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The Memphis College of Art

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityD-
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionD
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationD-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessD
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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He cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Feb 02 2009
Major: Art & Design Department (This Major's Salary over time)
Where to begin? I graduated in '04, after which Ive basically have had no contact with the school whatsoever. good riddance I say. Noone there was really helpful when I was attending and they are completely useless when it came time for me to graduate. Makes me wonder what the "career services" department is there for. Part of the reason is that Memphis is really just an armpit of a city, (do not move there if you have allusions of being recognized for your artistic talent and supporting yourself with your art there) full of rednecks and ignorant people whose idea of art is paintings of barns with farm animals in front of them. So, after graduation you can look forward to working at the Piggly Wiggly. The school itself is maintained very well. I wondered why they were tearing up the old magnolia trees and completely renovating the exterior of the building one year when they could have used the money to hire more teachers so I could take classes I had wanted, but was told they were full (with an average student body of 300 annually). The faculty is a mishmosh of people who are basically failures in the art world, who hide behind the security of an academic setting. They are useless when it comes to helping and giving real world guidance about supporting yourself after college with your artistic talents, mostly because they havent really experienced that themselves. The city itself, again an armpit. Don't attend the school if you think theres some kind of art scene, or any kind of scene for that matter, youd have more luck catching a glimpse of Elvis on Beale St. The school and the city its in sucks. If you decide to go here, do so at your own risk…to your future. I suggest choosing a school with a better rep and one that most people have heard of..somewhere like Risd or something.
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