Studying graphic design

14 Sep 2021
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Are you thinking about studying graphic design? In today’s post, we tell you about the different study options on offer, so you can find the course that fully meets your needs, such as the Undergraduate Degree in Design or the Master’s Degree in Visual Design, and helps you to grow in this challenging and evolving sector.

Whatever your profile, if you’re thinking about a career in this area of design, the first step is your training. And when it comes to making decisions, you should be aware of the different study options, and which ones are adapted to the level of knowledge you’re looking to attain.

Graphic design courses

The online graphic design courses are an ideal option if you want a first point of contact with the sector, allowing you to find out if this really is the profession for you. These courses teach students some of the basic concepts in graphic design, like colour, typography, forms, etc. If you’re thinking you might be interested, we recommend you carefully consider all your options, so that you opt for a course that is most guaranteed to give you what you’re looking for.

Degree in graphic design

If you’re absolutely sure you want to learn more about graphic design so that you can pursue a career in this field, the option we’d most recommend is the graphic design degree. There are two pathways for this. You can either study a specific degree in graphic design, or you can study a degree in design, specialising in graphic design.

Both options are equally valid and will give you the training you need to become a graphic designer. But, bear in mind that if you study a degree in design specialising in graphic design you will have the considerable advantage of being able to work professionally in a broader range of sectors, as well as participate in all the phases of the design process.

Master’s in graphic design

If you have already completed university studies or equivalent, we strongly recommend you consider studying a master’s in graphic design. This is the ideal option for professional designers or those who are interested in the design sector, who wish to expand their knowledge on graphic design. It is important to keep in mind that, although professional experience is not a requirement for accessing this kind of study programme, it is advisable that students have a certain level of prior training.

If you’re interested in this option, we remind you that our Master’s in Visual Design will afford you a broader vision of graphic design, helping you to find your own distinctive style as a professional and to explore new visual languages.

If you want more information about our study programmes, please feel free to contact us. We’d like to remind you that Elisava is Spain’s longest-running design school and has been innovating for over fifty years using an outstanding education model. This is why we are now positioned as one of the top graphic design schools with a well-founded international reputation.

Where can you study graphic design?

After finding out about the different study options on offer to take your first steps into the world of graphic design, the next question that is likely to come to mind is where to study. Today, considering the wide range of study options open to you in this field, this might not be an easy decision to make. So, with that in mind, it is worth remembering that although there are a host of different options, they won’t all offer you the same quality guarantee. It is important, therefore, to weigh up your needs, as well as the different study pathways and the reputation of each institution.

Remember: studying graphic design at a university means accessing a comprehensive training programme, which will provide you with all the tools you might need to pursue a career in a sector that offers a wealth of possibilities. If, however, you are still not completely sure you want to be a graphic designer or perhaps are not looking to pursue a career in this field, a course would be a good option as an introduction to the world of design, which will help you to find out if it really is your passion.