I knew that I wanted to get a diploma in media design, but I had to carefully consider my options. I was raising a family, working a full time job, and I just did not have a lot of time to devote to getting an education. The twist in that though was that without more education, I was never going to get further in my job, and I was struggling financially at that level. A really good friend of mine told me to look at the Orita Sinclair School of Design, New Media and the Arts, and it turned out to be the answer to my prayers.
The school is well known, and the students who have graduated the programs have been able to find better success because of the education they received there. The first thing I looked at when I went to their website to learn more was the structure of their program. I knew that I would not be able to look further if it required a full eight hours of course work a day. I was so pleased to see that they offer both full time programs as well as part time ones.
I figured that I would need to do the part time one, so I was happy to see that I would actually be able to squeeze in the requirements for the full time. It was three hours of study five days a week as opposed to three hours of study for three days a week for the part time program. I knew that those other two days could be extremely valuable for me, and it would not be much of a sacrifice since it was just for 12 months. There are four terms of 12 weeks each, and there are four one week breaks as well. It was the perfect schedule for me!