Can I get into graphic design without a Graphic Design A level?
Tomasz has skills in graphic design, but no A level. How can he become a graphic designer?
Hello My name is Tomasz and I have a major problem.
6 years ago I moved to England, and I finished my college this summer. The thing is, I have been doing lots of different courses in my college, but they were chosen by the teachers and unfortunately it wasn’t anything to do with graphic design.
A year ago I showed my private logo designs to the head of art department at my school and she loved it - she promised me to enrol me on a design course this year if I pass my English GCSE. I got a D, and therefore I was not able to start the course this September. Graphic design is what I want to do in the future. I have been interested in it, and have been working on my skills for about 4-5 years.
Unfortunately I turned 20 this August and therefore I can’t start any course in normal college, and obviously because I don’t have any A level qualifications I can’t start a degree at university. I am willing to work hard on my skills and to improve but I don’t know what else I could do to get closer to my dreams of becoming a graphic designer.
My questions is: what is there that I could do to achieve any qualifications for the job I want? Is there anything else I could do? I’m hoping you can answer me with some ideas or/and advice and I will be very thankful. Tomasz