to this school was the biggest mistake I ever made.
I entered this school fresh out of high school. I
was so excited...art was my passion and what I loved
to do more than anything.
The first year wasn't too
bad, but it rapidly went downhill.
The school is so
focused on constant negativity. I didn't expect to be babied,
but to have things I spent a lot of time
on made fun of in class with the teacher's approval
Once a year, you will have to
take all your work in front of a review committee.
This is a group of about four teachers who will
look at everything you've done and tear you to shreds.
Expect to see many heartbroken students that day.
finally left the school when a teacher I thought highly
of (and also happened to be the head of my
major) humiliated me in front of the class.
go here, the real way to succeed is to become
“buddy/buddy” with the teachers. If they don't like a certain
style or media, don't do it even if it's what
you're best at. If you're quiet and shy like me,
don't go here...you will simply get walked over, ignored, set
up to fail, and ridiculed.
I am a big believer
in constructive criticism, but that is not what I received
here. It was like being in high school gym class
again, but even worse because this was something I actually
After leaving this school, it took me two
years to pick up a pencil to draw again. It's
taken me five years to regain my love for art.
I am still trying to heal from the horrible experience
I had at this school.