So this week I've officially withdrawn from my masters program.
I came all this way to the UK for a masters in illustration, which I was really looking forward to. Unfortunately, the program didn't prove its worth for me; it was supposed to be a taught degree, but turned out to be more of a self-taught degree instead...there weren't any life drawing classes, art history...nothing of the sort. You basically just got a table, had to choose one specific topic, and tailor all your work to that. But got no assistance along the way.
I've heard that the UK system is different from the education system that I'm used to, so I suppose that's partially at fault. But I was really disappointed in the fact that I would have had to pay incredibly high tuition fees, still buy all my own art supplies, AND not have anyone teach me anything.
So it just made me ask, "Wait...why would I have to spend CAD$30,000 if I can do all this on my own anyway?" So I decided to quit, but stay in the lovely city of Edinburgh, with all the lovely people I've met here.
And for my own project to become focusing on myself and to developing my work. So I made my own university! A D.I.Y education.
Classes I want to attend, essays I'll never have to write, and field-trips I can take anywhere!
Visit the University of Creativaty here.