School of Design
Learn product thinking and design foundations to prepare you for a job as a UI/UX or Product Designer, a high-paying and sought-after career path in our tech-enabled world.
Exceptional Student Work & Outcomes
Projects you’ll work on during the course include websites, mobile apps, magazine spreads, posters, branding, packaging, art direction, and more.
Our School of Visual Design course was developed because we want to make comprehensive Visual Design education more accessible to more students.
We know how out of reach a traditional two or four year college education can be, and we also know that most design bootcamps today have a strong focus in UX/UI. That’s why our School of Visual Design curriculum provides a comprehensive introduction to all Visual Design foundations.
At the end of our six month course you will graduate with the skillset, tools, and design industry savvy you need to land your first design job.
Here’s a preview of what you’ll be learning:
Unit 1: Product Thinking
Learn how to think like a product designer – what makes products successful and vice versa? We set students up for success by getting them into the mindset of product thinking right away.
Unit 2: Intro to Figma
Dive in to your first design program with our Intro to Figma Unit. Learn how to create frames, text, shapes, and more—then put it all together create your first designs.
Unit 3: Color
Set yourself up for success as a designer by learning the foundations of visual design – even if you want to focus on UI/UX.
Unit 4: Typography
Typography is another foundational skillsets a designer needs to have. We teach it well, so well you will find it hard to typeset horribly.
Learn with the guidance of our outstanding instructors
We teach with a curated team of instructors who have proven
track records of excelling in their own design practices.
Our instructors are passionate about handing down their insights and expertise to the next generation of designers, and are trained to utilize a combination of practical teaching methods, mentorship, and coaching.
Throughout the course, you will have weekly routine meetings with your instructor to ensure you are keeping up with course content, answer your questions, and provide actionable feedback.
Tools To Help You Succeed
Live Review Sessions
Portfolio Project Variety
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- 0 payment until you land a job
- Rates based on merit score
- Repayment not based on future salary
Are you from the UK?
Take advantage of our 12-month split payment program just for U.K. residents upon approval.
Career Paths After Graduation
Visual designers are hybrid designers who are skilled in digital product design, user interface design, design systems, brand design and any other sub-disciplines that handles creating beautiful and enjoyable graphics. Every company that produces digital products need visual designers.
UI/UX designers are in-demand designers with hybrid skills. These designers need to know how to design interface that is beautiful but also easy to use for digital users. UI/UX designers primarily work in-house for technology companies but a growing number of creative agencies also hire UI/UX designers.
Brand designers are especially in demand at creative agencies and in-house creative departments where branding is an ongoing initiative. Brand designers can also freelance as there is always a demand from small businesses that are establishing their brands for the first time.
Interaction designers are designers with hybrid skillsets in UI animation and interaction design. They are well-verse in digital product design as well as competent in general visual design principles. They work together with UX designers to design aspects that directly influence the efficiency and enjoyment of user’s interaction with digital products. Interaction designers play crucial roles in ensuring the immediate experience of a product is seamless and enjoyable for users.
Digital product designers are hybrid designers who understand the entire life cycle of the development of digital products such as mobile applications and websites. They are well-verse in visual design, UX design, interaction design as well as the business side of product development. If you want to become a product designer, becoming skilled in multiple design disciplines as well as educating yourself with the business side of design will be crucial.
Art directors used to work exclusively in advertising agencies, broadcast and film, but the relevancy of the role has expanded significantly, including to the technology sector. A quick search on job sites will generate results from top technology companies looking for art directors because they need their skillsets for creative marketing campaigns as well as focusing more in-house efforts on developing products with messaging that resonate with customers.
How in depth do you go into each topic?
We design each individual course with multiple levels in mind. We start each course with introducing the foundation, which provides a much-needed refresher for even the seasoned designers if they have been away from theory for a while.
We then go into intermediate to advanced topics for deep dives, where multiple levels of designers might find them helpful.
Our goal is to make the course as approachable as possible while still getting into advanced topics for students who are ready to take the leap.
I already have some knowledge in this area but want to improve. Will this course be right for me?
It depends on how much knowledge you already have in each topic. We recommend filling out our email form above to obtain the full syllabus and schedule a call with us if you want to get the full picture of the entire course. We make every effort to recommend the right level of courses to each student so that they get the most out of the learning experience.
What is the different between buying a book on Amazon from taking this course?
Books are great! We will never say don't buy a book. However, design is a highly practical field. Reading books will give you the surface level understanding. You need more examples, interactive demonstrations, exercises and personalized feedback from expert designers to achieve the level that you need for your career. These other components can only be obtained from a well-designed educational program. Books are great supplements for your courses.
Can I learn the same thing from YouTube videos?
YouTube is a great platform. We say go watch as many YouTube videos as you'd like, but we have yet to find a complete series of courses that go in to so much details and depth as our course on YouTube. While YouTube can provide a surface level foundation for you, it isn't likely to help you get to the level you need for your career. We recommend scheduling a call with us if you are interested and ask questions to make your informed decisions.
Do we get to apply the knowlegde into practical projects?
Absolutely! We believe in learning by doing. That's why we designed exercises for each unit with intention. Students are expected to complete every exercise and quizzes in order to complete the course. This is not a passive learning experience - it's active. We also wrap up each course with a portfolio-level project, so you can be sure to take away with you a polished piece from every course you finish.
Do I get a discount on your courses if I purchase multiple?
Yes! If you enroll in our School of Design certificate program, you will be saving compared to enrolling in each separate course.
For those who may want to enroll in multiple courses but not all of our courses (as included in the School of Design certificate program), please use the "Apply to Enroll" button at the top right corner of our main navigation menu to tell us about your needs so that we can get back to you with a custom enrollment recommendation as well as course bundle discounts. We at Path Unbound believe that education should not be an assembly line - it should be customized, individualized and guided.
Should I take a standalone course one-by-one or enroll in your certicate program?
It depends on your needs. If you are already working as a designer and would like to uplevel your skillsets, we recommend taking individual courses as you need.
If you are a new designer looking to break into the field and get your first job or client as a designer, we recommend our School of Design certificate program - you do not want to show any knowledge gap in your interview and portfolio.
That doesn't mean you always have to take every course - we make custom recommendations for students who come from a variety of backgrounds with different learning goals. Use the "Apply to Enroll" button at the top right corner of our main navigation menu and tell us about yourself so that we can recommend a customized course bundle for you.