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College of art and design or a liberal arts college/university with strong art programs? Feedback from your experiences? Thank you.

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I draw in my free time and usually use marker and pencil.
My favorite medium is charcoal.
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Carlos’s Answer

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College of Art Design is my suggestion, you may want to look at both options. When I went into college I started off at my community college but I should of went straight to an actual Art School, Art schools and Colleges aren't cheap to get into so I always recommend doing all your research first before deciding on which path to go. You can go into so many different art avenues and mediums, you can get into graphic art, comic book illustration, computer animation etc.

1. Research different art mediums you like or you could find yourself getting into
2. Research the various Colleges, Art Schools that offer art and the types of classes they provide.
3. Research job fields
4. make the decision you feel best fits your creative needs
Appreciate your reply. Thank you. Reagan M. Translate
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Sonia D.’s Answer

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Reagan - Take some time to look into either colleges or Universities. I've provided a list of "schools" which have a strong backbone in Art/Design.

AIC College of Design
5.0 (1) · Art school
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 751-1206

The Modern College of Design
Kettering, OH
(937) 294-0592

Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design
Columbus, OH · In The Ohio State University
Open now · (614) 292-3416

Columbus College of Art & Design
3.9 (39) · Art school
Columbus, OH
Open ⋅ Closes 5PM · (614) 224-9101

Art Academy of Cincinnati
4.6 (19) · Art school
Cincinnati, OH
Open ⋅ Closes 5PM · (513) 562-6262

Cleveland Institute of Art
4.7 (99) · Art school
Cleveland, OH
Temporarily closed · (800) 223-4700

The Cleveland Institute of Art's cinema shows art, independent, revived classic & foreign films.
Loann Crane Center for Design
Columbus, OH
Open ⋅ Closes 5PM · (614) 224-9101

Miami University Department of Architecture and Interior Design
Oxford, OH
Temporarily closed · (513) 529-7210

The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences
Columbus, OH
(614) 292-6961

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
4.3 (24) · College
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 556-4933

Thank you so very much. Great information. Reagan M. Translate
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Ellen’s Answer

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Hi Reagan

Good question, and you've already had some helpful answers. I would say you might want to look at what each option offers you. I studied art in a college and after college in an art school. Here are my thoughts.

In a college setting, you would be exposed to a more general education. Schools often have requirements that you take classes in other fields, with the purpose to give you a well rounded education. So, even if you are an art major, you might have to take other classes in say, English, or history or science. Each college has different requirements, so check them out. Remember, art is not just about skills, it is also about developing ideas. Learning ideas from other fields and getting know other students in other fields might be good for your art in the long run. College might be a good choice, in case you don't think your art career hopes will pan out, or if you change your mind in terms of your commitment to art.

In an art school setting, you would have a more focused education on art. You would probably have the opportunity to develop your skills and interests in a more in-depth way than in a college setting. You would meet other young artists, which has its advantages in emotional support. (Art school can be tough!). Some art schools might also require you to take classes in other fields, but some art schools just focus on art, so check them out.

I hope this helps. So, you need to look at colleges and art schools you are interested in. You might want to think about the type of art you want to focus on. You mentioned charcoal drawing and other media, and that tells me you are interested in the fine arts, rather than computer graphics or graphic design, or other areas. Talk to your current art teachers, or research art careers at your local library or career center. Having a goal for your art, say being a graphic designer, or being a fine artists, will also help you focus on what type of school you want to attend.

Best wishes!

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David’s Answer

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Would recommend you to dig deep on what you want to really do and how talented of an artist you are. The benefit of a traditional college could provide some opportunities beyond a strong art focus while still going the art path while if art is THE thing for you then art school could give you that amazing "total" focus on art. Are you all in on your art seems to be the real question.
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