UX Academy is an intensive, rigorous program—requiring at least 40 hours of coursework each week on the full time track, and 20 hours part time.
We want students to succeed, not struggle—and that’s why we enforce strict admission criteria for the program. The application process has the added benefit of clarifying in your own mind exactly what you’re looking for and why.
This, in turn, means that being accepted onto the program is already a huge vote of confidence, not only in your technical potential as a designer, but also in the passion and commitment you’ve demonstrated in your application.
We’ve received over 500 applications to UX Academy in the past year, and in this article we’re sharing with you the 5 qualities that set apart successful applications.
1. Make a video.
Introducing yourself through a video helps us to get to know you, and understand where you’re coming from. It also demonstrates your communication skills, which will be an important factor in your success on the course. UX Academy is highly interactive: it includes at least 32 1-on-1 videoconference sessions with your expert mentors, as well as weekly group design critiques with other students in the program where you’ll develop your skills in giving and receiving critical feedback. You don’t need to be the world’s greatest orator! What we’re looking for is enthusiasm, and a willingness to speak up and get involved.