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General Assembly

Avg Rating:4.32 ( 439 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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    MySQL, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL
    OnlinePart Time4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Get started with essential tools and strategies to make data-driven decisions. Enhance your job performance and work more effectively. Data Analysis On Demand is a flexible learning path that gives you a robust introduction to industry fundamentals. Skill up when you want, where you want on our dynamic online platform. Expert mentors keep you motivated with guidance and feedback in convenient 1:1 sessions. Build a strong foundation in Excel and SQL while honing techniques like cleaning data, framing questions, and data visualization. Apply new skills to work or passion projects as you go!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Analytics (Part-Time)

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    MySQL, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Harness Excel, SQL, and Tableau to drive powerful analysis and insights. Build confidence and credibility to apply this versatile skill set to countless jobs. This course is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Your best course for career transformation. This full-time data science bootcamp features expert instruction, one-on-one career coaching, and connections to top employers to get you hired. This program is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. Income Share Agreements are available through Vemo.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    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.
    Prep Work40 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science (Part Time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Create robust predictive models with statistics and Python programming. Build confidence and credibility to tackle complex machine learning problems on the job. This course is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelFamiliarity with math and statistics and Python syntax/programming fundamentals is required.
    Prep Work15 Hours
    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
    LocationOnline
    Get started launching multi-channel brand, acquisition, and retention campaigns. Enhance your job performance or indulge your creative curiosity. Digital Marketing On Demand is a fun, flexible learning path that gives you a robust introduction to digital marketing fundamentals. Skill up when you want, where you want on our dynamic online platform. Expert mentors keep you motivated with guidance and feedback in convenient 1:1 sessions. Hone techniques in segmentation, customer insight, CRM, analytics, automation, and more. Apply new skills to work or passion projects as you go!
    Financing
    DepositNone
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Marketing (Part-time)

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    Digital Marketing
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Build confidence and capability to apply modern marketing strategies on the job. Drive growth with multichannel campaigns powered by data and customer insight. This course is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Front-End Web Development (Part-Time)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, Design, User Experience Design, CSS, Front End
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Learn to leverage HTML, CSS, and JavaScript through hands-on projects and real-world scenarios. Develop interactive, responsive websites to impress new clients and employers with your coding skills and get ahead on the job. This course is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • HTML, CSS & Web Design - On Demand

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    HTML, Design, 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, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, 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
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • JavaScript Development On-Demand

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    HTML, JavaScript, Design, User Experience Design, CSS
    OnlinePart Time14 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    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
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • JavaScript Development (Part-time)

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    Git, JavaScript, Front End
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, 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. This course is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work6 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Product Management (Part-time)

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    Design, Sales, Product Management, User Experience Design, Agile
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Balance business viability, technical feasibility, and customer desire to lead products and features toward long-term success. Learn from a seasoned expert. This course is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Python Programming (Part-Time)

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    Data Science, Data Visualization, Data Structures, Python
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Gain fluency in Python — the world's fastest-growing major programming language — and start leveraging its versatile capabilities to build web and data science applications. This course is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work4 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • React Development Online (Part-Time)

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    JavaScript, React.js
    OnlinePart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationOnline
    Start building maintainable web applications that can handle constantly changing data at scale. Expand your programming toolkit, and discover why both developers and employers favor this robust JavaScript library. This course is only offered in an online, virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelExtensive prior experience with JavaScript.
    Prep Work4 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Immersive

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    HTML, JavaScript, Django, Rails, CSS, React.js, Front End, Ruby, SQL, Python
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Your best course for career transformation. Our award-winning coding bootcamp, dedicated career coaches, 19K+ hiring partners, and global expert network get grads hired at A-list companies.
    Financing
    Deposit250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. Income Share Agreements are available through Vemo.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work40 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Immersive - Remote

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    AngularJS, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, Django, jQuery, Rails, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Ruby, SQL, Python
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,950
    Class size22
    LocationOnline
    Your best course for career transformation. Our award-winning coding bootcamp, dedicated career coaches, 19K+ hiring partners, and global expert network get grads hired at A-list companies. This course is offered in an online, virtual classroom setting using Zoom, Slack, and other tools.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. Income Share Agreements are available through Vemo.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work40 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Immersive - Remote (Flex)

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    HTML, JavaScript, Django, Rails, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Ruby, SQL
    OnlinePart Time18 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class size22
    LocationOnline
    Have it all. Keep your daytime commitments while transforming your career with evening and weekend training. Our award-winning program, expert instructors, dedicated career coaches, and 19K+ hiring partners get grads hired at A-list companies. This course is offered in an online, virtual classroom setting using Zoom, Slack, and other tools.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work40 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design (Accelerated 1 Week)

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time40 Hours/week1 Week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size12
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Translate user wants and needs into intuitive digital experiences that power revenue, loyalty, and product success. Build confidence and credibility to tackle complex design problems on the job. This course is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting using Slack, Zoom, and other tools.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design Immersive

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    HTML, Design, User Experience Design, CSS
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Your best course for career transformation in design. This full-time UX bootcamp features expert instruction, one-on-one career coaching, and connections to top employers to get you hired.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. Income Share Agreements are available through Vemo.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work12 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design Immersive - Remote

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    HTML, Design, User Experience Design, CSS
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class size22
    LocationOnline
    Attend classes designed and taught by some of the industry’s best UX designers in a fully remote learning environment. Use Slack, Zoom, and other tools to apply your UX skills across six class projects and build a working portfolio. Become an apprentice or junior UX designer.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. Income Share Agreements are available through Vemo.
    Tuition PlansLoans, Payment Plans, and Income Share Agreements available.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work12 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design On-Demand

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Get started designing successful digital products that customers and audiences love. Enhance your job performance or indulge your creative curiosity. User Experience (UX) Design On Demand is a fun, flexible learning path that gives you a robust introduction to UX fundamentals. Skill up when you want, where you want on our dynamic online platform. Expert mentors keep you motivated with guidance and feedback in convenient 1:1 sessions. Hone techniques like prototyping, persona building, affinity mapping, wire-framing, and user research. Apply new skills to work or passion projects as you go!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • User Experience Design (Part-Time)

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Translate user wants and needs into intuitive digital experiences that power revenue, loyalty, and product success. Build confidence and credibility to tackle complex design problems on the job. This course is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting using Slack, Zoom, and other tools.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Visual Design (Part-time)

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    Design
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,800
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Gain the vocabulary and tools to tackle diverse design challenges on the job. Kickstart your portfolio and create beautiful, responsive designs for the web. This course is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting using Slack, Zoom, and other tools.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

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  • Debbie Grah
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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
    Tony • UX Designer • Graduate
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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
    Sam Perlow • Graduate
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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!

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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
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    You will get a good taste of the skills needed to start your UX designing journey. 

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    I cannot describe how disappointed I am. I partly blame my own judgement. The curriculum looked very attractive with all the topics I hoped to learn. But if you think about it - they promise you to become a data scientist in two months with two 3-hour lectures a week? Common! I totally understand that the course would cost more if you extended it, but this is exactly why I will not recommend it to anyone who asks me for advice. In the end it feels like I wasted my money. I'd prefer to pay more and learn properly, than pay less and pretend learning.

    They could probably save the situation if they put more support in place. But support was not there. For money you pay you expect someone there to help you when you are stuck with your code or understanding and interpreting models. But no, you are basically alone! In the end I found all answers I needed interacting in stackoverflow.com and learnt how different models really worked watching youtube videos by some prominent universities.

    The structure of the course and the pace are also totally wrong. We were asked to start working on a final project on week 3 before we covered all the topics. No feedback whatsoever! So instead of practising useful skills, playing with modelling etc., students ended up fighting bad data sets and working on tasks which were unrealistic.

    So if you ask me - don’t waste your money. You will get the same knowledge elsewhere for free. Or if you have more money and time, do it properly.

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    Brilliant introduction to the stack and coding. Very exciting to go from zero to making a personal website over the time of the course. Enjoyed it so much that I went on to take the HTML, CSS & Web Design online course with General Assembly, which was great. 

  • John McCoy
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    Overall thoroughly enjoyed the courses. The lecturer was engaging and Amanda was very supportive, especially as I started quite behind. I also enjoyed the guest speakers, which added a bit of real life flavour for the industry and what being a 'data scientest' actually meant.

    One area that could definitly improve though was the slides. When reviewing them post lecture or trying to draw on them for the final project weeks later, they had very little information that was possible to follow. I'm not sure if this was intentional, but would have been good to have more structure to them.

  • Lauren • Graduate
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    I took the Part-Time 10 week Product Management Course at General Assembly beginning August of 2016. The two instructors were incredible, Sherika and Jocelyn both have a deep background in Product Management (Jocelyn with tech companies and start-ups, Sherika with large private companies). Both brought so much experience to this class. The portion of the class I most enjoyed was that I gained so many different skillsets in a short period of time from user-experience design to writing and pitching my product proposal to developing roadmaps. For anyone with an entreprenurial bent or who wants to know enough to lead teams with very different goals and personalities, this is the course for you.

  • Product Manager
    - 4/7/2017
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    Disclosure: I am a GA employee but I am writing honestly. 

    I took Front End Web Development (FEWD) at the NY campus in 2016. Overall I had an excellent experience. 

    Pros:

    -my instructor, Chandler, was awesome. So knowledgeable, very engaging up in front of the class (tough to do-- 3 hours x twice a week x 10 weeks), always available to help with projects outside of class, and also a fun guy outside of class.  Our TAs were also incredibly helpful. 

    -my classmates were so cool. There were a lot of designers in my class who were looking to get more technical and I loved making friends with them. Also some ppl in adtech, and some ppl with more traditional IT jobs looking to expand their skills. We went out for drinks as a class a few times and I've kept in touch with some ppl professionally. 

    -the space. The campus is awesome and very well located. 

    Cons:

    -Chandler did a great job organizing all the content so I knew where to find everything, but I think he built the website where he organized everything himself, so I don't think other teachers' classes materials are as well organized. 

    -I wish there had been a little more time built into class for the students to get to know each other. I think if the connections had happened earlier we could have helped each other more easily instead of just relying on Chandler. 

    -The onboarding experience was pretty non-existent, though idk if i got something different bc I work at GA?

     

  • Immersive!
    - 4/7/2017
    Rumski • UX Designer • Graduate
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    I came to the UXD Immersive course on the back of trying to find a role in UX Design following the part time course I have completed at GA.

    If you are serious and committed to learning and have a real passion for UX you will learn a lot; about yourself just as much as about UX Design (That goes hand in hand.. doesnt it??) 

    I have nothing but positive feedback to give everyone at General Assembly Melbourne; the instructors and GA Staff have equally been helpful, professional, supportive and instilled a great  depth and wealth of knowledge and experience which hopefully will now allow me to take my first steps professionally with ease.

  • Emma • Marketing Lead • Student
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    General Assembly has carved a space within all-things digital marketing including strategy, brand, content, social, analytics and more with this part time course. My instructor's comprehensive knowledge, experience and captivating teaching style was really impressive and I've recommended to friends of mine who have since enrolled in the same course.
  • Charlotte Law • Artist • Graduate
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    I absolutely loved my studies with general assmebly.

    I took a 10week part-time course and built a website that I'm proud of and keep actively updating.  The click through lessons were very clear and online format was made super well, and they made sure the course retained a personal aspect with dedicated one-on-one time every week with the tutor of your choide and skype lectures, which you could either join in person or watch later.

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    My experience on the London WDI course at GA was very mixed and hard to say if I would recommend it to anyone or not, and I will try my best to explain why. I shall first start off with the Pro's of doing the course, then get onto the Con's. I finished the course a few months ago so have had time to process my experience and to then see how it prepared me for the outside job hunting world. 

    So, Pro's:

    The overall feel and atmosphere of the campus was really enjoyable. It has a nice little homework area where you can hang out and work after lessons and it does not feel sterile. So after a long day of coding you can move to a more relaxing state if you need. All of the staff were approachable and it had a real sense of community. I had never been in a place where I had gotten along with everyone there, and for this reason i loved GA. It thrives a relaxed learning population. Also, the social side of the GA is pretty big and there are lots of drinks involved.

    The other main Pro is that the tutors at GA put effort into teaching you. They stay every night to help till around 10pm, then come in on the weekends to help during projects too and it never once felt like they didn't want to be there. 

    The other students were all lovely, which is great as GA promotes pair coding, which is great.

    I also would have to say that I did learn a lot of coding information and terms.. and I say "information and terms" as I picked up a lot of terminology, also basic structuring of websites and a basic knowledge of what certain words mean... although....

    .... Con's:

    I did NOT learn, in depth javascript, or other languages, which I thought was a very important thing to pick up in a three month coding course. But instead of going in depth in javascript, we skimmed that, then skimmed jQuery, then skimmed AngularJS etc etc till we had covered many different technologies, but never focused a lot on one to pick it up properly. This in tern made me aware of all these things and gave me some small understanding, but left me not understanding fully how to even write Javascript, or anything else, from scratch.

    We were told to copy code a lot of the time, and when I would ask what parts of the code did, i just got told to copy it and I did not need to understand what it did. 

    There was not a lot of code checking and feedback of progress. Was rare that I had the tutor look through my code properly and give me feedback or in depth help. The tutor would sometimes take my laptop and do the coding for me on parts, therefor leaving me without the knowledge but with working code, this happened a lot, and it felt like I was just being given four projets to take to interviews, but was very concerned that if i got asked about the code, I could not answer the questions, as a lot of it was not my work. (also a lot of other students work from group project weeks).

    So given the above you would think that I would not recommend, but, i think that GA messed up this one time.

    Basically our class was the biggest one, and there were too many students per tutor. Way too many to get proper help, which is proabably why i got told to copy a lot. They do not have classes this big after us i don't think. Also, we had a tutor that was new to teaching and did not do a good job. We would not pick up entire lessons through this reason. That tutor is no longer there. The course was trying a new structure that did not work. Our homework was not a natural flow from the work in the day, and we felt like nothing flowed and a lot of the time was confused about the structure of learning, but they have now realised what they did wrong and the newer classes seem to be working well again. 

    So, if we were just an unlucky class, and now they have less students, more time to help one on one and the structure is sorted, I would strongly recommend GA. But, this may be an up and down process, so cannot say for sure.

    I'll leave by saying, outcomes really do try hard to find you a job after and if you do the work they will do everything they can to help you. There is a lot of support after leaving and I was one of the lucky ones that landed a job very quickly after leaving.

    So GA does get you work after!! As always, if you put the hard work in, no matter what, you will get there. :)

     

  • Pam Taylor • UX/Ui Designer • Graduate
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    The UX course is excellent. It gives you the practical skills to begin a career in UX. The course covers so much, in a short time with group hands-on exercises. The support from the tutor and TAs really helps to keep you on track providing feedback and advice.

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    I took Data Analytics last summer at General Assembly. I've always been interested in working with data and it's always come naturally, but I haven't had a lot of opportunities to develop those skills in the jobs I've had up until this point. I took this course so it could give me hands on -real world experience working with data, and it definetly delivered. Our instructor worked at YikYak and the TA was from a data team at Turner, so it was really interesting hearing from both how they used those tools in their daily work. I felt supported on topics that were challenging to me, and I was always able to dig deeper into areas that felt a bit easier. Now I'm a go-to person at work if anyone ever has a question about excel, and I feel confident that I can use this experience to my advantage on my next job hunt as well.

Thanks!