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Duration

10 weeks

Tuition

$2,750

  Toronto

Feb 26-Apr 3

Commitment

Part-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Year Founded

2012

Scholarships

no

Learn The UX Process And Create Powerful Prototypes. Fun, easy-to-use apps and websites don’t happen by accident. We’ll show you how it’s done. In this 10-week hands-on course, we’ll teach you the principles behind great user experiences and the methods used to turn them into designs people love.

What You’ll Learn

From conducting customer research and designing effective user flows to building and testing prototypes, you’ll learn all the skills that have become an essential part of every great designer’s toolkit. And at the end, you’ll execute a design pitch good enough to convince any stakeholder.

  • Perform essential research: Learn how to deliver on the needs of your users and stakeholders by conducting research that effectively exposes their goals and pain points.
  • Use industry-standard tools: Our instructors will teach you all the tips and tricks to put together visually impressive design using tools like Sketch and Photoshop.
  • Build your prototype: Learn what’s working and where you can improve your designs. Get users in the real world to try your prototype and give you feedback.
  • Pitch your design: Learn how to justify your design choices and present your design with confidence both verbally and visually. Get your stakeholders on board.

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Student Reviews (8)

Bitmaker

Great course for graphic designers

Toronto •

Graduated From

User Experience Design

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

na

Bitmaker's UX course was exactly what I needed to take my skills as a graphic designer to the next level. The course covered everything from the basics of UX research to tools like Sketch to how to actually pitch design concepts. I left the class with

Bitmaker's UX course was exactly what I needed to take my skills as a graphic designer to the next level. The course covered everything from the basics of UX research to tools like Sketch to how to actually pitch design concepts. I left the class with a portfolio of prototypes and projects I worked on with students in the web development class that I'm proud to show friends and employers. If you're willing to put in the work, there's no reason you won't get amazing results.

Bitmaker

Not bad, would look for longer class duration next time

Toronto •

Graduated From

Front-End Web Development

Overall:

3 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

2 stars

The instructors were super friendly and probably my favourite part of the experience. If you are not good with self-directed study, this is probably not the course for you. It felt really rushed and overwhelming because we just zipped through everythin

The instructors were super friendly and probably my favourite part of the experience. If you are not good with self-directed study, this is probably not the course for you. It felt really rushed and overwhelming because we just zipped through everything so quickly. I don't feel like I have a great grasp of Javascript, which is too bad. One thing I do really like is that I still have access of all course recordings, so I can review whenever I like. There is also an activity Slack community, so you do feel plugged in and able connect with your peers whenever you want.

FAQ

  • Do you provide financing?

    We work with some great partners to provide financing options to our students, including a 6-month deferred payment option that allows students to make no payments until after completing the course. Qualifying applicants can: Cover your total course fees; choose a term of up to 60 months; or pay early with no penalties. Traditional term loans are also available.

  • What do I leave the course with? What will I have accomplished?

    By the end of the course you’ll have completed several individual and group projects, culminating in one primary portfolio project. Your portfolio project is your main showpiece that you will complete during the final two weeks of the course, but all assignment work can also be expanded and leveraged when demonstrating your skills and learning curve to prospective employers. You’ll have become friends with your amazing classmates and cultivated relationships with incredible mentors. If you make the most of the career support and networking opportunities, you’ll also leave the course with a network that will help you get started. This course will help you develop foundational skills to enable you to continuously learn and add new skills. Every new job, even within the same technology set, requires developers to relearn many skills. You’ll be prepared with the core knowledge you need to make these leaps.

  • What post-program support does Bitmaker General Assembly offer?

    We offer extensive career support after the program, which includes a demo day showcasing your portfolio projects. Our career support team is here to mentor you as you are searching work and help you get your foot in the door with warm introductions to our extensive network of partners. Additionally, we offer alumni office hours to Web Development graduates in order to provide support as you continue to learn new skills. Our doors will always be open to alumni and we want to help them success however we can.

  • Can I get to Bitmaker General Assembly by way of public transit?

    Our downtown Toronto campus is located at 220 King St West, which is very close to St. Andrew Station and the King streetcar. We’re also a 15-minute walk from Union Station if you are commuting on the GO network.

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