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Design the Future.

Learn to bring any brand, product, or story to life through stunning graphics, visuals, photography, and videography.

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A breakthrough curriculum.

iX classes blend theoretical learning with practical skills and tools. That way, you get a wide breadth of knowledge, but also the power to create real value.

Foundation Theory

Design Fundamentals
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The psychology of colors, lines, shapes, textures, fonts. The power of space, rhythm, composition, structure.

Design Thinking
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Design is fundamentally about solving complex problems. We’ll teach you to think like a solutionist.

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Clear, emotional, and meaningful storytelling through visual design.

Multimedia & Social
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Designing for print, web, mobile, and specifically, building an identity on social media.

Practical Skills + Tools

Adobe Software
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Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign: get up to speed on the Creative Cloud.

Mock Websites
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Build basic websites using Wix or Squarespace.

Photo & Video
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Take and edit impactful photos and videos, and incorporate them into your designs using Adobe software.

Professional Briefs
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Deliver on real-world design briefs. Learn to give—and receive—brutally honest feedback.

Visual Design is about telling a story, beautifully.

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The proof is
in our 650+ alumni.

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"After two months of learning and adventuring in the most magical place I could imagine, I am returning to school confident in my decision to major in Computer Science and am relatively certain that I want to be a software engineer after I graduate."

Liza McPherson, Harvard '18

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"This was the best summer / intern / study abroad ever. iX is an incredible opportunity to learn how to make amazing stuff, better than half the nonsense you see on the web, as well as see beautiful Cape Town that you've heard so much about."

Alex Tenn, Yale '14

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"Being able to build a functional app in a matter of weeks seemed impossible at the start, but iX made it happen for every student. Cape Town is a city that stole my heart and I only wish I could've had more time to be immersed in it longer."

Jessie Osterman, NYU '18

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"For me, iX presented a world of opportunities I hadn't yet considered. Learning about a new industry, exploring an incredible country, embarking on exhilarating adventures, and getting hands-on experience in an internship with an international company made for an unbelievable summer."

Phoebe Brown, Princeton '16

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"iX is a program that combines cultural immersion and self-exploration, in addition, to a set of business acumen that allows you to jump start your career. Over the course of 8 weeks, I've learned what it means to become a consultant, dined in some of the tastiest restaurants in the world, explored and experienced South Africa to its fullest."

Yiming Lin, UVA '17

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"iXperience provided me with a truly incredible summer. Not only did I learn concrete skills which I immediately applied in my internship, but I also forged meaningful friendships while exploring an exciting new place. iXperience pushed me to grow as a student and as a person."

Celia Aidinoff, UVA '17

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"iX was the best summer of my life. From the people and the classes to all of the crazy weekend activities and the internship, I've never learned so much in such a short amount of time. IX also has prepared me for the upcoming interview process and I feel confident and ready to succeed."

Braden Casady, UVA '17

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"iX was a truly awesome experience, meshing invaluable finance related experience with adventure, friendship, and new perspectives. I would recommend this to anyone who is not only interested in gaining a deep insight into the world of finance, but also interested in discovering a new city and culture!"

Oliver Jenkins, Cambridge '17

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"iXperience was a magical summer that could never be replicated. I was able to sky dive (twice!), bungee jump (twice!), shark cage dive, and sand board for the first time! I also learned practical financial modeling skills, which I used during my internship, with one of the best lecturers I've ever had."

Cindy Wei, NYU '18

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"I learned more than I ever imagined, explored one of the most beautiful cities in the world. iX gave me a chance to escape the familiar - I never imagined I would jump off the tallest bungee jumping bridge in the world or get face-to-face with Great Whites. Similarly, I never imagined I'd create a ridesharing app in the first month."

Charlotte Searle, UVA '17

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"iX goes above and beyond to not only teach the students a whole language, but to make sure that every student has the summer of their lifetime. I couldn't imagine a better city to move to for two months. My only warning is you'll never want to go home!"

Susana Yepes, Boston University '17

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"iX meant developing a new skill with a new group of people. It meant broadening my horizons and taking a risk to step out of my comfort zone. Mostly importantly, iX meant challenging myself both mentally and physically to push my boundaries."

Stanley Zuo, NYU '17

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"iX is a world of opportunity. I couldn't imagine there is a better summer program out there in terms of how much you will learn and what there is to do around you. I will be remembering my days in Cape Town for a long time to come. "

Mark Steinbrick, Harvard '17

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"iXperience was a one of a kind learning and cultural immersion. I gained experience and knowledge both inside and outside of the classroom in ways I never had before. I can now say that I have incredible new skills and have used what I learned to make an impact at a start up company in Cape Town."

Max Martin, Yale '18

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"IX was an opportunity to grow and discover. To explore a dynamic and captivating country, develop practical technical skills, and leave behind the comfort of the familiar to join a diverse assembly of scholars, artists, and adventurers at the edge of the world."

Alexander Ortiz, Stanford '16

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"The magic of iXperience is so powerful that it could create successful developers, consultants, bankers, or even astronauts if that’s who its students wanted to be."

Cameron Cross, UVA '16

Accelerate your career with an internship.

In a world where attention spans are decreasing and an excellent user experience is expected, demand for compelling visual design is skyrocketing—with increasing salaries to match. When there are so many products to choose from, people will gravitate towards those that resonate with their values and identity.

After your course, you can do an internship with one of our partner companies to hone your skillset, bolster your resume, and jumpstart your career.

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