Should I go to an Art School or take up a creative profession if I know that there is a very low chance of me succeeding and making a living?
I'm asking this because I want to try to get into an Art school because most of the things that I do and am interested in are mainly based on creativity and also a lot of my hobbies but I'm not sure if I am able to gain the skills that I need nor will I have the ingenuity that people look for in those subjects.
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Paul A Coulter
Paul A’s Answer
Only some fields in art are lower paying or have a low chance success...at the beginning, for example selling paintings as a newb.
Almost every industry has a creative department. Think about adverting (commercial illustrations, logo design, ad design), learning design and presentations, gaming, entertainment, technology (user design), jewelry design, i can think of many more. Some industries (think technology) pay VERY well.
If you are truly interested in a field that is low paying, you will still be doing what you love, which in return, you will do well and be successful- because you love what you do! OR you can do a different creative job to pay the bills and do other creative (low paying) jobs on the side, think selling on etsy.
I highly recommend art school though. They will give you a broad range of art capabilities and a sold foundation, like Paul said. That training is still with me today and very valuable!
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