Frontend Developer

Want to be the bridge between designers, project managers and clients? Want to produce amazing user experiences? If so, this Frontend Developer program is for you.

Overview

Meet industry needs today and tomorrow

The Frontend Developer program is designed to help you create user experiences on the web and in applications through the use of HTML, CSS and JavaScript as well as a constantly changing battery of tools and programming languages.

The content of this program has been designed to meet the needs of today’s industry and is delivered by experienced professionals. You’ll be challenged to create solutions to real-world problems through idea generation and business transformation.

Study mode
Full time, 80 weeks (2 years), of which 27 weeks are an internship.
Location: Hyper Island campus in Stockholm, Sweden.
The course is delivered in English.

Methodology
Hyper Island methodology focuses on the ‘why’ as much as the ‘how’ and the ‘what’. We emphasize team collaboration over individual effort and we encourage students to grow both personally and professionally.

At Hyper Island, we strive to create learning experiences that reflect real-world workplaces, where you learn while working with real clients, coached by industry professionals. You will share knowledge with other students as well as learning on your own. Our program leaders will introduce new ways of thinking and learning for students to develop into lifelong learners.

You will discover how to use learning-by-doing and reflection as active learning tools. Through regular feedback you will practice self-leadership, enhancing your ability to work effectively both as a team member and leader. You’ll learn to create and run effective teams, navigate group dynamics and develop your skills in project management and leadership.

Your diploma
This program is accredited by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskola). Graduates receive a diploma in Higher Vocational Education (HVE). International students graduating from the program receive a non-accredited diploma of successful completion from Hyper Island.

Requirements
Successful applicants need to have a high school diploma (“Gymnasieexamen”) or foreign equivalent as well as the Swedish Highschool courses “Math 2” and “Programmering 1” or equivalent knowledge gained from high school, higher education, or through previous practical experience.

Nordic student? No program fee
It is possible to apply for one of the government-funded seats available each year if you have legal residency (regardless of nationality or citizenship) in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Faroe Islands. To be recognized as a Nordic applicant, you need to have a legal residency in one of the abovementioned countries and a personal ID number from any of the Nordic countries at the time of your application.

International students
For international and fee-paying students the program fee is 180,000 SEK.

Program courses

What you will learn

Foundation Weeks

Introduction to a number of tools that will support the continuation of all other projects and courses of the program. Tools about personal development, group development, leadership and idea development are introduced and worked within a practical manner. Current global and emerging trends in the digital industry are explored.

Course Period 1 - 20 weeks

The first course period will provide the student with the introduction and foundation of digital development and programming. Through a number of modules and client projects, students will learn:

Digital 101: The student will get tools, work methods and processes for understanding and researching digital industry in the industry, the roles, the trends and who the big players are. Social and professional issues related to digital technologies and the impact digital has on society and business will be explored.

Introduction to Frontend Development: HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript and
MySQL. Vue & WebComponents, Headless CMS Stylesheet Languages (SASS)
Overview of browser conditions, web standards and specifications

Digital communication and graphical tools for interface design: learn to work
with different design tools and visual forms of expression to understand the important connection between frontend design and UX and graphic design.

Course Period 2 - 25 weeks

In the second course period, the students will deepen their knowledge within Frontend Development. Through a number of modules and client projects, students will learn:

Advanced front end development: Advanced Javascript and overview of ASP.net,React, Node.js, REST, RubyonRails, elm. Manage DNS and make pointers. Develop mobile applications for iOS and Android.

SEO: Search engine principles, server rendering, tracking implementation for
Google Analytics through Google Tag Manager.

Databases: knowledge in SQL, MySQL, MongoDB or similar.

Agile development: Learn how to work with agile development and in agile teams
UX & UI Design: Learn how to work with UX and UI design in frontend projects.

Individual Project - 8 weeks

The student will drive a project of their own choosing and turn their ideas into reality. During this project, the student will use the abilities they have learned so far to practice, deepen, and show their understanding of the digital media industry.

Internship - 27 weeks

Industry placement shall provide the students with opportunities to develop a deeper understanding in their field of specialization by being in a professional environment under the guidance of industry professionals. Last week of Industrial Placement students gather at school and focuses on presenting and sharing gained knowledge, skills and competence as well as evaluating their full learning journey of the program.

*The Curriculum may be subject to change

Career & Key skills

Careers

By the time you graduated from the Frontend Developer program, you will have had the chance to acquire basic knowledge on translating digital design to a developed final product, as well as skills in testing and error searching for code. When it comes to tools and languages, you will have:

  • A working knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript and MySQL
  • An overview of CMS systems: WordPress, Drupal and Adobe AEM
  • An overview of Backbone, Angular, Node.js AJAX, REST, JSON, API and SEO
  • Database knowledge within SQL, MongoDB or similar

Graduates go on to work in business, service- and product development, project management, technology, web startups and creative agencies. This program is built on current market needs. You’ll get a great internship, and will be well-positioned to find a job when you are done. Several companies have committed to hiring students from this program for roles such as:

  • Frontend Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Javascript Developer
Stockholm campus

Campus

Our biggest school and the global head office is located in Stockholm, in Ericsson’s old factories that have turned into a post-industrial design center in Telefonplan. Every year the school welcomes over 320 full-time students in 7 different programs.