Why Study at Path Unbound
There are a lot of design schools out there, what makes our programs stand out? Should you get a degree instead? Will studying here really get you a job? What about other big-named schools? First of all, let’s back up a little bit and talk about why we even started Path Unbound.
University-Level Curriculum That Helps Students Build Strong Design Foundation & Craft
Path Unbound is born out of frustration by the lack of quality curriculum in the design career training industry. Since the boom of “bootcamps”, we have seen far too many programs attempt to train aspiring designers with no foundation the “quick and dirty” way. The result is the majority of graduates from these programs end up distinguishing themselves by showing unpolished work to prospective employers. Trained industry professionals can easily separate the work of bootcamp graduates from those who graduated from degree programs. But does it have to be this way? Does quicker and cheaper always equals worse?
It certainly doesn’t if the training program is actually built by experienced designers and educators. This is where Path Unbound comes in to change the landscape – a design school with strong curriculum at the level of university that ensures high-quality work from graduates.
Award-Winning Instructors Hand Selected For Each Student
If years of client work has taught us anything, it is that any successful relationship starts with finding the right match. We find the right match of instructor for every student by doing thorough evaluations of a student’s background, goals, interests, personality and geographical location.
Our instructors come from world-famous companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, as well as creative agencies such as Landor, Publicis Sapient and more. Some of our instructors are international design award winners. However, their impressive resumes don’t automatically qualify them to be instructors – they have to show us how well they teach. And each one of them impressed us in both professional accomplishments and teaching caliber before they are hired.
Flexible But Structured Course Schedule Optimized For Efficient Learning Outcomes
Courses at Path Unbound are “flexi-paced”, which means you are free to consume our engaging, multimedia course content produced by our expert instructional team at your own schedule but have to follow our cohort system so that you are learning with peers and accountable for timely completion. We want to make sure every student has maximum freedom on how they learn, when they learn and where they learn but do it in the most efficient way so they never start a course and don’t finish it.
Multimedia Course Content Designed For Different Learning Styles, Needs & Preferences
Courses at Path Unbound are in multimedia formats – video, audio and text. This way, we provide the maximum number of options for students who prefer or need to learn in their own style. Hate reading? Learn with video. Can’t retain as much with video, learn with text. A podcast lover and wish you can learn the way you listen to podcasts? We got you.
We Specialized In Helping Students Finding The Best Fit In The Job Market
Not everyone needs to apply to Google – but they sure need the right strategy when it comes to the job search. Instead of generalized career advice, our instructors provide in-depth individual career coaching to help students find the right fit in the job market.
We Excel In Portfolio Coaching
We are portfolio experts specialized in helping students build the most stunning and well-crafted design portfolio that will help them stand out in the competitive job landscape. No students graduate with subpar portfolio at Path Unbound, which means when you are in the job search process, you can have 100% confidence that it will impress hiring managers.
What about college degrees?
Who would hire me without a degree? Well, thankfully a degree is not the norm in the design industry, unlike the medical or law fields. Plus, there are several downsides.
A college degree costs well over $200,000 for private schools or over $20,000 for public ones.
Many colleges require classes without practical career values, resulting in wasted time and money.
Many college curriculum is outdated and too focused on theoretical teachings and not practical skills.
What about other programs?
Analysis paralysis is a real struggle – we get it. That’s why we make it easy for you to compare