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It's decent to attend if you're interested inQuite BrightArt & Design Department
It's decent to attend if you're interested in learning art skills, if you can afford it (you likely can't), but you can learn these skills anywhere. If you want to inherit the prestige of having attended Art Center (whatever prestige is left) to get a decent job (whatever jobs are left in this economy), then go right ahead, I suppose.

If you want to be in a space for critical thinking and discourse that you can carry with you for your lifetime, you absolutely will not find it here in ANY major. This is a factory that churns out art students, giving them mindless and overwhelming amount of work so that they may utilize these muscle-memory skills to create mindless imagery in media and art.And, if you're a person of color and want to address art with critical thinking in relation to your oppression and hope to receive support and constructively critical development (that doesn't attempt to assimilate you into the notion of "post-colonial" thinking; nothing is "post," it is current), I urge you to save yourself the heartache because the faculty are majority white and ignorant of their privilege and oppressive behaviors, and will back each other up.

5th Year Female -- Class 2017
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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They let anyone with a broken hand and cash walk in.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I have recently graduated ACCD in Illustration andOther
I have recently graduated ACCD in Illustration and I have one statement that runs true:

You DON'T need an art degree to do art.
DO NOT GO HERE!
I was told by recruiters (right at graduation, the school doesn't let your portfolio review happen until you're leaving) that I "wasn't talented."

I found out this place is a complete scam and not worth a single penny or ounce of your time.
I'm going back to school to obtain either a second bachelors or becoming a Nurse after this place.
Even better, they keep asking alumni who are UNEMPLOYED years after for more money.
How can you ask for more blood when you already have a student attending paying 100k?TOTAL. SCAM.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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