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Old 04-02-2006, 03:03 PM   #16
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rebecca,

can you tell us a bit about an art thesis, or your thesis for that matter, what do you need to do for it, what does it involve beyoned the art itself. sounds interesting so please elaborate a lot :P

good job so far. keep it up.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 05:34 PM   #17
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Hey, Rebecca!
Post #3, with the 2 figures back to back, is really intriguing. It features "full bodies," (i.e. not floating parts) and yet the negative space on that one is doing something really interesting with how it interactis with the bodies, especially the right one. And I think of full figure anatomy as a big strength of yours, and that piece gives you a change to show that off moreso than others that are comprised more of heads and faces. I find the b/w pieces more moody and interesting than the one color one you've posted so far... but I look forward to seeing more.

Anyhow, good luck with your thesis and all - I'm sure we'll see lots more as it progresses!

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Old 04-11-2006, 05:50 PM   #18
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Mike,

Thanks a lot for the feedback! I really need to get back to these pieces if I am ever to graduate ~ and I really appreciate the encouragement. I agree with you, post #3 is striking a chord with me more so than with the disembodied pieces ~ maybe I'll throw out a few more concepts, and then try to go the distance with just a few.

Thanks for stopping by here!

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Old 04-13-2006, 12:57 PM   #19
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Great work going here Reb. I look forward to seeing more of your research.
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:06 PM   #20
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AH this is really cool. I hope u can publish your thesis on this thread. Really looking forward to what u will produce.

I'm just about done my joke of a BFA (my program teaches technology and not art siiiiiigh). I've been considering getting my masters, maybe in digital painting? What should I look for in a masters program? Whats a good school that offers a masters degree? Can I take one from home?

Is it possible to achieve a phD in art?

Thanks,
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aggie93,

Thanks a lot! I'm sorry I'm not very good about replying to my own threads ~ lol.

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Originally posted by Andrew: AH this is really cool. I hope u can publish your thesis on this thread. Really looking forward to what u will produce.

Thanks Andrew! I appreciate your comments here.

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I'm just about done my joke of a BFA (my program teaches technology and not art siiiiiigh). I've been considering getting my masters, maybe in digital painting? What should I look for in a masters program? Whats a good school that offers a masters degree? Can I take one from home?

Hmm, I would say it just depends on what you are interested in ultimately doing. If you feel that your BFA has been a joke and not taught you the traditional skills you wanted, perhaps you might consider looking into a more traditionally oriented school. I don't know of programs personally focused specifically on digital painting, though there are certainly courses out there ~ Bobby Chiu teaches extension classes at Sheridan in Canada, Don Seegmiller teaches digital painting at Brigham Young University in Utah. Additionally the CGWorkshops will probably be offering more digital painting classes in the future. There are tons of schools out there ~ what countries are you looking at primarily? Would you consider going to school in the US?

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Is it possible to achieve a phD in art?

Not in art practice, but in Art History you can, or Art Education. The terminal degree for a practicing artist is either an MA or an MFA ~ my recommendation is to go with an MFA, as an MA will not allow you to teach at the college level, which is really the major purpose of going for an MFA.

Let me know what kinds of things you are interested in, and I will try to give you some pointers if I can.

The best way to find out about schools is to research them online and to visit the ones you are interested in.

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ty rebecca,

Well for me I think a traditional art eductation would be best. A MFA is what I would like to do so I do have that option to teach. I'm not to conceered on the instruction for digital paint. The best thing to get better is prac of course. So extension classes wouldn't work. THe Art Center COllege of Design programs really appeal to me. Especially Entertainment design. does that place offer MFA? I wpi;d probably want to go to school in North America. I'm hopeing to get with a company that will pay for my masters acctually. (Heres hopin')

Bah that sucks that it terminates at MFA, there should be a level of education attainable for art students that is available to math and science witchcraft ect.

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THe Art Center COllege of Design programs really appeal to me. Especially Entertainment design. does that place offer MFA? I wpi;d probably want to go to school in North America. I'm hopeing to get with a company that will pay for my masters acctually. (Heres hopin')

The Entertainment Design program is getting better from what I hear. (But it's undergrad, and you'd really want to go for one of the disciplines, like Illustration or Product Design, to REALLY get the hardcore skills, and take Entertainment classes to supplement ~ this would be for the UNDERGRADUATE program). The Master's programs there are a bit odd. Their main Master's program is centered on web design / and is kind of conceptual ~ not traditionally based AT ALL. SUPPOSEDLY you can get a master's degree there for Illustration, but it's main focus is on it's undergraduate programs. I've never seen nor heard of a Master's Illustration student from Art Center. I frankly think that if you want to teach you are better off getting an MFA from somewhere else. However, if you want to work in the industry, then Art Center is a good choice for a second BFA. It's kind of a double edged sword with ACCD. It's still one of the best "skills" schools in the world, but not in terms of an MFA program, which I HIGHLY recommend going into instead, as you will NOT be able to teach at the college level without an MFA.

There are lots of good traditionally focused schools in the US ~ do you have an interest in any particular geographic region?

Off the top of my head:

Boston University ~ terrific undergraduate program ~ traditional painting and sculpture ~ but their MFA program is more conceptually based.

Schools in New York seem traditionally focused:

Pratt, School of Visual Arts, New York Academy of Figurative Art, Art Student's League

Oddly enough, there are lots of good schools in OHIO. But...it's Ohio.

RISD, Ringling, Savannah College of Art and Design seem to have good programs.

You should consider if a school has a good traditional AND digital program, if both are important to you.

But what you really ought to do is check out a Portfolio Day:

List of participating schools:
http://www.npda.org/colleges.html

National Portfolio Day Events / Calendar:
http://www.npda.org/events.html

While mainly focused on prospective undergraduate freshmen, you can set up an appt to talk about graduate programs. Portfolio Days are the fastest way to learn as much about as many schools as possible in one given day. The website should be updated for this / next year's schedule. You basically stand in line with your portfolio and talk to counselors from many different schools. I did this is high school and it was really useful ~ I definitely recommend it.

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Bah that sucks that it terminates at MFA, there should be a level of education attainable for art students that is available to math and science witchcraft ect.

Heh, c'est la vie.

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Old 04-17-2006, 05:51 AM   #24
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Ty for all your insight here.

Working in the industry is like my top priority right now. Gotta get that job, I want to end up in hollywood doing concept art and eventually designing the look of movies. And do VFX of course. Love that 3D. So this might be something I should look at closer.


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There are lots of good traditionally focused schools in the US ~ do you have an interest in any particular geographic region?


Nope.

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Boston University ~ terrific undergraduate program ~ traditional painting and sculpture ~ but their MFA program is more conceptually based


This appeals to me, I would be really interested in sculpture, but its like those damn conceptualists. Grrr. THe 2 art classes that I recieved in my BFA the profs were all conceptualists from NSCAD in Nova Scotia. My opinion of conceptualists is they lean on philosphy to compensate for their lack of talent. That comment might be a bit close minded but damn....

If there was a masters program that was all about, "hey lets make beautiful sculptures( or paintings I guess) like the old school masters did". I'd be their.

Thanks for those recommendations for schools.

Digital vs Analouge isn't really problem with me. Traditional only helps digital. Digital is just learning a paintbrush that has more buttons and doesnt make a damn MESS!

That portfolio thing is deffinatley something I should check out.

Thanks alot Rebecca, hopefully I find something that suits me.

-ANdrew
 
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Andrew,

No problem. If you want to work as a concept artist, Art Center is a good choice. Just bear in mind the price tag, which will run over 35 K per year (US) not including living expenses and the fact that a Master's will likely be out of the question ~ but for the money and time, I say go for a program that will give you both skills and MFA. May be a hard combination to find.

Good luck, and let us know how your search goes!

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Another concept...



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I love these concepts Looking forward to what you come up to, my dear Korean Cornflake of Doom
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