I was willing to go upwards of 50 thou in debt...then found out that I could have gone to a public university for almost free; not only that, but due to failed team projects and personal situations, I had to withdraw a year ago last december. So... :U
As mentioned, it cost me £28,000 but that included living costs too. Had I just stayed at home, it would only have been just over £10,000.
Whilst a degree does have some importance on getting you a job, you need to make sure you have a portfolio, evidence of some work experience, and most importantly a good attitude and initiative, as those are what employers are looking out for.
Yeah, there is that aspect of ensuring that you sell yourself well by showing your best works. But likewise, don't be afraid to show some development in your work. Employers want to examine your thinking processes as well.
dreamerjayneFeatured By OwnerMar 29, 2013Student General Artist
No need to get sarcastic with me, hun. Of course it depends on what kind of school you go to. Yes, if you go to a expensive college, of course grants wont cover it. But there are cheaper colleges that can give you almost all of the same degrees that a much more expensive place can--And I'm not talking about community college. It really comes down to the brand you want to buy; are you ok with getting into debt for the name brand, or would you rather take the less expensive, albeit less glamorous, off-brand college? Personally Idgaf about the name of my college. I'm ok with the off-brand. Of course there are some degrees that only certain colleges offer. With that, you have to make the decision: "is it that important to me?" This is a poll, asking for opinions, and my bad experience with college debt is what gives me this opinion. Of course it doesn't apply to anyone else: the grants I will get will cover the college I will go to.
uh man...thats a a difficult one... I'd say any amount that's necessary tho...I'd do anything to go to a bloody art university (Unfortunately tho I live in switzerland, where we have like only one of those...) Well, I guess sometimes life doesn't really go as we'd wish it went...but as far as money go, I'd take the risk and jump, even if the dept's gonna be huge. In the end it's your life, and if I could choose between the happiness given by money and the happiness of living your passion every day for the rest of your existence, I'd go for the second option ten times out of ten.
...or you could by a castle later thanks to the earnings from your awesome art :3 It's true, sometimes we gotta wait for things to get better...and I really admire you for taking such a big risk and not flee away as the first obstacles shows up... Seriously, much, much, much respect
XD It is going to be risky when you go to college, especially a private one. But art colleges are mostly private, very few are not. So it was something I had to consider even as I was just deciding what my career would be.