The fall, academic 2015 term begins Monday, August 17, and lasts until Thursday, November 12 for certificate-granting seminars in graphic design. We will continue to enroll until classes are full. Contact us to learn more about enrolling. All classes are held Monday through Thursday from 6 to 8pm. 15 to 20 hours per week for 12 weeks working in a professional design setting. Portfolio goal: 3 pieces. Prerequisite: None. Graphic design is the process of working with a client to develop a logo, brochure or possibly a website, which involves combining words and images to create visual communication that promotes a product, service or an idea. Learn more at the AIGA website. If you need a computer and/or software we recommend you visit the UA Computer Store, (479) 575-5414. They will advise you as to which laptop is best suited for graphic design. You are welcome to use a Windows based laptop. We like for students to become familiar with the industry standard computer operating environment as soon as possible which is why we do recommend going with a Mac. Regarding software you will need to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) directly from the Adobe website which requires a subscription “cloud” service for software. The student version is $19.99 per month and requires a minimum 1 year subscription. Here is a map and hours of the UA Computer Store, http://computers.uofastore.com/store-info To purchase software you will need a New Design School email which will be issued to you upon admission and enrollment. You will not need the email to purchase the computer. New Design School offers certificate-granting seminars to prepare you for a career in graphic design. Students are enriched by: There are a total of 21 graphic design seminars that can be completed in 2 years as a full-time student. There are prerequisites for second year seminars, and they may be waived depending on previous education or life experience. We would be happy to discuss these options with you. If you still need help deciding which you need, download this pdf to compare the academic seminars and makeshops. No, New Design School is not an accredited school, rather we are licensed with the Arkansas State Board of Private career education to offer certificate-granting seminars that gain students employable career skills. The school is on track and in preparation to be reviewed to become accredited and already applies many of the practices of an accredited institution. Source.