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What type of Collage should i go to if i want to major in graphic arts?

I want to major in graphic arts but idk what to do

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Kim’s Answer

If you're interested in going to school online, you can earn certificates, or an Associate Degree, or Bachelor. Your credits will transfer to the degree programs if your preference is to earn a degree over time.

I had a wonderful experience earning my degree there, and received excellent classical and digital instruction, from instructors who work in the fields that students pursue.

https://www.sessions.edu/
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Ellen’s Answer

Hi Balls
You have basically 2 choices. Choice #1 is going to an art school and getting a degree in graphic design. Choice #2 is going to a college or university and majoring in graphic design. Both choices should give you the skills and training to create a graphic design portfolio, which you will use to start your career in graphic design. Going to an art school will give you a more intense art experience, while going to a college or university will give you the opportunity for a more rounded education. Most (not all) art schools are private, which means the tuition will be higher than majoring in graphic design in a state college or university. Also, art schools can be more competitive in terms of admission than regular colleges and universities.

In either case, when looking at graphic design programs, you'll want to look at the art, computer graphics and graphic design courses offered; if the school offers an internship program where you can get work experience in graphic design; if the school has a career center that will help you find a job. In addition, you'll also need to consider the costs of tuition, supplies, and housing, along with any financial aid they offer. Keep in mind that entry level graphic design jobs do not pay much to begin, but your salary will (or should) increase as you gain experience.

To get started, if you have not done so already, talk to your guidance counselor for ideas, or talk to your current art teachers and ask them where they studied. Go to your school and local library to see what printed and online resources available about art schools, universities and colleges in your area that offer graphic design.

Best wishes. I hope this helps.
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Karin’s Answer

Hi Balls,

Please have a look at these lists of schools that have graphical design programs:

https://collegedunia.com/usa/graphic-design-universities

https://www.hotcoursesabroad.com/study/training-degrees/us-usa/graphic-design-courses/loc/211/cgory/f11-3/sin/ct/programs.html

There are lots of schools, you need to look through them. They are all going to be different, so check out what classes they have and if your interests are covered too. Make some preliminary decisions which ones you might consilder or not consider for whatever reason.

For those that you would consider, look at the timeline for application and what the requirements are. For arty stuff, you probably need a portfolio of your works.

Look at the cost of tuition (in-state vs out-of-state,) and the financial package they might offer you. Look for scholarships and apply for those. Ask for student support, things like writing centers.

Important is that you don 't just pick "THE BEST" school, but the best school for YOU. Take advantage of the open houses and visit a few universities if possible. Find someone who can explain the curriculum to you. Look at the facilities, classrooms, dorms, sports options, and courses that will be taught. But don't forget the culture of the school. You want to find a place where you'll feel at home, make easy friends and generally meet people with similar interests and will be happy for the next 4 years.

Good luck!

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Shipra’s Answer

Numerous excellent institutions offer graphic design programs. Seek out the best colleges that can cater to your specific needs. Here's a helpful link to guide you: https://www.quadeducationgroup.com/blog/how-to-get-into-the-best-graphic-design-schools. You're on the right path to achieving your goals!
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deborah’s Answer

Hello Balls! I majored in graphic design in college. While many colleges offer graphic design, some may have specialties, too. I suggest looking at in-state public colleges/universities that have design schools based on cost, but make sure they have a good reputation and relationships with employers. I would also apply to some of the best in the country, too (Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, etc.). In addition to your high school transcript, you will need a portfolio of your design and art work as part of your application. This can be created by doing your own art work (traditional and computer/apps), and taking art classes in high school, if offered.

I hope my answer has been helpful to you. Good luck!
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