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Back to School

Feature: Hints & Tips

Back to School

by Sue Martin

Call me crazy, but I dream of going back to school — this time to earn a BFA in painting. I already have B.A. and M.A. degrees in speech and drama, but acting and directing are no longer my passions. I want to paint really well. Am I too old, I wonder? Can I compete successfully with the younger students? Will I have to re-take math or science? (That would be the deal breaker, I’m afraid.) And, perhaps the most important question of all, and one that my husband asked, “Why?”

To answer these and other questions for myself, and to share some hints and tips with you, I interviewed two “non-traditional” students (that’s what they call us older folks who are not entering college straight from high-school or missionary work), as well as Nevon Bruschke, academic advisor in the art department at the University of Utah…

READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE NOVEMBER 2008 EDITION OF 15 BYTES.

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