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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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Nov 01 2006Art & Design Department
All I did to get into MCAD was fulfill the application and portfolio requirements, which wasn't very hard. I got in after one try. Said requirements should be easy to find through their brochure or website.

Just do the best job you can on your application. It's not a really exclusive school, so you'll probably get accepted if you follow instructions. However, be mindful that the curriculum is not for lightweights. Half of all freshmen drop out, as do half of all sophomores. Only 20% of freshmen, on average, make it to graduation. At least, those were the numbers floating around the rumor mill last I checked.

Oh, also, like all art schools, MCAD is very expensive, so go out of your way to get as many grants and scholarships as you can. The school offers some free money, but do not be afraid to seek other sources. Tuition may seem like a daunting amount to cover, but every little bit helps. Don't make my mistake. No college grad should have as much debt as I do.

ACT: 31 SAT: 1340 Female
Dec 17 2004Art & Design Department
a diverse portfolio that shows many aspects of your abilities. You need to show you have the abilities to develop rather then maintain. Its really not that hard to get in but it weed out the people who can't handle it in the first 2 years
ACT: 31 Male
Oct 15 2004Art & Design Department
I recieved a large, half-tuition scholarship becuase my portfolio consisted of drawings and paintings from direct observation. Do NOT draw from photographs. Have a sense of humor, enjoy what you're doing, and try to raise questions and learn about the world and yourself. Just don't be arrogant.
ACT: 29 Female
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