If I get my degree in Art Ed, what other doors will open?
Alright guys and gals, my mom got me thinking yesterday about something. If I get my degree in Art Ed, obviously I'll be certified to teach, but I don't want to limit myself to teaching.
I want to do some illustration, I'd love to do some portrait work, maybe do some group work on a cool sculpture. I would also love to work on a comic someday, or maybe even do some work for Marvel. Everyone in my family has or has had a "9-5" job, so it's what I was raised around, and while that's great for job security (sometimes not even that), it's not all I want to do.
Does a B.A. in Fine Arts say "I know my way around a studio and all the supplies in it" better than a B.A. in Art Education?
Or would a degree in any field of art open up a lot of doors, but my specialization would be considered teaching? Hence, anyone looking for someone specializing in Illustration would probably pass me over.
I hope this thread isn't too confusing, and I know we've got a lot of serious pro's on here who've done some great work. Anyone have any input?
p.s. I hope this thread isn't too confusing!
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