well, heres my problem. I am going to be attending SCAD and I dont know what major to chose between Painting and Illustration. I know how it works there, I know I am not deciding on my major yet but I am dying to decide on it soon. I read about the two programs curriculum's, and they are quite different even though many say they aint in general at any art school, and it seems to me that in the painting major I work a lot more on drawing and painting and I get to use different media as well, thus I believe it could help me greatly in sharpening my skills, much more than in the illustration major. Though Ive heard that illustrators have a much greater chance at landing a good job than painting majors. I would like to fuse em both in my personal work but I dont want to be affected, when looking for a job, by the fact that Im a painting major..I would like to land illustration type jobs as well but dont know if it could be possible.
Thank u for reading and hopefully helping me in some way XD
I don't know exactly how the majors break down at SCAD, but there's some related discussion in this thread. Nobody hiring you will care what your major was, only if you have the skills to do the job.
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It depends on what field you would want to get into when you get out. The Painting deptartment is typically based around more abstract ideas of the work with a focus on gallery culture. The Illustration department is based around the more obvious story of the work with a focus on client and agency culture. If you went and visited the halls you'd see a lot of abstraction, surrealism and some portraiture in the Painting dept. Illustration has storybook, editorial, and character work. That doesn't mean you can't do your own subject matter in either, but you might get better support if you lean one way or the other.
Both teach multiple mediums, though by their title Illustration is open to more (paint AND non-paint media). You can also use electives or minors to fill out a major that you'd like to expand.