The deadline to register for the Fall 2013 academic seminars is June 1 June 15. Certificate-granting seminars build toward a career in graphic design. Register for non-academic makeshops at any time and schedule at your convenience.
Steps for new students to enroll in the academic, certificate-granting graphic design seminars
Have official transcripts of your most recent school sent to us
Bring, mail, email or fax your Enrollment Agreement to us
Academic seminars are taught by practicing graphic design professionals and class projects involve collaboration with actual clients from the community. Creative, technical and professional skills and experience are developed through immersion-based learning.
On December 6, 2012, we held our 7th annual winter gala as part of First Thursday at BHK Kafé on the downtown Fayetteville Square. We celebrated with a Mayan theme inspired by the Mayan measurement of the end and beginning of a new era. Merchandise designed by students, instructors, alumni and friends was on display for sale and order in time for holidays. 100% of profit of each student designed merchandise sale went toward that student designer’s tuition. 50% of profit of each professional designer’s merchandise went toward the Juror’s Choice Scholarship fund and the other 50% went back to the professional, local designer. Attendees enjoyed Mayan inspired food by Chef David Lewis & music by Beth Stockdell and Spare Change. We conducted our annual People’s Choice Award where attendees purchased votes for their favorite student work. The winner was Shayna Egan with her Night Owl design. The Juror’s Choice, chosen by Jennifer Webb and Christine Meyers, both designers and educators, went to Amy Ha for her Mayan Shop poster design which included her Skull with Feathers design. Both these winning designs are available for purchase online at our Mayan Shop. Proceeds for votes benefited the People’s Choice and Juror’s Choice Scholarships. The event was free and open to the public. Over $1,600 was raised for scholarships! Thanks to all who made this possible.
New Design School is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations are 100% tax-deductible.
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Just what is graphic design?
Graphic design is visual communication—the signs you read, the packaging you purchase, the websites you visit, books you buy, brands you support, brochures you pick up, magazines you flip through. Every business or organization will employ a contract/freelance, part-time or full-time designer to create and maintain the visual communication collateral it takes to market services and products.