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Horrible and rotten school.BrightDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Horrible and rotten school. The president has just stepped down after being found EMBEZZLING MONEY from students and the liberal arts department. All of the money we pay for tuition doesn't go to the students, rather it goes into the pocket of money hungry administration. There are good teachers, and many are leaving and speaking out about the unfair treatment of staff. Women get paid less than men, despite KCAI putting on the appearance of being inclusive and equality. This school is a scam, and you may as well burn your money than give it to this school, it would be a better investment. DO NOT TRUST THIS SCHOOL. The business department are liars and thieves. You're better ofd getting educated elsewhere. They have no support for students, no counselors, no medical staff, little to no medical coverage, and hold disabled students to the same expectations as non-disabled students. You will regret going here. Please, for your sake, do not waste your money. You will lose all ambition.
3rd Year Female -- Class 1925
Collaboration/Competitive: A-, Education Quality: F
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The animation studio sucks, i understand we getAverageOther
The animation studio sucks, i understand we get to explore, but in your sophomore year they make us watch videos and do it ourselves, what a waste of money and time, i absolutely hate it. i wish they had more. i came to this school knowing what i wanted to do, i got scammed during the tour. currently doing things i do not want. i wish they had a more actual strong animation department. and along with all these other stupid classes that wont help me in animation. since animation takes so much time, with these 18 credit hours we physically don't have the time. i work 4 times a week. then i need to come back and write some stupid essay? on top of animation for 4 hours ? bullshit. don't waste your time coming here. yea the experience is nice and all but specifically for animation, i do not need nor want these classes that wont help me whatsoever. they need more animation based classes. and i don't mind the teachers but they should hire some 2d character animators, seeing how there is an imense amount of character animators here. the teachers do stop motion, and 3D, nothing wrong with that but there needs to be more. oh and the food here sucks, its trash absolutely garbage, i get sick everytime i eat it. they also accept too many students, more than what they can dorm, i mean nothing wrong with that expect the "hotel" where there isn't space in the dorms for, there's homeless people and crazy people sleeping out there. it's just not right.
3rd Year Female -- Class 1925
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: F
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Don't listen to teachers and students who treatNot so brightArt & Design Department
Don't listen to teachers and students who treat your studio work more important than your livelihood. Working until 3am every night will make you burn out and be less effective in school. Also leave critique at school, it's a big part of the school's culture and can bleed into your daily life making you a cynical person. You don't have to criticize the coffee you get after work or the clothes a stranger is wearing just because you critiqued your classmates for a grade.
4th Year Female -- Class 2019
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Extracurricular Activities: D
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