Marketing / Digital Design

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Moshiiii, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. Moshiiii macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2006
    Sarasota, FL
    Hello :D
    I'm a confused 19 year old whos ready to transfer from a community college to a real university, but first I need to choose a degree. I'm hoping somehwere that happens to read this can give me advice.
    I know I want to be a digital designer, web base or print base doesnt matter. I've been working for a buisness that prints cd/posters/vynil covers for bands, so i know my prepress better than actual design.
    Anyways I cant decide if I want to go for a straight Computer Graphics degree or get a marketing degree. I've been told the Digital Design market is flooded and having a buisness degree would be way more reliable to get my foot into the Ditigal Design market. That sounds great but I'm afraid if I get a marketing degree I will find myself years down the road in a buisness job, possibly trying to motivate designers and working with designers and not actualy doing any design.
    Also I feel like I'm good enough to get by with a Computer Graphics degree. I've been doing design since I was in seventh grade and arts since I could pick up a crayon. I feel like I belong in a digital design school.

    Anyone thats gotten a digital design degree/margeting degree could give me some informationt hey wish they had?

    Also anyones two cents would be appreciated.
  2. shecky Guest


    May 24, 2003
    Obviously you're not a golfer.
    what is a "digital designer?"

    virtually every (but not all) graphic designer on the planet uses a computer regularly, so is graphic design different than digital design?
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030


    Jan 25, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    If you're good, I'd do the Computer Graphics/Digital Design...with a minor or double major in Marketing. Then if the marketplace is still swamped and you are having problems, there are always MBA programs or Graduate School.

    There is nothing wrong with being knowledgeable in both fields and using it to your might not end up exactly where you want to be, but since the two fields interact a lot, it will be better for you and your co-workers/clients if you understand both sides of the coin.

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