The First Hundred Years of Printing in British North America: Printers and Collectors - This year marks the 350th anniversary of printing in what is now the United States. In the first century of that period the business of printing was in its infancy, confined to a handful of developing cities on the Atlantic seaboard and practiced by a small number of craftsmen. Even before the first century drew to a close in 1740, a historian, Thomas Prince, was attempting to collect the materials printed in the British colonies in North America.
Graphic design has become a field that depends heavily on computer use. Students of brick-and-mortar schools might have access to school computer labs and computers with all the design software needed for their coursework installed. Online schools will require that their students have some kind of access to the programs they need to complete their assignments. Any students who wish to have design software available on their home computers might consider buying the versions that are licensed for student use; often, student versions cost less than the professional versions.