StudentsReview :: The School of Visual Arts:: Professor Gregg Benedikt Course Grades, Reviews and Ratings
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Pratt Institute -- Brooklyn, NY
Pratt Community College -- Pratt, KS
Rhode Island School of Design -- Providence, RI

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

The School of Visual Arts

Submit Quick Review  Quick overview survey. Mostly comment.
Review Gregg Benedikt   Better survey, only slightly longer.

Professor Gregg Benedikt
School of Visual Arts
Overall B+
4 ratings,  [AVG: 11 min, 22 sec]
Workload: Easy/None Responsible Grading: F

Enjoys Teaching A Arrogance: Cocky
Speaks & Writes Clearly A Respect for Students: Some
Sensible Lectures B Appreciates Creativity: Yes
Organized course B Student Feedback is: Considered
Instructor Effort A-
Mostly "training"
Grading System:
Informed afterwards
Course Requirements:
Assignment Instructions
Well Described
Exam Design:
Well Written
Exam Coverage:
Followed from course
Grades Reflect:
Just did the work
Final Grade Verification:
Monitors students
Gets class involved B
Competent with material B
Friendly/Sociable B
Adds to content B
This instructor is:



Overall: D
This class rejects the academic approach to learning. 
Should do to do well...
The student should follow all arbitrary rules to the letter or risk being shamed in front of the class.  Always make eye contact.  Do not bring a cell phone or talk about cell phones.  Purchase a black marble notebook and a sharpee.  The actual work is not submitted for grading. 
Should know...
Come to every class and follow every rule.  It is unclear what else, as the grades are arbitrary.  There is no syllabus.  We were asked to grade ourselves.  We were then assigned a grade. 
Student Competency: Lowest
Student's Grade: A-
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
Overall: A
Should do to do well...
I took Gregg (and Rich?s class) many years ago.  And it was amazing.  Period.

But I?m not here to write a review.  I?m here to ?right?  a ?wrong?.

I'm 99% sure I was in class with the woman who wrote the untrue review that?s listed here.  In today?s climate, she would probably be dubbed ?SVA-Karen?, who thought the class-rules didn?t apply to her.  We all understood why cell phones were not allowed and we were all cool with it, but not SVA-Karen.

?When I was an undergrad at _______, we were able to check our phones,?  she said.  Boy, she sure liked dropping the college she went to.  ALL-THE-TIME. 

?We?re not at ______,?  Gregg simply responded.

SVA-Karen was just an unhappy individual who make the class miserable with her snarky comments and lousy disposition.

Although there was no syllabus as she mentioned, I?m not sure there needed to be.  Nor did I care that there wasn?t one.  There was a weekly assignment, a lively discussion of the work, guest speakers, and I?m sure other things I just don?t remember. 

At the end of the semester, we were all asked to grade ourselves (I think we had to send them an email like, ?what grade I deserve and why?).  Funny, I remember giving myself a C+ because I looked back on the semester and thought I could have worked harder every week.  And I ended up with a B. 

Student Competency: Lowest
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Really Liked
Overall: A
Very engaging and helped me think differently and unlock my creativity.  You also learn to be critiqued and accept it as a lesson rather than a judgement.  The class really pushed me to dig deeper to come up with ideas I would have never thought of had I been thinking of them at the surface level the way I had in the past
Should do to do well...
Come in with an open mind, an old school marble notebook, a pen and a black sharpie.  That's all you'll need. 
Should know...
This is all about creative concepting and trying to convey an idea so simply and quickly that all you need is a headline and stick figure drawing to tell a story
Student Competency: Average
Student's Grade: A
Liked Instructor?: Really Liked
Compare SVASave SVA

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→