Art school is a place where you learn to think, says Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) student Casey Carsel.
"During your first year at Elam, you complete six projects in painting, printmaking, sculpture, design, photography and time-based – which allows you to strip each medium to its core elements.
“I use what I learnt in each project towards working mainly in ceramics and text. The facilities offered made it easy to begin working in these media, and the academic structure of the school allowed me to begin to push the media to their limits.
"I’m part of the Creative Arts and Industries Student Association, as an Exhibitions Officer of West Gallery, which gives me the chance to help others show their work and see how it responds to a space outside of the studio.
"There are a lot of clichés about art school. The important thing is it’s a place where you learn to think. You have a community directly around you, on tap to discuss art and your work. If you decide to make the most of it, it will be a really productive experience."