I am a first year art student (though a third year college student..i know, i know..I couldn't decide on a major..I will be inschool for five years...sad huh?) and have decided my concentration to be Crafts. (Stained glass, fibers, weaving, ceramics, wood, etc) BUT I am having a hard time convincing my parents its a good investment.
I've spent a lot of my life doing what others say will be best carreer wise: I was going to be a math teacher, then I decided to do elementary and middle school teaching, then as I got more introduced into art in college i realized I would love to create! I went in thinking I should do graphic design even though many told me that crafts may be the best bet as I already crochet and always look for opputunities to combine materials and create more. So I have decided to do crafts.
I already have an idea of what I could do as a job with a BFA in crafts but I need more solid evidence to appeal to my parents so they will give me the little bit of money that my loans and scholarships don't cover to continue on a path to creation. I know I could work in some sort of design job weather it be more instalation or decoration, etc.
Do any of you have this sort of degree? or do something to this sort of, i guess, multimedia affect? I really like the idea that the stores Free People have with their store fronts, decorations and designs. I would love to go into that sort of unique work. I pretty much need solid ideas of what type of job my degree would best suit to make a convincing argument.
I am hoping you get the idea of my delima, rarely can I describe anything correclty.
ps. all this trouble with my parents! my dad studied ceramics in college...how rediculous he is to call me crazy