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Old 08-12-2016, 09:47 PM
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Question Chem vs Biology vs Physics from an artists perspective

So I'm in college for graphic communications and one of my required classes is a science elective between chem, biology, physics and physical science (whatever that is).

So from an artists perspective or even a graphic designers perspective, what is the more reasonable choice?

These are all basic courses so it won't make me a scientist or anything bit I want to choose something that will benefit me most as an artist. Chemistry can potentially teach me how to mix my own paints, biology can potentially teach me anatomy and stuff and physics can probably help me think of things more as real 3 dimentions objects with physical properties. I'm just guessing all this so tell me if I'm wrong.

So if you've been in this predicament or have taken any of these classes, or have any thoughts, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:06 AM
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:24 PM
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Re: Chem vs Biology vs Physics from an artists perspective

I'm sorry, you've had no answers.

It's been along time since I was in college but I do remember that electives were not that in depth.

I love math but if you don't, physics is not a good one to take, it's mostly math and equations.

Biology may involve dissections, I dont' know if you mind that or not.

Chemistry, is fun (to me ), at the least you may get to do some fun experiments in the lab.


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Old 09-05-2016, 11:55 PM
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Re: Chem vs Biology vs Physics from an artists perspective

I couldn't even decide! Just the idea of taking a science class from the point of view of an art career is very exciting!

DNA, outer space, sub-atomic particles, patterns, patterns, textures everywhere. Science is the best thing ever for art - bring it on!
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:22 PM
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Re: Chem vs Biology vs Physics from an artists perspective

I did not get a chance to vote. I dont really come to this part of the forum much. I would have voted biology, because I am a naturalist artist (animals, landscapes, natural phenomenon) and feel that knowing how life works, how things are put together (especially vertebrate Zoology, osteology, myology, animal behavior, geology, the study of plants, mist, atmosphere, animal tracks, places animals live etc.) is very important in the work I do. I end up studying a lot of "natural science" in my work.
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:16 AM
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Re: Chem vs Biology vs Physics from an artists perspective

Interesting question , I must say. If you have a choice then choose wisely because after all you will have to study the subject, however simple level it is. My experience tells me that if you are comfortable with Maths then choose Physics or Chemistry, else go for Biology.
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Re: Chem vs Biology vs Physics from an artists perspective

biology, 'cause i like naturalist science and inspecting such things and i don't like maths.
physical science is probably kinesiology 'n such.

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Re: Chem vs Biology vs Physics from an artists perspective

I am currently in this situation. Biology I don't think is going to help much with anatomy because my bio 1 class was only cells and stuff. I am taking biology only because it is the easier of the three in my opinion. If you are really wanting something to help with art in my opinion you should take the actual anatomy class. This would be better then any of the others.
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Re: Chem vs Biology vs Physics from an artists perspective

I think whichever class gives you a stronger foundation in experimentation and the scientific method, the ability to see that things have a cause and effect and how to apply this in your own studio time- that's the class you should take. Walking into a studio is no different than walking into a laboratory, and nothing makes up for good, repeatable work habits and familiarity with materials.
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