Graphic Design School

Graphic Design Schools - Part I

Experience may be the best teacher in your graphic design career, but there is a lot to be said for formal training. ¬†Given the countless programs available, choosing what’s best for you can be tricky.¬† Let’s break it down.

Top Graphic Design Schools

According to US News, the top schools for graphic design are:

  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Yale University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • School of Visual Arts
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Pratt Institute
  • California College of the Arts

Criteria for Choosing Your School

There are countless others that provide an excellent education, so how do you choose? Some factors to consider may be:

  • Geography: Is the school close to your job, favored climate, or family?
  • Curriculum: Does the school provide courses that cater to your specific needs?
  • Student Body: How large is the program and what do students typically do upon graduating?
  • Finances: What is the tuition at each school and what are the financial aid options?

When to Attend Graphic Design School

In this increasingly competitive market, graphic design training is a good idea whether you’re a veteran in the biz or a student. If you have been out of school and practicing for a few years, enroll in courses at a local college to stay up to date with new technologies or techniques. Or, if you are a student and want to further your graphic design education, take a hard look at the full-time programs to see where you fit best.

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  1. litmon
    Posted January 21, 2011 at 8:34 am | Permalink

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