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This review is only for people majoring in Fine Arts. First off, if you plan on being a Fine Arts major, understand that this school is almost completely based on Concept and not on any type of technique or skill building. For example, if you're a painting major, you will be given little if any instruction on any actual painting or drawing techniques. Concept and the "artistic significance" are all that matter. Because of this, most painting majors stop painting at all by the their Senior Thesis, doing installation work instead, since if their not gonna teach you how to paint, how can you paint? And yet, professors have no problem criticizing your drawing or painting skills, but offer no suggestions on how to improve. Or, they tell you to take drawing classes elsewhere to acquire these skills. Stupid, isn't it? For the most part, the faculty does not have these skills themselves to begin with. Same goes for printmaking, where I am sad to report that none of the faculty knows how to draw. And yet both of these majors have a long heritage of drawing?...Doesn't make any sense to me. This school celebrates concept over technique in every area. Don't expect to come here and learn to paint, draw, sculpt or whatever, cause you will be extremely disappointed. You end up writing tons of artist statements, spending hours at hum drum critiques, and giving presentations on your art, but spend little to no time learning how to actually CREATE art. So, basically, if you want to be a Conceptual Artist, then you will enjoy this school. Think Tracey Emin, Damien Hurst. But if you want to be an actual proficient painter/sculptor/printmaker, go somewhere else!! This school does not teach skill building!!
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