Years ago, I did an introduction to art and design as a precursor to design school (which I later did). It included assignments such as, draw what the inside of your mouth feels like, or create a sculpture using only found objects. I found it really helpful in inspiring me. Where can I get similar briefs as prompts for creating art today? Ideally they will be actual assignments from art institutes and point me in different directions for making interesting things. I've had little luck so far finding similar things for college students online.
I'm having trouble getting anyone to give me an overview of what an MFA program will be looking for in a student, how applications will work, or the types of programs and what those distinctions mean. [more inside]
A strange and learned young comedian once told me about a famous Futurist artist who professed that the best way to die was to be be killed by rival artists in the streets of a hyper-competitive future, or some such. He was most certainly paraphrasing. Anyone have a clue who he was talking about and what was actually said? [more inside]
Is a major in Spanish a good investment? If I buckle down and commit myself to daily study and practice (and spend one semester abroad), can I attain a decent fluency in the language? What kind of career paths could I expect? More details and questions follow. [more inside]
I'm interested in studying 2D Animation later on in life but is this idea feasible or just a pipe dream? [more inside]
Hey guys, I agreed a long time ago to do pose for a Centerfold with two of my best girlfriends in the school's 'alternative newspaper'. It's done as a foldout section in the middle pages of the paper, and we pretty much have full artistic control over it. I wanted to do something dynamic and avant garde because in the past, nobody has really taken advantage of the opportunity, and it's just been a lot of posing with dumb inanimate objects held over the crotch, or in the library, or standing around outside. I want to revitalize the genre. And I need your help! [more inside]
Due to a mix of laziness, depression, social anxiety and loneliness, I'm not doing too great in school. I really need to get it together, and I just don't know how to do it. I feel tapped out at the end of the day and I'm tired of it. I like art, but going to school for it just isn't very fulfilling. I'm thinking I just need to get through it and I'll be okay, but how do I develop the work ethic that my classmates have? [more inside]
College junior interested in freelance illustrating, has taken absolutely no courses at the college level.
I might want to do some freelance illustration, but is it possible to do so without any type of degree? [more inside]
A couple of awesome things are happening in my life right now, and when I told my girlfriend about them, she was quite critical of them. At the time I brushed it off, but a couple days later, I'm feeling quite bothered by her reaction. Should I bring this up to her? Is there a healthy way to do so? Or should I just let sleeping dogs lie? [more inside]
How do I become better at spewing BS in art college? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend decent places to buy art supplies online? [more inside]
Have you ever heard of Sigma Alpha Pi? Not a frat or sorority, but a "society of leadership and success" is what they call themselves. I was asked to join my university's chapter. Is it worth it? [more inside]
I have a friend living in Korea. She's a freshman in college but wants to study art history here in the US. She's worried about paying for it all and wonders if another country might be better. I know nothing about this. What's the best course of action? [more inside]
Art Professors and Art College Instructors: What helped you get through your first semester of teaching? [more inside]
What art college/course would you recommend to improve my drawing and illustration skills? I need something quite intensive. [more inside]
What kind of art/creative director should I be, and how can I get there? [more inside]
What's the best way to find a career in historical preservation/art restoration from where I am now? [more inside]
I'm about to graduate college. I am torn between computer science and the arts. What should I do next? [more inside]
I've come to consult the hive for advice on undergraduate majors in the arts. As of yet I'm simply a B.A. Studio Art major, but if I rearrange my schedule I could take on another major. Anyone know the merits? [more inside]
What are some life-changing things I, as an art student, can spend my summer doing? [more inside]
My signifigant other is on permanent disability. I just started college as a full-time student myself. I am going to jr college. Paid for tuition and books via Pell Grant, and using the remainder of loans plus s.o.'s disability payments to cover living expenses-- as you can imagine it's tight but we're making do so far. Significant other wants to get a BS in photography. Is Art institute of Pittsburgh right place? [more inside]
militaryfilter: I'm a 22 year old female with an art history BA, should I join? and which branch? [more inside]
I am writing a short paper on a connection between art and war. Anyone have any interesting topic suggestions/articles/websites? I'd like to go beyond the obvious like Maus, and find other things to consider writing about, like these cartoons written by a Japanese soldier. My teacher has encouraged us to think about lost art in Iraq and Afghanistan, but is open to any reasonable topic from any era.
Are there any US colleges or universities that offer majors in comics and cartooning (the traditional 2D variety, not 3D animation)?
Looking for serious, modern, and fun art schools in Europe, or possibly the US. [more inside]
Which Bay Area college has the best Design program? [more inside]
What would you want to say to a community of brand new thinkers/changers/makers? Or what advice can you give me about commencement speeches in general? [more inside]
Where is the best place to apply to study photography/fine art photography in the uk ? [more inside]
I have an undergrad degree in philosophy and a masters in education. Been doing Online courses for six years and I'm interested in going back to school. In the past few years I've been working on music, film, some psychogeography stuff, conceptual art development/pranks, making posters and on and on. Is anyone out there familiar with grad programs for folks who are all over the place with interests but lean toward the art/activist side?