Depends what kind of graphic design you are talking about. But guessing we are talking about 2D one. Well my university have both PC and Mac. Before in the past the answer to your question would e that the Mac have better software, but that have changed recently and you can get the same programs for the PC now.
The department I go to are called Department of Information design and product development. And noticed that thoose that work almost only with 2D images like Illustrator and similar mainly uses Mac copmuter because the teachers in the courses uses thoose, even though the same software exist for the PC with one exception Quark.
When it comes to video editing and such the both are equal. Both have some advantages. But seems when it comes to compositing the professionals use Mac more then PC even though Combustion (one of the best software for compositing) exist for PC and are great for that.
3D graphic are better on PC. Sure Maya exist both for PC and Mac but are abit weaker on Mac. 3D Studio Max only exist on PC.
Short answer to your initial question are a big NO. You can make graphic design with a PC. Think the teachers are more saying that they will only show and help on a Mac. So if you go with a PC you are alone with no help from the teachers.
thnx so much for taking the time replying! you helped a lot
and yes, I'm talking about 2D. I would also like to work with 3D though.
i never heard of requiring someone to use a mac. actually, there are many high quality PCs that are perfectly suited for graphic design/art. it has nothing to do with brand, as long as you have the right features. I think people bash windows way too much...i think its perfectly fine for graphics.
yah, I'm not talking about the brand >.< just overall because
I don't really know much about the mac. Although, I know that
things have changed and the pc could be just as great.
I've never noticed any choppy looking fonts.
yah, I asked a friend who has a mac recently and she said that the fonts were perfectly fine =\