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Next Cohort: Jul 2-Sep 6
Jul 2-Sep 6
Design websites and apps people love with Bitmaker’s full-time Product & UX Design course. Whether you have some experience in another design discipline or are just a design enthusiast, this course will prepare you to jump into your first UX role.
What You Will Learn
This isn’t a typical, theory-heavy course. At Bitmaker, you’ll develop your design chops with hands-on assignments everyday, then bring it all together in a comprehensive portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills and design thinking.
- Visual Design: Visual design can separate a delightful experience from a merely adequate one. Use typography, color, contrast, and more to your advantage.
- Research and Planning: A “good idea” isn’t good enough. You need to truly understand your users and put their needs at the core of your decision-making to craft a solution you can execute.
- Interaction Design: Getting your users painlessly from “A” to “B” can be harder than it sounds. Design engaging user journeys through clear communication and delightful interactions.
- Polish, growth, and putting it all together: Take user feedback into your process and integrate your efforts into a cohesive product. Practice rational design thinking to solve problems and validate your solutions.
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Next Cohort: Jul 2-Sep 6
Student Reviews (11)
I'd always been interested in programming and computer science, but taking another 4-year university degree wasn't an option. After talking to friends who work in tech, I found out about Bitmaker, and decided to quit my job and enroll in the 3-month fu...
I'd always been interested in programming and computer science, but taking another 4-year university degree wasn't an option. After talking to friends who work in tech, I found out about Bitmaker, and decided to quit my job and enroll in the 3-month full-time web development program.
The pace was fast there was a huge amount of material covering all aspects of web development. The lectures were of excellent quality and the knowledgeable and experienced instructors were be available most of the day whenever you needed them. The course teaches you the popular languages and frameworks but the emphasis is on teaching you the skills and tools you need to learn things on your own, reflective of real-life scenarios. Site visits to tech companies and guest lectures provided excellent insights into the industry. Lastly, but probably most importantly, the part of the curriculum focusing on career strategies will teach you the most effective job-finding strategies, including networking, applications, and interviews -- IF you're willing to put in the work!
Overall an amazing experience that helped me start a new career as a software developer.
I thoroughly enjoyed the program at Bitmaker General Assembly. The 10-week part time course was the perfect addition to my current skill-set as a graphic designer. The course was paced really well and the instructors were very approachable and understa...
I thoroughly enjoyed the program at Bitmaker General Assembly. The 10-week part time course was the perfect addition to my current skill-set as a graphic designer. The course was paced really well and the instructors were very approachable and understanding of our issues. The content covered was excellent as well. I definitely recommend this class if you're a designer like myself who wants to add user experience as part of their skill set. Ultimately the course is about what you bring to it. If you're willing to put the time and effort into it you're going to get a lot out of it.
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.