Ever since I could remember, I always found myself near markers, crayons, paints and paper. I was always known as the creative type, with the out of the ordinary ideas and hands covered in color. As I got older, I started to realize that the leftover paint marks on my hands, and sketch pad under my arm, brought along questions to many individuals. The answer is yes, I am an artist. That’s all there is to it.
No, I may not be fighting battles in court, saving lives, or negotiating high risk business deals, but I will still be making a difference in the world. Big or small, designers and artists make a huge impact on society, that I believe goes overlooked too often. Not only do art majors have the skills to create a piece of art that provides emotion for a viewer, but our most cherished characteristic is that we are creative. Studying for a degree in art can be extremely challenging at times yet also rewarding.
Creating something, whether it be a logo that represents a huge company, or helping those in need face their feelings, is ground-breaking and just as important to society as other majors. There is something out there for everyone, with an extraordinary amount of handwork, a degree in fine arts is just as successful and impactful as any other job.
We study what we study for the love of it, and as an art major pursing my BFA, I am proud to say that I love what I do and I am grateful for the opportunity to be creative for a living.
Interested in obtaining a BFA? Check out the Marywood Art Department’s website to see what interests you the most!
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