Earning your Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design will get you into an entry-level position and even middle management position in the field, but if you want to truly climb the ranks to success, you can take your education one step further and earn your Master’s Degree in Graphic Design.
Graphic Design Master’s programs are offered through online universities in order to accommodate the needs and schedules of the busy professional. The online format does not mean you will have limited to little interaction with your professors and classmates. Finding the right program that allows students to view lectures on their own schedule but utilize web programs and forums allowing them to interact with their professors, learn from their experience and get input and critiques from professionals in the field.
Courses included in Graphic Design graduate programs include typography: basic and history of typography, manual, Web, poster, digital and experimental. For students wanting to utilze their Graphic Design major in an advertising or business environment, they are encouraged to take courses including branding, corporate branding, and identity and logo design. Graduate programs also include classes to help students focus on design in the communications industry, including print and editorial design.
The goal at the end of the program is for each student to have a full education and a portfolio of professional work to present to future employers.
Graduates can go on to work as successful professionals as Print and Package Designers, Publication Designers, In House Graphic Designers, Freelance Designers, Branding and Identity Designers and even Communications Directors. By taking your education to that next step you are opening your options to grow even more in your career.
Academy of Art University: http://www.academyart.edu/graphic-design-graduate-school/masters-degree-program-college.html