|Are you satisfied with the education that you received?
No. It was awful.
I learned more from the other students than I did from my professors and lecturers who were self-obsessed and completely out of touch. It was incredibly prosaic and parochial.
We can never be satisfied with the education we have received. We are continually learning and growing in our profession. We continue to educate ourselves and grow in our craft.
The Syracuse University Illustration program exposed me to a lot of leading professionals in the Illustration field. I could say that I wished that students had been exposed to more internships and opportunities. However, this field is about working hard and going after opportunities with a solid drive for success. Nothing in this field is handed to you and school provided me with excellent critiques and the tools to find my own way.
Sure, why not. Actually, I don't remember. I think it was okay.
I feel that my education at the art school I went to in Boston was an introduction to some of the tools I would need within the illustration field. When I look back on my art education there was a lot I was not taught or trained in and needed to and requires a change in the curriculum to train future art graduates.
My formal education had its moments but I don't I am ever done with my education. I am always trying to learn new things. Because I spend so much time in a fantasy world creating stories, I can only read books I'll learn from such as biographies and history. I cant read fiction.
I'm very happy with my education. Marine Biology is a very difficult field of study, one of the most challenging majors at the University of San Diego. It combined all of the coursework of a biology major alone with the marine science coursework, and included the study of chemistry, geology, physics, calculus, oceanography, atmospheric science, etc - in addition to the general electives required for graduation. It was a great challenge. I don't think I would have been as satisfied if I had taken on a less challenging course of study.
I went to a University and I got a well around education. I not only got knowledge in the Art Business, but I received knowledge in how to run a business as well. I always wanted to go to an Art College, but now I glad that I didn't. After College, I moved 3000 miles to study drawing from some of the best Artists in this Country. I took a number of drawing classes and still do when I feel I need to brush up on the basics.
Yes I feel that if I had not gone to school I might not have learned about digital art. In fact I didn't even know about all the wonderful things you can do with the computer until I went to school. I had some really great teachers who took the time to teach me the in's and out's of the programs that would further me in my career.
Oh yes! Every day is an education.
Yes and no, I believe that I am well educated; that I understand more than some artist about making art both my love and my business. But like everyone some days you have doubts. You find things that make you wonder why did none of your teachers ever bother to tell you this or that. In the end, Self discovery is still the greatest teacher.
Computers weren't as advanced as they are now, so we didn't use them a lot. Everything was hand done and rendered. I am glad that I've had that type of background. I know I can do it and there is something to be said about having the basic, hands-on skills.
Well, I had enough of it, don't you think? In a perfect world, I would have had more training in management and personnel and budgeting, but when could I have fit in cataloging and Hebrew? And the best lessons in life come from...life. Usually the painful parts.
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