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Viscom No Longer

So after a year of Viscom in the University of the Philippines, I’ve decided not to continue. Filed for Honorary Dismissal.

I was struggling whether to file for a leave or just dismiss myself. A leave would have left the impression that I was still intent on getting a degree. Unfortunately that is no longer the case. As much as a degree is helpful for artists to get into companies – the obvious kept staring at my face – it boils down to connecting, skill, and portfolio.

I got honest with myself. My initial impetus for the tryst with visual communications was really just insecurity. Thought a diploma would ease the way into a secure job and steady income. Probably in an ad company or a media company. But that insecurity is gone, replaced with a new direction brought about by plain and simple hard work & prayer. Seeing God work in my life made me want buckle down to work too – the work He’s given me already.

The decision to get dismissed was also driven by the fact that 1. it’d still take 3 years to get a Finearts degree.
2.transportation isn’t getting cheaper.
3.there are other things I should be studying (like business & cooking)

Time is very important. More important than the degree.

1 comment to Viscom No Longer

  • Hi, Joel! I’m Clair, one of the people who used to go to Anime at Arki a lot. Anyhow, nice to see you blogging =)

    Anyhow, I hope that you get to learn all these new things and not fret about the degree ^_^

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