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RED Academy

Average Rating4.42
65 Reviews
16 Courses

RED Academy is a full-time, 12-week or 24-week design and technology bootcamp with courses taught on-site at RED's campuses in North America and Europe as well as at participating university campuses. Programs are taught by seasoned industry professionals where students work with real clients on real-world projects. Coursework is designed to be modular, immersive and radically relevant to today's tech industry, giving students the skills, tools and software to help...

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  • Jonathon
    Graduate • Digital Marketing Foundation • Vancouver
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    Apr 15, 2019
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    Great experience with Digital Marketing

    I took the part-time Digital Marketing Foundation course from January - April 2019.

    Right off the bat, I was very impressed with how organized the course was in terms of the curriculum schedule and access to the course content. RED has a very innovative model of a primary teacher assisted by a rotating cast of TAs who all work in the field of digital marketing. It was a very effective model, and the TAs are well-utilized in the classroom delivery and the supervision of the group ...

  • Naresh Akkarapaka
    Graduate • Toronto
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    Feb 01, 2018
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    Web Development Professional

    Red Academy is a joke. They don’t have qualified professionals instructors. They don’t follow the curriculum and give a lot of false promises. The instructors tells to google it when you ask a question. They didn’t teach me anything and I wasted my time and money. Spend your money in other boot camps even if they are more expensive. I wish I can give zero stars. This is coming from a previous co-hort of Red Academy.

    Peter Lane of RED Academy

    General Manager, Toronto Campus

    Feb 12, 2018

    Hi Naresh, 

    We are very sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the training you received from RED Academy. We are still ready and willing to provide you with support if you’re open to receiving it. I am now the General Manager here at the Toronto campus and I’m always happy to hear from all of our alumni. 

    Please contact me directly so that we can address all of your concerns. 

    Peter Lane
    Peter@redacademy.com
    647-793-2333
  • Alice Petrova
    UX Architect • Graduate • UX Designer Professional • Toronto
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    Sep 13, 2017
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    A genuine insight into my time at RED

    Like many others on this thread, I went into the course at RED knowing very little about the industry or the school. I didn't know that at the time, I was about to be in the school's third ever cohort. A risky decision, but I was in a place in my life where I saw no other option, so I enrolled either way. 

    I can't say that the program was smooth sailing from the start. In the first month of the course, we only had one instructor for 17 students (the largest cohort thus far for UX...

  • Julia
    Strategist • Student • Digital Marketing Professional • Vancouver
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    Aug 15, 2017
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    Strategist

    I enrolled in RED Academy right after completing my bachelor's degree at UBC. I wanted to get the full digital marketing and tech startup experience and that's what I got, as I was part of the first full-time cohort. The course material gave me a comprehensive understanding of the landscape with a strong foundational knowledge of how to further increase my skills. I got my first job offer in the last week of the program at a leading digital marketing agency.

  • Joseph Dalmasso
    Student • Web Developer Professional x • Toronto
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    Aug 07, 2017
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    RED has turned itself around!

    I am currently a full-time student in the Web Developper Professional course here in Toronto.

    Let me tell you one thing, reading the latest reviews on the RED Web Developer program here in Toronto, the day before the program started was scary. I wondered, shouldn't I get my money back and go somewhere else? Well for my own reasons I decided to go through with it. Based on these last reviews, you could say RED has hit a few bumps in the road recently. I in no way want to discredit...

  • Irem Ozekes
    Student • UX Designer Professional • Vancouver
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    Jul 11, 2017
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    UX Designer Professional Program

    I just finished RED Academy's UX Designer Professional Program at the end of June. Some of my highlights include:

    * Working with like-minded individuals in a community-driven environment

    * Working with community partners and building my portfolio with valuable projects

    * Visiting Hootsuite and getting tips from a UX Designer there

    If you want to learn more about my background, why I did ...
  • Beatrice
    Graduate • Digital Marketing Professional • Vancouver
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    Jun 16, 2017
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    Digital Marketing Professional Program (FT)

    Taking the Digital Marketing Professional Program (Full-time) during Jan - Mar. 2017 definitely helped my career immensely. I had previously worked in traditional marketing and had some experience in social media, email marketing, and graphic design. Though, I knew there was much more in the digital marketing world that I needed to learn. 

    RED was such a great tech school because the teachers were very helpful, knowledgeable, funny, interesting, and approachable. The workload is ...

  • Kevin.H
    Front-end Web Developer • Graduate • Web Developer Professional • Vancouver
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    Jun 13, 2017
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    Web Dev Professional program

    An amazing course overall! Very intensive but very rewarding, I was able to start my career as a front end developer within the first month of graduating the full-time web developer program. RED feels like home with their very relaxing and open facility. Their teachers are always there to help and guide you through every step of the program. Always up to date with the industry, their course provides a great way to jumpstart a new career. Very happy with the outcome.

  • Nicholas
    Student • Web Developer Professional • Vancouver
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    Apr 05, 2017
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    RED-esigning Education

    Fantastic course. I spent 4 years at UBC, learned more here in 3 months than I did in all those years. Moreover, you're learning from a curriculum that is constantly updated to reflect the most sought after Web Dev skills in tech. Although a challenging course load the instructors were always there to help, not only that they believed in you too. Would highly recommend.

  • Simon Es
    Graduate • Digital Marketing Professional • Vancouver
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    Apr 03, 2017
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    The school does it all

    I took the Digital Marketing course at RED for the Jan-Mar 2017 session. They have very good instructors that go out of their way to help their students. Red also provides good professional development sessions during the process. (Ie. Resumes, interviews, etc) They give you the tools you need, and several people from the program already got hired before the program was even over. Here, I made a lot of connections from like-minded people that want to succeed in the tech industry not just i...

  • A Student
    Web Developer • Web Developer Professional • Vancouver
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    Feb 24, 2017
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    Love it

    Despite of the high tuition, RED Academy is worth every penny. Not only do they teach you enough skills to actually get a job in the IT industry (totally relevant to your field of study), but the job support provided after graduation is phenomonal. The teachers were helpful and understanding,and the overall atmosphere on campus was great. I highly reccomend this school! Got a job within 2 months of graduation, thanks to RED.Unlike other programs where its super rushed, RED gives you three ...

  • Kevin
    Graduate
    Dec 10, 2020
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    Good thing they bankrupt

    I will keep this brief since they are bankrupt.  I love taking courses, both in person and online.  This was the first course where I had a horrible experience..  Everything from finding out it wasn't an accredited program, to a teacher being annoyed by typing my notes, to being spoken to with a raised voice, to less than adequate material, to some guy in Britain who didnt appear on video when he should have (he was the leader).  And the course material was not what was promised. It was ...

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