FINE ART OR ILLUSTRATION? university 2021 optionsWatch
hello! I'm stuck on which one to choose. I'm so passionate about art but I've got quite a weird personality and art style that I think would suit an illustration course more?? are there any students out there that can help me or share their experience on these courses please?
There's nothing wrong with having a unique art style - in fact, art degrees like Fine Art and Illustration encourage you to really experiment and find your own style! It is better to think about how the course will suit your needs and preferences, rather than whether you will suit the course; there's no 'wrong' style when it comes to art Perhaps take a look at what content is taught on both Fine Art and Illustration courses to asses which of the two you would enjoy more. Ask yourself what sorts of things you'd like to be doing each day at Uni and after graduation, and this could help you decide which course would be better for you.
Fine Art courses are often very broad and allow for a huge range of creative possibilities. On the Fine Art course at Plymouth College of Art, workshops are run on drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, video, sound, printmaking and critical writing. This means there are a lot of areas in art that you could go into - and it is your choice what you want to specialise in.
Illustration is different in that students learn about art/ image-making in the contexts of traditional publishing and commercial applications, through to independent books, zines and illustrative products. Students can choose to specialise in things like editorial illustration, children’s books, independent publishing, printmaking, graphic design and art direction.
I hope this helps! Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have.
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