Hello. i'm currently a University student and
majoring in Art. It'll take me about 1year and a half
to earn BA degree. But i'm thinking to transfer to
Art Center College of Design as a illustration
major soon and it'll take me 2.5 to 3 years to earn
BFA degree. I was wondering if it would be wiser
to graduate from a University w/ BA degree and
apply for graduate school for MFA degree or
attend Art Center for 3 years and get BFA and
apply for graduate school. I heard that if I
graduate from art center, I 'll not have hard time to
find jobs. If its true then spending 3 years to get
BFA at art center would be worth it. I may not need
to get a MFA degree. I don't know which way is
better for me and for my future job... I don't know
anything about illustration professional field.
Could you give me any advice. Thank you.
1: Where are you now?Originally Posted by beluvx
2: What exactly do you want to do?
If you want to be an illustrator, unless the school you're in now has a really good program, transfer now. While no school can guarantee that you'll get work, Art Center will give you a better shot than most places. Also, unless you want to teach, no one cares about an MFA (or even a BFA, for that matter).
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Roll up your sleeves and dive into Art Center already. Why wait? The intense program there is about as hardcore as any MFA program and probably even a little cheaper than finishing your BFA AND choosing a grad school.
Get in with the people in the business and not necessarily the educational aspect of the business.
Thank you everyone for your inputs. Although it may not seem like much I feel a little more confident however I still have a few more factors to take in to consideration. All the other people I spoke with knew exactly what they wanted and types of illustration they focus on. I think I still have to figure that part out first.
I think you'll do just fine. Just get in there, roll you sleeves up and do it. Not everyone goes into art school fully ready to jump into the work force just yet but that's why you're there.