Tuition is $6,000.
A deposit of $1000 is due within one week of your acceptance, with the remaining $5,000 due two weeks prior to the start date of your cohort.
DESIGNATION is one word, pronounced just the way it looks: des·ig·na·tion.
Nothing but a willingness to learn and work hard.
You will need to bring your own laptop (PC or Mac, but we strongly recommend a MacBook Pro with Retina display), with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator already installed.* We'll provide you with tools, textbooks, resources, and more during the program.
*If you don't already have Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, we recommend the Adobe Creative Cloud
, which gives you access to these two software programs.
One of the greatest strengths of the Full-Stack Design Bootcamp is its ability to become whatever any individual needs it to be. Because the range of topics it covers is so broad, different people will naturally gravitate to different parts of the curriculum. We encourage students to explore and discover which aspects of the program they’re most passionate about, and embrace those moving forward.
That depends on what you mean. There’s no doubt that the internet is the single most powerful educational tool of all time. And while a lot of our curriculum is accessible in one form or another, we think the ability to work with a live instructor, collaborate with peers, and do live client work are invaluable and irreplaceable.
Although we accept students from anywhere in the world, we're not able to provide any visa assistance. You will be solely responsible for obtaining your student visa to participate in the program, as well as obtaining a working visa to accept a job afterward, if that's a road you choose to pursue.
For the first six weeks of virtual prep work, you should expect to dedicate 20-40 hours per week. For the in-person portion of the porgram, you are expected to dedicate at least 70 hours a week for assignments, projects, and portfolio work.
No. But we love it if you do.
Of course! That is our main goal, after all. The program is designed to make you competitive for design jobs in 18 weeks. Our entire career development arm, DESIGNATION Black
, is committed to finding you a job. We have over 300 connections to companies across the country that need your help. If you are proactive, diligent, determined and continue to work with our team, we can guarantee you will find a job in design within 4 months of your graduation date.
Many students get a job either during our program or shortly after their graduation. Other students may take another 1-3 months of portfolio development to achieve their goals. What we can promise, is that if you work with us and are proactive, you will have a design job within 4 months of graduation.
Graduates who are included in our success and hiring metrics meet all of the following criteria:
• Graduate is looking for hiring opportunities in UX, UI, front-end development, and/or design-thinking
• The stats are within a 3-month window of when a cohort graduated
• Graduates that go on vacation/travel at any time during the 3-month window aren't included (but we pick up working with the graduate as soon as they come back)
• Graduates have to be in communication with us a minimum of once per month, with additional progress at each check-in
• Graduates have to have fully participated in the program for 18 weeks (having no unexcused attendance for classes and workshops)
• Graduate met accountability points (portfolio site, 3-5 pieces, hiring partner introductions) and worked with us during the graduate's job application process
• The stats do not not include self-employed graduates
Yes, the 6 week Virtual Classroom segment is a part of a cohort's start date, and can be completed remotely. The in-person immersion portion of the program is when you will be required to be at our space in Chicago for 70 hours a week minimum.
Three-Day Cancellation: If you provide written notice of cancellation within three (3) days (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and federal and state holidays), you will be entitled to a full refund of your deposit payment of $1,000.00. No refunds will be granted after this period, but your deposit may be applied towards any future cohort or program.
Withdrawal: If you are accepted and choose to withdraw from DESIGNATION within twenty-four (24) hours after the commencement of the first class session, you are entitled to a refund of all tuition less the $1000.00 deposit payment. No refunds will issued after the first twenty-four (24) hours after the commencement of the first class session.
All refunds will be issued within thirty (30) days of the determination of your cancellation or withdrawal date.
Each cohort is named in alphabetical order after unique colors.
Our online reviews are on Quora
, and Yelp
. We also recommend that you reach out to our alumni to discover first-hand if our program is right for you.