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Going to school for Art is silly?

Posted by on Jun. 16, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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Ok I want to know how many agree/disagree with this statement? I am going to school for Art Therapy so I obviously disagree with Art being silly.


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Foolynroo2
by Emerald Member on Jun. 16, 2013 at 2:47 PM

I don't think going to school for the Arts is silly, however like you already did (art therapy) I think you should have a realistic plan on how your education is going to execute in the real world, so that you can make a living. 

My husband is a decent artist, when he was looking to go to school, he wanted to go for commerical art, but knew the field is a highly competitive one, with a lot of failure rate. So he channeled his talents into something much more lucrative, where he knew there was a demand and job market for.


FL2AK
by on Jun. 16, 2013 at 2:48 PM
Depends on what you plan to do as a career and how talented you are.
Cozie_Sisika458
by Platinum Member on Jun. 16, 2013 at 2:51 PM
I will have to disagree there are many jobs you can get with an art degree. Accessory Designer Advertising Director Aerial Photographer Airbrush Artist Antique Specialist Applique Artist Archaeologist Architect Architectural Graphic Artist Architectural Writer/Critic Architecture Teacher Art Activity Writer Art Appraiser Art Book Editor Art Consultant Art Coordinator Art Critic Art Dealer Art Director Art Distributor Art Historian Art Insurance Agent Art Librarian Art Magazine Editor Art Researcher Art Restorer Art Specialist Art Supervisor Art Teacher Art Teacher Assistant Art Therapist Artist in Residence Artists' Agent Audio/Visual Designer Automobile Designer Background Artist (TV) Bank Note Designer Basket Maker Block Engraver Book Jacket Designer Bookbinder Botanical Designer Calendar Editor Calligrapher Camera Operator Candle Maker Caricaturist Cartographer (mapmaker) Cartoonist Ceramicist Children's Book Illustrator Cinematographer Comic Strip Artist Commercial Photographer Computer Graphic Artist Conceptual Artist Copywriter Corporate Art Collector Corporation Photographer Costume Designer Court Artist Craftsperson Curator Curriculum Writer (Art) Design Consultant Designer Drafter Editorial Art Director Editorial Illustrator Enamellist Environmental Artist Environmental Designer Environmental Planner Equipment Designer Exhibition Coordinator Fabric Designer Fashion Art Director Fashion Consultant Fashion Display Director Fashion Editor/Writer Fashion Illustrator Fashion Merchandiser Fashion Photographer Faux Finish Specialist Film Animator Film Developer Film Editor Filmmaker Fine Art Photographer Fine Artist Floor Covering Designer Floral Designer Forensic Artist Foundry Worker Furniture Designer Gallery Assistant Gallery Director Gallery Owner Gallery Photographer Gem Cutter Glass Blower Goldsmith Graphic Arts Technician Greeting Card Designer Hair Stylist Designer Heavy Equipment Designer Illustrator Industrial Designer Interior Decorator Interior Designer Jewelry Maker/Designer Lace Maker Landscape Designer Law Enforcement Photographer Lawyer with Art Specialty Leather worker Legal Photographer Lighting Designer Lithographer Lithographic Photographer Magazine Art Director Magazine Photographer Makeup Artist Manufacturer of Art Materials Manuscript Illuminator Marine Architect Master Printer Medical Illustrator Metalsmith Model Builder Mold Maker Movie Art Director Movie Scene Painter Mural Artist Museum Curator Museum Director Museum Photographer Museum Photographer Musical Instrument Maker Ornamental Metalwork Designer Painter Papermaker Parade Float Designer Patternmaker Photo Researcher Photo Re-Toucher Photo Stylist Photofinisher Specialist Photographer Photographic Engineer Photography Teacher Picture Framer Photojournalist Playground Designer Police/Court Artist Portrait Painter or Photographer Poster Artist Potter Press Photographer Printmaker Private Art Instructor Product Designer Product Illustrator Product Photographer Promotion Designer Puppet Designers Puppeteer Quick Sketch Artist Retail Store Art Director Rug Maker Scenic Artist School Photographer Science Fiction Illustrator Sculptor Set Construction Worker Showroom Manager Sign Painter Silk Screen Artist Silversmith Sketch Artist Space Planner Special Effects Artists Sports Clothing Designer Sports Equipment Designer Stage Design Stained Glass Maker Stencil Illustrator Storyboard Illustrator Tapestry Worker Tattoo Artist Teachers Aide Technical Illustrator Television Art Director Television Graphic Artist Text Book Illustrator Textile Artist Theater Set Designer Theme Park Designer Tool Designer Toy Designer Typographer Video Artist Wall Covering Designer Transportation Designer Wardrobe Staff Web Site Designer Window Display Designer Wood Crafter Workshop Coordinator
Quoting Foolynroo2:

I don't think going to school for the Arts is silly, however like you already did (art therapy) I think you should have a realistic plan on how your education is going to execute in the real world, so that you can make a living. 

My husband is a decent artist, when he was looking to go to school, he wanted to go for commerical art, but knew the field is a highly competitive one, with a lot of failure rate. So he channeled his talents into something much more lucrative, where he knew there was a demand and job market for.


I'm a tattooed, piercing,  fresh eating, animal loving, free spirited, sort of helicopter, FF, CIO, circumcision, vax, pro-life, anti flu shot, non co sleeping, 3LO's, early potty training, snuggling is the best, video gaming, limited tv watching, natural remedies, natural health, Jesus is my home boy, church going, educated, writer, artist, photography, sarcastic kind of mom!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 16, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Yes, I do think it's silly... art is just.... ART... it's an expression of yourself and your feelings... I don't feel like that needs teaching...

If your art involves some technical skill, then some learning is a good thing... if you're a photographer obviously you should understand apertures & ISO... if you're a painter you should understand how different paints work on different mediums... I just feel like a 2 or 4 year school is ridiculous for that... those are things you can learn from a class or two, or even just on your own through reading, talking to others, and trial and error.

Art History? Sure, that might need a major if you're going to turn around and teach it, or be a museum curator or something. But to be an artitst, you don't need college.

Sincerely,
A Self Taught Photographer :)

Foolynroo2
by Emerald Member on Jun. 16, 2013 at 2:53 PM


This is annoying, I didn't say there weren't any jobs you can get with an art degree, I said you have to consider what field you're going into to apply your art degree that translates to real world application.

Do they make you take a reading course in art school?

Quoting Cozie_Sisika458:

I will have to disagree there are many jobs you can get with an art degree. Accessory Designer Advertising Director Aerial Photographer Airbrush Artist Antique Specialist Applique Artist Archaeologist Architect Architectural Graphic Artist Architectural Writer/Critic Architecture Teacher Art Activity Writer Art Appraiser Art Book Editor Art Consultant Art Coordinator Art Critic Art Dealer Art Director Art Distributor Art Historian Art Insurance Agent Art Librarian Art Magazine Editor Art Researcher Art Restorer Art Specialist Art Supervisor Art Teacher Art Teacher Assistant Art Therapist Artist in Residence Artists' Agent Audio/Visual Designer Automobile Designer Background Artist (TV) Bank Note Designer Basket Maker Block Engraver Book Jacket Designer Bookbinder Botanical Designer Calendar Editor Calligrapher Camera Operator Candle Maker Caricaturist Cartographer (mapmaker) Cartoonist Ceramicist Children's Book Illustrator Cinematographer Comic Strip Artist Commercial Photographer Computer Graphic Artist Conceptual Artist Copywriter Corporate Art Collector Corporation Photographer Costume Designer Court Artist Craftsperson Curator Curriculum Writer (Art) Design Consultant Designer Drafter Editorial Art Director Editorial Illustrator Enamellist Environmental Artist Environmental Designer Environmental Planner Equipment Designer Exhibition Coordinator Fabric Designer Fashion Art Director Fashion Consultant Fashion Display Director Fashion Editor/Writer Fashion Illustrator Fashion Merchandiser Fashion Photographer Faux Finish Specialist Film Animator Film Developer Film Editor Filmmaker Fine Art Photographer Fine Artist Floor Covering Designer Floral Designer Forensic Artist Foundry Worker Furniture Designer Gallery Assistant Gallery Director Gallery Owner Gallery Photographer Gem Cutter Glass Blower Goldsmith Graphic Arts Technician Greeting Card Designer Hair Stylist Designer Heavy Equipment Designer Illustrator Industrial Designer Interior Decorator Interior Designer Jewelry Maker/Designer Lace Maker Landscape Designer Law Enforcement Photographer Lawyer with Art Specialty Leather worker Legal Photographer Lighting Designer Lithographer Lithographic Photographer Magazine Art Director Magazine Photographer Makeup Artist Manufacturer of Art Materials Manuscript Illuminator Marine Architect Master Printer Medical Illustrator Metalsmith Model Builder Mold Maker Movie Art Director Movie Scene Painter Mural Artist Museum Curator Museum Director Museum Photographer Museum Photographer Musical Instrument Maker Ornamental Metalwork Designer Painter Papermaker Parade Float Designer Patternmaker Photo Researcher Photo Re-Toucher Photo Stylist Photofinisher Specialist Photographer Photographic Engineer Photography Teacher Picture Framer Photojournalist Playground Designer Police/Court Artist Portrait Painter or Photographer Poster Artist Potter Press Photographer Printmaker Private Art Instructor Product Designer Product Illustrator Product Photographer Promotion Designer Puppet Designers Puppeteer Quick Sketch Artist Retail Store Art Director Rug Maker Scenic Artist School Photographer Science Fiction Illustrator Sculptor Set Construction Worker Showroom Manager Sign Painter Silk Screen Artist Silversmith Sketch Artist Space Planner Special Effects Artists Sports Clothing Designer Sports Equipment Designer Stage Design Stained Glass Maker Stencil Illustrator Storyboard Illustrator Tapestry Worker Tattoo Artist Teachers Aide Technical Illustrator Television Art Director Television Graphic Artist Text Book Illustrator Textile Artist Theater Set Designer Theme Park Designer Tool Designer Toy Designer Typographer Video Artist Wall Covering Designer Transportation Designer Wardrobe Staff Web Site Designer Window Display Designer Wood Crafter Workshop Coordinator
Quoting Foolynroo2:

I don't think going to school for the Arts is silly, however like you already did (art therapy) I think you should have a realistic plan on how your education is going to execute in the real world, so that you can make a living. 

My husband is a decent artist, when he was looking to go to school, he wanted to go for commerical art, but knew the field is a highly competitive one, with a lot of failure rate. So he channeled his talents into something much more lucrative, where he knew there was a demand and job market for.




3kidz123
by on Jun. 16, 2013 at 2:54 PM

I think it can be silly. My sister wanted to be an art teacher but only ended up getting the art degree, not much she can do with just that so for her it is silly enless she goes back to finish.

Cozie_Sisika458
by Platinum Member on Jun. 16, 2013 at 2:58 PM
Yupp, I still have to take all the English, writing, math, history, sciences. I take psych 1 and 2 all kinds of classes not just art classes.
Quoting Foolynroo2:


This is annoying, I didn't say there weren't any jobs you can get with an art degree, I said you have to consider what field you're going into to apply your art degree that translates to real world application.

Do they make you take a reading course in art school?

Quoting Cozie_Sisika458:

I will have to disagree there are many jobs you can get with an art degree. Accessory Designer Advertising Director Aerial Photographer Airbrush Artist Antique Specialist Applique Artist Archaeologist Architect Architectural Graphic Artist Architectural Writer/Critic Architecture Teacher Art Activity Writer Art Appraiser Art Book Editor Art Consultant Art Coordinator Art Critic Art Dealer Art Director Art Distributor Art Historian Art Insurance Agent Art Librarian Art Magazine Editor Art Researcher Art Restorer Art Specialist Art Supervisor Art Teacher Art Teacher Assistant Art Therapist Artist in Residence Artists' Agent Audio/Visual Designer Automobile Designer Background Artist (TV) Bank Note Designer Basket Maker Block Engraver Book Jacket Designer Bookbinder Botanical Designer Calendar Editor Calligrapher Camera Operator Candle Maker Caricaturist Cartographer (mapmaker) Cartoonist Ceramicist Children's Book Illustrator Cinematographer Comic Strip Artist Commercial Photographer Computer Graphic Artist Conceptual Artist Copywriter Corporate Art Collector Corporation Photographer Costume Designer Court Artist Craftsperson Curator Curriculum Writer (Art) Design Consultant Designer Drafter Editorial Art Director Editorial Illustrator Enamellist Environmental Artist Environmental Designer Environmental Planner Equipment Designer Exhibition Coordinator Fabric Designer Fashion Art Director Fashion Consultant Fashion Display Director Fashion Editor/Writer Fashion Illustrator Fashion Merchandiser Fashion Photographer Faux Finish Specialist Film Animator Film Developer Film Editor Filmmaker Fine Art Photographer Fine Artist Floor Covering Designer Floral Designer Forensic Artist Foundry Worker Furniture Designer Gallery Assistant Gallery Director Gallery Owner Gallery Photographer Gem Cutter Glass Blower Goldsmith Graphic Arts Technician Greeting Card Designer Hair Stylist Designer Heavy Equipment Designer Illustrator Industrial Designer Interior Decorator Interior Designer Jewelry Maker/Designer Lace Maker Landscape Designer Law Enforcement Photographer Lawyer with Art Specialty Leather worker Legal Photographer Lighting Designer Lithographer Lithographic Photographer Magazine Art Director Magazine Photographer Makeup Artist Manufacturer of Art Materials Manuscript Illuminator Marine Architect Master Printer Medical Illustrator Metalsmith Model Builder Mold Maker Movie Art Director Movie Scene Painter Mural Artist Museum Curator Museum Director Museum Photographer Museum Photographer Musical Instrument Maker Ornamental Metalwork Designer Painter Papermaker Parade Float Designer Patternmaker Photo Researcher Photo Re-Toucher Photo Stylist Photofinisher Specialist Photographer Photographic Engineer Photography Teacher Picture Framer Photojournalist Playground Designer Police/Court Artist Portrait Painter or Photographer Poster Artist Potter Press Photographer Printmaker Private Art Instructor Product Designer Product Illustrator Product Photographer Promotion Designer Puppet Designers Puppeteer Quick Sketch Artist Retail Store Art Director Rug Maker Scenic Artist School Photographer Science Fiction Illustrator Sculptor Set Construction Worker Showroom Manager Sign Painter Silk Screen Artist Silversmith Sketch Artist Space Planner Special Effects Artists Sports Clothing Designer Sports Equipment Designer Stage Design Stained Glass Maker Stencil Illustrator Storyboard Illustrator Tapestry Worker Tattoo Artist Teachers Aide Technical Illustrator Television Art Director Television Graphic Artist Text Book Illustrator Textile Artist Theater Set Designer Theme Park Designer Tool Designer Toy Designer Typographer Video Artist Wall Covering Designer Transportation Designer Wardrobe Staff Web Site Designer Window Display Designer Wood Crafter Workshop Coordinator
Quoting Foolynroo2:

I don't think going to school for the Arts is silly, however like you already did (art therapy) I think you should have a realistic plan on how your education is going to execute in the real world, so that you can make a living. 

My husband is a decent artist, when he was looking to go to school, he wanted to go for commerical art, but knew the field is a highly competitive one, with a lot of failure rate. So he channeled his talents into something much more lucrative, where he knew there was a demand and job market for.




I'm a tattooed, piercing,  fresh eating, animal loving, free spirited, sort of helicopter, FF, CIO, circumcision, vax, pro-life, anti flu shot, non co sleeping, 3LO's, early potty training, snuggling is the best, video gaming, limited tv watching, natural remedies, natural health, Jesus is my home boy, church going, educated, writer, artist, photography, sarcastic kind of mom!

laura_simss
by on Jun. 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Why does it bother you so much? 

Foolynroo2
by Emerald Member on Jun. 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM


And how are you doing in those classes? I'm just trying to figure out how you didn't understand what I said.


Quoting Cozie_Sisika458:

Yupp, I still have to take all the English, writing, math, history, sciences. I take psych 1 and 2 all kinds of classes not just art classes.
Quoting Foolynroo2:


This is annoying, I didn't say there weren't any jobs you can get with an art degree, I said you have to consider what field you're going into to apply your art degree that translates to real world application.

Do they make you take a reading course in art school?

Quoting Cozie_Sisika458:

I will have to disagree there are many jobs you can get with an art degree. Accessory Designer Advertising Director Aerial Photographer Airbrush Artist Antique Specialist Applique Artist Archaeologist Architect Architectural Graphic Artist Architectural Writer/Critic Architecture Teacher Art Activity Writer Art Appraiser Art Book Editor Art Consultant Art Coordinator Art Critic Art Dealer Art Director Art Distributor Art Historian Art Insurance Agent Art Librarian Art Magazine Editor Art Researcher Art Restorer Art Specialist Art Supervisor Art Teacher Art Teacher Assistant Art Therapist Artist in Residence Artists' Agent Audio/Visual Designer Automobile Designer Background Artist (TV) Bank Note Designer Basket Maker Block Engraver Book Jacket Designer Bookbinder Botanical Designer Calendar Editor Calligrapher Camera Operator Candle Maker Caricaturist Cartographer (mapmaker) Cartoonist Ceramicist Children's Book Illustrator Cinematographer Comic Strip Artist Commercial Photographer Computer Graphic Artist Conceptual Artist Copywriter Corporate Art Collector Corporation Photographer Costume Designer Court Artist Craftsperson Curator Curriculum Writer (Art) Design Consultant Designer Drafter Editorial Art Director Editorial Illustrator Enamellist Environmental Artist Environmental Designer Environmental Planner Equipment Designer Exhibition Coordinator Fabric Designer Fashion Art Director Fashion Consultant Fashion Display Director Fashion Editor/Writer Fashion Illustrator Fashion Merchandiser Fashion Photographer Faux Finish Specialist Film Animator Film Developer Film Editor Filmmaker Fine Art Photographer Fine Artist Floor Covering Designer Floral Designer Forensic Artist Foundry Worker Furniture Designer Gallery Assistant Gallery Director Gallery Owner Gallery Photographer Gem Cutter Glass Blower Goldsmith Graphic Arts Technician Greeting Card Designer Hair Stylist Designer Heavy Equipment Designer Illustrator Industrial Designer Interior Decorator Interior Designer Jewelry Maker/Designer Lace Maker Landscape Designer Law Enforcement Photographer Lawyer with Art Specialty Leather worker Legal Photographer Lighting Designer Lithographer Lithographic Photographer Magazine Art Director Magazine Photographer Makeup Artist Manufacturer of Art Materials Manuscript Illuminator Marine Architect Master Printer Medical Illustrator Metalsmith Model Builder Mold Maker Movie Art Director Movie Scene Painter Mural Artist Museum Curator Museum Director Museum Photographer Museum Photographer Musical Instrument Maker Ornamental Metalwork Designer Painter Papermaker Parade Float Designer Patternmaker Photo Researcher Photo Re-Toucher Photo Stylist Photofinisher Specialist Photographer Photographic Engineer Photography Teacher Picture Framer Photojournalist Playground Designer Police/Court Artist Portrait Painter or Photographer Poster Artist Potter Press Photographer Printmaker Private Art Instructor Product Designer Product Illustrator Product Photographer Promotion Designer Puppet Designers Puppeteer Quick Sketch Artist Retail Store Art Director Rug Maker Scenic Artist School Photographer Science Fiction Illustrator Sculptor Set Construction Worker Showroom Manager Sign Painter Silk Screen Artist Silversmith Sketch Artist Space Planner Special Effects Artists Sports Clothing Designer Sports Equipment Designer Stage Design Stained Glass Maker Stencil Illustrator Storyboard Illustrator Tapestry Worker Tattoo Artist Teachers Aide Technical Illustrator Television Art Director Television Graphic Artist Text Book Illustrator Textile Artist Theater Set Designer Theme Park Designer Tool Designer Toy Designer Typographer Video Artist Wall Covering Designer Transportation Designer Wardrobe Staff Web Site Designer Window Display Designer Wood Crafter Workshop Coordinator
Quoting Foolynroo2:

I don't think going to school for the Arts is silly, however like you already did (art therapy) I think you should have a realistic plan on how your education is going to execute in the real world, so that you can make a living. 

My husband is a decent artist, when he was looking to go to school, he wanted to go for commerical art, but knew the field is a highly competitive one, with a lot of failure rate. So he channeled his talents into something much more lucrative, where he knew there was a demand and job market for.






Snakecharm
by Platinum Member on Jun. 16, 2013 at 3:03 PM
She may be able to teach if your state Hs an alternate route program, otherwise you also need education classes.

I got a BA in art and education.... I've been teaching art for 15 years now and absolutely LOVE my job!!!!


Quoting 3kidz123:

I think it can be silly. My sister wanted to be an art teacher but only ended up getting the art degree, not much she can do with just that so for her it is silly enless she goes back to finish.


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