Last week I was wondering if I'd be too old for college and a lot of people in this forum helped me see that being 30 isn't too old to start learning again. I'm so thankful and so happy with the response that I wanted to see if I could get more advice from you, fellow deviants!
Well, there are two things I know for certain:
- I want to study illustration
- I want to live abroad for a time (possibly forever, if I can get a job or earn money with my art)
So, I've been researching some Art Colleges (why are they soo expensive??) and wondering where should I go.
I know Ringling and SVA are among the best schools and I'm really interested in them. I've also been to Florida (though not in Sarasota) and to NYC... I think it'd be nice to live in either place. I've also looked at Lesley University in Cambridge and School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA) in Boston, which has a certificate program in illustration and would be the least expensive option among those. (Do you guys know anything about the programs at Lesley or SMFA?? I haven't seen reviews or comments about them...)
I was thinking of taking some online classes to improve my art a bit and build a portfolio so I can apply. I will also prepare all documents from my high school and my bachelor's degree (in business administration). And I have to take a TOEFL test too. Everything I just mentioned I plan to have ready by the end of April. Because I wanted to try and move to the U.S. for the Fall semester. (I know some colleges have a deadline for applications, but maybe I can try for those that accept app on rolling basis).
So, do you guys have any advice for me? Should I go to SMFA to start and then maybe apply to a better university next? Is Lesley any good? Do you know of any good Art Schools or Colleges in Boston/NYC/San Diego/Florida that might be a little less expensive but still nice? I know those cities are very expensive to live in, do you have any advice on that?
I just find so hard to always be second-guessing myself. I wish someone could just light the path for me.
If you read everything, THANK YOU!