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No need for a Degree: Your Portfolio Speaks For Itself

“What did you get in your degree?” is something that you are very unlikely to hear when you start working in the graphic design industry. In fact, it’s all about your portfolio—a showcase of your very best work, which also backs up all the incredible design skills and knowledge you have. Most of the time, potential employers will choose whether to interview and whether to hire you based solely on your portfolio and the work within it.

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The Money Cost Of A Degree

Let’s break down how much a degree might cost a student:

In the United States, the average domestic university student will pay, if they attend a college in their home state, $37,460 for the privilege. If they chose to go to a college in a different state, this jumps significantly to $95,56...

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Career Decisions: Graphic Designer

You don’t necessarily need a degree to become a graphic designer. Though, all of this has got us asking, is a graphic design degree worth it in 2021?

We’re going to weigh both the advantages and disadvantages of a degree in graphic design to help you answer the question “should I major in g...

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The Creative Advantage

You’ll be surrounded by fellow creatives and have the opportunity to put your heads together and collaborate on projects. It really is a special thing to be surrounded by people who are all working towards the same creative goal—you’ll find yourself being constantly inspired!

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Networking: The Main advantage of a degree

If you spend three years doing something, there’s a high chance that you’ll make some friends—and a graphic design degree is no different. During a graphic design major, you’re guaranteed to make some like-minded friends for life—especially trudging blurry-eyed to an early morning lecture or havi...

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The Time cost of a Degree

A degree in graphic design isn’t exactly the speediest way to learn graphic design. In fact, let’s look at the average time it takes to complete an undergraduate degree in the US, UK and Australia: three years, four years and three-four years respectively. That equates to roughly 36 to 48 months—...

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Real-World Skills

So you’ve spent four years getting your graphic design degree? And acquired a load of debt in the process? You’ll definitely have all the skills you need to get a job in the graphic design industry, right? Right…? Not necessarily. Some graphic design degree programmes or majors will spend three y...

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The Prestige Of A Degree

If having the name of a well-established institution on your degree certificate is something that you want to impress people with, then it could certainly be argued that a graphic design degree is a good major to undertake.

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Advantages Of A Graphic Design Degree: Tried and Tested

We would be lying if we said that doing a degree in graphic design is not a tried and tested way of starting a career in graphic design. For decades, the only way that creatives could turn their dreams into realities was the university route.

This meant that a huge amount of graphic designe...

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