Hi all! I’m a Singaporean needing some advice.
I’m currently serving my mandatory national service, which would end September 2012. I currently hold onto a mass communications diploma with a gpa of 3.45 from a local polytechnic. I wish to further my studies in the field of photography once I’m out of the military.
I have been doing some research and am really intrigued by several carriculums offered by foreign art schools offering degrees, in particular, ACCD.
I wish to seek a degree course that offers 2-3 years of modules solely based on theoretical and practical photography lessons, rather than general fine arts courses that offer a major in photography. I have considered this as I do not wish to pick up modules that involve general drawing, painting and social/cultural studies modules. I would also provides at least a semester of internship along with the education, as I find my previous internships the periods I have really learnt as a greenhorn.
However, I realize that tuitions fees alone cost generally about USD 120k in total over 3 years for a foreign student, and I come from a humble middle class family. I might be able to afford the education, but it would definitely be quite a struggle for my family to fork out the sum of money.
Also, most art schools take huge consideration over applicants’ portfolios. The bulk of my portfolio consists of film/video works I have done as a student, freelancer and as producer of small television production companies in Singapore. I do have some photography works in my portfolio, but I worry about not having enough concrete photographic elements.
I seek advice on what I should do in my case, and whether there is another school that offers a slightly similar curriculum with more affordable tuition fees. And would my portfolio be of a disadvantage too?
Thank you for reading my lengthy post, and thank you a step further, in advance, for any advice given.