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Graphic Design Scholarship Basics and You - Part I

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With a Little Help from Your Friends
Making the decision to go to a graphic design school is a wise one if you are aiming for a career in graphic arts or multimedia.

These institutions of learning specifically focus on the job training skills and background that you'll need in order to qualify for positions in the industry.

But coming up with the necessary funding for your tuition, supplies or lodging can sometimes be as challenging as taking the courses.

But with a little help from your "friends," you can be successful in both areas.

students-on-lawnGraphic Design Scholarships and You
If you need assistance in paying for some of your education expenses there are various strategies in securing funds through various scholarships.

Scholarship College Programs - Some alumni and independent sponsors of colleges provide scholarships and grants to qualified individuals. Check with the graphic design college of your choice to see what type of funding is available.

Website Leads - There are many websites that offer direction and leads on graphic design scholarships and grants. An Internet search should provide a number of locations where you can gather important information.

Government Student Loans - In the United States federal loans are available to individuals who meet specific prerequisites. Fulfilling certain conditions and parameters may qualify you for student loans. For more information visit the official FAFSA (Federal Assistance for Student Aid) website at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

computer-user-at-deskThe Alternatives
In some cases graphic design majors may not necessarily want assistance with tuition but seek alternative forms of education for their career training.

Community Colleges - Also known as junior colleges, these two-year institutions of learning can provide excellent education at more affordable price points. They offer various associate's degrees and certificates of completion.

College credits earned at community colleges can often be transferred to other four-year universities for completion of a bachelor's degree.

Online Education - If you are already working or have special circumstances that make attending a traditional campus difficult, you may want to consider online education for your graphic design classes. Online colleges provide more flexibility in course scheduling because you attend these virtual sessions anytime via the Internet.

Online graphic design schools and colleges offer a variety of two and four-year degrees in many graphic design and multimedia fields.

Next Time...
We'll investigate some of the ins and outs of applying for scholarships and also provide some leads to different scholarships that are offered to design majors in part two of Graphic Design Scholarship Basics and You.

Until then, keep on designing!


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Design & Technical Graphics (BS)
  • Online and Bachelor's programs include B.S. in Advertising, B.S. in Web Design, B.A. in Interior Design, and more
  • Curriculum focus on preparing students for a creative career by teaching them the fundamentals of advertising and design
  • Students can choose from courses that cover areas such as advertising concepts, art direction, experience design, and online marketing
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Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Campus-based and online degrees include Computer Animation (BS), Digital Arts and Design (BS), Graphic Design (BS), and more
  • Students take ongoing portfolio courses that allow them to build and refine their design portfolio
  • Courses teach skills such as advertising, branding, visual messaging, and concept design
  • Curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement
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Graphic Design - Associate in Specialized Technology
  • Committed to excellence in post-secondary education since 1982, with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, the main campus spans 63,500 square feet.
  • Offers programs in business, design, criminal justice, and more.
  • Gives several benefits to alumni including national discounts and career services.
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Gives students a new laptop they can keep as a gift upon graduation.
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  • Offers monthly start dates so students can choose when their program begins.
  • Students can earn an Associate's degree in as few as 15 months or Bachelor's degree in as few as 30 months.
  • A private, nonprofit college founded in Ogden-West Haven, Utah, in September 1891.

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BS - Graphics Multimedia and Web Design

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical university offering over 50 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs. As a leader in technical career education in southern New England, New England Institute of Technology (also known as New England Tech or NEIT) is committed to providing hands-on technological programs that prepare graduates for positions of leadership in the technical, industrial, business, and allied health communities. Most of our associate degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months, and bachelor’s degree programs in as little as three years. Last year, over 3,000 students chose New England Tech for the hands-on laboratory and classroom training that provides the necessary skills to begin their technical careers.

  • Accredited
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