Hey all, I'm currently in my Senior year in High School, and I enrolled in an Advanced Placement Art class. I'm currently making an A-, however my teacher wants us to produce 3-4 more quality works in the next few weeks.
I'm tired of art, and I'm tired of drawing/painting, he's made me hate it, and I can't stand it anymore. He is using art school as a guide for the class, and I'm tired of being pushed like he is pushing me.
I have been accepted into a 5 year architecture program at a college, and my goal is to prepare myself for college. However, I am debating with myself whether or not to drop the class at semester, i've made a 3.8 GPA in the last 2 years, and about a 3.6 overall. I've never failed or dropped a class, and I am concerned about how colleges and jobs will look at that, my only AP class would be the only class I ever dropped.
I personally cannot stand the pressure, he wants us to produce 1 quality piece of work a week, and I'd rather be at home playing video games, having fun and researching architecture/following local developments instead of drawing stuff that does nothing for architecture, or has anything to do with architecture in college.
I want my teacher to understand that I do not ever want to be an artist, and I would never ever attend an art college. 1 quality piece of art a week is too stressful and too tough for me to accomplish, I mean they should be different from each other, and all quality.
I don't want to be taking a class that isn't fun, and takes all the fun out of something I enjoy doing.
I would like to know what you all think, should I drop this stressful, unfun, advanced placement art class? Next semester we will have to put out 10 more pieces of work in about 1 month. I personally do not want to have to deal with that.
(nerudite) Since this is a question about how universities may perceive you dropping a course, it really belongs in the Student Lounge. Thread moved.