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    I have a BFA in Graphic Design and I am pursuing continuing my education with a Master's Degree in Design.

    Does anyone recommend any good schools? I am leaning in the direction of Web Design or Interaction Design, but I am not sure what prereqs I would need to continue.

    Please help!

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    What area are you in? Or does it matter
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      How long have you been in the industry? IMO the Masters should compliment your industry experience, not mirror it. For instance, rather than go back to school for a Masters in Graphic Design, you might consider an advanced degree in a corollary area like Advertising/Marketing or Exhibit Design or a Teaching Certification, or if planning to start your own studio, an MBA.

      The trick with a Masters is not to appear overqualified. You don't say if you are currently a student who wishes to continue on or if you've been 'out there' a while and looking for a theoretical step up.

      The problem with the BFA student who goes directly into a Masters program is they are high on theory but have no real practical skills.

      The returning student may have the skills but a Masters in Graphic Design may appear as overkill by the HR person doing the sifting of resumes. Not always but sometimes.

      The returning student who supplements their degree with a different but related degree is far more marketable IMO.

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