Hi everyone! I really need some help here.I am a photographer and recently got interested in graphics design (print, publishing, fashion oriantated).Now I am in search for a right course.I would really appreciate if you could share some life expirience here. What I am looking for: I Something to match my lyfestyle.Currently I work ALL DAY 5 days a week.My days off are flexible so I can have any two days off in a week.Realisticaly I am looking for parti-time, distance, or selfstudy course. (last two prefered) II Something practical.I am looking for a project based course, something with practical expirience.Just reading a theory book with no real tasks in it leaves me with an empty head and headache. III Something recognised by employers and preferably recognised in US. I have done a CompTIA A+ IT Technician certification in past which led me ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE.Yes I can maintain and build pc systems but employers just dont want it.So I dont whant to do same mistake twice. IV Finance. I am really tight on budget cause recently bought some pieces of my photography kit and i am still paying off for it. V Location - London. VI Enrolling. Originally I am from Russia so my school sertificates are equal to 3 AS Levels and none of them are arts related.From expiriences I ve just done some simple retouching on my photos.So not much.... Options I am considering: 1) Adobe Certification. Pros: Affordable, matches lifestyle,project based. Cons: Cant find feedback from people who done that certification, so I am bit worried and dont want a cat in a bag. 2) Open University BSc Computing and design ( B44 - BSc (Honours) Computing and Design - Open University qualification ) Pros: Matches lyfestyle, Affordable Cons: Seems to be more IT orientated, To much theory, no practice what so ever 3)Birkbeck: Foundation degree Media and Business Applications ( Media and Business Applications (Foundation Degree) - January 2010 start - 2009/2010 entry (part-time study) - Birkbeck, University of London ) Pros: Matches lifestyle,Recognised qualification,Not too long course Cons: Seems to b more Web design orientated, a bit expensive for now. I would really really really appreciate if you could give some life expirience based advice and/or comment on my options.Thank you!!!