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    So as a disclaimer, I really dinged up. Sorry in advance.

    I'm a student in bsc animal biology (3rd year.) I've been having misgivings about my studies from the start. In 2013 I was a student in Human Biosciences, but I hated it.At the time, I really wanted to move onto art; I've always been an artist at heart, and I currently write amateur webcomics (don't look them up- they're terrible.) At the time, though, I was suffering from chronic depression and was basically pressured into switching to another biological sciences degree, because 'art school is too tough' and 'it'd kill you' and all that crap.

    Anyway, I'm getting off topic. The point is that I've decided I need to get out of science. There's pretty much no way I can manage my honours year, and I do not want to have to be doing this for the rest of my life.

    What I want to ask is that While I'm going to spend at least a year working, is there any way I could get support if I wanted to pursue an animation or digital arts degree without having to pay like £40,000 off my own back? I really don't want to have to save for about a decade just to get the same opportunities someone who's gone straight into art school from high school will get. Not that I'm devaluing the course; at my current skill level I'd probably get a lot more out of it than they would. It's more that I'm just pretty worried i've wasted the last three years of my life. I have only one year of SAAS funding left, and depending on what the portfolio requires, I might need to spend that on a year in college.

    I've looked at online courses but the only animation courses they seem to do are all about 3d modelling, which would be nice to learn but I want to have a firm grounding in traditional techniques first, which seem to require specialised equipment you can only actually get access to in an art school.

    Likewise, details on part time courses are few and far between. I think they might cost the same as full-time ones do, though?

    I'd be super happy if someone could get back to me. This is really messing me up atm. Not to mention that a lot of my friends, who are also artists, keep talking about art school and it's just tearing me the heck up inside because I can see how much they're improving and how they're learning all this theory and getting access to all this tuition that I'm kinda terrified I'll never have.

    Thanks, and sorry for venting.
    Dalm.
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    The thing posted this twice for some reason. I'm not sure why.
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    I'm probably not much help here, but I don't think there's any way you can get funding for a second undergraduate degree unless it's in healthcare. I would've suggested the Open University as it's quite a bit cheaper than the £9 000/year most other universities charge but, having had a quick look at the courses on offer, it doesn't seem that they have anything that matches what you're looking for.
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    Yeah, I've already checked. I think my best option is to finish my ordinary degree, then study like heck while i'm in work so that I can improve in that way. If I can get good enough and work out the networking, I guess I'll be able to find freelance work? It's worth a shot, I guess.
    Most of the reason I wanted to do a course anyway was for personal improvement, rather than getting qualifications.
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    Thanks for your advice anyway, dude.
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    (Original post by Dalmationer)
    Yeah, I've already checked. I think my best option is to finish my ordinary degree, then study like heck while i'm in work so that I can improve in that way. If I can get good enough and work out the networking, I guess I'll be able to find freelance work? It's worth a shot, I guess.
    Most of the reason I wanted to do a course anyway was for personal improvement, rather than getting qualifications.
    Yes, that's probably the best thing to do. If you just want to do it for your own pleasure, there's no real point paying tuition fees to study it at university.
 
 
 
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