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I'm an illustration major in the US, and I'm graduating in the spring. For years I always thought that I wouldn't need grad school Or a masters degree, but recently I'm starting to have a few doubts. For the longest time I wasn't being true to myself artistically, and I was trying to be something I'm not. Now I finally feel like I'm discover my own voice as an illustrator, but i no longer hav as much time to learn and develop this new style with teachers as I did before. I don't even know what I'd major in. It might be illustration again. If I do go I'm thinking of somewhere in the uk or Europe
KayRox410 KayRox410 22-25, F 5 Answers Oct 17, 2012 in Education

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Tough. What do you want to do with your art? Teach? A degree would help. If you have real talent, it probably won't make a difference. The head of my art department (admittedly over 40 years ago) congratulated us on getting a Bachelors but pointed out an art degree is worth much except in education--it's your work that makes or breaks you.

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Well my deal is that I feel like I only JUST now discovered how art and illustration makes me happy. I just completely changed my process and I'm wondering if I need maybe 1 more year to really grow and figure things out with my life. Don't really thing I. Up to being a teacher lol

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I would say as an artist you should have enough formal training to strike out on your own at this point (if not then this might not be the career for you). Unless you are looking to teach art then I can see why you would need a graduate degree but mainly from understanding art from a historical prospective.

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Well my deal is that I feel like I only JUST now discovered how art and illustration makes me happy. I just completely changed my process and I'm wondering if I need maybe 1 more year to really grow and figure things out with my life. Don't really thing I. Up to being a teacher lol

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Work for awhile, then decide. Many things become clear if you get away from school for awhile. And you can always find other artists/unofficial-teachers to bounce ideas off of.

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