Discover the two things art schools are getting wrong

2 Things Art Schools are Getting Wrong

Even though I discovered my passion for photography early on, I didn’t start college pursuing a studio art degree. I liked the idea of going to school for art, but there were a few things holding me back.

 

First of all, I lacked the self-confidence in my work to think that I could be accepted into a competitive program. Secondly, I had reservations about pursuing photography because I couldn’t envision what a career would look like after I graduated.

 

So, thanks to my own insecurities and uncertainties about my future, I started at Arizona State University as a Digital Culture major.

2 Flaws in the Argument Against an Art Degree

If you’ve ever even considered getting an art degree, you’ve probably heard this before:

 

“Don’t go to art school.”

 

It’s either that, or a skeptical, “Oh… so… what do you plan on doing with that degree?”

 

We all know these folks mean well (most of the time). They don’t want us spending a butch of money on a degree that they don’t believe will lead to a lucrative future.

The Value of Art School

If you're thinking about going to art school, you're currently in art school, or you went to art school you've probably asked yourself this question at some point in time:   Is art school/was my art degree worth it?   I get it...

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