Designlab offers two tracks for students to choose from.
You are expected to complete all the assigned coursework each week — submitting projects, scheduling mentor sessions, and attending Group Crits according to the schedule. At the end of each week, we’ll send you an email reminder with a progress report.
Both the 40 hours/week and 20 hours/week tracks include our 6 month job guarantee. Designlab promises to provide the education you need to land you your first role as a junior user experience designer. You promise to stay on track, meet with your mentor(s) regularly as expected, attend & participate the weekly Group Crits, and complete your coursework on time. You must honor your commitment to Designlab in order to qualify for our 6 month job guarantee. We can only ensure your career success when we work together.
We understand that circumstances come up (travel, medical emergencies, etc.) which may prevent you from keeping up with the course for a week or two. To help with this, we allow you two pauses, each one week long to use at your discretion throughout the course. While paused you will have access to your coursework, but you won’t be able to schedule mentor sessions.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time and let us know the dates you’d like to pause the course.
Career shifts require dedication and time, and keeping up with the coursework may prove to be infeasible due to circumstances that are out of your control. If there is a sudden life change or you become overwhelmed with work or family struggles, we will do our best to work with you to help you stay on track and honor your commitment to the program. In certain cases, however, the situation is more than we can help with; in those cases we offer some alternate strategies. Here are the details:
You cannot fall behind on the coursework for more than 40 hours. That’s two weeks behind if you’re on the part-time track or one week behind if you’re on the full-time track. Should you fall more than 40 hours behind, we reserve the right to withdraw you from the program and issue a prorated refund.
We reserve the right to withdraw you from UX Academy at any point. Reasons for withdrawal include:
With these policies, our goal is to help you structure a roadmap for success during the course, and to create a thriving UX Academy community with students and mentors working together to achieve their goals.
If you’re unsatisfied for any reason within the first 2 weeks of the program, you can withdraw from the program and receive a full refund. If you decide to withdraw later on, we'll grant you a prorated refund.
Once you reach the third week, the $399 deposit becomes non-refundable. Refunds are pro-rated based on the time you’ve spent in the course.
If you are not able to get an entry-level job, internship, contract, or freelance role in UI/UX design within 6 months after successfully completing UX Academy, you may be eligible for a full refund. These are the requirements for eligibility:
To uphold our refund policy, we expect a firm commitment from students who are interested in finding a new job after the program. Here are our expectations:
The following applies for students starting in the April 2017 cohort and beyond: