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    Hi,
    I am having a few questions about applying for college and even uni. But as uni is in 2-3 years I prioritise college. The few things I would like to know are:

    1- Animation BTEC + Art A-level or 4 A-levels to get into an animation course? (What A-levels would be best?) the two universities I am interested in require 300+ tariff points.

    2- Am I at a disadvantage of not having art as a GCSE? I draw everyday/when I can and have been doing so for 2-3 years. I mostly draw in an anime-ish style but I am practising drawing life. I have all the drawings from 2 years ago, and to be honest- they are crap. So, recently I have tried drawing more realistic things. Is this a good thing? Should I do both? or what? (When applying for an art course in college or uni, which style is the most appealing?)

    3- I do digital art and traditional, so I have good understanding of both of them. Is it worth showing digital stuff also?

    4- Do I take my portfolio to the interview or will I get told to e-mail it? (this confuses me so much)

    Thank you so much,
    Karra
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    anyone?~ ;-;
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    (Original post by Karrasu)
    2- Am I at a disadvantage of not having art as a GCSE?
    A massive one. You don't understand the level of work required in Art. You just don't. Everyone is like "oh, it's okay, it can't be that bad" or "oh I'll just work really hard" until they actually take Art. In addition, there's no real proof you are good enough to take Art and succeed. Following on from that...

    (Original post by Karrasu)
    I mostly draw in an anime-ish style but I am practising drawing life.
    Anime-ish drawings mean little if that's all you can do, and usually receive quite small amounts of credit as they're generally pretty simple and easy to do, with small use of formal elements. A small amount, say for an identity project, is fine. If it's all you can do, prepare for a shock.
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    (Original post by CloakedSpartan)
    A massive one. You don't understand the level of work required in Art. You just don't. Everyone is like "oh, it's okay, it can't be that bad" or "oh I'll just work really hard" until they actually take Art. In addition, there's no real proof you are good enough to take Art and succeed. Following on from that...



    Anime-ish drawings mean little if that's all you can do, and usually receive quite small amounts of credit as they're generally pretty simple and easy to do, with small use of formal elements. A small amount, say for an identity project, is fine. If it's all you can do, prepare for a shock.
    Oh crap
    well, I know this is what I want to do as a career. So, I guess I will work my ass of..? maybe..? idek .-.

    and like I said I am doing realistic drawings, which include drawing my family, friends from school, animals etc~

    thanks tho XD
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    (Original post by Karrasu)
    well, I know this is what I want to do as a career.
    That's fine, if you have the natural talent. Just recognize MOST artists aren't too well paid.
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    (Original post by CloakedSpartan)
    That's fine, if you have the natural talent. Just recognize MOST artists aren't too well paid.
    My picture is a drawing of mine xD so ill let you be the judge of it?~

    and I want to go into Concept art or game animation ;w;
 
 
 
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