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    How to Get Into Art School

    How to Get Into Art School
    Getting an art degree will give the right skills and abilities to make a living out of what you love, as well as help you meet people and mentors who share your passion. For students seeking a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Visual Arts, it’s more than just artistic talent that will get you accepted into your dream art school. Successful ...
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    Should Art or Design Be Censored?

    Should Art or Design Be Censored?
    Censor Art? Art has been around for a long time. Censorship has been around possibly just as long. Can the two intermingle? Can some art be deemed too inappropriate for some to see and thus censored? Who is it up to to even consider this? I have a few opinions on this. Art as Fine Art While art can be defined ...
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    All You Need to Know About Artist Residencies

    All You Need to Know About Artist Residencies
    For many years, artists have used residencies as a way to focus on their work. Many professional artists find it a necessity to periodically do a residency to jump-start or simply continue the direction of their work. Residencies provide a few things necessary for artists: h4. Seclusion While many artists love to be in the thick of things in New York ...
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    Get Your Art Degree While Working Full-Time

    Get Your Art Degree While Working Full-Time
    The alarm goes off at 5:30 am, and you could swear you went to sleep five minutes ago. First a quick shower, followed by the finishing touches on that homework assignment due tonight over coffee and breakfast — if there’s time. Then it’s off to work, a solid eight-plus hours of time where you’re busy with reports, meetings and other assorted ...
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    Elements of Graphics

    Elements of Graphics
    What are graphic elements? We see them all the time and many of us have gone to school to understand what they are and what they're made up of. Do we all know the difference between graphic elements and graphic principles? It's always good to think about them and work with both of the disciplines to get our work and visual ...
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    Art Students: Portfolio Show Dos & Don'ts

    Art Students: Portfolio Show Dos & Don'ts
    The last semester of your senior year in design school is pretty tough. It's even tougher when your years of class taking and projects have a chance to become a piece in your portfolio. Pieces that together, will hopefully allow you to standout from the competition and get your perfect graphic design job straight after graduation. [widget:lead_gen] What's the name of ...
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    Advice for Incoming Art Students

    Valerie - ArtBistro manager- asked me if I had anything in particular to say about education or perhaps even some sort of “How to survive art school” sort of talk that I could convey on this site. I have to say that I really don’t have such a thing just sort of stored up in my head and even wondered if ...
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    Choosing an Art School? 5 Questions to Ask Before You Pick

    Choosing an Art School? 5 Questions to Ask Before You Pick
    Looking for an art school that's a perfect fit for you? Narrowing down all the possibilities can be daunting. There are so many factors to consider, so many questions to be answered. We’re here to help. We’ve consolidated all your questions into five key factors to consider when picking an art school. Follow these guidelines and you're sure to find the ...
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    ArtBistro Interview with Michael Bierut

    ArtBistro Interview with Michael Bierut
    As part of our series, ArtBistro Interviews: read our latest interview with designer Michael Bierut- Michael Bierut is a partner in the New York office of the international design consultancy Pentagram, where he has done graphic design work for a wide range of clients including the New York Times, Princeton University, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Saks Fifth Avenue. His ...
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    5 Ways to Improve Your Online Art Presence

    5 Ways to Improve Your Online Art Presence
    I was speaking recently to a young artist who asked me to take a look at her webpage. Despite having had it professionally designed and having spent countless hours getting everything about it just right, she found that nothing was really happening for her – she had no leads and had made no connections that she could connect back to the ...
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    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
    A Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design is a professional degree that will prepare you for the professional workplace of a designer. The first year of your program will give you a foundation of visual art skills such as drawing, 3-dimensional design, color, composition, and some computer aided design. In the second year you will typically explore different types of ...
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    How Students Can Prepare for an Art Career

    How Students Can Prepare for an Art Career
    Interview with Chrissy Garrett of SCAD Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) is a leading art school located in Savannah, Georgia with campuses in Atlanta, Hong Kong and southern France. With over 9,000 students enrolled, they offer majors in many fields of art and design along with innovative learning experiences. Chrissy Garrett is a Career Development Specialist there, whose background ...
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    Important Art Skills They Don't Teach in Design School

    Important Art Skills They Don't Teach in Design School
    Art schools teach you the fundamentals of art. Your curriculum probably covered art history, how it evolved from ancient times and how it has developed in recent years — the evolution of technology has guided art from canvas to computer screen. Art school also covered topics such as the elements of art (line, shape, color, etc.) and has given some training ...
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    A Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Art

    A Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Art
    A Bachelor of Fine Arts is a professional degree that will prepare you to sell you work in galleries, graduate school or a variety of art related careers. The first year of your program will give you a foundation of visual art skills such as drawing, sculpture, color, and composition. In the second year you will typically explore different artistic media ...
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    Design School: Going Back or Changing Your Career

    Design School: Going Back or Changing Your Career
    Many people go to the college or university of their choice to get their education in their chosen field. A lot of these folks choose their main career the first time while going through the system of higher education. What about those of us who go back to school, sometimes quite a few years later? I went back to school about ...
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    Five Points Illustrators Must Know for Art School

    Five Points Illustrators Must Know for Art School
    *1. Formal education is necessary.* Most people might think that art can be easily self-taught, and that any good hobbyist has a good shot at becoming a successful illustrator. The truth is, learning to draw and paint is one of the most challenging and frustrating tasks a person can take on, and having experienced instructors can ease and speed-up the process ...
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    5 Ways to Screw Up Your Art School Application

    5 Ways to Screw Up Your Art School Application
    So you want to go to art school? Getting an art degree can successfully turn your passion for art into a career. Not only do you get a well-rounded education and an opportunity to hone your artistic abilities, but an art degree stands out on your resume and boosts your chances of getting hired. So how do you get your foot ...
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    10 Ways to Make an Art Internship a Permanent Job

    10 Ways to Make an Art Internship a Permanent Job
    From super intern to full-time pro! Internships. College credit or learning experience..or both? Definitely both, but also consider it as an opportunity to become a full-time player in the design industry rather than just a student trying to pass a course. Internships should be treated as a real job, even if you're not paid! Your employer is giving you the giving ...
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    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Interior Design

    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Interior Design
    A Bachelor's of Fine Arts in interior design is a professional degree that will prepare you to work as a designer in an architecture firm, interior design firm or to start your own interior design business. The first year of your program will give you a foundation of visual art skills such as spacial drawing, 3-dimensional design, color, composition, and some ...
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    Jumpstart Your Career Right Out of Art School

    Jumpstart Your Career Right Out of Art School
    I wish they used Helvetica on my diploma — Friendly advice from a 3 month old graphic design graduate. It's here. That time when all those long, late nights of staring at that brightly lit computer screen, changing the leading, making sure the text didn't bleed off the page, checking if the images were in CMYK, and most importantly, consistently saving ...
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