I'm currently a junior right now..and I have this art teacher/tutor who's kind of my mentor :) and she's helping me with art schools and other universities right now..But my mom and my art tutor/teacher is sort of pushing me towards the idea of going to a university (usually liberal) and major art with something else. I can see the benefits of going to a university with a major in art like having a better university experience, taking other classes, and getting a lot less stress compared to the work load in just art schools...but I'm also really passionate about art and I'm worried that in universities, I just won't have the same in depth experience of art I would have in art schools like risd. I'm new to this idea because I've only considered art schools like art center, risd, cca, and mica..but I want your guys' opinions..
because I"m new to this, I don't know a lot about liberal art colleges..but I do know certain reputable places like Syracuse, Carnegie Mellon, Tufts, UMich, Washington University in St.Lois.. Can you guys give me any personal experiences you had going to just an art school or going to a university with a major in art and something else? What is it like? Do you regret not going to a art university?
So far, I think RISD is my top art school choice based on the reviews I read about risd being the top in education..and food hehe and I read how competition can be reallly hard and being a downer..but in the end its all worth it.. so i'm planning that if i don't get accepted into risd, i would rather go to liberal art schools with a minor in art since i don't think it will be worth it when you're comparing pratt,parsons,mica, saic with strong art programs in liberal art schools...ugh sorry Im just rambling on and on..I just need your help.. what is your view on this?