Graphic design at uni

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  1. Jonny1223

    Jonny1223 Registered Member

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    I know this forum hasn't got anything to do with uni but i have a question that maybe some of you guys will know the answer to.

    I'm 22 now and wanting to study graphic design at uni next September. I got moderate GSCE grades, they weren't good but they weren't terrible, didn't do too well in my A-levels at all as i just wasn't interested in the subjects and did them for the sake of doing something.

    However in the last year or so i've developed a keen interest in Graphic Design, practiced a lot on logo's and last year i was offering free Logo's on here to give me some practice, some of which were used on websites.

    My question is, given my "ok" grades in school, if i were able to create a decent looking portfolio of designs, maybe offer some free stuff on here for a while, do you think any good universities will offer me a place based on my designs? I know it's not imperative to have a degree in Graphic Design to do well at it, but i want some kind of qualification from a decent university to hopefully kick start a career, and obviously train me in the areas i haven't looked at yet.

    Any constructive feedback is welcome and appreciated! thanks for reading!
     
  2. BlackAndYellow

    BlackAndYellow Registered Member

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    From my personal experience, all that matters is your work.

    At the end of the day, your work makes you a graphic designer not the title or your previous grades.
    People will hire you for your work, and that's all that matters.

    ^IMO though, it's what I experienced.
    I know some universities can be bitches in regard to qualifications.

    Why not teach it yourself? I've done it and it was my job for a while as well.
    Quit it because I felt the need to go back to school again, and that was a stupid mistake.
    (I have had no schooling at all, apart from a year or two in college)
     
  3. Jonny1223

    Jonny1223 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the answer! I just think that it would be a lot easier to get a stable job doing graphic design if i have a degree behind me from a good university, i know i could probably get onto courses or foundation courses at lesser universities, but i was wondering if any reputable universities would consider someone who isn't really classed as "academic".