Continuing education vs. a full degree program for graphic design

If you’re currently a graphic designer, or even want to be one, but just don’t have the money to take a four-year program at an accredited design institution, there is no need to worry. Design, especially graphic design, is a field that allows you to learn at your own pace from many different sources. I’ve seen graphic artists that have created some of the most amazing projects and they never had a formal education. Success in this field is based on talent, training, drive and connections.

So in order to get that much needed training without breaking the bank, consider taking individualized design courses such as these:

Baker Online
Adobe Online Training
International Webmasters Association and the HTML Writers Guild
Lehigh Valley College

What do you think? What online design courses did you find useful?


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