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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.

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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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  • 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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  • Founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1900, with over 40 diverse online degree programs.
  • Offers a comprehensive student services team (SUPPORT+) composed of financial aid advisors, academic tutors, career service advisors, and more.
  • Operates as a Public Benefit Corporation school, that puts students first and maintains a commitment to the communities they serve.
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  • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
  • Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
  • Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
  • Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013 by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • Sullivan University voted one of 2014 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Best Companies Group.
  • Offers lifetime course review privileges for graduates.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Originally founded in 1961, with the main campus located in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Offers quality career training in the growing fields of allied health, business, design, education, information technology, legal studies, nursing and technical trades. 
  • Hires instructors who are qualified professionals with industry-specific expertise.
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  • Has 5 campus locations across Florida.
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