College junior interested in freelance illustrating, has taken absolutely no courses at the college level.
November 29, 2012 7:12 PM Subscribe
I might want to do some freelance illustration, but is it possible to do so without any type of degree?
posted by grifninetoo to Education (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Right now, I'm a biology/theology double major. It's worked out easily for me because the biology classes fulfill all of my pre-med requirements, and every class in my theology degree has managed to fulfill my graduation/core requirements. Don't get me wrong, I love science (even orgo!), and I've enjoyed all my theology classes.
I've recently picked up drawing, and taught myself the basics around programs like photoshop, illustrator, and paint shop pro. I'm thinking of taking some art classes for fun during my senior year, since I'm pretty much done with the majority my pre-med, biology, theology, AND graduation requirements by the end of next semester, save for a couple bio classes. A visual arts minor is 6 courses, and I don't think I can fit them all in one year, especially since studio classes tend to take hours, and are difficult to schedule around.
So, what do I do? I'm starting to regret not working on the visual arts minor sooner. I've had to put drawing and illustrating in the background since I started college and started spending all my time with pre-med things and working in a research lab. All my life I've been doodling, sketching, and illustrating things, to the point where I did it so much, the increasing quality of my work made people think I had a lot of natural talent.
So should I go for the minor and spend an extra semester? I was really planning on taking a gap year, and I don't like the idea of postponing medical school applications even more. I also hate this feeling like I made a terrible mistake not pursuing a minor further. Help!