January 7th, 2011
Individuals who want to enter a career in graphic design may find it difficult to obtain a postsecondary degree while they are working a full-time job. Online degree programs are helping more people earn degrees through flexible course schedules.
Recently, Stevens-Henager College announced that it will begin offering a bachelor's of science degree in graphic design for distance learners. Previously, an associate's degree program in graphic design had been offered over the internet for aspiring artists. Following its success, the College of California-San Diego affiliate has decided to provide the program for students who wish to earn degrees in 36 months or less.
Students who enroll in classes at Stevens-Henager College will be exposed to design software, such as Photoshop and Flash, in order to expand their knowledge of the industry. Individuals will receive an Apple laptop upon registering for classes for their coursework, and will be permitted to keep it after graduation.
More than 90 percent of high-wage jobs created within the next decade will require some postsecondary education, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Online colleges are providing more working professionals the opportunity to earn a degree at their own pace.