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How to Succeed as a Digital Art Student

What drives and motivates a successful digital artist?

In the old days, to appreciate art, you needed to experience it in person. To see paintings and sculptures, you paid a visit to the artist, to wherever his art was placed, or to museums if they were already around. To listen to great music or be more entertained by a story, you attended live performances that, perhaps, involved travel and paying for entry.

Many decades after, so much has changed in the more sophisticated world. Experiencing art today need not be so literal, thanks to the development of the digital arts.

“Digital art is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process.”

Today, you can enjoy music by listening to electronic concerts at home. Artists now create using computers, scanners, even gadgets like tablets. For instance, a choreographer’s work can be drawn in 3-D. Digital art is a relatively new form of art that even helps in solving certain needs, like in teaching a child with learning disabilities using a multi-media representation.

“The digital arts have been described as the place where artistry and technology meet. If you are a creative person who loves technology, a major in digital arts could be the right choice for you.” (The College Board)

To become a successful Digital Arts student, you must possess the following qualities:

  • Analytical Thinker
  • Passionate Artist
  • Technical Expert
  • Business-Minded
  • Resilient Worker
  • Effective Communicator
  • Creative Problem-Solver

If you are really interested, make digital arts your choice. You must have the right education by starting with learning traditional skills, computer programming and some hard sciences (ex. anatomy, physics, engineering).

Acquire the needed qualities and keep improving your education. You’ll see that success will not be so far behind.

Learn more about what qualities make a great digital artist in this infographic!

Anatomy of a Digital Artist

Anatomy of a Digital Artist

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