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The Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (2), Grades (5), Sports/Extracurriculars (0), College Essay (1)
If you can take a life drawing class (asSep 27 2017Unknown
If you can take a life drawing class (as in nude model) or really any kind of traditional training like that. Even if it's not a class but you find somewhere with an open model session that would put you far and ahead of most people. Having any kind of traditional academic work in you portfolio will help tremendously. (note: once you're in you won't forced to do much of that stuff beyond a little in your freshman year)
SAT: 1800 Male
It's a miracle I got in considering what theirAug 06 2016Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
It's a miracle I got in considering what their requirements are and what my GPA and scores were. That being said the requirements aren't that high. So even if you think your chances are low I would highly recommend applying you might get lucky. People who aren't particularly experienced artistically can still get in it all depends on the case you make for yourself. Let them know your interested go to portfolio reviews, go on tours and stay in touch with the school.
SAT: 1720 Male
The admission process is lengthy, difficult and unreasonableMar 02 2012Other
ACT: 28 Male
I had an okay portfolio for a person withFeb 01 2011Undecided
I had an okay portfolio for a person with very little art experience. I did grpahic design for 4 years in high school and did an art studio my senior year. I had mostly grpahic design, and pieces in pencil, charcoal, ink and a painting. And sone photos.

I think I was accepted becuase of my grades and I think my essay was pretty strong. so I was recommended to do a summer studio before school starts so I did. the 2 week course in the summer was intend but I admit it deinitely helped me alot in my first drawing class

u just have to show them u have potential

The portfolio is the most important part of theDec 19 2010Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
The portfolio is the most important part of the application from what I have heard. You need 5 drawing pieces that DO NOT use pictures for references and you need at least 15 pieces in your portfolio. Grades are important, but it's art school, so they're pretty lenient. If you have a C average and an awesome portfolio I think you're probably more likely to get accepted than someone that has an A average and a shitty portfolio. Just take as many art classes as possible and take AP art and art history classes if you can. They will DEFINITELY come in handy.
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