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Do You Need Art/Design School to Become Successful?

Every student, whether they are in high school or college, must choose their career and take classes related to their career. There are some art and design classes we are forced to take and some that we can possibly pass through that we aren’t truly interested in. However, that doesn’t mean that we must follow the school’s way of teaching art.

There are some artists that took art and/or design classes that don’t even need to attend school to learn some skills and become successful. For example, Miranda July is skilled at performance arts and dropped out of UC Santa Cruz, but became famous thanks to her film, Me and You and Everyone We Know. For more information on the artistic success of Miranda July and other artists who didn’t attend art school, click on this link:

Either way, we’re going to be successful with the skills we carved, whether they are related to the schools’ teachings or somewhere else. Do what your heart desires and become the artist/designer you want to be.


  1. shaddou wrote:

    I think going to school for art/design doesn’t necessarily guarantee success, but it certainly helps us expand our skills and develop our palettes.

    Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4:44 pm | Permalink
  2. arahma12 wrote:

    Much like all other fields of study, whether it be engineering or psychology or art, school is what exposes us to what we may want to pursue and offer in our careers. As far as going to art/design school goes, they can help us prepare a portfolio where we can show how our design/artistic process has progressed when finding a career in design/art.

    Friday, April 20, 2018 at 6:31 pm | Permalink
  3. jkohorst wrote:

    I think that although there is a lot of creativity and skill that can be attributed to talent in design, the field is fairly technical with the software and processes we use to create our products. Although there are people that don’t go to/finish formal schooling and go on to be successful, I think school gives a good foundation to the field and experience working on projects that reflect potential work in our professional field.

    Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:44 pm | Permalink