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Graphic Design Degree & Career Guide

Graphic designers work with drawn, painted, photographed, or computer-generated images. From inconspicuous objects like gum wrappers to eye catchers like billboards and t-shirts, graphic designers inform, persuade, stimulate, attract, and provide compelling works of art. There are many exciting career opportunities in the field of graphic design open to those with a bachelor’s degree. If you have always felt that your imagination is one of your strongest assets, you may want to consider a career in graphic design.

To become a graphic designer, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in visual art or graphic design is required. Computer graphics and web site design are very valuable tools for a graphic designer and a knowledge computer science will increase your job opportunities in the future.

There are many graduate degrees that focus specifically on technical skills for the graphic designer. Additionally, being well versed in consumer reports and business would help a graphic designer, especially one that wants to be more entrepreneurial and work on a project-to-project basis.

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