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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Crayola Brand: The Color Purple - or Red, or Green, or...

    Crayola Brand: The Color Purple - or Red, or Green, or...
    Remember when you were a kid? At this time of year we would be excited to go out with Mom and get our school clothes and supplies for fall. Even though the summer months were filled with fun and swimming (in my case), the anticipation of getting new stuff for school made the waning days of the season worth it. What ...
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    How to Encourage Young Artists

    How to Encourage Young Artists
    It wasn’t that long ago that having a son or daughter who expressed interest in becoming an artist was considered a parent’s worst nightmare. But today, many parents are encouraging of their children’s interest in art. There are many options available to help nurture budding talent, but sending a young artist to expensive private lessons isn’t necessarily at the top of ...
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    Is Now the Time to Go to Grad School?

    Is Now the Time to Go to Grad School?
    While many people begin college right after high school without giving it a second thought, the question of when to start a graduate program can be tricky one. Choosing to commit to two years of intense study – not to mention expensive student loans – is a huge responsibility. How do you know you’re ready for graduate school? [widget:3597] I started ...
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    Survive an All Nighter

    Survive an All Nighter
    When I was in school, it was not uncommon for me to work throughout the night either studying or working on a design project. I found that at night, I could work much faster than I could during the day. In fact, I found that sometimes the quality of my work was better at night than it was during the day. ...
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    A Refresher Course for Graphic Designers

    A Refresher Course for Graphic Designers
    I recently came across a book that is all about graphic design for "non-designers". At first I was a little offended. How can there be such a book? Don't they know that we designers have to go to school for quite a while to learn the basics of design and how to apply these basics to our work? How can a ...
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    Master of Fine Arts

    Master of Fine Arts
    The Master of Fine Arts degree is a specialized, terminal degree available at the graduate level in both fine arts and design. The same aspects that distinguish a BFA from a BA are what differentiate an MFA from an MA. The MFA is a concentrated "professional" degree for students seeking advanced education prior to becoming practicing artists or designers. A practicing ...
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    Three Easy Steps to Finding an Art & Design Scholarship...PLUS Five Great Scholarships to Get You Started

    Three Easy Steps to Finding an Art & Design Scholarship...PLUS Five Great Scholarships to Get You Started
    *Step 1. Find Schools You Want to Attend* Most colleges and universities offer fantastic scholarships. So the BEST way to search for scholarships is to narrow the list to include only those schools you’d most like to attend, then research their awards and financial aid options. Many scholarships from corporations and nonprofits also require detailed information about your academic plans, ...
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    Transition from Student Designer to Career Designer

    Approach the On Ramp Following are some things to consider before you put your hands on the wheel. During this step in the process, you’ll do some industry and market research to better inform your job search process. 1. Do your homework Study the market you wish to live in. Determine whether you’d prefer to work for an agency or ...
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