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The Art Center College of Design

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I had to build a portfolio to get inOct 25 2008Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
I had to build a portfolio to get in. It doesnt really matter Get in the highest level as you can because it will pay off later on. If you come in with a low level of skill then you will always struggle with school. A good scholarship is a good sign that your work is good.
Put together an amazing portfolio and really research whatJul 31 2008Architecture
Put together an amazing portfolio and really research what field of design you're getting into. I thoroughly recommend volunteering time in appropriate studios before even applying, its what I did, and I've greatly benefited in my studies and internship opportunities because of it. Then rob a bank so you can afford it.
A good portfolioJul 30 2008Art & Design Department
a good portfolio.

wait until having a good portfolio, do not rush because ACCD costs A LOT of money. wait till getting a scholarship.
SAT: 1300 Female

I went to Academy of Art to build my portfolioJul 30 2008Industrial Design
I went to Academy of Art to build my portfolio. At the time I was not aware of the PCC route, and it was hard to find a way to Art Center from Out-of-State. It seems the east coast (where I grew up) has no clue about this place. I think some of the best students I have seen have come through PCC. Stan Kong trains them well.
SAT: 1200 Male
I thought the school was easy to get into,Jul 30 2008Industrial Design
I thought the school was easy to get into, after taking the time to build a portfolio at the local community college, Pasadena City College. I would highly recommend this path to anyone. Particularly because it gives students the time to consider if the monetary investment they are about to make is in a subject they are truly passionate about.
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