When does the course meet?
The course doesn’t meet at fixed times. All the lessons are online, and you have access to them 24/7 so you can study whenever is best for you.
The only “scheduled” course events are group feedback sessions and live group office hours. But these are all optional, and if you can’t make the scheduled time you can post in the online student community. So, there’s always a way to fit the Blueprint into your life!
How do office hours work?
We offer live office hours using Zoom meetings. Group office hours give us the chance to help as many students as possible. And we’ve found that, since students tend to have similar questions and challenges, you’ll learn a lot from hearing answers to other students’ questions too. That said, you’ll also have the chance to ask your own questions from the instructor and make sure you get the answers you need as well.
I’ve been looking at a bunch of other online bootcamps and programs and they are all thousands of dollars. How come you are so cheap?
Our thoughts exactly!? Did we say $499? We MEANT $4999!
In all seriousness, we price our blueprints according to what we need to charge in order to be a profitable company, provide the level of service that we believe YOU ALL deserve, while also keeping the price point accessible to our audience.
We can’t promise it will always be $499, but for now it’s a price that works for us and works for our students. And you have our 100% money-back guarantee for the first 30 days of your Blueprint.
So stop asking questions and just be glad you found us!
Are there any other costs I should be aware of?
Yes, there are some incidental costs that will come up along the way for professional design software. We work hard to provide you with free, low-cost, or discounted options whenever possible, but you should expect to spend $49.99/month on Adobe Creative Cloud, plus an optional $29.99/month on UXPin. To see a more detailed breakdown of costs, visit our technical requirements & costs guide.
How does the online student community work?
We use Slack for our online student community. It’s completely free, and we’ll send you an invitation to your Blueprint’s own group before your course starts.
In your student community, you can meet your classmates, ask questions about the lessons, get feedback on your work, share tech resources and much more! Plus, it’s a great chance to get to know other people who are just as excited about tech as you are and to start networking and making great friends and career connections.
Is Skillcrush only for women? I’m a guy and want to learn.
We welcome men at Skillcrush as well and can’t wait for you to join us too! In fact, about 25% of our students are men. Skillcrush is a supportive community of folks from all kinds of backgrounds, professions, countries and yes… genders! :). So, please join us – and bring a friend!
Can I really learn enough in this program to get a job?
Well, tell us, what job exactly are you looking for? CTO at Apple? Ok, probably not. Visual Designer at an agency? YES YOU CAN!
We don’t place students in jobs (yet) and we can’t guarantee you work. But many of our students have gotten full-time work using the skills they learned at Skillcrush, and even MORE have used their new skills to do freelance, project based work that has earned them thousands of dollars on top of their full-time salaries.
The best thing for you to do is to be crystal clear about what job you want and what skills and experience you will need in order to get it. If you can tell us that, we will do everything in our power to help you get there.
And if you can’t answer those questions yet, no worries, we’ll work with you on that TOO.