today my second week as full time student at TAD ends and so I thought it might be interesting for people out there how things are going so far.
I have to say I was kinda nervous when I had to decide to take a loan for an online education or not. I balanced pros and cons for some days, tried to figure out what to do and got nearly crazy about it.
finally I decided to take the risk, sent an application for a loan to my bank (my bank adviser told me it was the most professional application she had seen,^^) and started this adventure. the decision was quite easy after I did a self analysis and realized that I didn`t want to be a mediocre artist for the rest of my life.
I started TAD in week 3 so I can`t tell that much about the first weeks (hope some of my fellow students jump in on that part). the first few days I tried to get into it, developing a daily routine with classes and homework and to figure out how everything works.
the online tech called "elluminate" works very fine for me, absolutely no problems with watching classes live or on demand (I had two or three disconnects but the class always came up again after 2-3 seconds) and no delay (I`m from Austria so it was important for me to have a reliable software).
our teachers are highly professional, these guys really know their craft! I`ve learnt more during this frist 2 weeks in TAD than in 4 years art university; I know this sounds like a quote from a commercial but it seems I get all the basics and foundations here I hoped for and even more.
at the moment I`m working more then ever before; drawing, painting and learning at an intense but doable level...though I have to skip 1 or two hours of sleep every day haha
I have to say it feels really good and I can`t wait for all the things to come (oh my god James Gurney^^)
yesterday we had the funniest class I have ever seen; can you imagine Marshall Vandruff singing "Yellow Submarine" and half of the TAD students joining him for the refrain (definately one of the reasons why I take all classes live even they last till 2:30am and not on demand)
well, enough for TAD, I have to go back to the fun!