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What are the college classes like for and graphics design major?

I'm asking because I was thinking about choosing that career as an major for when I go to college. I though why not ask someone who has went to college and graduated with and degree in that subject. #graphic-design #graphics

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Cuong’s Answer

If you like doing creative work, graphic design would be appropriate and much higher chance of landing a job rather than a fine arts degree (unless you want to try your luck in animations). From my personal experience, I have always been creative since elementary but I brushed if off cause I lived in a country where artists are frown upon and jobs were scarce around that area.


Throughout my college years, I was a nursing major for one semester then a computer science for a year and half but I could not stop drawing or painting in between it all. By my junior year, I decided to pick up a part-time job at a printing company, where I would use my artistic skills as a graphic designer.


From there, I knew I wanted to come back to my creative skills cause I really enjoy it.


My advice, try out graphic design courses and painting. To see the differences and what kind of creative work you'd want to do.

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Zaara’s Answer

Hi Torrey,

when I went to school at university we had to take some required classes first such as basic drawing and basic graphic design, typography, then we had to apply to get into the specific program we wanted (graphic design, illustration, or print production). The teachers made the selection based on a portfolio of projects we had from the basic classes. Once I got into the 2 year design program I had more advanced classes on logo design, page layouts, typography, history of graphic design, product packaging design and professional design practices (how to manage the professional design process, how to deal with clients, copyright etc).

Hope this helps.

Best of luck, enjoy your creativity!
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