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Javascript Development

Gain fluency in JavaScript — the world's most popular programming language — and start leveraging its versatile capabilities to build rich, interactive websites and applications.

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‣ HTML and CSS are enough to be able to construct simple web pages, but to have more complex functionality -- for example, storing user data -- it’s necessary to create a full application. 

‣ In this training programme, students get practice designing and building their own custom front-end applications and plugging those applications into 3rd-party APIs on the web.


‣ This course requires a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS in order to enroll.


‣ Aspiring developers looking to get their first real experience with web development.

‣ Technical product managers looking to create fully-functional MVP applications and further develop their tech vocabularies.

‣ Designers and marketers who want to be able to add greater levels of interactivity to their mockups and landing pages.


‣ How to work with JavaScript, jQuery, the browser and the DOM.

‣ The fundamentals of JavaScript, such that you can more easily learn how to work with JavaScript frameworks and libraries.

‣ The fundamentals of object-oriented programming, such that you can more easily learn another object-oriented language.

‣ How to consume data from APIs and persist data using a back-end-as-a-service provider like Firebase.

‣ How to build a modern, single-page application using common design patterns.

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Course Outline

Unit 1: JavaScript Fundamentals
  • Learn the basics of JavaScript and object-oriented programming by working with JavaScript on the command line. 

  • Create a simple chat bot that responds to user input.

Unit 2: The Browser and APIs
  • Use JavaScript to add interactivity to web pages using the DOM and other browser APIs. Build an application that interacts with third-party JSON APIs from services like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Unit 3: Persisting Data (and Other Advanced Topics)
  • Create an authenticated API using the Firebase platform and perform CRUD operations on it from a front-end app. Learn advanced JavaScript concepts like prototypal inheritance and closures.

Unit 4: Final Project
  • Design and create a single-page application of your choice. It can be a blog users can comment on, an app that allows users to search for social media posts, or even an application that logs users geolocations

Inside Our Best-in-Class Curriculum

Real-World Portfolio Projects

Apply your JavaScript skills to a real project — a single-page application that follows common design patterns, persists user data, and consumes data from APIs. 

Individualised Instructor Support

Get guidance, feedback, and more from experts who are dedicated to supporting your learning and career goals. Get individual feedback and guidance from instructors and TAs during office hours. Stay motivated and make the most of your experience with the help of GA's dedicated team. 

Global Network of 100K+ Alumni

Create connections with peers that last well beyond your time in the classroom. As part of the GA alumni community, you’ll gain access to networking events and workshops to keep evolving your career for years to come.

Elite Instructors

These JavaScript experts bring in-depth experience from the field to the classroom each day, providing invaluable insights into succeeding on the job. 

GA instructors* are committed to providing personalised feedback and support to help you gain confidence with key concepts and tools.

*GA instructors are subject to their availability

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are JavaScript development skills relevant today?

Knowing JavaScript opens doors. It has ranked No. 1 most popular in Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey seven years in a row. And, according to LinkedIn, “JavaScript developer is one of the most in-demand roles in the country, as are the skills associated with it, and JavaScript is among the top five in-demand skills in the software industry.” 

Employers put a premium on product managers, designers, and marketers, and more with the technical literacy to collaborate effectively with development teams.

What are the professional backgrounds of JavaScript development students?

This is an intermediate course and will be full of people who already have a handle on front-end web development basics. You can expect to find designers who want to step up their game, junior developers who want to strengthen their knowledge of JavaScript code, and hobbyists who want to go on to learn other frameworks and languages.

What does my tuition cover?

Here are just some of the benefits you can expect as a GA student:

  • A robust introduction to the fundamentals of the JavaScript language and object-oriented programming.

  • The technical know-how to utilise JavaScript code both in the browser and on the command line, respond to user input, and consume data from any third-party API.

  • 60 hours of expert instruction from a professional developer, plus many more spent tackling homework, honing projects, and getting technical support in office hours.

  • Robust coursework, including expert-vetted lesson decks, project toolkits, and more. Refresh and refine your knowledge throughout your professional journey as needed.

  • A real-world project where you’ll build a single-page web app that adheres to modern JavaScript design patterns.

  • Individual feedback and guidance from instructors and TAs. Stay motivated and make the most of your experience with the help of GA’s dedicated team.

  • A GA course certificate to showcase your new skill set on LinkedIn.

  • Connections with a professional network of instructors and peers that lasts well beyond the course. The global GA community can help you navigate and succeed in the field.

Will I earn a certificate?

Yes! Upon passing this course, you will receive a signed certificate of completion. Thousands of GA alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to employers and their LinkedIn networks. GA’s JavaScript Development course is well-regarded by many top employers, who contribute to our curriculum and use our tech programmes to train their own teams.

Who teaches this JavaScript course?

Our instructors represent the best and brightest JavaScript development professionals who combine in-depth knowledge as practitioners with a passion for nurturing the next generation of talent.

We work with a large pool of experienced instructors around the world.

Are there any prerequisites for this JavaScript course?

This course requires a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS in order to enroll. Graduates of General Assembly’s Front-End Web Development course will be well-prepared.

Our Admissions team can discuss your background and learning goals to advise if this course is a good fit for you.

Can I work full-time while enrolled in this course?

Yes! All of our part-time courses are designed for busy professionals with full-time work commitments.

You will be expected to spend time working on homework and projects outside of class hours each week, but the workload is designed to be manageable with a full-time job.

If you need to miss a session or two, we offer resources to help you catch up. We recommend you discuss any planned absences with your instructor.

Which format should I take this course in — on campus or online?

It’s up to you! Our Remote courses offer a learning experience that mirrors GA’s on-campus offerings but allow you to learn from the comfort of home. You’ll still get access to the expert instruction, learning resources, and support network that GA is known for.

If you prefer to learn alongside your peers and can make it to campus, our in-person courses allow you to take advantage of our beautiful classrooms and workspaces.

Our Admissions team can advise you on the best format for your personal circumstances and learning style.

What projects will I work on during the course?

For your capstone project, you’ll build a single-page application that follows common design patterns, persists user data, and consumes data from APIs. We encourage you to tackle a coding challenge that’s related to your work or a passion project you’ve been meaning to carve out time for.

Throughout the course, you’ll also complete a number of smaller labs designed to reinforce what you’ve learned in each unit.