So, I'm rather upset right now, and I'd just like to share with you all my pain. I've applied to SDSU for the fall 2008 semester as a freshman. And, they won't accept my application as is, because, of all things, I am lacking a full year of art in one single discipline. What bull **** oney!!
I took 1 semester of painting and 1 semester of jewelry (a year), and I was under the impression that when this university required 1 full year course OR 2 semester courses in art, I thought that the 2 semester courses only had to be in the same discipline (i.e. visual OR performing arts). I don't understand why this 1 year of art in school is so necessary, as I have 6 credits of social studies and loads of other credits that are out of this specific field. Also, my school does not offer year-long visual arts classes.
Also, while I have not taken performing arts in school, I have been playing piano since I was 5 years old out of school (every day for an hour). Shouldn't that count for something? I don't find it reasonable that I cannot apply (even though I technically already did; it is an "incomplete" application) simply because I lack 2 consecutive art courses in one subject. It is not like I'm lacking in any other subject; I have a 4.0 CSU GPA, and a 33 on my ACTs, and I am pretty sure that I would be otherwise qualified for this institution.
Lastly, I HATE ART!!! I despise band/orchestra!!! I cannot draw worth a darn, and I do not like it at all (except for the fact that some of it is cool to look at, and I certainly appreciate those who can draw/paint/do artsy stuff really well). I tried playing clarinet for a year in 6th grade. But I did not like it either. Why must I suffer???? Not that SDSU is my first choice or anything, but still....I don't understand why I can get into schools that are much higher in selectivity, but still can't get into a third-tier school with a semi-ridiculous requirement.
Any thoughts on this? Or you could just laugh at me and my pathetic-ness...