Your thoughts on Design Education

over 3 years ago from Timothy McKenna, Design Consultant, Host of Signal337 podcast

  • Jared KrauseJared Krause, over 3 years ago

    It's hopefully changed since I graduated in 2012, but the only graphic design programs available at my school were through the Arts department ⁠— focusing entirely on creating "art", rather than real world digital design. You had to take drawing and painting courses to even qualify for the graphic design program. My professors barely knew Illustrator.

    The only web design class available was through the Computer Science department and focused more on HTML and Dreamweaver rather than actual design or user experience.

    I learned everything on my own through side projects and graduated with an extreme distaste for universities. I'm still paying off student loans :(

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