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Art center will work you to death.Industrial Design
Art center will work you to death. no lie about that. Too many sleepless nights to count, and i have to say at least a jililion redbulls just to stay awake to finish projects that will be critted with the fury of an angry god. i learned to much while there.If you're someone thinking of getting in, think real hard and make sure you're sure about it. accd's got an intense environment that's sure to nearly kill you if you don't know how to manage your time, etc.
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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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I'd recommend Art Center only to those whoFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
I'd recommend Art Center only to those who are more mature. The pressure is intense and unrelenting, but the results are consequently so much more satisfying. It is a school for those who are highly motivated. It is very much geared towards the advertising and commercial world, so those who have an artistic soul may suffer somewhat. I had to spend a few years re-learning how to do personal artwork again, just for the sake of doing art without considering 'who is your client, what is your market', etc.
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