Lib (libram) wrote in thequestionclub,

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Art or law school?

I'm in a quandary. I have to decide soon what kind of graduate programs I will apply for, and I'm kinda stuck between two different fields. On the one hand there's law school. On the other hand, there's art school. Here are the pros and cons as I see them:

Law School
Pros: More of a head start in life, challenging, future monetary prospects
Cons: Life-encompassing work, high levels of stress, overly competitive

Pratt (or some other art school)
Pros: Varied, challenging, new venues in graphics opening every day, expressive
Cons: Less monetarily stable than most occupations, sporadic work

My gut says to go with art school, even though law school might be a more lucrative choice. I know I wanted to be a judge and all, but putting time into doing that would kill any free time I might want for recreation and hobbies (like art). Also I've had a lot of new inspiration working in Professor Giusti's 3D Design class, and I want to try and work with her on future projects.

I want to be creative. I feel good when I make things. But at the same time, I don't want to live my life on the lower end of the salary spectrum. Am I making the right choice? I know some people I know would be disappointed if I didn't go to law school, but people my age change their minds all the time about this kind of thing. I'm just reaching a point where I have to make a decision one way or another, and I certainly don't want to get bogged down doing clerical work my whole life.

I could use some serious advice right now.

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