Personally, some art courses you really don't need school. I've learned alot of new art forms through reading and youtube. You can get cheaper books. I would go to college if you persueing a teaching career, or a specific job. I'm still learning new art forms. There are many inexpensive online schools, or courses you can try. Note me if you want to talk.
I was thinking of that too... I'm thinking of going to university for creative writing so I can expand more on that subject because I love writing fiction while doing photography on the side. I just want to go out and experience another perspective of school and expand my interests It's still a stressful decision though, considering expense, living - and everything else. I'll note you on questions for sure when I think of something Thank you
AI's are really just in it for the money. :/ If you're interested in going to art school, try looking into some other ones! I don't live in Canada, but I was in a similar situation to you. I decided to go to school out of state and attend an art school. I couldn't be happier. (:
I'd love to know as much as you feel like telling me! I'd love a note, or you could post your reply here so others with same interests can see it too. Thank you for your time, even a short respond would be awesome too.
When first joined did you feel like there was a lot of "competition" or did you ever doubt yourself? Did you ever just want to throw your hands up? If so - how did you over come it? Did you get develop a close connection with your classmates because of similar interests? Or just 'cause? How are you exposing your artwork to people seeking to buy art?
I won't overload you with questions but these are the ones I can only think of
Absolutely! Looking at my peers, I'm doubting myself a lot. There were times when I wonder if I was good enough. That's normal of any artist at some point to doubt themself. What you need to due is use that insecurity to motivated yourself to draw more and push yourself with your artistic ideas. When you get to that point, just remember that's why you're going to school, to grow as an artist. Oh my gosh, yes. The very first day of art school I developed my friend group, which in already a year and a half have turned into some of the best friends I've ever had. I was able to find a connection with almost everyone just because It's just easier to carry a conversation with someone who holds your same interests. And I find art school is a more open minded environment. My schools holds numerous art shows that expose your art to others as well as the opportunity to meet other artists and form networks. (:
When you pay for school, you're essentially paying for the diploma. A more expensive school may or may not get you better education, but it will get you more prestige. If you just want to go to school to explore some interests and learn stuff, try a cheaper college. It would probably even have credits that you could transfer over to a bigger university if you ever feel like that's a better place for you.
As far as universities go, when I was looking into Canadian schools, Simon Frasier University seemed like the go-to place in BC.
Yeah I visited it once while checking out schools and it was beautiful down there at SFU! I'm going to take a look at there site a little more and see if its the place for me. Why must everything be so expensive! (rage) haha. Thanks!
I haven't been to university yet, but from what I hear the Art Institute isn't very good.
For photography you might want to look into Langara College & Emily Carr. If you're just looking to get out of the house & expand your knowledge, Emily Carr also offers courses that you can sign up for each season. They are a couple hundred dollars for a few lessons. I took a course in Letterpress there.
I was looking into Emily Carr, it looks pretty awesome! I was't aware of the courses they offered there so that's something I'm definitely going to look into. I'm thinking of going to VIU for creative writing,I'm sure halfway through I can switch to either of these schools. You offered as much as you could and I appreciate it