How creative is instructional design as a career?
June 18, 2012 9:16 PM Subscribe
How creative is instructional design?
posted by jpritcha to work & money (7 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I'm finishing up a degree in visual communication design, but I have a keen interested in adult education. I am considering doing a masters in adult education and/or instructional design but I really don't know if the field of instructional design is for me. That being said, I looking at getting a job as an instructional assistant to see how it fits. I'd still like some feedback though.
I am quite creative and I enjoy visual communications/graphic design but I find myself craving a more analytic type of career. I have done some special projects in instructional design but I mainly focused on creating interesting visual aids and visual instruction. I understand that there is a major focus on creating objectives and outcomes alongside evaluating instruction, but I am wondering, how creative and/or visual is an instructional design career? Is it more of a "science" than an "art"? I do think I would enjoy the "science" behind instructional design, but I know that I am more passionate about the "art" side.