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What classes do I need to take in university to become an Art Director?

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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Tania: Art director positions typically require a bachelor's degree in an art or design major such as fine art, visual communications or digital media. Depending on their industry, art directors may have several years of work experience in graphic design, photography, illustration or other fields. Some art directors pursue a master's degree in fine arts or business administration to prepare for a leadership role.

Classes you'll need to take are website design, graphic arts, commercial art, and photography. In addition, you'll need great writing and speaking skills in English and speech classes.

Depending on the university you want to go to, also research other schools art programs. Classes could vary from university to university.



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Jason’s Answer

Photography and typography, along with color theory are all vital foundations for an Art Director. There's also specialized types of Art Directors who add 3D modeling or video/motion graphics to their skills.