Don’t go to art school — I. M. H. O.
I’ve had it. I will no longer encourage aspiring artists to attend art school. I just won’t do it. Unless you’re given a full ride scholarship (or have parents with money to burn), attending art school is a waste of your money. I have a diploma from the best public art school in the nation. Prior to that I attended the best private art school in the nation. But I am saddened and ashamed at art schools and their blatant exploitation of students. This is embarrassing. Artists are neither doctors nor lawyers. Don’t do it. Don’t start your career with debilitating debt. Please. You’ve got other options. You don’t have to go to college to be an artist. There are excellent atelier schools all over the world that offer superior education for a mere fraction of the price. There are more. And then there are the online options. Sitting at a computer I have direct access to artists all over the world. With all of these options it can be a little daunting. The $10k Ultimate Art Education There.