Saturday, August 11, 2012

Old Dog, New Tricks

There is a saying that you can't teach an old dog new tricks.  I hope that there is no truth to the saying as, in my case, I'm the old dog and going back to school is my new trick.

I have just been accepted into the BA program with a concentration in photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design, also known as SCAD!

They have an eLearning department and I can join into class discussions, get assignments and learn by way of my computer.  Isn't technology wonderful (much of the time)?  While I would love to be able to be in Savannah and take a full course load on the campus it's not possible to be in two places at the same time and the daily commute from Calgary would be a killer!

This is going to be a multi-year undertaking on my part, taking one or two classes every semester.  I'll be starting with the fall semester which starts on September 10th.  I'm hoping to visit Savannah again next spring and I'm planning to take a tour of the campus and visit some of the professors. 

It's all very exciting and a little scary.  It's been a long time since I was last in school on a regular basis.  I'm hoping that it won't take too long to get back into the rhythm of studying and learning.


Cyndi in BC said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! I've taken a number of online courses in the last few years and have really enjoyed it.

I've been checking into some online graphic design courses recently myself. I noticed that SCAD has a program available, hmmmm... :)

Anonymous said...

Don't be shy, you have been accepted into one of the best
(if not The best) art and design schools in the country. Can some courses in the fiber arts be far behind?! I think not. Congradulations, YOU can do it!

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

ooh, what a great major. You'll have a blast -- there's something about returning to College as a "mature" student that really works. I had the best time when I went back for my BA in my late 30's. I knew the value of what I was getting and I took hold of it with great gusto --life changing. Enjoy!