Changed majors. Now going into the web development for an associates degree now.

posted 2 years ago in College
  • poll: What bachelor degrees should I consider after getting my aas?
    Library science : (2 votes)
    18 %
    Graphic design : (2 votes)
    18 %
    Either or : (1 votes)
    9 %
    Neither don't get a bachelors : (3 votes)
    27 %
    Other please explain : (3 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 2
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    Blushing bee

    library science is usless, unless you get a masters. one of my college roommates had her bachelors in library science, and couldn’t find a job until she got her masters.

    do you have artistic talent? graphic design is far more than computers. it requires courses in painting, figure drawing (nude models), basic drawing, color theory, 3D design, typography, art history… it’s a lot more than computers.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    You should go right into a bachelor’s program rather than an associate degree program if a bachelor’s degree is your ultimate goal.  Why not do a Bachelor degree and then a masters? If you plan to be in school for that long, might as well get the highest degree you can

    Post # 6
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    1111 posts
    Bumble bee

    Web development is very much in demand right now. And so is Graphic Design. If you can master both the design and coding part of web pages there will be no shortage of jobs for you. So obviously I say go for the Graphic Design degree if you want to have a Bachelor’s.

    And I agree with beenonymous765 about a degree in Graphic Design being more about just computers. If you go for a bachelor’s you will more than likely have to take art foundation courses like drawing and/or design. (I just graduated last year with my BFA in Graphic Design.) You don’t necessarily have to be the best artist, but you’ll learn a lot in the courses and they serve to help you with composition, color choices, and usage of art elements and principles.

    I will warn you though, Web/Graphic Design is a very competitive field and can be hard to break in to. Not to scare you off or anything, but just be prepared for that.

    And art school was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But it really shows in my work and my work ethic now. (:

    Post # 9
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I received my 2 year degree in Web Development when I was 30 (I’m 32 now) and was hired into a high management position (full-time) within 4 months of graduating.  I’m still working for the same company today.  I love what I do and feel it was the best decision I ever made for myself.  the best advice I can offer is to just work as hard as you can while you’re in school to ensure that you’re employable.  Get to know your classmates and especially your instructors.  Getting involved in competitive events for web design &/or development will also help a ton!  

     

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