Experience is the best teacher. Is it?
Way back when there was no Digital Arts, Fashion Design or Multimedia courses (Photography was lucky to have workshops at least) creatives just learn their craft through merely experience and experiments. New generation is lucky to have books and schools about it but veterans says nothing beats the classic.
Is it advisable to go to a graphic design school and learn the theories or experience is enough to get things done?
All ideas are welcome!
I have to agree that it ultimately depends on the individual - I personally went to a good art school and got a formal education, but before I was able to do that I had to go to a smaller school just to get my GPA up before I transferred. It does take time, and a lot of work, but as good as some design tutorials may be, they don't teach you everything you need to know about Graphic Design.
I know that school isn't an option for everybody, so if that is the case, then just remember to brush up on the basics before diving into the deep end. I believe that it's important to know at least a little about the history of art and how it came to be over many centuries. It's also important to know about type, and layout, in addition to simply using Photoshop or Illustrator. There are fundamentals of design and color theory and it goes pretty deep. That being said, I don't feel that my education provided me with everything I needed to know, but it really helps to have a strong foundation whether it's through university education or private study.