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RED Academy

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RED Academy

Avg Rating:4.42 ( 65 reviews )

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 them succeed in today’s fast-paced digital economy. RED exists to develop and support the designers, developers, disruptors and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Course subjects include full stack web development, UX design, digital marketing, UI/communication design, and app development.

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  • Application Developer Professional

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    Mobile, React.js
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week11 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$10,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver
    The Application Developer Professional program is a comprehensive 12 week, full-time immersive diploma program designed for students with some existing knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This program enables students expand their existing skill set to succeed as a junior web and/or mobile application developer. Throughout this intensive 12-week program you will learn the practical skills, techniques and best-practices used in modern, full-stack JavaScript application development by using in-demand libraries, frameworks, and platforms including React, Express, Meteor, and React Native. You’ll also learn how to work with UX and UI designers, deploy different types of databases, write maintainable and testable code, use industry-standard practices for working collaboratively in teams, and deploy your applications to the cloud.
    Financing
    Deposit$500 CAD (included in tuition)
    Financing
    Financing available through PayBright.
    Contact us for details.
    Tuition PlansTuition can be paid in three installments: 30 days prior to the term start date, on the term start date, and 30 days after the term start date. This option has a financing fee of $300 CAD, with the fee attached to the first payment.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelOur requirements are more focused on attitude and behaviour. We also expect students to be proficient using a computer and have good English communication skills.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing Professional

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    Digital Marketing, Mobile, User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week11 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$7,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver
    Become industry-ready in 12 weeks. Learn all aspects of a digital marketing strategy and gain hands-on experience building a portfolio with real clients. The Digital Marketing Professional Program covers all of the aspects of digital marketing and strategy to help you succeed in a career in this exciting field. You will get hands-on experience and learn to effectively use tools like Google Analytics, how to segment your target market, track customer behaviour, optimize conversion processes and ROI. Working with our Community Partners on Real Projects you will get practical hands-on experience in Website and Content Management, Marketing Strategy, Online Brand Strategy, CRO and A/B Testing, SEO and SEM, Social Media Management and Advertising.
    Financing
    Deposit£500
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available where you can split the cost over a number of months. Payment plans are also available where you can pay after you're employed after graduating from RED Academy.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeing able to use a laptop.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing Professional Work-Study

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    Digital Marketing
    In PersonFull Time20 Hours/week50 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver
    The academic portion of the program is 24 weeks full-time, outside of regular business hours. The remaining 24 weeks of the program is a paid work experience. In this program, you will learn to approach digital marketing decisions with a creative, data-driven, and flexible mindset to yield tangible gains for a wide variety of organizations and clients. Working in a team-based environment, you will set up collaborative workflows and communicate with your clients, designers and potential employers. Throughout the program, you will be given the opportunity to network and build connections with hiring partners and professionals. Plus be introduced to your field and gain the skills necessary to work in technical teams in an agency, in-house, start-up, corporate or freelance environment. By the end of the program, you will have developed a robust portfolio to jump-start your career. Working with our Community Partners on Real Projects you will get practical hands-on experience in Website and Content Management, Marketing Strategy, Online Brand Strategy, CRO and A/B Testing, SEO and SEM, Social Media Management and Advertising.
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    RED programs are eligible for student loans. We also partner with paybright.com.
    Tuition PlansThere are flexible payment plans available - please contact Admissions for more information.
    ScholarshipFor more information on scholarships, please contact the Admissions team.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full-Stack Designer Professional

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    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$17,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver
    User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Designers have the skills and knowledge to create delightful visual designs that are true to the brand while balancing seamless interactivity and ease of navigation for apps and websites. With today’s growing consumer expectations of flawless, high-quality experiences, the caliber of the digital design can be what makes or breaks the success of a business. Through this immersive 12-week program, you will learn the deep principles of UX Design process while diving into how to apply visual design principles using industry standard software to create highly engaging user interfaces for mobile apps, web apps, mobile-first websites and digital marketing campaigns. You will work on 10 projects, three of which are with real clients who are part of our tight-knit community. You will work in an agency-like environment that is well supported by experienced designers and mentors.
    Financing
    Deposit$1000 CAD (included in tuition)
    Financing
    RED programs are eligible for student loans. We also partner with paybright.com.
    Tuition PlansThere are flexible payment plans available - please contact Admissions for more information.
    ScholarshipFor more information on scholarships, please contact the Admissions team.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelOur requirements are more focused on attitude and behaviour. We also expect students to be proficient using a computer and have good English communication skills.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full-Stack Designer Work-Study

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    User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time20 Hours/week100 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$19,000
    Class size10
    LocationVancouver
    Designed to provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of the core skills, tools, and technologies to succeed in a career as a UX/UI Designer. Interface and experience design are defining elements in how a product or service will be perceived by the end user. Designing experiences goes beyond just how the product looks: it starts with identifying human needs, and ends with the creation of pixel-perfect interfaces. With today’s growing consumer expectations of flawless, high quality experiences, the caliber of the design can be what makes or breaks the success of a business. A great digital designer has UX & UI skills and is able to design any website or app from scratch. This 96-week program (focused on UI + UX) was designed to teach you the skills and knowledge needed to create delightful visual designs that are true to the brand while balancing seamless interactivity and ease of navigation for apps and websites. Throughout the first 48 weeks of the Full-Stack Designer Program, you will engage in the creative process and learn how to apply human-centric design principles to create engaging user interfaces for apps and websites. You will learn the technical aspects of UX and UI Design while simultaneously building the skills to work on multidisciplinary teams in an agency, start up, or freelance environment. You will then begin a 48 week paid internship during which you will continue to apply the skills you learned in the program. By enrolling in the course, you will learn from top industry professionals, engage in real world projects with community partners, team up with students from our other RED Academy programs, network and build connections with hiring partners and professionals in the design, technology and start-up industries, and build a robust portfolio with tangible results to jumpstart your career as a UX/UI Designer.
    Financing
    Deposit1650
    Financing
    RED programs are eligible for student loans. We also partner with paybright.com.
    Tuition PlansThere are flexible payment plans available - please contact Admissions for more information.
    ScholarshipFor more information on scholarships, please contact the Admissions team.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full-Stack Developer

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    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    Location-
    The Full-Stack Developer program is a comprehensive 24 week, full-time immersive diploma program designed for beginners. This program enables students to develop the necessary skills to succeed as a junior web and/or mobile application developer. The Full-Stack Developer program has been designed to help students acquire the necessary skills to first master the fundamentals of front-end web development by coding interactive, client-facing websites and basic single-page applications (SPAs) using a combination of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP. In the second half of the program, you’ll dive deeper into the back-end of the web stack and learn the practical skills, techniques and best-practices used in modern, full-stack JavaScript application development by using in-demand libraries, frameworks, and platforms including React, Express, Meteor, and React Native. You’ll also learn how to work with UX and UI designers, deploy different types of databases, write maintainable and testable code, use industry-standard practices for working collaboratively in teams, and deploy your applications to the cloud. 24 WEEK PROGRAM 2 CLIENT PROJECTS 960 HOURS
    Financing
    Deposit£1,000
    Financing
    Payment plans available where you can split the cost over a number of months. 
    Payment plans are also available where you can pay after you're employed after graduating from RED Academy.
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available where you can split the cost over a number of months. Payment plans are also available where you can pay after you're employed after graduating from RED Academy.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic IT skills.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full-stack Developer Professional

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    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$17,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver
    Students first master the fundamentals of front-end web development by coding interactive, client-facing websites and basic single-page applications (SPAs) using a combination of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. Students then dive deeper into the back-end of the web stack using Node.js. Coursework then goes into in-demand libraries, frameworks, and platforms including React, Express, Meteor, and React Native.
    Financing
    Deposit$1000 CAD (included in tuition)
    Financing
    RED programs are eligible for student loans. We also partner with paybright.com.
    Tuition PlansThere are flexible payment plans available - please contact Admissions for more information.
    ScholarshipFor more information on scholarships, please contact the Admissions team.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelOur requirements are more focused on attitude and behaviour. We also expect students to be proficient using a computer and have good English communication skills.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full-Stack Developer Work-Study

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    CSS, Express.js, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, React.js
    In PersonPart Time20 Hours/week100 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$19,000
    Class size10
    LocationVancouver
    The Full-Stack Developer program is a comprehensive 96 week, full-time immersive diploma program designed for beginners. This program enables students to develop the necessary skills to succeed as a junior web and/or mobile application developer. The Full-Stack Developer program has been designed to help students acquire the necessary skills to first master the fundamentals of front-end web development by coding interactive, client-facing websites and basic single-page applications (SPAs) using a combination of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP. In the second half of the program, you’ll dive deeper into the back-end of the web stack and learn the practical skills, techniques and best-practices used in modern, full-stack JavaScript application development by using in-demand libraries, frameworks, and platforms including React, Express, Meteor, and React Native. You’ll also learn how to work with UX and UI designers, deploy different types of databases, write maintainable and testable code, use industry-standard practices for working collaboratively in teams, and deploy your applications to the cloud. The initial 48 week in-class module is followed by a 48 week paid internship during which you will get to continue to apply the skills you learned in the program.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    RED programs are eligible for student loans. We also partner with paybright.com.
    Tuition PlansThere are flexible payment plans available - please contact Admissions for more information.
    ScholarshipFor more information on scholarships, please contact the Admissions team.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Marketer

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    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    Location-
    Designed to provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of the core skills, tools, and technologies to succeed in a career as a UX/UI Designer. Interface and experience design are defining elements in how a product or service will be perceived by the end user. Designing experiences goes beyond just how the product looks: it starts with identifying human needs, and ends with the creation of pixel-perfect interfaces. With today’s growing consumer expectations of flawless, high quality experiences, the caliber of the design can be what makes or breaks the success of a business. A great digital designer has UX & UI skills and is able to design any website or app from scratch. This 24-week program (12 weeks focused on UI + 12 weeks focused on UX) was designed to teach you the skills and knowledge needed to create delightful visual designs that are true to the brand while balancing seamless interactivity and ease of navigation for apps and websites. Throughout the 24-week Full-Stack Designer Program, you will engage in the creative process and learn how to apply human-centric design principles to create engaging user interfaces for apps and websites. You will learn the technical aspects of UX and UI Design while simultaneously building the skills to work on multidisciplinary teams in an agency, start up, or freelance environment. By enrolling in the course, you will learn from top industry professionals, engage in real world projects with community partners, team up with students from our other RED Academy programs, network and build connections with hiring partners and professionals in the design, technology and start-up industries, and build a robust portfolio with tangible results to jumpstart their career as a UX/UI Designer. 24 WEEK PROGRAM 5 CLIENT PROJECTS 960 HOURS
    Financing
    Deposit£1,000
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available where you can split the cost over a number of months. Payment plans are also available where you can pay after you're employed after graduating from RED Academy.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic IT skills.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full-Stack Marketer Work-Study

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    Digital Marketing
    In PersonPart Time20 Hours/week100 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$19,000
    Class size10
    LocationVancouver
    Designed to give you a unique competitive edge in the job market and position yourself as a valuable and highly skilled team member. Having both marketing & visual design skills, you will be able to create marketing strategies as well as the promotional materials needed to send it to market. The Full-Stack Marketer Diploma is designed to put you in control of all stages of digital marketing: creating beautifully crafted marketing campaigns, engaging user interfaces, and leading memorable brand experiences. This program consists of 48 weeks of in-class time in UI Design and Digital Marketing, followed by a 48 week paid internship. At the end of this program, you will be able to create a brand identity and marketing strategy, design web and mobile applications, plan and execute engaging marketing campaigns, make data-driven design decisions, track customer behaviour, optimize conversions and much more. Working with our Community Partners on real projects, you will get practical hands-on experience in website and content management, marketing strategy, online brand strategy, conversion rate optimization (CRO) and A/B testing, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), social media management and advertising.
    Financing
    Deposit$1650
    Financing
    RED programs are eligible for student loans. We also partner with paybright.com.
    Tuition PlansThere are flexible payment plans available - please contact Admissions for more information.
    ScholarshipFor more information on scholarships, please contact the Admissions team.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UI & Communication Design Professional

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    Android, Design, iOS, Mobile
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week11 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$10,500
    Class sizeN/A
    Location-
    Throughout this 12-week program, students will engage in the creative process and learn how to apply design theory foundations to create engaging user interfaces for apps and websites. They will learn the technical aspects of user interface design while simultaneously building the skills to work on multidisciplinary teams in an agency, start up, or freelance environment.
    Financing
    Deposit$500 CAD (included in tuition)
    Financing
    Financing available through PayBright.
    Contact us for details.
    Tuition PlansTuition can be paid in three installments: 30 days prior to the term start date, on the term start date, and 30 days after the term start date. This option has a financing fee of $300 CAD, with the fee attached to the first payment.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelOur requirements are more focused on attitude and behaviour. We also expect students to be proficient using a computer and have good English communication skills.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UI Designer Professional

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    Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week11 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$10,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver
    Throughout the 12 week RED Academy UI Designer Professional Program, students will engage in the creative process and learn how to apply design theory foundations to create engaging user interfaces for apps and websites. They will learn the technical aspects of User Interface Design while simultaneously building the skills to work on multidisciplinary teams in an agency, start up, or freelance environment.
    Financing
    Deposit$1000 CAD (included in tuition)
    Financing
    RED programs are eligible for student loans. We also partner with paybright.com.
    Tuition PlansThere are flexible payment plans available - please contact Admissions for more information.
    ScholarshipFor more information on scholarships, please contact the Admissions team.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelOur requirements are more focused on attitude and behaviour. We also expect students to be proficient using a computer and have good English communication skills.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX Designer Professional

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    Augmented Reality, Digital Marketing, User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week11 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$7,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver
    Designed to provide you with in-depth practical experience and relevant skills to succeed in a User Experience Design related field. Throughout the course of a day, we have thousands of interactions with people, places, products, and services. Some of these interactions leave us feeling accomplished, while others bring high levels of frustration. The most pleasant of these interactions occur when the exchange feels personal and intuitive. Behind these delightful interactions is thoughtful and skilled user-centric design thinking. This immersive 12-week program will teach you the UX Design process and prepare you to become a Junior UX Designer. You will work on five projects, three of which are with real clients who are part of our tight-knit community. Throughout the UX Design Professional Program, you will establish a comprehensive understanding of how to design for mobile & web apps, as well as responsive websites. You will work in an agency-like environment that is well supported by experienced designers and mentors.
    Financing
    Deposit£500
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available where you can split the cost over a number of months. Payment plans are also available where you can pay after you're employed after graduating from RED Academy.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeing able to use a laptop.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX Designer Professional Work-Study

    Apply
    User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time20 Hours/week50 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver
    The academic portion of the program is 24 weeks full-time, outside of regular business hours. The remaining 24 weeks of the program is a work placement. In this program, students will learn how to engage in the entire UX design process, taking abstract ideas and refining them into concrete solutions. Skills taught include user experience research, planning, design, testing, and technical aspects of user experience design. They’ll work in a team-based environment, set up collaborative workflows and communicate with their clients, designers and potential employers. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to network and build connections with hiring partners and professionals. They’ll also be given an introduction to their field and the skills necessary to work on technical teams in an agency, in-house, start-up, corporate or freelance environment. By the end of the program, they’ll have developed a robust portfolio to jump-start their careers.
    Financing
    Deposit$1000 (included in tuition)
    Financing
    RED programs are eligible for student loans. We also partner with paybright.com.
    Tuition PlansThere are flexible payment plans available - please contact Admissions for more information.
    ScholarshipFor more information on scholarships, please contact the Admissions team.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Web Developer Professional Work-Study

    Apply
    CSS, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Wordpress
    In PersonFull Time20 Hours/week50 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver
    The academic portion of the program is 24 weeks full-time, outside of regular business hours. The remaining 24 weeks of the program is a work placement. The Web Developer Professional Work-Study program has been designed to help students acquire the necessary skills to start a career as an industry-ready front-end web developer. Throughout academic portion of the program, you’ll learn the fundamental technical skills for this career path, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and WordPress. You’ll also learn about responsive web design and how to use build tools such as Gulp and Webpack. Throughout the program, you’ll have the opportunity to build up your portfolio with a series of individual projects, and at the end of the program work in a small team to build out a real-world project for a RED community partner.
    Financing
    Deposit$1 000 (included in tuition)
    Financing
    RED programs are eligible for student loans. We also partner with paybright.com.
    Tuition PlansThere are flexible payment plans available - please contact Admissions for more information.
    ScholarshipFor more information on scholarships, please contact the Admissions team.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development Professional

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    CSS, HTML, JavaScript, AngularJS, Design, Git, jQuery, PHP, Wordpress
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week11 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$10,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver
    The Web Developer Professional program has been designed to help students acquire the necessary skills to start a career as an industry-ready front-end web developer. Throughout this intensive 12-week program you’ll learn the fundamental technical skills for this career path, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and WordPress. You’ll also learn about responsive web design and how to use build tools such as Gulp and Webpack. Throughout the program, you’ll have the opportunity to build up your portfolio with a series of individual projects, and at the end of the program work in a small team to build out a real-world project for a RED community partner. This program enables students to develop the necessary skills to succeed in a career as a junior front-end web developer. In London, the Web Developer Professional program is a comprehensive 12 week, full-time immersive diploma program designed for beginners which includes: 12 WEEK PROGRAM 1 CLIENT PROJECT 480 HOURS
    Financing
    Deposit$500 CAD (Canada); £500 (UK)
    Financing
    Canada: Financing available through PayBright. Contact us for details.

    UK: Payment plans are available where you can split the cost over a number of months. 
    Payment plans are also available where you can pay after you're employed after graduating from RED Academy.
    Tuition PlansCanada: Tuition can be paid in three installments: 30 days prior to the term start date, on the term start date, and 30 days after the term start date. This option has a financing fee of $300 CAD, with the fee attached to the first payment.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic IT skills. Our requirements are more focused on attitude and behaviour. We also expect students to be proficient using a computer and have good English communication skills.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Anonymous • Social Media Manager • Graduate
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    I was a graduate of the third ever cohort of the digital marketing program at RED Academy, so by the time you read this the curriculum and the way the program is run might have changed. That said, for a school that was relatively still in its infancy when I decided to enroll in it, I was overall quite satisfied with my experience.

    In contrast to more traditional educational institutions, I felt that the curriculum was very relevant and up to date at the time with the latest trends and practices in digital marketing. If you've ever been to one of RED's free seminars, you'll know that they emphasize giving you hands on experience with real companies, as opposed to the traditional academic model where it's all just theory and lectures. For our cohort, each team worked with a total of 3 companies. Some companies I found more interesting to work with than others, so there's a bit of luck involved too. 

    The instructors, unlike your typical middled aged university professor, are all relatively young professionals with lots of recent hands on experience in the digital marketing industry, and this is something you want when it comes to a constantly evolving industry like Tech. 

    Another highlight was that our program frequently brought in professionals from the industry to share with us their knowledge and practical strategies that they were using on a regular basis. I enjoyed this not just because of what I learned, but you get to learn about some of the cool companies that are out there and it also opens up opportunities for networking. 

    The main thing that kept me from giving RED a 5 star experience was that the instructors at the time had slightly differing expectations when it came to grading written reports (one report was needed for each of the 3 projects), which made it difficult when you have a different instructor grading your next report. I also felt that there should have been clearer guidelines when it came to preparing us for presentations. Of course, RED being less than a year old at the time I enrolled, I wasn't expecting things to be perfect, and I'm certain that future cohorts will have a more streamlined experience. 

    The last thing I'll stay about my cohort is that everyone in my class including myself managed to find a job within four months of graduation. This was in large part thanks to one of RED's staff members who's primarily role is to keep in touch with graduates and help them find work upon completing the program. Based on those results alone, I would definitely recommend RED's full time digital marketing program to anyone who's considering it. 

  • Great UX Program
    - 9/22/2016
    Anonymous • Graduate
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    I took the full time UX program. My experience with RED was not just great but also life changing experience. I learned everything I need to know to be a UX designer and made great friends and got a job that I wanted!

    The course was 3 months long and within in the time, I was able to learn and practice UX process consistently. The instructors are great teachers and also great supporters. They teach students everything that they need to know about UX and also emotionally and mentally support students. The instructors are passionate in teaching and they really care for their students. During the course, students worked on real community partner projects which help students to practice how to work with clients. 

    Also, RED provides great career support even after the program ends. RED has a recruiter who help sutdents with finding jobs, making resume, and finding networks. 

    I'm grateful that I took the course. 

  • Great Program
    - 9/21/2016
    Anonymous • Student
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    Took the full time 12 week digital marketing program, and I learned quite a bit. Coming from a marketing background, the skills I learned at RED Academy were vital in progressing my career within the field. The instructors were extremely helpful and knowledgable and the school environment was like a family. Working with real clients really sets RED Academy apart, I found that this was where I could take what I learned and apply it to real businesses. 

  • Anonymous • UI/UX Product Designer • Graduate
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    I came to RED because I was looking for a career change and took the full-time UX Design diploma program. The environment felt like home, the instructors went above and beyond to ensure that were getting the most out of the program and provided unlimited emotional support when things seemed uncertain. It was an immersive program and what I loved the most about it was that the curriculum adapted to our changing needs to keep us challenged and engaged. We learned how to apply design thinking using the tools current in the industry, such as Sketch and Invision. The projects provided real-world experience in working with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders. On our last two projects, we got the opportunity to work with real clients which were great exposure to real world problems.

    The students in my cohort all came from different design and non-design backgrounds, ranging in age and career levels. The bonds formed with the students, instructors and staff made it feel more like a family rather than just a community. It was a fun learning environment, with fun activities and exercises. 

    What's worth noting is that they also provide professional development and mentorship throughout the course of the program and have industry professionals come in to talk about different topics related to professional development.  They provide a lot of support with building a resume, portfolio and also have a dedicated placement manager who provides job support after graduating. You're always surrounded by people who genuinely want to help you succeed in your new career. 

    On the non-academic side of things, they have a social every Friday afternoon, led by their superstar facilities coordinator. Everyone from all the programs, instructors, and staff kick back, and mingle with a couple drinks and just have fun! It's was a great way to end the stressful weeks.

    My biggest takeaway from this program was that it made me more aware of myself, my strengths and capabilities. I felt that I grew so much, mentally and emotionally in those 3 months than I ever have, because of the nature of the program. It was a struggle to get through the 12 weeks but well worth the challenge and so pleased with the outcome. I don't think would've made it out of the program if it wasn't for the instructors and students who made it enjoyable and exciting every day!

  • Anonymous • Student
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    My time at Red Academy was truly an unfortunate experience. The course was taught by three recent (as in a month ago), young graduates of the full-time program who were wholly unprepared to teach the course. It was extremely curious that for the first class we had an instructor and then for the second session on it was the unexperienced TAs. This instructor had not left the institution, but was somehow absent from any furhter sessions. Additionally, the school has a policy wherein you can only get your money back after the first 10% of the course, and for a part-time 10 session course -- that was the first session.

    These poor TAs with no work experience, and only their class projects to base recomendations on -- any questions were met on deaf ears, or with very shallow dismissive anwsers. I feel for the recent grads, as they should not have been put in this position; however, it also meant that my $2000 on the course was totally wasted.

    The class was comprised primarily of individuals who work in the industry but not specifically in UX (ages 25-45), and while many stuck out the whole course some of us just could not be bothered. We spent most of the class watching the TAs read their slides verbatim (which were not prepared by them), and when asked a question about any of the material they were unable to anwser or asked us to google the anwser....

    TL;DR - this is a horrendous waste of your money. Do not under any circumstances attend their part-time ux program as you will be disappointed.

    Response From: Sean Eikerman of RED Academy
    Title: Operations Director
    Thursday, Sep 22 2016
    Thank you for your honest review, and I'm sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience with our part-time UX class. 

    Our main focus at RED is to provide instruction and facilitation for students to learn the subject matter through the lens of real world projects. With this being the case, our instructors are hired due to their relevant professional experience in the local tech community. Their jobs are to provide structure and oversight, but since there are usually quite a few questions, much of the coaching is done with TA's currently working in the industry to help students navigate the projects. It is our policy that all instructors and TA's go through immersive teacher training, but are professionals in their fields first and foremost. However, we are aware that there was a highly unusual staffing issue with respect to the delivery of this particular part-time program that may have impacted the quality of your experience, and I can certainly appreciate your frustration. 

    Our main focus is to provide an exceptional student experience and it is certainly not our intention to mislead students; therefore, we'd be happy to discuss this further about how we can help rectify your experience. 

    Feel free to reach out to me directly- we'd love to continue this conversation to help improve our part-time program.

    Thank you,

    Sean Eikerman

    Operations Director
    RED Academy
    sean.eikerman@redacademy.com
    778-379-7175 ext. 1

Thanks!