Continuing education vs. a full degree program for graphic design

June 29, 2009

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 OnlineAdobe Online TrainingInternational Webmasters Association and the HTML Writers GuildLehigh Valley College What do you think? What online design courses did you find useful?

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

[...] If you’re past the traditional college age of early 20s, now might be the time to fill in the holes in your technical expertise, and online classes are an affordable option for people who are pressed for time. Check out PsPrint blogger Valerie’s list of individualized design courses. [...]

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