Hi! I was on the "graphic design major" tag and noticed that you go to CSUS. I am actually thinking about going to SacState for the graphic design program as well but I'm a little wary b/c of it's impaction status. Is it hard to get in? And I just switched majors from nursing so I don't even know much about photoshop yet. Does everyone in start off proficient? Sry to bother, I'm just dying to talk to a student who has first hand experience w/ the program. :)
You should do it! Don’t let it stop you. Yes it’s pretty competitive but if you take the classes, make sure you get good drawings and photos, and make sure everything is crafted well (no glue shown, smudges, dirt, miscuts, etc. craft is the first and most important thing they look at in the portfolio so even if you thing your portfolio isn’t strong make sure hour craft is!) you should be fine. Oh and if you do go to Sac State talk to the professors and have them go over your work for the portfolio! Especially when you take GPHD 25 & 30 (the design classes where you have to create books and a process manual to turn in) your gonna want their feedback. I didn’t get in the first time I applied (in 2012) but I did last year and today is my first day as a senior. Best of luck to you!