College Options for the Artistic-Minded Student | Doing College | Elizabeth LaScala | |

Local Blogs

Doing College

By Elizabeth LaScala

E-mail Elizabeth LaScala

About this blog: I post articles to offer timely and substantive college admission guidance on important topics and issues. Originally from New York, I have a B.S. from Hunter College in NYC and advanced professional degrees from the University of...  (More)

View all posts from Elizabeth LaScala

College Options for the Artistic-Minded Student

Uploaded: Mar 6, 2019
For the artistic-minded student, there are several different types of schools to research in order to find the right academic fit and degree path.

- Four-year colleges and universities are a good fit for the student who plans to earn an arts-based degree and still engage in a broad-based liberal arts curriculum; the student can double major, choose a minor in a different discipline or even switch majors.

- Visual and performing arts schools are freestanding, small schools and all degree paths are in the arts.

- Conservatories are suitable for students who wish to develop their performance, conducting and/or composition to a professional standard.

- Vocational/technical schools are usually private, for-profit institutions that offer training to secure employment. Be sure to research job placement data, companies that hire their graduates and recent grads and their employment status.

- Community colleges: the transfer path to any of the above alternatives can be a viable one. This is most successful, when the student early on identifies the school(s) s/he plans to transfer to, the requirements for admission and has a transfer plan in place to meet them.

Other important factors to consider include location (are there opportunities to perform or exhibit your work as well as view others doing the same?) and internship availability to practice art, network, create a portfolio and/or perform. Access to professional venues like museums, galleries, theaters and concerts is critical. Learn about the program’s and instructors’ reputations in the industry, whether the program attracts regional, national and international talent, the facilities and student to teacher ratio, to know if you will receive personal attention to develop your craft. Finally, understand the admissions criteria and weight placed on creative potential versus GPA and test scores.

Read more about college admissions for those pursuing a degree in the visual and performing arts.
We can't do it without you.
Support local journalism.


 +  Like this comment
Posted by mahipolo, a resident of Amador Estates,
on Mar 11, 2019 at 12:27 am

Nice post! I have read a full post and found it valuable.

 +  Like this comment
Posted by ahmed, a resident of California Somerset,
on Mar 11, 2019 at 12:32 am

Informative post on College Options for the Artistic-Minded Student. In colleges there are so many artistic minded students who want to do something artistic in their life and I am the one of those students. But I never achieved what I wanted to be due to some reason.
Moreover you can win $1000 by submitting the surveys form. Web Link

 +   1 person likes this
Posted by seemis, a resident of Bonde Ranch,
on Mar 11, 2019 at 3:35 am

happy use this website. i like this post
Web Link and Web Link and Web Link

 +  Like this comment
Posted by tree service, a resident of Hacienda Gardens,
on Mar 12, 2019 at 9:27 am

I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and I have you bookmarked your blog to check out the new stuff you post in the future.

 +  Like this comment
Posted by jennifertolley, a resident of Beratlis Place,
on Mar 16, 2019 at 2:29 am

jennifertolley is a registered user.

Nice post! Web Link

 +  Like this comment
Posted by jennifertolley, a resident of Beratlis Place,
on Mar 16, 2019 at 2:29 am

jennifertolley is a registered user.

Nice post! Web Link

 +  Like this comment
Posted by tomas wilson, a resident of Bordeaux Estates,
on Mar 19, 2019 at 1:47 am

tomas wilson is a registered user.

There is a notable trend for artistic minded persons to grow and become skilled persons.Web Link

Follow this blogger.
Sign up to be notified of new posts by this blogger.



Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Don't be the last to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

Premarital and Existing Couples: Marriage Rules: Yours, Mine, or Ours?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 823 views

Three Alameda County Supervisors vote thumbs down on public safety
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 611 views

Council halts plans for 90-home senior housing on Merritt property
By Jeb Bing | 0 comments | 288 views