Not really. The majority of art school graduates have a pretty limited knowledge of necessary skill sets. Demonstrating knowledge demonstrates knowledge.
Originally Posted by Eldritch
This is why I've always had a problem with grades. They, like a degree, prove nothing.
It's not free at all. Students pay huge quantities of money to have access to the school's resources.
-Free access to resources and facilities like life models.
This does not describe my experience at Ringling. I find my Computer Animation teacher to be elitist and condescending, and makes me want to have nothing to do with the medium. He is far, far more interested in cutting students down than building them up.
-Surrounding yourself with peers and mentors who can give immediate criticism and motivation.
In my experience, that is the mentality of most of the CA faculty.
Sure, you will learn things at art school. That was never the question. The question is, "is it worth $100,000+ to be taught something that I could, in fact, be learning on my own?" Especially in today's online world, where learning resources are everywhere.
-And obviously the education. This varies greatly from school to major, but I firmly believe you WILL learn things by going to a 4 year art school. As long as you have the mentality that you will learn, instead of spending the whole time cluttering your thoughts with "I could have done this w/o going to Rtschool hurhudhhdrudurdurdur." When you go to art school you are given all of these, it's up to you whether you utilize it to the utmost or bum around.
For this semester, 95% of what I've learned has been from online resources or peers, both of which I have access to from home for free. I've been wondering to myself why I'm even at this school.
Patience is a virtue, but who wants to be virtuous?