Computer assisted design software is the norm at design studios today
If you Have Artistic Ability, You Could Have a Future in Graphic Design
Graphic Designers Get to Create and Design Every Day at Work
The Work Can Be Interesting and the Pay is Pretty Good
A Four-Year Degree Isn't Always Necessary to Get Started

Graphic Design

Have you been thinking about getting into a career in graphic design?

If you have been giving this career field some thought, it’s good to know that you can probably find an affordable local school that offers either a bachelor’s, associate’s or certificate degree program in the arts and design field.

Who is This Field For?
Students race to complete a design project in the classroomIndividuals who have artistic talent can do very well in a graphic design career. In fact, anyone who doesn’t have some art talent will struggle in this field. So, if you don’t think you have any art talent — this might not be right for you.

The field attracts art majors who want to be in a creative profession, but don’t have the desire or the interest to work as a full-time studio artist for their entire career. It provides an interesting and creative career for quite a few individuals.

What Kind of Formal Education is Required?
One of the great features about studying design is that many of these training programs can be completed in well under four years. Most entry-level design jobs do not require a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
University students discuss a class project
But it can be important to go to a school that has a good design program. In today’s competitive job market, employers are always interested in hiring the most qualified candidates they can find. And employers know that many of the top candidates come from the better schools.

Will a College or School Help Me Find a Job?
Most of these schools work hard to offer career placement assistance throughout your design career. Job placement is a priority with them.

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