Nanodegree Program

Become a Front End Developer

In the Front End Developer Nanodegree program, you will complete five projects and build a resume-worthy portfolio.

  • Time
    4 Months

    Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 4 mo.

  • Classroom Opens
    September 4, 2018
In Collaboration With
  • AT&T
  • Google
  • Github
Front End Developer

Why Take This Nanodegree Program?

Demand for front end developers is widespread across every industry and continues to rise. By mastering the valuable skills taught in this program, you’ll be prepared for roles at a wide array of companies, from startups to global organizations. The projects you’ll build, and the portfolio you’ll develop, will provide ample evidence of your expertise.


Why Take This Nanodegree Program?

JavaScript is the most in-demand coding language.

Mentor Support and Professional Code Review
Mentor Support and Professional Code Review

Mentor Support and Professional Code Review

Mentors will provide guidance, lend support, answer questions, and direct you to valuable resources. Expert reviewers will review your project submissions and provide actionable feedback to help you successfully advance through the program.

Build a Portfolio of Resume Worthy Projects

Build a Portfolio of Resume Worthy Projects

You’ll build real projects that demonstrate your skills mastery, and these projects will populate a portfolio that can be shared with prospective employers. Our hiring partners regularly review these portfolios when seeking qualified candidates.

Beneficial and Supportive Project Review
Beneficial and Supportive Project Review

Beneficial and Supportive Project Review

Advance quickly and successfully through the curriculum with the support of expert reviewers whose detailed feedback will ensure you master all the right skills.

Engaging Community and Four Month Timeline

Engaging Community and Four Month Timeline

You will join a dynamic community of learners who are committed to an intensive and productive 4-month learning experience. You’ll give and receive support, make connections, and stay abreast of trends in your field. Our graduates consistently cite community as one of the most valuable features of their Nanodegree program experience.

Advance your Career

The Front End Developer Nanodegree program is designed to ensure your long-term success in the field. The skills you learn will prepare you for jobs in front end web development, and you’ll be ready to deliver immediate value to any organization. We will support you throughout your learning journey; from gaining valuable technical and career skills, to landing your dream job.Designed to prepare you for career success in front end web development.

Hiring PartnersMeet Top Companies

Front End Web Developers are in high demand. Create your professional portfolio with Udacity and open up a world of opportunities. Our hiring partners are eager to meet you.Create your portfolio and open up a world of opportunities.

Succeed with RecruitersSucceed with Recruiters

Work with experienced careers professionals for tailored advice on how to improve your search and impress recruiters. Including feedback on your LinkedIn, GitHub, and professional brand.Work with career professionals to impress recruiters.

Build a Great NetworkBuild a Great Network

40,000+ highly-skilled grads make up your new career community. Ready to collaborate, share referrals, or hire your own team? The Udacity Alumni Network is here for you!Connect with our global community to grow your career.

What You Will Learn

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Front End Developer

The Front End Developer Nanodegree program is composed of five projects. With each project, you'll create something that demonstrates your mastery of in-demand skills. Projects range in complexity, and each builds upon the previous. In the end, you will have a resume-worthy portfolio that you can showcase to prospective employers.

In the Front End Developer Nanodegree program, you will complete five projects and build a resume-worthy portfolio.

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4 months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

You must be comfortable using basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (or another programming language).See detailed requirements.

  • Web Foundations

    Learn the building blocks of the web - HTML and CSS! Learning how to effectively create the structure of a website using semantic HTML. Then style a website with CSS and responsive design.

    Build a Portfolio Site
  • JavaScript and the DOM

    Use JavaScript to control a webpage! Learn what the Document Object Model (DOM) is. Use JavaScript and the DOM to control page content and interactions.

    Memory Game
  • Web Accessibility

    Get hands-on experience making accessible web apps. You'll learn when and why users need accessibility. Then you'll dive into the "how" of building out accessible website components.

  • Object-Oriented JavaScript

    Learn how to build professional applications using object-oriented JavaScript techniques. Then you'll learn how JavaScript has improved with the major language improvements made in ES6.

    Classic Arcade Game Clone
  • JavaScript Tools & Testing

    Professional developers use tools to help them build maintainable applications. Learn how to use Grunt and Gulp to speed up app development. Learn to use testing to help build app features.

    Feed Reader Testing
  • Front-End Applications

    Most professional websites are built as single-page applications. You'll learn about Angular, Ember, how to fetch data asynchronously, and offline apps with Service Worker.

    Restaurant Reviews

“I literally knew nothing about computer science... it gave me a really good foundational base in web development, and I'm excited to put that to use in the workplace.”

— KELLY MARCHISIO, WEB SOLUTIONS ENGINEER AT GOOGLE


Nanodegree Graduate

Student Success Story

Learn with the best

Richard Kalehoff
Richard Kalehoff

INSTRUCTOR

Richard is a Course Developer with a passion for teaching. He has a degree in computer science, and first worked for a nonprofit doing everything from front-end web development, to backend programming, to database and server management.

Pete LePage
Pete LePage

INSTRUCTOR

Pete is a developer advocate at Google and works to make the lives of web developers easier. Working on projects like Web Fundamentals and Google web developer videos, he's focused on ensuring that developers have the tools and skills they need to build great responsive sites and apps.

Peter Lubbers
Peter Lubbers

INSTRUCTOR

Peter Lubbers is a Program Manager at Google in the Chrome Developer Relations team and lives and breathes HTML5. He is the co-author of Pro HTML5 Programming (Apress) and the founder of the San Francisco HTML5 User Group, the largest HTML5 User Group in the world.

Andrew Wong
Andrew Wong

INSTRUCTOR

Andrew is a Course Developer who enjoys making the world a better place through code. He first discovered his passion for teaching as an instructor at App Academy, and continues to enjoy empowering students to advance their education.

Michael Wales
Michael Wales

Instructor

Michael is a self-taught full-stack web developer and open source advocate. Before joining Udacity, he spent over 10 years developing classified applications for some of the most demanding intelligence organizations in the world.

Julia Van Cleve
Julia Van Cleve

Instructor

Julia is a Content Developer at Udacity and was previously a middle school math teacher in San Jose, CA. She also dabbled in freelance web development, designing websites for small businesses in the Bay Area.

James Parkes
James Parkes

Instructor

James received his degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, then went on to become a Udacity instructor in several programs. His personal mission is clear: to open the doors of opportunity for others by empowering them with excellent educational experiences.

Cameron Pittman
Cameron Pittman

Instructor

Cameron lives and breathes web development as he creates programming courses at Udacity. He graduated with degrees in physics and astronomy from Vanderbilt University and a Master's in teaching from Belmont University.

Karl Krueger
Karl Krueger

Instructor

Karl is a Course Developer at Udacity. Before joining Udacity, Karl was a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Google for eight years, building automation and monitoring to keep the world's busiest web services online.

Student Reviews

4.7

(3314)

5 stars
2558
77.2%
4 stars
545
16.4%
3 stars
118
3.6%
2 stars
41
1.2%
1 stars
52
1.6%
Jason C.

love it!

Udamala A.

this program was very helpful to enhance our knowledge.

mohga s.

i found the program very nice , thank you for the scholership.

Islam S.

It has really exceeded my expectations. The only thing that needs a rethinking is the framework part. It needs less framework with deep learning.

Ottó S.

It was a really great course. I learnt a lot in here. Thank you very much! :)

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Front-End Developer Nanodegree program

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Program Details

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
  • Why should I enroll?

    Demand for front end developers is widespread across every industry, and continues to rise. By mastering the valuable skills taught in this program, you will be prepared for roles at a wide array of companies — from startups to global organizations. The projects you’ll build, and the portfolio you’ll develop, will provide ample evidence of your expertise.

    In the Front End Developer Nanodegree program, you will:

    • Explore different JavaScript design patterns, and become skilled with common developer tools, testing suites, and frameworks.
    • Demonstrate and refine your skills with five (5) in-class projects.
    • Receive expert reviews on your project submissions, along with actionable feedback to help you successfully advance through the program.
    • Communicate with your mentor, who will provide guidance, lend support, answer questions, and direct you to valuable resources.
  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

    Graduates of this program will be valuable additions to any team working in the domain of web development, app development, software development, digital marketing, and e-commerce. Opportunities exist in companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups.

    Specific roles include:

    • Front End Web Developer/Engineer
    • UI/UX Developer
    • Front End Designer
  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    Developed in partnership with Google, AT&T, and Github, this program offers a deep dive into the world of front end web development.

    Whether you're looking to begin a new career as a front end web developer, strengthen your current skill set, or just want to further your knowledge, this is the perfect way to get started!

  • What is the difference between the Front-End Web Developer Nanodegree program and Full Stack Web Developer program?

    Web development generally fits into distinct concentrations, such as front-end development and full stack development.

    As a front-end developer, you'll build responsive, dynamic user interfaces on the web. You'll leverage your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills to manage all client-side scripting.

    As a full stack developer, you'll have an active hand in implementing relationship databases, configure and deploy your applications to the cloud, and build dynamic software application backend systems using the Python programming language.

    Whichever path you choose, you'll be building engaging experiences on the web for your users!

    ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    Students should have prior experience building web pages with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (or another programming language).

    Students will need to be able to communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English.

    Success in this program requires meeting the deadlines set for your term and devoting at least 10 hours per week to your work, so drive, curiosity, and an adventurous attitude are highly recommended!

  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

    We have a number of Nanodegree programs and free courses that can help you prepare, including:

    TUITION AND TERM OF PROGRAM
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

    The Front End Developer Nanodegree program is comprised of one (1) Term consisting of four (4) months. A Term has a fixed start date and a fixed end date.

    To graduate, students must successfully complete the required projects, which give you the opportunity to apply and demonstrate new skills that you learn in the lessons. Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided, and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes. Passing all of the projects will earn you a certificate of completion from the Front End Developer Nanodegree program that attests to your expertise.

  • How long is this Nanodegree program?

    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the period noted in the Term Length section above.

    See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

    SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE - WHAT DO I NEED FOR THIS PROGRAM?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?

    For this Nanodegree program, you will need access to a computer with a broadband connection, on which you will install a professional code/text editor (e.g., Visual Studio Code, Atom, etc.).

Front End Web Developer