DigitalCrafts is an Accelerated Learning Program (more affectionately known as a code school or coding bootcamp). Basically, we turn beginners into full stack software engineers through two intensive classroom formats: our full-time "Full Stack Immersive" program, and our part-time "Full Stack Flex" program.
We exist to create a community of builders, each equipped with the skills and tools necessary to breathe life into ideas, whether as entrepreneurs or as software engineers.
We do not offer any job guarantees. That said, graduates will have exposure to our employer network, interview training, algorithmic practice, continuing education opportunities through our electives, and personalized feedback on resumes, portfolios, projects, and cover letters.
Our Student Services Team does everything in our power to help our students find the best jobs possible, but success in the job market takes a significant commitment from both DigitalCrafts and the job seeker. The most successful students work diligently throughout the course and take that work ethic with them into their job search. It’s important to understand success in the job market is the result of hard work, persistence, and continued practice. Don’t think you can stop learning just because you graduated!
We love getting the opportunity to show newcomers around our great cities! While we don't currently offer housing to students, we're happy to make suggestions or introduce you to other students from out of town if you're interested in a roommate.
If you're concerned about applying remotely, have no fear! We'll work with you to schedule a remote interview. We are high tech after all!
Full Stack Immersive: Base tuition for our 16-week full-time program is $12,950*. Once you’ve completed the application process and been officially accepted into the program, a $1,000 deposit is required to secure your seat.
Full Stack Flex: Base tuition for 6-month, part-time Flex program is $9,500. Once you’ve completed the application process and been officially accepted into the program, a $1,000 deposit is required to secure your seat.
Electives: Tuition for our evening electives is an additional $1,000 for Immersive students and interested alumni. Due to the nature of an evening program, Flex students may not enroll in an elective at the same time as class, but may do so as a graduate.
*PLEASE NOTE: Due to rising operational costs, tuition for the Immersive Program will be increasing to $13,950 for any applications submitted after December 1st. As part of the change, the elective will be included for Immersive students at no additional cost. Tuition for the Flex Program will remain the same.
Yes! We’ve partnered with Skills Fund to provide affordable financing options (3 or 5 year fixed-rate loans) for our students. Reach out to learn more. You can give us a holler at email@example.com or (833) 327 - 2387.
There are also plenty of options outside of our partnerships, such as WeFinance, Upstart, GoFundVeterans, SoFi, or asking your employer to help fund your education. It never looks bad to ask for more training, and you might just be surprised by what you hear!
Please note: if you are accepted and intend to finance your tuition through one of our financing partners, you will need to be approved as a borrower and submit your deposit to officially secure your seat in class. Due to the nature of the loan terms, the deposit may not be eligible for financing.
Part of our mission as a school is to make a career in software as accessible as possible to the underrepresented, the highly gifted, and the veterans who keep our country safe. To this end, we are proud to sponsor The Builder Scholarship to assist women, minorities, veterans, and students with especially inspiring stories take hold of their careers.
A link to the scholarship application will be provided in your acceptance letter upon successfully completing our admissions process. Please note: we receive many applications per cohort, and an application doesn't guarantee an award.
Unfortunately, DigitalCrafts doesn't currently qualify for the GI Bill, 529 funds, or WIA assistance. We're actively jumping through the necessary government hoops to change this.
International students are welcome to apply to and enroll in our program. We've had students join us from all over!
Unfortunately, we cannot assist with or sponsor student visas. That said, if you can legally attend one of our campuses for the duration of class, you're welcome to join us!
Of course, you're welcome to visit either of our campuses and meet the team before or after you submit an application. If a class is in session, you may even get a look at our builders in action!
Full Stack Immersive: Yes, Immersive students are required to use a Mac. Most professional developers use Macs these days, which means a lot of great developer tools are built specifically for Mac. Plus, Mac comes with Unix already installed, and if a student with a Windows machine were to encounter a problem, it would be difficult and time consuming for our instructor to troubleshoot. Minimum Specs: Any Macbook (Standard, Pro, or Air) with Apple's latest OS installed that runs smoothly.
Full Stack Flex: We strongly recommend Macs for Flex students, but it isn't required. For the reasons mentioned above, we believe Macs are better for development, but we also understand working professionals may have no choice but to continue to use their Windows machine. Please note: if you bring a Linux or Windows computer to class, it may be a bit more difficult for our instructor to help solve OS issues outside of the code itself.
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If you're a true beginner, don't be deterred, just brush up on the topics assigned and you'll be fine! We've found that requiring a little extra effort from prospective students is the most effective way to ensure applicants have the motivation necessary to successfully complete (and enjoy) our rigorous curriculum.
We typically make admissions decisions in groups at the midpoint and end of each month. If accepted, you will receive an official acceptance letter, as well as a welcome packet containing additional course information and prerequisite work assignments.
Take your time with the application. First impressions are important in the job search, and if your application shows a general lack of effort, we assume your classroom work will as well. We’re looking for motivated, bright people who are sincere in their desire to learn and build. Demonstrate that you’re a nice person with the aptitude and drive to succeed, and you’ll be just fine!
Curriculum & Class
Yes, once you are enrolled and have secured your seat in class, you will receive a collection of pre-work assignments that should be completed before class. Pre-work is designed to make sure all of our students arrive on day 1 with a basic understanding of programming fundamentals.
We provide every student with a desk and a 21.5" external monitor to keep the code flowing!
All of the software you’ll need for class is free. That said, there are a few paid software suites that are always handy, and we’ve secured several sponsorships and discounts for our students just in case.
iOS Mobile Development Elective: All of the necessary software is free, but Apple does require an annual $100 “Apple Developer” fee to submit to the Apple Store. This is not required.
UI/UX Design Elective: You may be required to purchase a license for Sketch, an industry-standard design tool. Sketch costs $50 after our 50% student discount.
Our average class size is currently 15.4 students. If an instructor wants help with a full class, we bring on teaching assistant(s) as well. Each additional student means additional time spent troubleshooting, and we pride ourselves on running a very efficient and effective learning environment. This is also one of our primary differentiators.
Full Stack Immersive: The Immersive program is 16 weeks*, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Immersive students may also choose to participate in one of our evening electives, which are twice per week from 5:30-7:30pm. Duration of electives may vary with the subject but are typically 7 weeks (see The Program page). In addition, homework may be assigned to further concepts learned in class.
Full Stack Flex: The Flex program takes 24 weeks to complete, and meets in the evenings on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. If you miss a class, you will have access to a live stream and stored recordings to ensure you don't fall behind.
The idea is to work your tail off for the full class period and beyond. Don’t plan any vacations and be ready to put your social life on hold. Learning a new craft in such a condensed amount of time is difficult, but it is certainly possible and well worth the necessary effort if you truly want it.
*Class may miss certain days for holidays or otherwise, as indicated in the schedule on our website.
We require students to attend every class throughout our programs, but we know sometimes life gets in the way. If you rack up too many absences (more than 7), you may find yourself too far behind to qualify for a certificate upon graduation and representation on the job market. Reach out if you already have plans that can't be changed. We'll try to work with you.
You can find any exceptions to a particular cohort's schedule (holidays, etc) on "The Program" page.
Students who successfully complete either of our programs will receive a certificate of completion. Students who opt in and successfully complete an evening elective will have that accomplishment reflected on their certificate as well. Think of it as a "minor."
While we may not grade every project like a traditional school, this is ultimately a pass or fail course. If a student is admitted but doesn’t put forth the effort required throughout the program, they may not qualify for a certificate upon graduation.