Graphic Design, Graphic Art and Illustration

Information to help aspiring graphic design students understand the importance of asking direct questions when searching for the right program of study.

All graphic design schools are not the same, so it’s important to ask questions before making a final selection. You may be able to find the answers to many of your questions on websites, brochures and school handbooks, but other questions will need to be answered by other means. You want to have as much information at your disposal as possible to help you choose the best school.

You should also plan to compare more than one school. Don’t limit yourself by only focusing on one or two programs of study. The more schools you take the time to learn about, the better the design program you will choose. You get to really compare exactly what schools are, and should be offering students interested in a graphic design career.

There are more and more online courses of study becoming available for graphic design students. Some of these courses are just as competitive as a classroom program of study. Online courses allow people who don’t have very flexible schedules to get a degree. Still, you have to do your homework and find out exactly what an online program has to offer.

The easiest way to get started finding the right design school is choose the locations that interest you, and then find out more about the schools in the area. Review the websites carefully, request additional information and make sure to contact someone from admissions to get as much information as possible to choose the right graphic design school.