program for as long as I need, so long as I am actively applying for jobs and regularly attending networking events.

    I am currently actively looking for jobs, and there are certainly a lot of options in the New York City area. The only issue is that most postings ask for 2+ years of professional development experience, with at least a year of Android development. This is a tough requirement for any recent graduate of a program that teaches a new skill, but can be particularly tough for someone who is switching careers from a non-technical background.

    TL;DR: I recommend the program. Previous programming experience is not required, but helps. Career assistance helps you help yourself.

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    The course is structured and intense - helped me build up my foundations on my digital marketing skills. Loved the class and the people in the class (including the instructors and staff of GA). 

    I would highly recommend anyone to join this course to upgrade their skills and refine their knowledge!

  • Rich Coshal • Student
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    Course iteself was actually well run and provided good information about the grwoing field.  My issues with it are more related to how it is looked upon or treated by the school itself.  It seems too stand aone within the curriculum and unfortunately the course and the students seem to be treaetd as the cliched red headed step children of General Assembly. 

    After finishing the course it felt like I was just providing tuition to the school and thats all they cared about.

    Just my thoughts. Thanks anyway.

  • Katie Peterson • Graduate
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    The most rewarding (and challenging) 12 weeks of my life. The curriculum and my instructors were amazing and helped me gain the skills and confidence that I needed to bring my ideas to life through code. I have met so many incredible people and I am so happy that I have finally made the transition and become a web developer. 

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    I really enjoyed this class. It is definitely intense and a lot of info to pack into one week but if you need to learn these skills quick I would highly recomend it. The teacher, Suzanne, is great and goes into depth on many of the topics. I feel more confiendent to position myself as a Product Manager as I progress in my career. We did a lot of activities to really put into practice what we were learning. This is intnese though, make sure you are aware of that before committing, you have to dedicate you week to this to get as much as you can out of it. 

  • Leslie • Marketing Executive
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    Overall a great experience and I learned a great deal about Digital Marketing strategy and digital markeitng plan execution.

    After completing the course, I have more insight and understanding into Digital Marketing (strategy, language/vocabulary).  As I read articles/blogs about Digital Marketing trends or practices (native advertising, retargeting, etc), I am able to follow along with the article and have an understanding of the concepts.

    The course is a bit long, but there's alot to learn.  During class, the information and content felt a bit disjointed and not connected, but the last 3-4 classes brought all the information together and the various components started to make more sense.

    I have many years of traditional marketing experience and this course has helped me to better understand digital marketing and has expanded my knowledge base as a business person and a marketer.

     

  • Alexi O'Hearn • Student
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    I'm graduating today from the Web Development Immersive program and I could not be more pleased with how the entire experience went. The instructors were amazing, the staff was great and the curriculum was challenging.

    I feel that I now have an incredible background to help propel me into web development. Not only did we learn languages and frameworks that are relevant to the market, we learned how to learn. I went from thinking "there's no way I can solve this" to "I can work through and figure this out." I would highly recommend this course (especially in Denver) to anyone who has an interest in web development. 

  • UX Designer
    - 5/23/2017
    Ricardo Hernandez • Student
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    You will get a good taste of the skills needed to start your UX designing journey.