Lately I’ve been looking around for a reputable arts school and I realise that I have two things to look at.
1. An arts degree is basically your portfolio + some advertising theory. Your portfolio is like your Masters’ thesis.
2. Wondering if a degree in business management (I get a huge tuition grant to offset the cost) is the way to broaden my arts education instead. The downside: there are only three universities to choose from + the courses offered doesn’t really apply to communication design + they are business/marketing courses.
Which is fine for going into design management later but I have a budget (less than $20,000) and will be paying for my own degree on top of my loan repayments every month. Further more, it’s a four year full-time course and I’ll have to resign from my job if I want to study. 4 years ago
I am still saving up to pay for one year or two + fees + expenses + materials. 5 years ago
Beh, arts is not what I expected. I’ve been having trouble with some of my subjects. The good thing is though that I know better now what I’m going to focus on in my degree, namely I’ve recognised the things I’m good at and what I enjoy most. Language study is going well, so I’m going to pick up another language, probably Spanish, next year. Also, I enjoy development studies and I feel it’s a practical course with good career prospects especially if I team it with some politics subjects.
So, overall, first year(even though I’m only half way into it) has been a learning experience for me. I treat it like it doesn’t count too much, it’s really just the transition year.
It’s also nice to talk to people who have failed subjects and are still doing fine. LOL! 6 years ago
Enrolled and started today! Four more years to go…
Woohoo! 6 years ago