Is Design School Worth It? I Went, But Was it Worth it?
So, should you go to design school?
Design school is a huge investment and it may not be right for everyone.
Reasons to Go to a Design School
There are three main reasons to go to art school.
Firstly, it puts you in a community of other people, learning the same thing.
This is incredibly beneficial for helping you grow as a creative.
Secondly, it gives you the structure to pursue your learning in a specific way.
I went to Ravensbourne College of Art and Design in London.
It helped me knuckle down to work, because I was pretty lazy.
Design school opens you up to a network.
This can open up, internships, and potential jobs.
Another great reason to go to art school, is it gives you legitimacy.
If you say you’ve graduated from a prestigious art and design school, you are building social capital.
Reasons Why You Should Not Go
Reasons not to go to a design school are: number one, it costs a lot of money.
Number two, if you’re self motivated and ambitious, then you can jump straight ahead.
Number three, there are a lot of ‘pretentious turnips’ at art school.
I would also recommend to do a foundation course first, where you get the opportunity to explore lots of different mediums.
What you learn in one medium can easily be applied to many others.
And as a creative, your strongest strength is your ability to generalize.
I also met this dog at university, and she has been my biggest… you are a genius.
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