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Things you should know about graphic design schools-part 1

whisper-in-earThe inside info
If you are contemplating or curious about graphic design colleges, you want more information and answers to the questions you have about these educational institutions.

In this series we'll explore the 5 things that people want to know about graphic design school life and whether pursuing a graphic design education is right for you.
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5. Prepare to judge and be judged
jury-boxNo matter how much talent you have, the rude awakening in graphic design school is there are actually people with more talent than you! On the flip-side you have more talent than others.

In any liberal arts college, talent is the coin of the realm and if you have a well-balanced, realistic image about your abilities and skills, you won't be fixating about comparing yourself to others.

On the other hand, if you believe you have superior skills, Michelangelo said, "I am still learning." If the great Renaissance master understood this principle about talent, you can also remain open in your education experiences.

walking-on-the-beach4. Lean on me
Bill Withers, composer of the song "Lean on me," has a lyric that speaks about the need for relying on others:

Lean on me when you're not strong,
I'll be your friend,
I'll help you to carry on...

In graphic design school your classmates can be a tremendous help in providing you with honest feedback, moral support, and in some cases the beginnings of lifelong friendships.

Whether you are outgoing or not, due to the natural camaraderie that exists in liberal arts colleges, you'll find opportunities to develop good social networks.

Be sure to enrich your college education with student support in addition to your academic life.

calandarsGraphic design school and your future
It doesn't matter if you are a graphic designer or someone who is contemplating an education in graphic design-the need for solid career training is essential for today's job market.

The fast pace in this industry means keeping up-to-date with the latest trends, software applications, and design hardware in order to remain competitive and qualified for new job opportunities.

Speak to a graphic design school representative to find out what your education options are.

Next time...
How do you select a good graphic design college? Is a graphic design career right for you? We'll answer these questions in our next installment of '5 top things you should know about graphic design schools.'


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Graphic Design (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
  • Over 50 locations nationwide, with a student support team dedicated to helping students grow
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Graphic Design and Animation
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  • Offers career-focused programs in allied health, business, and computer technology, and more.
  • On-the-job training available through externships, internships, and clinical placements.
  • Graduates in good standing can take refresher sessions in courses at no additional cost.
  • Day and evening class options are available for flexible scheduling.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Web Application Design and Development
  • Flexible scheduling options are available.
  • Offers programs in Business, Allied Health, and Information Technology.
  • 2 campuses located in Levittown and Medford, New York.
  • Programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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A.S. - Digital Design
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  • 5 campus locations across Florida.
  • The place for students who want quality career training in the growing fields of allied health, business, design, education, information technology, legal studies, nursing and technical trades. 
  • Member of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC).
  • FAPSC includes over 1,000 licensed, private career colleges all over the state of Florida, and prepares students in over 200 fields.
  • FAPSC members experience several benefits, including exclusive resources and discounts for FAPSC hosted events and programs.
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Web Design & Application Development Certificate
  • Guarantees flat-rate tuition for students who stay continuously enrolled.
  • Offers a four-day class schedule, leaving Fridays open.
  • Founding member of the Accrediting Council for Independent Schools and Colleges (ACICS) in 1912.
  • Career assistance services are provided to all students and graduates for life.
  • Has programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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  • Accredited
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