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| I attended SAIC for only one semester. I've decided to go somewhere else because I want to switch my major. I also had mixed feelings about my experience there.|
Most of my professors were great, very friendly, and knew what they were talking about. However, a few did not, That is to be expected from any college, but I still feel the reasons I disliked a few of my professors are unique to SAIC. They seemed very absorbed in themselves and their own work, and if you didn't "communicate" enough in class with them, they felt personally hurt.
I really disliked the first year program there. Freshman are forced to take a class called "Core Studio," which doesn't focus on any particular type of art. It is meant to give students a new understanding of the creative process and introduce them to new techniques, but to be honest, I didn't learn much of anything. Most students BS their way through that class, and their work shows for it.
My classes which weren't part of the first year program were great. I learned a great amount of information I never knew, and I feel I grew as an artist in those classes. I suggest going somewhere else first, and then transferring to SAIC so you don't have to deal with "Core Studio."For people saying it's hard to make friends or get a boyfriend, it isn't. However, a lot of the friends you make will be based on what kind of drugs/partying you're in to. Make no mistake about it, artists know how to party.
|Mar 11 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
|Not so bright|
| SAIC is a world renowned school but it was rare that I felt that I was getting a world renowned education. The facilities are awesome and they have everything you need to MAKE great art. The classes were small 9 students most the time max 100. People here are extremely unfriendly and most are very snooty, hey to each his own. I am a very friendly person and I am outgoing. For critiques I would be making most of the comments while everyone else sits in dead silence. Mind you Crits lasts hours. The classes are over $3,000 a pop and I rarely felt I was receiving what I was paying for. This sem. I had an instructor who talked about himself the entire class and assigned us alot of readings. That is not worth 3000$ to me. My first photo class I had an instructor who showed us Youtube videos the entire class. I could have done that at home and that was a waste of money. Mainly every one just ends up on their laptops the whole 6 or 3 hr class. Some instructors are wonderful but they can be hard to come by. They are the ones who come up with a plan and teach and not just BS a syllabus like alot of the instructors did. If you want the biggest bang for your buck go into fashion at this school but you will work as hard as a slave lol. Being at this school is a freak show everyday I laughed so hard everyday. Hardly anything they offer here is worth the asking price except the equipment avalible. Take advantage of this but you might not be able to because your instructor might not authorize you on it due to their big mouth. |
|Jan 18 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |