Drawing is helpful, but what is most important is being able to visually convey ideas through a sketch. Creative concepting is more important than technical drawing skills.
Yes. It’s a very career oriented program. Based on a survey of 2015 grads, a little over 50% had a full time job in less than a month from graduation, 11% before school was even out.
Materials and supplies vary from quarter to quarter, estimate $100/quarter. You may want to pay for extras like Lynda.com tutorials, a laptop, fonts, software, printer, etc.
Approximately 25% of the graphic design curriculum is focused on web/mobile design.
Include eight to twelve pieces of work. You might include typography, posters, advertising design, drawings, photography, paintings, computer illustrations, etc. Original artwork is preferred but photographic prints are acceptable of three-dimensional work. Include a variety of only your best work. The Graphic Design program is highly competitive and highly successful.
Based on a survey of 2015 grads, over 50% started at over $65,000.00 annual salary, 90% at $45,000.00 or over.
In a 2014 survey of local employers, 70% responded that the demand for designers would increase in the Seattle area for the next five years.
It depends on your current financial trajectory. If you’re paying on your own, you should have savings to help you through…loans are available as well as financial aid. Working during school is difficult but possible. Limit outside work hours to 10-20.
Your portfolio should be mailed to: Seattle Central Creative Academy, Attn: Graphic Design Portfolios, 1701 Broadway, BE 5166, Seattle, WA 98122 You should also include a pre-paid self-addressed envelope for its safe return.