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A school that could be amazing, but myDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
A school that could be amazing, but my opinion of it is colored by poor instructors and focus on marketing, and not on students. Our instructors were not industry leaders as the school promised, but mostly cannibalized ACCD grads that were only there because they couldn't find work elsewhere. Professors had low morale due to this reason, which affects the students. I witnessed threatening and verbal abuse to students by frustrated underpaid faculty.

The rising tuition is more than medical school, and I couldn't find good reason for it in the return. A lot of smart students dropped out halfway to pursue industry work and I wish I had too- instead like many others, on graduation I was saddled with an expensive degree and zero experience out of school. I succeeded in my field only after I found external opportunities unrelated to ACCD. This story is the same for the top student of my graduating class.The students and some head instructors are easily the best part of the school. There are many talented, hardworking and positive-minded people attracted by Art Center's old reputation.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Not so brightDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
I was an A student and became homeless after graduating from this schools program. I asked for help and was laughed at.
4th Year Male -- Class 2018
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ArtCenter are for the tough, motivated and ultra-seriousQuite BrightIndustrial Design
ArtCenter are for the tough, motivated and ultra-serious designers. Not for complainers and crybabies. You need to have a mindset of giving your guts up to accomplish things in the school. Lower terms are oriented toward mastering technical skills. As you enter upper term, you need to have a clear planning for yourself to determine what you want to get out of the education. no one gave a fuck about GPA. It's all about work. The amount of work being done here in the school are more challenging than the real world situations. If you can make it through the program you can certainly accomplish anything in life.
3rd Year Male -- Class 1920
Education Quality: A+, Friendliness: F
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