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What is the point of going to university?

if you want to be a graphic/web designer or animator because a degree is not essential. Do most firms in those field need a qualification that you graduate from university?

Asked By: SugarBunny ♥ - 7/12/2009
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A degree in graphic design would get you the job over someone without the degree. Most of my former students with degrees from art schools in that area have been able to get jobs. In this job market and economy, it would be to your advantage.
Answered By: christine_ - 7/12/2009
Additional Answers (6)
no! but they do like to see a degree as it displays commitment, knowledge and dedication... More
Answered By: JustMeBaby - x - 7/12/2009
 
Yes. Especialy now - getting a (good) job in graphic design requires top qualification & experience... More
Answered By: J-uk - 7/12/2009
 
Think of it this way. It's a competitive field and having a degree will give you an edge over less qualified competitors. Without a degree you'd have to be seriously exceptional to stand out.
Answered By: RichB - 7/12/2009
 
Problem is, you can only apply for certain jobs if you have a degree or if you wish to emigrate. I have seen countless people with degrees to be the most difficult person to get on with others. It's as though "I'm better than you... More
Answered By: It is me - 7/13/2009
 
It would be an advantage to you if you had a degree.
Answered By: 902 - 7/13/2009
 
Who is really gaining here... More
Answered By: Sea - 7/13/2009
 
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