I have to say… I just can’t choose between the three.
CMV just has such a broad, awesome job prospect. When it comes to studying for an actual job, thát would lead me in the best direction for my tastes and interests. CMD is everything I’ve wanted to learn about web design and computer stuff. It would also make my inner nerd very happy and grateful. And Art… well, art is just… It’s my calling. My creative brain just belongs there.
The things that I have to take into account are distance, difficulty (the time investment involved), money and age.
CMD and CMV are basically right around the corner (but in different buildings). Art is in Utrecht, cause I just have my heart set on HKU. CMD is in Utrecht too, in Hogeschool Utrecht, but both CMD and Art take a lot of commitment. CMV however, is just like high school (at least in the first year). Which means, pretty easy for me. It also comes in part time, but I don’t want that. I want the ‘full’ experience. ;p And I don’t have any experience, regarding CMV, so it would just be better to do it full time.
I learned, that when you do two studies at the same time, you only have to pay for one. I don’t know if this arrangement is only for your first study; when the government pays it for you or at any time.
When I go to study in Utrecht, I’ll probably want to live in Utrecht while I study there. Or I’d have to pay for the train every time (unless the ‘free public transport for students’ still goes after a diploma). So I’d have to pay for all the train tickets, rent, food and other stuff I’ll have to pay for when I live on my own ánd the art supplies. Plus my mom wont let me live on my own (yet, at least). But I should figure out the stuff about two studies at once and the public transport before I can figure out what would be more expensive.
All studies take four years. There was a way to do CMD in three years with some sort of an accelerated program, I think I’ll try to get into that.
If I’d do them all one by one, I would be 31 (at the very least) when I finished. Not exactly old or anything, but for CMV I just have some idea of at least starting when I’m in my 20s. I don’t want to be some ‘old person’ among teens, you know? I mean, I live by “you’re as old as you feel”, but I’m scared that’ll fade when I grow older.
How old were you when you started studying?
And finally, I also want to travel. I can do some traveling in Holland and in the neighboring countries while I study. In weekends and in vacations and see some faraway countries in my final years.
So, till I figure out the money stuff (and after that too, probably), I think my plan will be this:
- CMV and CMD simultaneously for the first two years.
- Then pause CMV for a year; do my final year of CMD abroad. – Continue CMV and work hard during my third year (save money).
- Final year of CMV in another country.
- Then I’ll do Art and work part time.
- Final year abroad of course.
That would be 9 years in total, three of which in another country. It’s going to be hard work and I’ll have to juggle with the classes and with my time, but it’ll be worth it. ;D
A while ago, I wrote something, somewhere on here: if you can’t choose; then don’t. So I have to say… no. No, I wont choose.