For aspiring artists, the prospect of art school can be daunting. It’s competitive, it’s expensive – but when you get past that, it can be one of the most life-altering experiences for an artist. You get special opportunities, you make countless connections (socially and professionally), and you’ll learn about all aspects of art – you’ll get a well-rounded education, including art history, various forms of studio art, and design. Interested in art school? Read on:
A competitive edge
In the art world, people sometimes assume no degree is needed for success. That’s not to say it’s advisable – stardom, though tied to talent, almost has more to do with winning the metaphorical lottery. For most of us, it’s simply not going to happen.
A bachelors’ degree in fine arts (or, even better a BFA) will definitely give you a leg up. As each generation becomes increasingly educated, a college degree is quickly becoming vital. Now, an undergraduate degree is almost the status quo; masters’ degrees, too, have recently become much more popularized.
In art school, you’ll be taking classes with who will presumably be the future leaders in the field -you could be making the connections of a lifetime. And more than in the strictly practical sense, there’s something wonderful about being thrown together with a group of artistic young people -that’s a breeding ground (in the figurative and literal sense) for creativity. You’ll be inspired by… read more