| Sort By:
| I loved my college experience. There is no way to grow as an artist unless you are surrounded by other dedicated talented artists and educators. That was the most valuable part of KCAI. Foundations is especially rewarding, as is the liberal arts courses. If you're looking to be an illustrator like myself, that program is no longer available there, and was undergoing a painful transformation while I was there. That is my only regret about my school. The remaining departments are flourishing, and are relatively unique, in that they are mostly specialized fine art departments. Not all art schools are set up this way. They're usually dominated by commercial oriented departments. I tell my family that being at kcai was a little like being at Hogwart's as a wizard. It was so refreshing to not be an outcast like I was my whole life, and realize that there were other openminded, creative people that think like me. The work I was doing was so challenging, especially when I got there but it was learning that I could do magic, and that if I kept at it, there would be no limits to what I could see and what I could do. I was truly blessed to be offered need-based scholarships so I could afford to attend. I don't think there was another school that would help me with that. |
| Starting Job: substitute teacher, Preparedness: B, Reputation: C |
|Aug 17 2008|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| True fact- about half of the freshman leave after their first year. NOT because it was "to hard" although they do take up alot of your time. Its because its EXPENSIVE AS ALL HELL, they have no plan for you.|
(head foundations dep. teacher flat out says that graduates get jobs as waiters before they can balance in their fine arts, and hopefully will make it someday)If you have any sort of artistic ability you can get in- accept 80% of the people! Half of the people CANT DO ANY SORT OF ART. but get in because of having$$$. Also a HUGE problem is favoritism with the teachers. Im not complaining because I did get some A's that were not quite deserved- but other times I got bad grades for not sucking up to the teachers... over all... SAVE YOU MONEY
|Apr 15 2008|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2010 |
| I am a Freshman who is currently in Foundations. I plan on transferring because of this "school". In all honestly the only good things about this school is how it looks and looks is all it has. Most of the faculty are crap. I have gotten three student teachers during my time here and I expect to have real teachers for the price I pay and even the real teachers are very disappointing. Only one teacher impressed me and I will give his real name Hal Wert. He is an excellent teacher. He should really work for a more respectable school. All the students are seen as money here. I have proof for it too.|
My first semester someone broke a vending machine and stole everything from it. The school was going to make the freshman pay to replace it. One that's illegal for they have no proof a freshman did it, two from what I heard a random bum broke into it, (security is almost nonexistant except when you don't sign into the computer lab. Yeah people get mugged and hurt while they are worried about whether you signed into the lab.)
A Cable tv box got stolen from the dorms and KCAI was going charge everyone who lived in the dorms 20 dollars to replace it. I'd say about 200-300 students live in the dorms. You do the math. Cable boxes do not cost that much! This school only wants your money. They waste your time on pointless work. The location of the school is terrible. High crime rate and no nearby places for students to go to except the museum which you will get tired of because of the overuse of it as a teaching material.
If you go to this school get out. If you are thinking of going spend your money elsewhere. You'll be much happier.By the way I know that you can't compare highschool to college but here after my 1st semester I have a 2.6 gpa. In highschool I had a 3.7. My highschool in everyway is better than this college and no it was not easy. Those gpa's are too varied and there is favortism...far too much of it.
|Feb 26 2008|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |