Hey guys, I’m a 17 year old high school senior, who is rather over stressed about college. I’m currently enrolled in my high schools ‘Engineering Academy’ which is run by RIT’s ‘Project Lead The Way’ that offers college credits for passing the college final. In these classes, I do great, and I like them.
However, in math class, I struggle, and standardized tests clearly state math is not my strong point. This fact is making me rethink my engineering plans, considering just how heavy math is in engineering programs.
My fall backs are engineering technologies, which are less math intense, more hands on, engineering programs. or, as I have rather recently looked into as an option: Industrial Design.
My worry with Industrial Design is the fact that I have no art credits, and no portfolio, which I assume will make getting into Art School basically impossible.
Right now I’m located in suburban Philly, so I was interested in UArts and Tyler…but again, I’m hesitant about my chances of being accepted.
So, I need advice…follow engineering, and work through the math, fall back to tech, or follow industrial design? What should I do right now to help get into an industrial design school? Should I start building a portfolio?
Another slightly off topic question: are there any large state schools that offer industrial design? Personally, I don’t want to be cooped up with all art students for 4 years.
PS: My long term goal is to enroll in Tisch’s ITP program…it looks like everything I want to do in one program. (http://itp.nyu.edu/itp/)