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What would tech be without UX/UI Design? A brilliant blend of artistic flair and analytical thinking, no two days are the same when you pursue a career in design. Today's designers are leading the way in making tech more accessible for all kinds of people solving all kinds of problems. Designers get to know their users, and build things to delight, surprise, and seamlessly fit into their digital lives.
With an Ironhack bootcamp, you'll learn how to think like a designer, how to solve problems, and how to always keep the user front of mind. You'll also be able to wield Figma like a magician, with an end-to-end understanding of the product development process. You'll graduate from your bootcamp feeling confident in designing your own websites and web applications, filling your portfolio with interactive and dynamic designs.
We've helped thousands of students land their dream job in tech, and we're confident that we can help you too! If there's anything you're unsure about, we're here to help you.
Any prior design experience is quite useful; however, it is not required for admission. On the other hand, solid social skills are a must, as any great UX/UI designer listens closely, empathizes and communicates clearly. These soft skills are essential — in order to find a product’s most effective tech solution, designers must work well with their colleagues and connect with their users.
The program has the same structure both in the full-time or part-time formats: the only difference is the duration of each module. The program is divided into modules and projects: there’s a module for Visual Design and UI Design, one for Coding, one for UX Design, and one for Project Management. All the modules are introduced at the beginning of the Bootcamp to allow you to integrate the learnings throughout the bootcamp. The projects connect the different module concepts through hands-on experience. They will put you in a real-world scenario to prompt you to apply the techniques learned in class to solve problems. By the end of the program, you will have a professional UXUI Portfolio with 3-6 projects, done using state-of-the-art tools and methods in the industry, to start your job search.
Sure! Ironhack is designed for those who want to start their career in the tech sector. Please, check our syllabus and gather all the information for each of the programs. Keep in mind that our bootcamps are pretty intensive. You will need to develop your creative and visual abilities. If you have true passion and the committment that the program demands, we want you!
At Ironhack our course and teaching practices follow three themes of pedagogy established through decades of teaching and learning research:
We recognize the difference between individuals and focus on avoiding the cookie-cutter education model often found in traditional schools. We provide the maximal guidance and instructional support to our students when they need them. Meanwhile we encourage motivated and capable students to continue learning beyond the curricula by providing additional learning resources that are carefully selected to strengthen their knowledge. What's more, every student will have the opportunity to idealize, prototype, and develop their own projects they feel fun and meaningful. We try our best to make our students feel their learning experiences are fulfilling and useful for realizing their dreams.
Learning By Doing
The best way to learn technology is by doing it. Our curricula is filled up with carefully designed hands-on exercises to help students translate knowledge into skills. While applying what they think they know in the hands-on work, students often find holes and mismatches in their knowledge maps. They will then amend and fix those secretive problems. Also, during the iterative trial-and-error learning process, students will discover relations between seemingly isolated concepts and identify the most efficient way to accomplish tasks.
You will find our instructors love explaining the "whys" in addition to the "hows" in coding and designing. This is because experts really differ from novices by knowing what to do at the right time and context. As apprentices of coding and design, it is important for the students to know the cognition of the veterans in order to really master the knowledge.
To access the full time or part time program of UX/UI Design, you don't need any previous requirement: it is enough if you love learning, you are motivated and willing to work. We recommend this program to those candidates who have a great eye for design, empathy, creativity and communication skills - also, you should be passionate about websites, apps and the digital environment.
Usually, the profile our students have is Junior UX/UI Designer. According to your expectations, experience and interests, you can specialize after or use the learned skills as a complement to your current profession.
There are as many profiles as students! Some of the most common backgrounds are: psychology, marketing, architecture, design, arts, and media... but it is not necessary to have a university degree or any specific education. Remember that at Ironhack we are specialized in teaching students with really diverse backgrounds.
Of course! You should always learn more about this area, you can join our webinars and make sure that UX/UI Design is for you. It is not necessary to have any previous training but you should demonstrate this is the path you want to follow.
In the Full Time program, you should go to class from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, and then you will have a lot of extra work after class. It is a really intensive program that is not compatible with any other activity such as work or studying.
In the Part Time program, you will have class two weekdays during the evening and on Saturdays. It is compatible with your full time job or any other circumstances, but remember that all your free time will be dedicated to the program. We estimate that you should invest at least 15 hours per week, besides the attendance to class.
Yes, you should have your own computer. If you are enrolled in the Web Dev or Data Analytics Bootcamps, any operative system should be fine. For the UX/UI Design Bootcamp, we try to adapt to the industry standards so we recommend you to check what operating system they prefer. Most of campus use software like Sketch or Flinto, only available for Mac, but you can also use alternative programs. In general, the computer should have 8GB of RAM and no older than 5 years.
Bootcamps are not for everyone, even if anyone can apply for them. The concept of bootcamp comes from the military camps: it means effort, teamwork and passion above anything else. Our Bootcamps are designed for reinventing education and go beyond the passive traditional education. Learning is based on projects, and there are no grades or exams. You will get constant feedback from teachers and classmates, our methodology is hands-on and you will be supported by the Careers Department to achieve your career goals. At Ironhack, the title is not the most important thing, but our job market network, our ability to adapt the content to the market needs and the technical skills of the Ironhackers.
The training will be hands-on, guided by experts who combine teaching with their own projects and work. You will have to develop your own projects and exercises based on real life cases since day one. The best learning tool is feedback: this is key for learning at Ironhack. There are no grades or exams, this is disruptive education focused on the real job market.
Yes! Our bootcamps don't just help you land a traditional job, they can also give you the confidence and skills to launch your own freelance career and be your own boss.
Career Services are available to you from day one of becoming an official student to one year after graduation. This includes being assigned an experienced Career Coach , who'll help you map out your career path and get job-hunt ready based on current market needs and trends. They'll review your resume, LinkedIn profile, portfolio and pitch.
You'll also have a 1:1 with them to help you get you unstuck when the job hunt gets...sticky or if you need to do a mock interview to prepare you for the real thing. As long as you're actively job-hunting, we'll be on hand to assist you.
You'll also have access to job postings from our global hiring network of more than 1,000 companies!
We work with a variety of third party partners and government agencies to provide you with the very best financing options. If you're unable to, or would just rather not, pay for your full tuition upfront, we can break your fee up into instalments to make the payments manageable. Depending on your location and eligibility, you may be able to get your Bootcamp partially or even fully funded. In fact, most Ironhack students use Financing Options to fund their education, so you're certainly not alone in needing a bit of help!
Fill out our easy Application Form
Receive a call from Admissions, to find out if your motivations, long term goals, availability, and determination are a good fit for the Bootcamp.
Take a technical test in English to test your basic logic skills. This will also give you a basic understanding of the concepts you'll learn in your chosen track. Once you have passed this test, our Admissions team will be in touch with you.
Choose how to fund your Bootcamp from our selection of Financing Options. You can consult your Admissions advisor if you're not sure which one is right for you.
Pay your deposit before the Bootcamp starts to confirm your place.
That's it! You're an Ironhacker!
We're not going to lie, it's difficult, but definitely doable. We're cramming all of the key skills you need to achieve your goals into a few weeks/months. It also gets trickier when you balance Bootcamp with work and/or other commitments. So it's definitely a challenge, and you should be certain that you've got the right motivation to take it on.
That said, you don't need to be a tech genius to succeed. Our alumni are living proof: from Sales Assistant to Data Scientist, from Art History to UX/UI, from Chef to Full Stack Developer and from Music to Cybersecurity.
All you need is motivation. Where there's a will, there's a way.
Each Bootcamp comes with mandatory pre-work, which covers the essential knowledge and basic information of each track. This ensures that everyone will have the same foundational knowledge on the first day of class.
That being said, some people will move faster than others, but that's OK! Our curriculum is designed to adapt itself to those that are moving more quickly and those that need a bit more help.
The best way to get Bootcamp-ready is through completing the pre-work, which aims to give everyone the same foundational understanding of the core concepts in their chosen track.
Full time students will get 50 hours of training in a combination of self-paced and group activities, guided by an instructor in the week leading up to Bootcamp.
Part time students will receive the same training, but entirely self-paced for maximum flexibility. You can get started as soon as you become an official student.
Full-time and part-time Ironhackers receive the same quality education and career support, but each format comes with its own benefits to better fit your goals, lifestyle, financial situation, and state of being. Consider carefully which one makes the most sense for you. Keep in mind that both require the same amount of dedication from you, and will also include some independent work outside of class time.
Part time is a great choice if you're looking for more flexibility and want to work while studying, or need to balance your Bootcamp with other commitments. Full time can help you change careers more quickly, and is great for a more immersive experience, which allows you to get help more frequently from teaching staff and your fellow Ironhackers.
Our Admissions team will be able to advise you during the application process, and figure out which option is the best for you.
There are uncountable benefits to enrolling in a Bootcamp, but let's highlight the main ones:
1. The most in-demand hard skills. We've got our fingers on the pulse of what tech companies are looking for in their candidates, and we're always adjusting our course content to make sure you're getting the hard skills that'll actually get you hired.
2. Hands-on experience. As well as lectures and reading material, every Ironhacker gets experience through hands-on projects that closely resemble what you'll be working on as a junior Web Developer, UX/UI Designer, Data Analyst, or Cybersecurity Officer. Putting your new skills into practice during Bootcamp helps you hit the ground running in your new career, and gives you an awesome portfolio to boost your job search.
3. Personalized career support and development. Our Career Services are available to every Ironhacker and include, but aren't limited to; portfolio, LinkedIn and resume assistance, 1-1 career guidance with a Career Coach, mock interviews, talks with HR and tech experts in your field. You'll also have access to job postings shared by our global network of hiring companies, who are looking for talent just like you. And thanks to us you'll be job-hunt and market-ready when it's time to meet them!
Unlike competitors who guarantee jobs after the Bootcamp or your money back, we don't want you to get just ANY job, but one that's aligned with your long term career goals. At Ironhack, you get out of it as much as you're willing to put in. We equip you with the tools to help you achieve your goals, but it's up to you to open the door to your future.
What we do guarantee is our commitment to you and your goals, and providing you with a quality education, expert career advice, a supportive learning community and a global hiring network.
There are no knowledge requirements for our Bootcamps. As long as you have sufficient proficiency in [LANGUAGE], basic logical skills, enough time, and most importantly motivation, you're fit for a Bootcamp. Each cohort has students from different backgrounds so if you're starting from scratch with your tech knowledge, you're not alone.
Passion above all else! You don't need a particular skill set, and you don't need to come from a certain background. Ironhackers come from all corners of the world and bring a wealth of experiences with them.
That being said, Bootcamps aren't easy! So in the application process we look for people whose long term goals will genuinely benefit from our services. We also look for people who have enough time and energy to dedicate to the Bootcamp, and the motivation to see it through till the end.