Posted 03.08.2014 @ 10.46PM
don't get in this field, its over saturated.
Posted 03.08.2014 @ 1.04PM (Edited 03.08.2014 @ 3.07PM)
I understand you point 'justinfox', i have gained all the fundamentals, design principles, colour theory, design process etc at uni which i find very useful and can build on. But i don't understand how learning aboriginal arts, art history, greek philosophy is going to help me in real life or as you mentioned make it work for myself.
I hear all this horrible stories of people graduating, and finding it hard to get a job in this crowded industry and having to go back to tafe to learn the technical skills while already in a huge debt. in this case quitting doesn't really mean giving up but smart thinking, i believe i can achieve much more leaving now and working on my portfolio as well keeping up with the latest technical requirements of the industry.
Posted 03.08.2014 @ 9.21AM
thanks for the posts, I'm currently in the middle of my degree and am planning to quit. if people and employers don't value it, they why go for it? The other reason is because most designers eventually go down the freelance path anyway after couple of years where its completely about how good your portfolio is.
I have learnt a lot while in uni but almost half of it was just a waste of time. There are many self taught graphic designers who are employed , but would a half completed degree and a great portfolio give you an edge over them?
Posted 02.08.2014 @ 4.37PM
Hello everyone, i am currently doing my graphics design degree and am wondering if its worth it. As i hear many people say employers don't care about your degree and are only interested in seeing a great portfolio.
Posted 05.08.2014 @ 1.54PM (Edited 05.08.2014 @ 1.55PM)
Horrible form there @sss