Hey harry, thanks for replying to my message! really appreciate it.
Ive looked at your work, and ddamn u got some very nice painting skills, something that i want to learn. I hear ya man with the fine arts course, i was going to transfer to it, and i was also worried about the low hours of teaching time that u mentioned. And with the TAFE courses, i did a one year folio prep beforehand, and there was definately more drawing and teaching. It stinks that uni has to be that way, i dont know why. Im going to give digital art's a chance, even tho i dont like it much atm. But i was thinking...that i can learn the games industry at university, while persuing drawing, painging in my own time, learning from the internet, books, etc. AND hopefully i'll have sufficiant knowledge of the industry in video games to be able to jump in and get a job. Im not sure tho, its so hard making decisions.
Thanks again for your reply, maybe ill see you around melbourne!
(aggghhhh damn word limits, really screwd this one up. please read these three posts in reverse order)
my interests may be different from yours as i think i would ideally be a full time fine artist. (i find it hard working in teams )
here is me a while back posting a similar question you may find it useful : http://www.artforum.com.au/vtopic13763.html
and here is a link to a very clunky website of my work that i really need to update if your interested
hope that all helps,
regards from your fellow Melbourne drawing/paining enthusiast,
i was highly unsatisfied with the fine art course because of the low hours that you spend being taught by a teacher. where as at tafe you go to school everyday and have multiple subjects everyday. you have a sustained practical course at tafe and i wish i had gone there instead of uni. many of the teachers from rmit uni drawing also teach at the Rmit tafe.
the main reason to go to rmit fine art would be to get contacts in the art world and to strengthen the conceptual content of your work ,something which i always thought was none of there business and isn't something you can teach. you seem to have a rich world of ideas to draw from anyway from the look of your sketch books.
i saw you post on magic man's sketchbook which i follow. and thought i might drop you a line re getting the education you want.
i have completed 2 and a half years of the drawing fine art degree at rmit, and have also taken part in the digital art elective that darren (magicman) took in the games design dep at rmit.
you could do the same thing if you wanted, that is, do fine art and then take darren's subjects as ellectives.
however if your looking for actual practical skill sets i wouldn't go to rmit uni at all! id go to RMIT tafe.
i was highly unsatesfied with the fine art course because of the low hours that you spend being taught by a teacher. where as at tafe you go to school everyday and have multiple subjects everyday. you have a sustained practical course at tafe and i wish i had gone there instead of uni.....