Should I go to Art School?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Nouveau Pauvre, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    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.
     
  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    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.
     
  3. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    it was, i should have stayed at upenn. instead I owe 50k and learned to paint with a sock.
     
  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    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?
     
  5. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    I don't think it was intended, but this made me cringe.

    Because of how true you know it is?
     
  6. Dr Huh?

    Dr Huh? Senior member

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    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.
     
  7. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    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?
     
  8. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    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)
     
  9. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    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.
     
  10. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    No No No No No No No No No. Still.
     
  11. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    Yes. Sell pot to make the tuition.
     
  12. Pantisocrat

    Pantisocrat Senior member

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    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.
     
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    Pantisocrat Senior member

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    seriously do it.
     
  14. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Probably not a good idea. But then again, that shouldn't really be a reason for you to decline.
     

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