Top Bay Area Design Courses

  • General Assembly User Experience Design Immersive

    Launch a future-proof career designing digital experiences that power revenue, user loyalty, and product success. Distinguish yourself as a designer by compiling a portfolio to showcase solo, group, and client projects to employers based on UI design and Agile methodologies.

    In-person @ 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA Also available online
    • $16,450
    • 12 Weeks
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • General Assembly UX Design Course

    This beginner UX course is a 40-hour in-person or online program aimed at giving students the fundamentals to succeed in the fast-paced field of UX. The course curriculum covers a range of important UX topics, including user experience research, content strategy, wireframing, prototyping, and usability testing. Students build skills quickly through GA's hands-on approach, and students will build experience with two of the most common platforms in the industry: Sketch and Invision. Graduates of the program walk away with a capstone project in addition to the foundational skills required to start a career in UX design.

    In-person @ 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA Also available online
    • $4,500
    • 60 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
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  • Noble Desktop Web Design Certificate

    In this certificate program, participants will learn the skills needed to become a website designer and front-end web developer. Students will learn to build webpages with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as how to design webpages with Figma. Participants will learn developer tools such as Git to collaborate with developers, modern web technologies such as Flexbox, Grid, and Bootstrap to efficiently create responsive websites, WordPress to create websites and blogs, and the creation of marketing emails with HTML & CSS. Attendees will learn the skills needed to start a career in web design. The program includes a free retake and each course includes a step-by-step workbook.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $4,995
    • 162 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop Graphic Design Certificate

    In this certificate program, participants will learn the skills needed to become a graphic designer. Attendees start by learning industry-standard apps such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Students then learn and put into practice design fundamentals such as design theory, composition, typography, color, and more. During the program, students will work on multiple design projects including logos, social media graphics, album art, advertisements, and more. Attendees will learn the skills needed to start a career as a graphic designer and walk away with projects they can use in a portfolio to show prospective employers or clients. The program includes a free retake and several step-by-step workbooks.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $2,995
    • 84 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop UX & UI Design Certificate

    Learn the essentials of engaging with the user, concept development, and prototyping for an optimal user outcome. Students develop the ability to analyze and share results with a real-world client in a customer-centered approach. Through the use of stunning designs created in Figma and Adobe XD, participants develop the finely tuned nuances of UX/UI.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $3,495
    • 132 Hours
    • Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop Video Editing Certificate

    Master video editing and build a demo reel to show employers. In this course, you'll learn video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, audio editing with Adobe Audition, and get started with motion graphics and animation with After Effects. You’ll gain an understanding of how these apps work together, as well as workflow strategies. Along the way, you’ll create projects that teach you Premiere Pro, Audition, and After Effects. In the final demo reel (portfolio) development course, you’ll create independent projects to showcase your newly-developed skills. This course comes with one-on-one mentoring sessions where you'll receive career advice and resume assistance.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $2,995
    • 78 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • General Assembly Visual Design Course

    Gain the vocabulary and tools to tackle diverse design challenges on the job. Kickstart your portfolio and create beautiful, responsive designs for the web. This course is offered in person and live online, in a remote classroom setting.

    In-person @ 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA Also available online
    • $3,500
    • 32 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
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  • Noble Desktop UI Design Certificate

    In this certificate program, participants will learn the skills needed to become a well rounded digital designer, capable of designing websites, logos, social media graphics, and more. Attendees start by learning industry-standard apps such as Sketch, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Students then learn and implement design fundamentals such as design theory, composition, typography, color, web design standards, and more. Attendees will learn the skills needed to start a career as a visual designer and walk away with projects they can use in a portfolio to show prospective employers or clients. The program includes a free retake and several step-by-step workbooks.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $3,995
    • 120 Hours
    • Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Berkeley Boot Camps UX/UI Boot Camp

    This immersive program teaches the foundational skills of UX/UI in 24 weeks. Students will learn about information architecture, persona creation, and qualitative/quantitative research practices. They will learn how to create visual prototypes and wireframes using Adobe XD, InVision, and Google Slides. Web prototyping with JavaScript, Bootstrap, and other tools will be covered. Graduates will have access to career coaching and planning services.

    In-person @ 160 Spear St, San Francisco, CA
    • $12,495
    • 24 Weeks, 10 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • General Assembly User Experience Design Bootcamp

    This UX design bootcamp is a beginner-friendly 1-day workshop designed for individuals hungry to learn UX basics. In this hands-on workshop, students will work alongside experts to learn how humans engage with websites, discover who the key players are in the field of UX, and work through a design thinking exercise. Students will also practice various aspects of UX, including the design, research, sketching, and testing skills needed to succeed on any UX team.

    In-person @ 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA Also available online
    • $250
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays or Weekends
    • Beginner
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  • General Assembly Product Design Bootcamp

    This 2-day product design course is a beginner-friendly bootcamp designed for individuals aiming to learn the full scope of the product development and design lifecycle. In this hands-on bootcamp, students will be introduced to a range of sessions to provide students with a richer understanding of the product design journey. On day one, students learn UX fundamentals, story mapping, concept validation, storytelling methods, and more. Day two picks up with concept pitched, design fundamentals and heuristics, UI patterns, sketching, prototyping, prototype design, and testing, and concludes with student presentations.

    In-person @ 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA Also available online
    • $374
    • 14 Hours
    • Weekdays or Weekends
    • Beginner
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  • General Assembly Getting Started with Wordpress

    This WordPress course is a beginner-friendly workshop designed for individuals who aspire to launch a website or improve an existing website with WordPress. Students who participate in this workshop will discover the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, learn how to create and update content in WordPress, uncover the many themes and how to customize them, and get comfortable using other tools like plugins and widgets.

    In-person @ 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA Also available online
    • See provider
    • 3 Hours
    • Weekdays or Weekends
    • Beginner
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  • General Assembly Visual Design Bootcamp

    This visual design course is a beginner-friendly bootcamp designed for individuals who aspire to uncover some of the programs and practices used by expert digital designers. Students who participate in this bootcamp will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign as well as learning how to apply some generally accepted rules for incorporating typography and color theory to be pleasing to the viewer. Students will also learn some of the theory behind UX and UI design, the various stages of the digital design process, and how to design for impact in a range of mediums, including print, websites, and social media.

    In-person @ 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA Also available online
    • $250
    • 7 Hours
    • Weekdays or Weekends
    • Beginner
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  • Sonic Training Fireworks - Introduction

    This course teaches students how to use Macromedia Fireworks to create vector graphics. Students will learn how to use Fireworks to apply effects, textures and pattern, and to optimize graphics of all kinds for use online. This program includes free repeats within six months and courseware you can keep for reference later.

    In-person @ 1 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA
    • $595
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Sonic Training XML Document Design

    In this Introduction to XML training course, you will learn basic and intermediate skills. You learn to access, modify, and search XML documents using the Document Object Model (DOM) and XQuery, dynamically transform XML documents into various display formats and implement strategies to secure XML data interchange. This program includes free repeats within six months and courseware you can keep for reference later.

    In-person @ 1 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA
    • $595
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
    • Free Retake
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  • General Assembly Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

    This Adobe Photoshop course is an introductory workshop designed for creative individuals who aspire to take their photo editing skills to the next level. In this hands-on bootcamp, students will learn most of the basics of working with Photoshop to digitally edit their photos like a pro. Students will come away knowing how to create a document, import and export images, use the various tools within Photoshop, manipulate images, insert and design text, and other great Photoshop tips and tricks.

    In-person @ 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA Also available online
    • $250
    • 7 Hours
    • Weekdays or Weekends
    • Beginner
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  • Sonic Training QuarkXPress (Quark) - Introduction/Intermediate

    This introductory-level QuarkXPress class will get you creating and editing page layouts effectively and efficiently. An overview of QuarkXPress basics, text and typography, and page elements are among the topics covered. You also discover how to perform advanced layout construction, deal with pictures, and export to PDF in this QuarkXPress course. This program includes free repeats within six months and courseware you can keep for reference later.

    In-person @ 1 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA
    • $695
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Sonic Training UX/UI Design Introduction / Intermediate

    This program teaches the foundational skills of UX/UI in 2 days. Students will learn about the foundational principles of user experience design, from user personas, audience targeting, and brainstorming methods. The second day of the program will focus on design considerations such as navigation and interface elements. This program includes free repeats within six months and courseware you can keep for reference later.

    In-person @ 1 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA
    • $695
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Sonic Training Creative Design Innovation Workshop Training Class

    This 3-day program in Creative Design Innovation teaches students how to unlock their creative thinking skills. Students will learn practical tricks and tools for expanding their creative influence in any industry. This program includes free repeats within six months and courseware you can keep for reference later.

    In-person @ 1 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA
    • $695
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • General Assembly Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

    This Adobe InDesign course is a beginner-friendly bootcamp for creative individuals who aspire to breathe life into their artistic visions. In this hands-on bootcamp, students learn many of the InDesign basics, like creating a new file, setting up master pages, how to place images, and the best practices around text usage and creating print-ready files. Students will also learn the fundamentals of typography and industry standards for page layout design.

    In-person @ 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA Also available online
    • $250
    • 7 Hours
    • Weekdays or Weekends
    • Beginner
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