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How Do I Choose the Right UX Bootcamp for me?

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So, you’ve decided to enroll in a UX design bootcamp, but how do you choose the right fit for you? There are so many bootcamps to choose from, so like any decision this is no easy feat. But, no fret in this guide, we’ll cover the different factors to consider when reviewing your choices for UX design bootcamps. 

The following factors are some things to research and ask questions about before making the decision to enroll in a UX bootcamp.


What should be included in a good UX Bootcamp curriculum? 

Many UX bootcamps only teach UX design or UI design, however, Avocademy teaches UX design, UI design, and UX research. By learning UX/UI design and UX research, once you graduate from bootcamp not only will you be able to have your choice about which path you want to pursue, but you will also have many more job opportunities. 


What are the costs of attending a UX bootcamp?

The next factor to consider when choosing a UX bootcamp is the cost. With rising costs across the board, making sure that not only is the curriculum good, but also that the cost of the bootcamp fits your needs. UX bootcamp costs can go upwards to $16,000+. Avocademy’s foundation program is $2,997 and we offer 6, 12, and 36-month payment options that start at just $70 a month.


How long will it take to complete a UX bootcamp?

Another important factor to consider when picking a bootcamp is the length of completion. While some details such as time commitments, will help determine how long it will take to complete a bootcamp at Avocademy you can expect to complete the bootcamp between 8 to 16 weeks. 10 hours per week is the minimum amount of time that has to be applied in order to complete the bootcamp within a 16 week timeframe. If you are able to commit 20 hours per week, you can complete the bootcamp in just 8 weeks. Other bootcamps can take anywhere from 6 months to a year. 


How can I determine the quality of a UX bootcamp?

The next factor to consider when researching UX bootcamps is the credibility of the program. You want to make sure that the one you choose is reputable. At Avocademy, the instructors are experts in the field and have a minimum of three years of UX/UI experience. 


What about mentorship opportunities? 

Mentorship is another important deciding factor when considering what choice to make about a UX bootcamp. At Avocademy students are offered two sets of mentors, those that will be available via Zoom calls, and those that will be available through Slack–an app for business communication. All the mentors that are available are experts in the field, and the Zoom mentors have 3+ years of experience as UX/UI designers. The type of mentor that students are placed with depends on what module students are working on. For example, if a student is working on the module for UX research, they would be paired with a UX researcher who currently works in the field, and can help answer any questions that may come up. 


What kind of career opportunities can I expect after attending a UX bootcamp?

If you are considering a UX bootcamp, it can be assumed that a new career is on the horizon, so making sure that career placement services are part of the program you choose is important. At Avocademy, after you complete the course material you get to enroll into Career Jumpstart. Career Jumpstart is step 2 of our program and it will help you land a job as a UX/UI Designer.


What kind of projects and portfolio building can I expect to complete?

The last factor to consider when you are deciding on a UX bootcamp is the type of projects you will be able to complete and the portfolio-building skills that you will acquire. At Avocademy, the projects that students complete are real-life projects that are done for start-ups, nonprofits, and other organizations that reach out to us to get free UX/UI design work done. 


Ready to Get Started? Schedule a Free UX Mentorship Session!

At Avocademy, we help students decide if UX design is right for them. Schedule a call with us to start your UX career journey today. 




Ruby is a SEO content writer who loves reading nonfiction, binging reality TV, and going to live shows. She loves her avocados on toast with a runny egg and freshly cracked black pepper. 

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