The Growing World of Degree-less Art School

OBSERVER | Daniel Grant:

Studio art programs that don’t grant degrees are exploding in popularity.

In 1930, Jackson Pollock left Wyoming at the age of 18 to study painting at New York City’s Art Students League, following his two older brothers. He did like so many other artists at the time and before: Go learn where the most notable artists are. The Art Students League still draws aspiring artists who pay a course fee to draw, paint, sculpt or make prints under the tutelage of an experienced artist, but they also may enroll in the institution’s four-year certificate program, concentrating in one of four disciplines—painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media… Read more

Image: Illustration by Jon Krause