School of Visual Design

Learn visual design principles and foundations, technical tools and programs, and prepare for the creative career of your dreams. From branding to digital design, and everything in between. All with the help of our industry professional instructors and launch your design career within six months.

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Exceptional Student Work & Career Outcomes

Learn visual design by studying design theories foundation and working on websites, mobile apps, magazine spreads, posters, branding, packaging, art direction and work at world-renown companies as a designer like our past graduates.

Curriculum Overview

Our School of Visual Design Course was developed because we want to make comprehensive Visual Design education more accessible to more students globally. 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 narrow focus in UX/UI.

That’s why our School of Visual Design curriculum provides a comprehensive introduction to all design principles and foundations — from color theory to typesetting to brand development and everything in between.

By 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:


Learning Timeline

See what you will learn and how much time it will take you to finish

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Technical Programs


Adviser Meetings


Instructor Sessions



Course Outline

Unit 1

Intro to Design

Unit 2


Unit 3

Color Theories

Unit 4

Adobe Illustrator

Unit 5


Unit 6

Adobe InDesign

Unit 7

Layouts & Grids

Unit 8


Unit 9

User Interface Design

Unit 10

Design Systems

Unit 11

Adobe Photoshop

Unit 12

Design Accessibility

Unit 13

Branding Design

Unit 14

Designing with AI

Unit 15

Working with Clients

Unit 16

Developing a Design Portfolio

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Our Expert Instructors

Our team of instructors are great at what they do and teach well, too

Nina Shahriaree

UI/UX & Visual Designer

Aneri Patel

Lead visual designer

Sam Jacobs

Director of Design

Silvia Script

Senior UI/UX Design Lead

Tools To Help You Succeed



Self-Paced Learning

Work with our Admissions Advisors to establish a timeline that works for you based on your lifestyle and other time commitments. Our students typically complete the coursein six months or less.



1-on-1 Instructions

Receive 1-on-1, weekly, live online instructions from our expert team of instructors who are successful working designers and have passed rigorous instructional screening process.



Multimedia Lessons​

We know everyone has different learning styles, that’s why it’s important to us to provide multiple ways to learn. Path Unbound course content is offered in written, audio, and video formats to help you learn in ways that work best for you.


Work On

Real Client Projects

Many design bootcamps today give cohorts of students the same projects, resulting in cookie-cutter portfolios. Our portfolio incorporates real client work to help students showcase a unique body of work with business value.



Pay now, learn today
$ 6,800* one-time upfront
  • Available to students worldwide
  • Lowest total tuition
  • Pay one-time and enroll directly
  • No interest rate to worry about


Make smaller payments
$ 700* $1,200 down then $700/m for 8 months
  • Available to students worldwide
  • Non-refundable downpayment of $1,200
  • Evenly split your tuition into 8
  • No interest rates to worry about
*We are obligated to collect sales tax based on your state of residence if you are from the U.S. If you are located outside of the U.S., whether or not you will pay sales tax is based on your country’s law.

Are you from the U.S.?

If you are a legal resident of the United States, you can apply for a deferred payment plan with $0 down through our partner Meritize.

If you plan to use this financing option, you must apply with Meritize and receive approval first before applying for enrollment.

Are you from the UK?

Take advantage of our 12-month split payment program in partnership with Knoma just for legal U.K. residents upon approval.

If you plan to use this financing option, you must apply with Knoma and receive approval first before applying for enrollment.


Our courses run in cohorts four times a year and deadlines apply to all programs

Now Enrolling

Fall Cohort '23

Apply by September 10th, 2023 (regular deadline) to begin our Fall 2023 cohort. Late deadline: September 22, 2023

Winter Cohort '23

Apply by December 10th, 2023 to begin our Winter 2023 cohort.

Spring Cohort '24

Apply by March 10th, 2024 to begin our Spring 2024 cohort.

Summer Cohort '24

Apply by June 9th, 2024 to begin our Summer 2024 cohort.

Why Path Unbound

Is this the program that will take you all the way to your next design job?

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Why Path Unbound

Is this the program that will take you all the way to your next design job?

Other Programs
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Other Programs
Path Unbound
Industry Expertise
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Career Paths After Graduation

Take a look some of the career paths you 
could choose to pursue after graduating

Visual/ UI Designer

Visual or UI 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.

Brand Designer

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.

Art Director

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.

Merit-Based Scholarship

At Path Unbound, we provide scholarships to students with demonstrated financial needs as part of our mission to make design education accessible. You may apply for merit-based scholarships by completing our creative challenge.


Yes! Our School of Design program (both the Visual Design track and UI/UX Design track) is designed for students without any prior design knowledge. Our admission interview is to make sure scheduling and career goal fit between yourself and our program. Come with zero knowledge and graduate 100% ready for design jobs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. If you enroll in our School of Design certificate program with the 9 full course workload, you will have 9 portfolio projects at the time you graduate - a portfolio project number unmatched by any other programs.

We do not provide job guarantees for one reason only - there is no such thing as guarantee in life. 100% of "job guarantees" that exist elsewhere are marketing gimmicks - we do not like or do gimmicks. We are proud of our student results and confident that with the right amount of effort and persistence, our students will land the design job of their dreams.

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Fall 2023 cohort is closed. Now accepting applications for Winter 2023!