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graphic design major

machumbimachumbi Posts: 24Registered User New Member
i'm thinking about majoring in graphic design, has anyone done this already? what advice do they have about graphic design schools?

i dont think i'd be able to afford a really expensive school...i'd be transferring from a 2 year Community College. What schools, preferably driving distacne from the L.A. area, have a good graphic design program?

(and list which ones are more affordable if possible..) THANKS!!! This would really help me!
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  • sixteenseriessixteenseries Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    definitely Otis!
    http://otis.edu
  • PATSY55PATSY55 Posts: 94Registered User Junior Member
    ART CENTER Pasadena. Plenty of students transfer from schools like Pasadena City College. It is EXPENSIVE, but if you develope a good portfolio, there is money available. Try out their night and weekend classes to develope your portfolio before applying.
  • larationalistlarationalist Posts: 916Registered User Member
    on the lower cost end of the spectrum, CSU-Long Beach supposedly has a good program, and UCLA would be worth checking into as well. A couple of my teachers from the Otis night program went to school at UCLA and seem to be doing pretty well for themselves.
  • machumbimachumbi Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    isn't UCLA a bit pricey? and isn't it also very very competitive? I got into UCLA's communication department for this fall but i turned it down because of my change in majors.
  • larationalistlarationalist Posts: 916Registered User Member
    I guess since you specified that you were looking in the LA area, I assumed you were a California resident. If that's the case, then UCLA probably offers the most bang for your buck. If you're not a CA resident, then yes it's pretty expensive. Sorry if I assumed something based on too little information.
  • tinycitiestinycities Posts: 42Registered User Junior Member
    im suprised no one has said calarts. although calarts is definitely more experimental/avant garde based graphic design than any of the other schools mentioned.
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