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    09-30-2009, 07:24 PM
What did you decide to do?

... funny you and I are backwards ... you did art and then general studies and I did general studies and then art.

Also.. why did you decide to get out of art?

I'm worried about how much I hate these classes...I hope this is what I want to do.. Its what I'm best at so it seems logical.
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    09-30-2009, 10:46 PM
I decided I want to do equine studies. It's what I originally wanted to do but I didn't because of some stuff that happened... it's a long story.

I left art school mostly because I hate drawing. The rest of the reason is because I never do homework. The only reason I have ever passed any class ever is because of tests and quizes. Art school was all homework, which I never did so I failed a lot of the classes. (I know this is a really bad habit that I've sort of broken myself of... it's a work in progress). But, anyway, I really hate drawing. I used to love it, but only if I could draw whatever I wanted and if it wasn't something real (I hate drawing from life). Also, I really disliked 6 1/2 hour classes.

Sorry that explaination was so long lol. I really hated art school. How long have you been in art school?
    10-01-2009, 05:21 PM
I just started it this september.
I did General Arts.. majoring in environmental geography last year.. and I have the same thing as you goin on.. I never do homework.. and I get all my grades based on the fact that I am good at test/quizzes/throwing together essays. So I got mostly A's without any real work.

I am having a hard time in art because of all the homework.. and the fact that you can't bull**** your way out of making an effort. My classes are only 4 hours long but even that sucks.

But again.. Art is the one thing I am good at. I like drawing best... I like drawing real things.. Hate drawing from my head.. so that works in my favour as far as the classes I'm doing go.

Equine studies would be so cool! But its no feasible for the direction in which my life is heading... plus theres no way I'd move to Alberta (the only province I know of which offers it) to study... YUCK.

I want to be in the film industry.
My boyfriend is an actor.. and the film industry seems like a cool place to work.

Its just quite an adjustment when you go from 13 years of never doing any homeowrk and getting good grades... to having to spend hours outside of class just to get a project done to a C+ level.
    10-01-2009, 06:20 PM
I had a hard time with not being able to BS my way through it too. I really started to miss the days in high school when I could just copy the answers out of a book. With art the answer isn't written down somewhere for you to find so you actually have to put an effort into it.

One thing I really hated was how they seem to think drawing is needed for everything. I wanted to go into photography, but for the 2 years I was in art school they wouldn't let me in a photography class. No matter what you wanted to do they had you taking all these drawing classes. They said it's the base for all art and that if you take all these drawing classes it will make you better at whatever else you want to do. I finally got to take photography when I switched over to general studies and I can honestly say all the drawing classes had no impact on my photography.

Sorry for the little rant. I really thoguht the whole thing was so dumb and frustrating, not getting to do what I wanted. I don't see why drawing classes are necessary if you want to go into film either. I hope it gets better for you. It is a tough adjustment but if you like the drawing it shouldn't be to bad. And if it doesn't work out you might find something else you enjoy that you are good at. I know I didn't even give equine stidies a thought for 4 years. I thought that art was my only option. And then I thought I didn't have any option so I tried to find something else I might like. It's a process. But really hope that art school works out for you.
    10-01-2009, 10:32 PM
Hmm.. I don't get to do much drawing at my school.
Drawing is just as even as all the other classes... There are no more drawing classes then there are ceramics classes in the art diploma for example.

However... drawing and design are the two classes that if you fail.. you can't progress in the program.

As for photography.. its in a totally different category than fine art.. its not even in the same area of the school (my school is mostly divided by discipline..)

All you need to take phot is a small portfolio of photos.. just to show you have some interest/have a bit of talent.
    10-01-2009, 10:43 PM
It's interesting how different places do things differently. If I could've found a school around here that offered photography seperate from Fine Arts I might have done things differently. There are schools that have photography programs but they all require a Fine Arts base. If you don't do all the drawing stuff first they don't let you into the photograhpy program.

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