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Unhappy I know what i want to do, but im still confused - July 2nd 2016, 02:55 PM

I always knew i was going to be an artist or writer (or at least something of that nature) ever since i was seven. Its been eight years, and I've done a lot of planning for it, mostly because of high school. I've researched so many different places to go, but i still feel like i never got anywhere. I tried listing top schools but the list keeps growing and changing. I got to Pratt, RISD, Art center college, and those three stayed for a long time. But i don't just want to be a artist (visual development/storyboard artist), i want to be a writer too. i wasn't sure if an art school would be the best place to get a degree for both art and writing (at the same time). My general plan was to to go to college get a degree in something like illustration and english/lit. and either work as a storyboard artist and publish books, or an editor and freelance artist. i just wanted to have a degree that could prepare me for both fields. I've done research but i don't think i'm looking in the right places because i never seem to find a college that offers a double major in something like illustration and english/lit.. I don't think i've been looking in the right places, maybe i've already seen a college that offers it and i just skipped over it or something but i'm so tired of looking. If don't find anything then ill probably end up joining the military (not for long) going to college then, with a degree in english or journalism. That has always been my 'if all else fails plan', to just get out of my current living situation, which isn't bad looking on the outside but is suffocating when you really look at it. i'm just confused and tired of everything.
   
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Re: I know what i want to do, but im still confused - July 2nd 2016, 03:47 PM

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As long as a college offers both degrees, you can double major in any combination , they don't have to have a specific program that already combines them. I would look at liberal arts colleges. My Alma mater offers several art degrees and English and/or creative writing. You might also want to consider some business courses so when you become an artist or author, or both you have an idea of how the business side of things work.


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Re: I know what i want to do, but im still confused - July 3rd 2016, 02:42 PM

I'm not sure how the education system works in your area, but I just wanted to say that you don't need a degree (or even a degree related to English) to be a writer. A few authors that I have been lucky enough to talk to either don't have degrees, or they do, but it's not related directly to English or literature.

When choosing a course, though you want to plan for your future, it's best to choose something that you are really interested in and want to know more about. If you have a careers teacher, you can always talk to them and see what they suggest too.


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