Community college transferring to art school - Question
I originally wanted to go to SCAD. However, expenses and such prevented me from going. I didn't even bother applying since there was no way I could afford it.
I live in Georgia, so my college at the moment is entirely paid through the state. I don't have any way of getting into a more expensive school without getting a loan, which was a bit intimidating to me at the time.
I want to be a concept artist, however, I feel like I'm wasting my time at my current college.
I've had all sorts of different "advice" given to me by teachers, advisers, my parents, they all basically say the same thing. That since I'm familiar with graphic design, stick with it. And that basically going to an expensive art school doesn't guarantee anything and I understand that, but I feel like working towards a degree in graphic design isn't even relevant to working towards what I want to do.
What I sort of want to do is just get an associates degree and transfer to a different school sometime. I suppose that would mean I would have different degrees for different things, but I personally don't think graphic design would help me much.
While I draw a lot, I need to improve majorly. I've never taken an art class and I definitely want to. There are hardly any art classes offered at this school. Literally there is only one drawing class and a design class which I'm in now. Color theory is taught within the design class, etc.
My question is, is it a waste of time working towards an associates degree in graphic design and then pursuing art school? Or is this common?
Totally depends on the school. Some are much more permissive about accepting of CC credits than others. At most schools, coming in with an AA means you'll only have to spend two and a a half to three years to get a BFA.
like it's been said, it really depends
once you get your AA at community college at any state college you would most likely go 2 years to get a Bachelors.
I don't think it sounds like a waste of time for you to be getting your AA in graphic design and then transferring. most art schools do accept transfer credits.
I'll give you an example of a friend of mine who got her AA from community college and then went to MICA for 2 years, she got a BFA in Graphic Design from MICA and originally they wanted to make her stay for at least 3 years but she fought for credits she knew she didn't have to take again and worked her ass off in her last 2 semesters. she DID have to take out a loan but I assume it was only for 2 years worth of MICA tuition as opposed to 3 or 4.
I know Ringling accepts AA transfer credits but they usually just skip freshman foundation year and make you go for 3 years.