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Good art colleges

I’ve been wanting to know what college would be good for a Career in Art #art #college #artist


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Katie’s Answer

Hi Dayton,

Having a career in art can mean many different things.

What type of art are you interested in? Drawing, painting, sculpting, 3D modeling, film, theater, environmental design, writing, illustration, animation, sound design? There are so many artistic mediums it's good to be specific about what type of art you're interested in.

What do you want a career path for yourself to look like? Are you someone who wants their own art studio, setting their own work hours and operating as an individual business? This option is probably the most difficult, as it requires you to not only be an artist, but also a business person. This option doesn't necessarily have to be your full time job either. It can compliment a career at a typical 9 to 5 job.

If you are someone who's interested in set working hours and working as part of a larger team, then you'd probably be better suited looking into a career at a corporation. Every corporation from big entertainment and video game companies to a small marketing firm in your home town are always looking for artists.

Or are you someone in between who likes working with others, but does not necessarily see themself working at a large company for an extended period of time? Then you should look into freelancing. This is probably the most common, especially in the entertainment industry. It's a blend between being able to set your own hours and deadlines, but comes at the price of always looking for your next gig.

All of that said, I would think about A) What type of art you're interested in, and then B) What environment you want to create in. If you can answer those two questions, then you'll be able to narrow down college choices better.

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Krystal’s Answer

Hi Dayton,
Try looking up art institutes in your state. Most times they specialize in all art (theatre, architecture, etc) Good Luck!

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Paul’s Answer

I don't know whether or not you're considering going out of state but my daughter is a senior in high school and she's also going to art school. We live in NJ and she didn't want to be too far from home. She looked into SCAD (GA), Moore (PA), MICA (MD), Parsons(NYC), MECA (ME) and VCU (VA). All of these schools have great art programs great. Good luck with your search!

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Olivia’s Answer

If you go to the College Board website (producer of the SAT and AP exams) they also have career planning/pathways and a college search. It is called Big Future. I actually used this when I picked colleges to apply to a couple years ago. You get to narrow it down by what's important to you and see how they're ranked/ graduation rates/GPAs.
Hope this helps!


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Paul’s Answer

I don't know whether or not you're considering going out of state but my daughter is a senior in high school and she's also going to art school. We live in NJ and she didn't want to be too far from home. She looked into SCAD (GA), Moore (PA), MICA (MD), Parsons(NYC), MECA (ME) and VCU (VA). All of these schools have great art programs great. Good luck with your search!

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Rod’s Answer

Look up the Art Center of Design in Pasadena, California. It is a very good school and well respected in the industry. Also located in Southern California, great year round weather...

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