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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.
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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AverageDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
I really like the school.
4th Year Female -- Class 2012
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Campus Maintenance: A-
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This review is for the undergraduate program only:Quite BrightIndustrial Design
This review is for the undergraduate program only:

Unfortunately, I have to agree with the majority of reviewers here and say that Art Center isn't worth the time or expense. In the 90's Art Center may have been a good school, it may have even been worth the expense. But after graduating and receiving a degree in ID, I have come to the conclusion that my entire education at Art Center was a sham. For all the expense, time and effort, I received what equates to a certificate from an intensive short-term trade program. I did meet a lot of talented students there and we all went through the same disorganized madness. I can say that there are some talented instructors there, who unfortunately have no say in the operations of the school. Don't go to Art Center. If you're serious about design or illustration, invest your time and money in some training programs/classes. Work hard to be the best by submitting to competitions and looking at the best work you find online and producing work better than that. Believe me, Art Center can't do anything for you that you can't do by yourself. If you want the college experience go to a four year institution and major in something related. Be Warned, Art Center is not a University, it is an overpriced, lengthy, disorganized, training program.

4th Year Male -- Class 2005
Collaboration/Competitive: A, Education Quality: F
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