No announcement yet.

Why do you want to pursue graphic design?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Why do you want to pursue graphic design?

    Hello. I'm a graphic design student in college and I'm applying for a BFA program at my school. To be considered, I have to be interviewed by the professors, primarily on the topic of why I want to be in the program. The thing is, even though it is true, I'm pretty sure I can't go with the response of "graphic design is my passion", seeing as every person who walks into their office will repeat the same mantra.
    I'm guessing they want a logical and career-oriented response on why the program would be essential for me and something that will make me stick out as a candidate.

    My question is, if you were asked if elaborate on why you wish to continue your education in graphic design, what would you say?

  • #2
    The better question to be asking is, where do you see yourself in 10 years. If you can answer that question, that's all you need, you tell them that your career goal is ''this'' and add how their program will help get you there. As with all job interviews, return the conversation to the client's court in some way.

    If, like most college-aged people, you have very little idea where you want to be in your career in 10 years, take the time now to research that part of the question.

    Asking other people why they want to continue in the design field won't be your answer.

    Quite honestly, I wish I'd stayed with my first career (field ecology and plant systematics), stayed focused on getting a cushy job counting emerald ash borers for the State Wildlife commission, and I'd be retiring this year with a decent pension. Hindsight is 20/20.


    • #3
      Hi Espitz and welcome to GDF.

      We ask all new members to read very important links here and here. These explain the rules, how the forum runs and a few inside jokes. No, you haven't done anything wrong, we ask every new member to read them. Your first few posts will be moderated, so don't panic if they don't show up immediately. Enjoy your stay.
      Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.


      • #4
        If you can do some research and find out what's unique about this particular program and school compared to every other program and school, that would make your answer more unique. It would also show that you really know how to do your homework.






        Incredible Stock

        Latest Topics


        • seamas
          Comment on Poster for a school project
          I dunno, I think it is worse when the dead headliners DO show up.

          Not very sexy imho
          Yesterday, 05:18 PM
        • PrintDriver
          Comment on Looking for the graphic designer of a certain graphic
          I'm a creature of necessity. A lot of times the end client will want an actual signed release and a real photo credit, so you have to attempt to find the artist.
          Love doing image research for projects....
          Yesterday, 05:10 PM
        • PrintDriver
          Reply to Work from UK for an US company
          All I can suggest is consult a tax expert in the UK. If your company doesn't mind you moonlighting like this, maybe they could suggest someone for you.
          Income is Income and the Gov always seems...
          Yesterday, 05:05 PM
        • PrintDriver
          Comment on Work from UK for an US company
          I do business with people in the UK a lot. Because the gig they hire us for is going to be in the US, they time shift their design staff so they are available during US Eastern Time. It's the only way...
          Yesterday, 05:02 PM
        • PrintDriver
          Comment on Poster for a school project
          Especially if the headliners aren't going to show up...
          Yesterday, 04:55 PM
        GDF A division of Mediabistro Holdings Adweek | Mediabistro | Clio | Film Expo Group Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy Copyright 2016 Mediabistro Holdings