am embarrassed to admit that I attended this “school".
may not enough words to describe my anger, frustration, and
utter contempt for this organization, but I will try.
claim to have an audition process. Really?! I auditioned, submitted
letters of recommendation, personal references, photos of performances and technical
work, and a professional resume that dates back 10+ years.
I was told my audition went well and was accepted
a few days later. However, the truth is; The Performing
Arts Dept lets anyone in. That is, if they have
enough money to attend SCAD. Asking around revealed that many
of my classmates never did an audition, nor had many
of them ever been on stage in their lives.
>Most of performance instructors (except for the Technical ones) have
no idea what they are doing because the actual class
work has very little to do with the course descriptions.
>Most of the freshmen and numerous upper level students have
little to no experience in theater. Some are so afraid
and insulted of and by physical contact that they literally
spazz-out during improv and dance classes.
The worst instructor
there is a hack called Majacowski. She is the voice
for performance instructor, but her classes are really just $8000
yoga classes. AND she's not even good at doing those!
In the last week you will recite a sonnet... That's
all. No dialects, no styles, no training of any kind!
A total waste of money! Her classes actual drive people
out of the department. It's a wonder she's still allowed
to teach there.
>Most of the seniors are
quite snotty, and very unfriendly. Save for being more confidently
arrogant they are no more talented than when they started.
>I went to this school because they appeared organized and
well funded. After the drop-add period nothing could be further
from the truth. This school is 95% dedicated to recruitment
and only 5% to the ones (like me) foolish enough
to blunder in and attend. (I understand that SCAD has
not always been like this.)
>I have studied
and worked in Theater for going on 20 years. I
thought having a degree would help in my long term
goal of becoming a teacher. It still may, but I
should have gone to a conservatory.
>There was no fellowship
at SCAD. The students were scared, boring, flippant, and VERY
unfriendly. Probably because they know they were accepted to college
for their money and not any discernable talent. I would
not want to be someplace that foments such deep seated
feelings of inferiority.
>I am now at a conservatory.
The work is harder and plentiful, but 100% more challenging
and rewarding. Despite my years in the profession I feel
like I?m learning and growing. My new fellow students are
courageous, talented, motivated, and fun. Despite the fact I?m 10+
years older than most of them they have made me
feel more welcome than I ever was at SCAD.
you are a serious about becoming an artist or a
serious artist of any kind but desire guidance and refinement,
do the right thing and attend a conservatory!
away from SCAD.