I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with myself when we decided to move to Munich. I had a hunch I wanted to more aggressively pursue my career as an artist, and so I investigated going back to art school as an option. I found the website of the Akademie der bildenden Künste München and eagerly read through the information presented for those hoping to be admitted for an art degree course. I got so excited thinking about life as a full-time art student – how much I would enjoy the various challenges in each course, how much I could grow as an artist with all that new knowledge.
And then I started reading through the admissions requirements. And then I came to this bit: (Section 6.1.a.)
Minimum Age: Eighteen years at last birthday
Age Limit: Thirtieth birthday
Fabulous. My over-30-year-old-brain just isn’t worth their time. Too shriveled and useless to benefit from art school!