Higher education for web designer.
August 1, 2006 3:16 PM Subscribe
Is advertising a good field of study for a web designer with an interest in infographics who writes well and wants a career where she gets to call (some of) the shots? What schools should I look into? Tell me my future.
posted by lychee to Education (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've asked a similar question before, but the "back to school at 40" question brought all my thoughts back to the forefront. I'd rather go to grad school but am willing to return to undergrad if it pays off:
I'm a web designer who loves visually presenting information. I like typography and layout, but am not a talented artist or illustrator. I was looking into graphic design departments, but those are almost exclusively in Fine Arts programs, a field that I am very wary of getting into because of the long studio hours and emphasis on basics/core classes that I really don't want to do. (Drawing for 4 hours a day 3 times a week? No thanks.) Visual communications is a small field that I see more at community colleges, therefore I am not sure it will challenge me and sufficiently prepare me for the next level.
Advertising looks promising because it seems to combine a lot of my skills, but I don't know much about the structure of the discipline. Would it be a good choice, and what programs out there are good fits for my interests?