How do short courses work? What is the format?

Each Designlab short course is 4-weeks long and consists of three core components:

  1. Online coursework: Each unit in the course has a mixture of in-house and curated content—including lessons, videos, and further reading—to help you build a firm foundation in design theory.
  2. Project work and feedback: The course contains hands-on exercises and project briefs to complete. You'll upload each assignment to the platform, where your design mentor will leave written feedback on all your work.
  3. Video calls with your mentor: You'll have four mentor sessions where you'll discuss your work in more depth, share your goals, ask questions, and get extra help. Through the Designlab platform, you and your mentor are able to match your availability and schedule a time for each call.


You will always have access to the course curriculum and platform, but the mentorship portion and access to the Sketch discount are only available within the course’s official start and end dates. 

If you're not able to complete the course by the official course end date, you can always go back to finish your projects and receive your certificate of completion!