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What is Graghic Design Really?

By Raynal Arness Monden

In theory what is it?

Creativity(ies) and ideas produced for the retail market and commercial industries

What is it used for?

To design, beautify, revise, and/or sale retails, entertainments, goods and services.

What does the major actually entail - work-wise?

The study of various kinds of design: logos, packagings, retail cover designs; Album, CD, and DVD cover designs,etc. The history of design, commercial and graphic arts. Registered graphic art styles. Creating & regiatering your own graphic art designs, etc. Package designs, etc. Store window designs. Marketing and sales.

What kind of jobs do you get with it?

Designer, Commercial Art Management, promotional art jobs, careers in the art, music, and educational fields.

What are the fellow students like (personalitywise) in it?

Very unique. Most artist are very open-minded, versatile. A few are extremely aggressive or opinionary. Then, some that are very isolated; quiet natured. Then some that are very conversational and social. Some are very professional, technical, and primarily business or "money-minded". The character of most artists can be very moody or often misunderstood by many. Basically, one never comes to truely KNOW or understand an artist without clear observation, patience, and time. The minds, hearts, domestic environments, and social lives of most artists are usually extremely rare. We live in an actual "World of Our Own." Artists think, live and see, practically, EVERYTHING differently from others: (those that are not artists or in some way associated with the Art world.)

Common Misconceptions

Artist are often "tagged" as weird, unusually odd; freaks or nerds. Sometimes, artist (especially creative writers or musicians,) are labelled as strange, crazy or often sexually misinterpreted. Most artist live, eat, sleep, work, dress, socialize, entertain, and even talk in very unique ways. The environment among artist (including their language and dress styles) can seem like "an actual city of a rare culture of people" to those that aren't artists or have some kind of active affiliation with them.
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Art & Design Department Major unemployment rate

_Art & Design DepartmentAll Majors
Unemployed%13%8
Minimum Wage%6%4
All Others%81%87
More: Unemployment for all Majors *** not counting stay at home parents *** not counting those currently in grad school

Are things going well in Art & Design Department?

Going Well %70
Not Going Well %30
More: All Majors Satisfaction ??? This is a social "life satisfaction" question. Overall, would people who graduated with a degree in Art & Design Department say that their life is going well? It could be interpreted in terms of stress, salary, long hours, future prospects, etc. *** not counting those currently in grad school

Graduates who stayed in Art & Design Department

Still in Field %56
Got out %44
More: All Majors Still in field ??? A high "got out" percentage can be interpreted a couple of ways -- for instance, perhaps the major is a great stepping stone to becoming a totally different career -- like a doctor. Or perhaps the jobs one gets with the major just aren't that great. *** not counting those currently in grad school
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