10 Jul Deciding which subject to study – eBook
Studying this eBook will help you to:
>> understand the differences between fine art and design and other arts degree subjects.
>> understand the day to day activities in such disciplines/careers.
>> question how you like to work – self-motivated or client motivated.
>> realize the similarities between some subject areas.
Arts degree subjects
Portfolio Oomph is based in Scotland and the system here is that you apply straight from school for a 4-year degree at art college. In previous years the first year used to be a general course, similar to a foundation course. However, most colleges now require that you choose between Fine Art and Design and some are asking for a specific subject. Therefore, they want you to apply for your specialist arts degree subjects right from the off!
This can be a huge obstacle in getting into art school. It’s quite a difficult decision to make at this stage in your education. Especially if you’ve not been exposed to many of the subjects on offer.
But sometimes, even after doing an art foundation course, you might still feel it’s difficult to decide which arts degree subjects to apply for.
Our 5 page eBook helps you to iron out a few issues. It also gives you some points to consider whilst doing your research and making that decision.
It’s also worth checking out our careers page. At the bottom are some great links to descriptions of careers in the creative industries. These are sure to help you.