At 5/11/11 07:11 AM, Fifty-50 wrote:
New topic. I'm planning to go to a college with a course of Fine-arts since I'm almost done with highschool.
I was actually going to school for art, and worked as a graphic designer and realized somethings: As a graphic designer you can only really design things for offices (business cards, flyers, letterheads and stuff) things for new business' or general promotion (ads, logos,) and... well banners, movie posters and such. The market is REALLY saturated (why I got laid off) because of the accessibility of the tools for pre-print and even the how-to's. I never went to college to study graphic design but from the little I learned in Highschool I was working with people who had 5 to 40 years of experience and I was not far behind from what was expected of these veterans.
Now in terms of art, college can and will teach you some pretty useful things like technique and history, (not that western America has any real good art schools we only have like two), but towards the end, depending on what you're trying to be what really matters is your portfolio and I'd say like graphic design art in general is a saturated market. I mean look at the word "artist" a hundred or more years ago it meant someone who mastered an art as a profession and these people could sculpt, paint and what have you. Now, "artist" means "I torrented photoshop and sai and have a tablet".
I don't think I answered anything, just ranted.