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post #16 of 50
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
i went to art school and it mostly gives you access to rich fucktards dedicated only to extending adolescence.

You say that like it's a bad thing.
post #17 of 50
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
You don't seem to be a guy that orients around money or financial security, so why not?

I don't think it was intended, but this made me cringe.
post #18 of 50
it was, i should have stayed at upenn. instead I owe 50k and learned to paint with a sock.
post #19 of 50
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post
I don't think it was intended, but this made me cringe.

I like making people cringe.

If you are into money and a good shot at financial success/security, you don't go to art school. Unless the Great Recession has so changed the social geography that I'm completely wrong and now it does?
post #20 of 50
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post
I don't think it was intended, but this made me cringe.

Because of how true you know it is?
post #21 of 50
The stuff you've been selling here on SF would actually get you into Art school? seriously?
post #22 of 50
Maybe you should focus on night classes instead? That way you can focus on the classes you want to take and less on the ones you don't want/need.
post #23 of 50
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
it was, i should have stayed at upenn. instead I owe 50k and learned to paint with a sock.

but didn't it work out in the end?
post #24 of 50
yeah, but i graduated thinking the world was burning to buy my paintings and I had no job skills and it's a minor miracle that I am a moderate success (whatever that is)
post #25 of 50
MICA is so, so gay. My little bro went to art school and today he is a practicing artist. He is a legit realist painter, and does portraits, landscapes and the like, and ekes out a living. I think he will eventually be successful, given some of the recognition he has garnered to this point. FWIW, he went to a top tier school I think considered even better than MICA, especially for more technical disciplines. He says art school is a giant waste of time. He later went through more academy type training which he says was far better than art school for the technical skills. He claims he was a better painter than all but one or two of his profs. At art school you do a lit of theory learning and mental masturbation. Lots of focus as well on modernism. So for what he wanted, I think it was a waste. If you want gallery Fred though, it might be more useful. If you want access to tools, you may be able to do that cheaper, even at MICA, in a non-degrees fashion. As for getting a career in the arts, like a museum curatorship or something, you need a lot more education than just two years at MICA. Ultimately, speaking professionally, it's not going to get you a lot. But I know you tend more towards modern stuff; which is definitely the focus, so at a minimum, you might at least enjoy it. In spite of his views, my bro is currently angling for a professorship at MICA so at least you might help pay his salary.
post #26 of 50
No No No No No No No No No. Still.
post #27 of 50
Yes. Sell pot to make the tuition.
post #28 of 50
yes. Art schools provide 1. technical equipments for your work 2. opportunities for display 3. potential affiliated market, alumni + community + internet venues 4. opportunities to network (with other artists) 5. opportunity to study nude models.
post #29 of 50
seriously do it.
post #30 of 50
Probably not a good idea. But then again, that shouldn't really be a reason for you to decline.
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