Applying Now to the Future

21Jan08

A friend of mine had a group of very intelligent friends studying the sciences like chemistry or quantum physics but when they graduated, none of them carried on to use what they had learned. One guy became an elementary teacher for instance. How are you going to apply this art or design education to your future? Are you really going to use what you’ve spent so much time and money learning? Another girl I’ve met who graduated from Emily Carr went on to become a librarian but still doing art on the side. My desire of course is to be successful using my art education rather than just having my skills be something I do on the side of my ‘real’ job. There are other art schools out there that prep you for a future career in your chosen field and provide a realistic approach to what you can do and how you can do it using your artistic skills. Emily Carr provides this in the 4th year but otherwise, it’s not their problem.

shadows in the desert

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4 Responses to “Applying Now to the Future”

  1. 1 ericsanpablo

    I know what you mean…. going to school to “become an artist” seems absurd really. Yet, at the same time, going to school to learn the business of art seems vaguely depressing.

    So, no answers here… but thats kinda what “art” is for, isn’t it?

  2. 2 jatan

    I agree. This is what I want to do, too to pursue my art and find a job doing it.

  3. 3 kevinhubbard

    “There are other art schools out there that prep you for a future career in your chosen field and provide a realistic approach to what you can do and how you can do it using your artistic skills”
    I’d be interested in hearing about the course/programs you’re talking about.

  4. 4 webdiva

    oddly enough, one often only realises later what was most useful during one’s education, and it’s not always the things one thinks are important and useful at the time …


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