5 alternative routes into design education

This means that instead of going to class, you will be going to interactive sessions and   workshops where we bring industry players from around the globe to facilitate lectures and seminars.”
04. Its online program offers students the opportunity to “earn their Parsons AAS professional degree from anywhere. Hyper Island
Offering “immersive learning experiences for students and industry professionals, with the aim of developing lifelong learners,” Hyper Island is different from conventional courses in that it doesn’t have traditional teachers. “It’s like a finishing school really, with visits from tutors and professionals,” explains Muggeridge. In direct contrast to the academic structure of university courses, Shillington offers full-time courses lasting three months and part-time courses lasting one year. If university isn’t for you, here are five alternatives routes to kick-start your dream design career…
01. The course is   structured almost like an MA in a week.”
02. “With only 25 students per week, it’s smaller than most colleges. Typography Summer School
The one-week Typography Summer School run by designer Fraser Muggeridge is designed to bridge the gap between student and professional life. A design degree isn’t everything – as Michael Johnson, the multi-award-winning creative and strategy director of leading branding agency johnson banks, explained earlier this week. Typical of this trend is Parsons, the venerable New York design school. With the same curriculum as the AAS Graphic Design program on campus, the online program will provide an intense, rigorous course of study that prepares graduates to confidently enter or move up in the field of graphic design.”
Illustration: Tommy Parker
This article first appeared in Computer Arts issue 232, a design education special packed with insight, inspiration and behind-the-scenes access to the world’s most exciting creative minds. Parsons online degree
Courses offering remote learning are mushrooming.

Updated: 08.11.2014 — 19:56