Even though there are a lot of similarities between Art and Design when it comes to education different programs are offered to those who are interested in these two fields.
Education for Arts
There are many different types of degrees that can be obtained that pertain to the different sub-categories found in the Arts.
Some examples are:
- BA: Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video Production
- Bachelor of Musical Arts
- Bachelor of Photography
Education for Design
Again there are degrees that are designated to the specific sub-categories for Design and some examples are….
B.Des.: Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Production. This educates one in the designing of sound and audio recordings
These are just a few examples of the different levels of certification that can be reached with the Arts and Design. With there being so many to choose from it creates a heavy burden on the student as to try and determine which one is most suited for them and which one is going to lead them to their career of interest.
Many of the courses within these different fields do over lap. So in some cases if a student were to enter into one group of studies for example in the Arts and found this wasn’t suited to them, they could possibly transition over to one more appropriate in Design.
There are many career opportunities within both Arts and Design. Those that have developed their skills and talent within these fields will find that positions are available to them in the employment world at many different entry levels. There is also the opportunity to work as self employed or to open up their own businesses.
No matter whether the student decides on the Arts Programs or the Design Programs it is going to take time and dedication to reach the designed goals for certification. It also requires a real passion for their chosen fields as many believe that while much can be learned about these two industries a certain amount of natural talent is required to be successful at it.
Also, some thought has to be given as to what security they are going to offer for the future. Knowing that there will always be job opportunities is important but also knowing what the levels of competition are is equally as important.