I'm a 1st year at Ryerson, Canada for Fashion Design (4-yr program)
Despite its self-proclamation as being best fashion school in Canada, I hate their program to death.
1st year, the foundation year, is "trying" to get us into working in a certain method. I have already passed this stage. I already know the best way I work. Yet they force us into the generic method that works for the majority. Therefore, very little is gained through the coursework. I tried these methods ages ago in high school, and I scrapped it b/c it didn't work for me.
As a result, I do half ass job on every assignment, rather school work is interrupting my real self studies. Therefore I'm passing at the bare minimum (i think) except for few courses.
I expected University/College to be a place of learning. Right now, it is preventing me from learning.
Of course some aspect of the program are quite essential (though I don't fully enjoy or understand always) but still, it's not worth the time and money I invested.
What is being taught is very shallow and so are the people.
This is worse than high school. At least high school gave me time to do my studies. University seems to enforce their methods and rob all of student's free time, to do REAL studies.
Shouldn't education be more of a guide?
and none of this bureaucratic crap?
Only redeeming factor so far is the connection school provides. Everything else are disappointments after disappointments.
This has to be the most pessimistic post I ever made
any thoughts? or anyone who felt/gone through a similar situation?
Of course this varies per major and my limited knowledge/experience in post secondary schools makes my post a biased one. So feel to correct me.