I've seen something to the effect of "the graduate program accommodates persons with or without a design background and encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds" on several MLA admissions pages.
And then right below that they talk about how a portfolio of visual design is required.
I understand the significance of design skills to MLA programs, but I'm curious how they expect non-design background applicants to develop a portfolio when they...ya know...don't have a design background.
Why do they expect that even non-design background people can pull together a portfolio of design work?
A biographical note: In the name of full disclosure, I don't have a visual design background, but I have an artistic background in music and a conceptual background in philosophy that I'd think would be appropriate beginning points for visual design.
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