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    Design School Financial Aid - Creative Ways to Fund your Design Education

    The field of design is wide open for new ideas, and numerous higher education opportunities exist for potential students. At private colleges and universities, as well as career-focused schools, the cost for a design education (tuition, room, and board, plus costs for books, supplies, and computer software) can reach as high as $40,000 to $50,000 annually. However, according to the College ...
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    Better Learning Through Art

    Boston, MA-Paintings Talk. Photographs speak of moments. To help students hear all this art, the National Endowment for the Humanities has created a new program that sends high-quality reproductions of 40 works of great American art to schools and libraries. Picturing America includes famous paintings, such as Emanuel Leutze's 1851 "Washington Crossing the Delaware," and photographs, including Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother ...
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    Mental Health In Design

    Mental Health In Design
    Maintaining good mental health in the design world is interesting to me. Although I believe that a little bit of sick or twisted mental health can be a good thing for design and creativity, I also have to say that, as in everything, moderation is the key. I hate that part. In my past and through my "upbringing" in graphic design, ...
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    Opinions of Online Study Changing

    Opinions of Online Study Changing - With Time Among Polk's major employers, online degrees are warmly accepted, but the public's perception is still evolving. But the climate seems to have changed in the past couple of years. A recent survey by the Distance Education and Training Council found more than 70 percent of corporate supervisors rate online degrees as "just as ...
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    Your Desks Are Too Heavy/and Your Walls Are Too White…

    Yay, the semester is done! All that’s left is a stack of grading, but I can deal with that. It was an absolutely terrific semester — I think this was the best yet. I miss my classes already. For whatever reason, the end of the year has me thinking a lot about my own education and its relationship to my work. ...
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    The Perils of Teaching

    A student recently asked me my opinion on a fellow teacher I don’t personally know anything about, so I told her that while I couldn’t really help, it might be worth her while to check out a site like ratemyprofessors.com or myspace’s similar feature. The student looked at me like she was the cat that ate the canary, like I knew ...
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    Getting Older Students Into the Mix

    h4. Key Demographic Bruce Chaloux, director of student access programs and services for the Southern Regional Education Board, says colleges in his region have long missed out on a key demographic. By his group’s count, 20 million 25- to 55-year-olds in 16 southern states have enrolled at a college but left without a degree. "Some institutions have reached out to them, ...
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    Is Red the Fairest One of them All?

    Is Red the Fairest One of them All?
    Red is usually regarded as a color which visually leaps out. Red stand out. Red jumps off the page. But does it really? I found two interesting pictures on Flickr. Both contain a red button. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] [photo:59478] The one button is highly visable, the other is almost hidden in its surroundings, even while it takes up a large part of the ...
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    Students Seeking College Aid Should Start Jan. 1

    Students Seeking College Aid Should Start Jan. 1
    Washington-It's the holiday season and stress levels are running high. But for many high school seniors and their parents, there is an added stress this time of year: figuring out how to pay for college. Starting Jan. 1, students are able to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA, the single form that is ...
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    How to Get A Degree in Games Design and Animation

    KNOWLEDGE of computer languages such as C/C++ and Java is essential for programmers and experience of particular tools is essential for designers. Knowledge and skills in other areas such as mathematics, object physics, gaming console architecture and gaming aesthetics and genres are also necessary. Besides computer science, geography and urban planning are associated with in-game landscape, building and community recreation; engineering ...
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    Fine Arts Programs Prepare Students for Real World

    Most fine arts students used to exist in a bubble - running to class in paint-splattered clothing and practically living in their studios, channeling their muse and honing their craft. Once they graduated, those who were driven enough to try to make a living off their talent still had a lot to learn about running a business. But now many universities ...
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    I bought myself a new toy

    I bought myself a new toy
    The White Stripes, a.k.a Meg and Jack White, have branched out from the music business to try their hand at the world of Lomography cameras. The result is a pair of branded, limited edition retro Holga and Diana semi-replica cameras that come complete with a cool look and a bunch of extras for photography lovers. The “Jack” Holga comes complete with ...
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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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    Finding the Right Art School for You

    Finding the Right Art School for You
    Finding the Right Art School for You - An Introduction to Art Schools & Art Education Finding the right art school is a very individual decision. Everyone has their own approach to learning, their own ideas of what makes a school appealing (or not), and their own extracurricular priorities and considerations. Your own personal approach is going to determine the path ...
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    What is an MFA?

    h4. WHAT'S AN MFA? The MFA (Master of Fine Arts) is a specialized, terminal degree available on the graduate level in both fine arts and design. The same aspects that distinguished a BFA from a BA, distinguish an MFA from an MA. The MFA is a concentrated "professional" degree for students seeking advanced education prior to becoming practicing artists or designers. ...
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    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?

    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?
    You'd like to take a few months or even a year after college to do something off the beaten career path, but you're worried about the effect on your job prospects after your self-imposed sabbatical is over. Take heart: Such a break can often be empowering and beneficial to your career. "If an employer thinks you wasted a year by biking ...
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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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    Photography Educational Guidelines

    h4. Education, Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement Employers usually seek applicants with a "good eye," imagination, and creativity, as well as a good technical understanding of photography. Entry-level positions in photojournalism or in industrial or scientific photography generally require a college degree in photography or in a field related to the industry in which the photographer seeks employment. Freelance and portrait ...
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    While Attending School (Financial Aid)

    While Attending School (Financial Aid)
    Get the facts on financial aid, how to maintain it, and what to do when school's over.. If you are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student and need to find out more about your educational loans, you'll find all the information you need right here. Financial assistance programs and requirements often vary from school to school. Always check with ...
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    Confessions of a Recent Design Grad: My Path in the Design World

    Confessions of a Recent Design Grad: My Path in the Design World
    My path through the design world has not always been smooth. I’ve taken some detours and risks that I wasn’t sure would pay off, but I’ve learned from all of my experiences, and I don’t regret any of them. I don’t purport to be a seasoned pro—I’ve been in the business for only eight years—but I know the early years can ...
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