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What should I do?

Asked by VirgoGirl826 (469points) March 30th, 2016

I’m an Interior Design student currently in my third year and I’m NOT happy. Our department only has 20 students in it, maybe, and as a result we get treated like crap by the school. We’re pretty much cast aside in favor of the oh-so-glorified Film, Fine Art, and Graphic Design departments, and everyone looks down on us to the point where people literally forget we even exist. The people that give tours of our school don’t even bother going down our hall anymore; “there’s no point, there’s nothing to see.” We display our work ALL the time. Our new president insists that he’s doing everything he can to save our program and start advertising and promoting it in order to increase enrollment, but as of now we’re losing our CIDA accreditation after this year for two whole years, and they’ve restructured when our classes are offered so if you don’t take a class that’s offered, this Fall for instance, it’s not going to be available again for another 2 years. This sets me back another 2 years, so I won’t graduate until 2020 now (I was supposed to graduate Spring ‘18). One minute we’re told there’s no funding, and the next we’re hearing that the Graphic Design department is getting all new computers. While we have to deal with torn up drafting tables. And they’re taking 2 of our 3 classrooms away, and we have to fight to keep the one we love most. I’m just so sick of the disrespect and false promises. I feel like it’s not worth it to attend this school anymore, but I don’t know what I’ll do with my life. I know I’ll have a hard time getting a good job without a degree. I love design. There are schools where I’m from but they’re twice as expensive and my credits from where I am now won’t transfer apparently. So I’d have to retake a lot of classes I’ve already taken. It’s frustrating. What should I do?

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