Well Maintained Campus
Con: Campus is spread out all
Pro: Classes are small
are too short and only meet twice a week. Students
pay for 2 1/2 hour blacks of instruction. Too mnay
classes in MPRA often end over and hour early.
SCAD is fairly easy to get into
Lets in too many spoiled brats
Pro: There are
a few talented hard working creative people
Con: Far too
many slackers bring down the reputation
Pro: SCAD has an
attendance policy. (5 and Fail)
CON: SCAD has numerous “chosen”
ones allowed to skip numerous classes, do poorly on tests
and exams, and still receive A's and B's.(FYi: A class
action lawsuit is pending over unfair grading.)
Pro: Large student
body for an Art School
Con: Most students (especially
the ones in performing arts) are arrogant, unfriendly, rude, and
SCAD is like going back to high school, only
there are less rules and the work is easier. Do
not expect much of challenge, unless you are an architecture
student. SCAD pumps out 1000's of useless art/film/drama wannabes every
year. Between them and the Art Institutes of America, the
labor market is flooded with ignorant immature people thinking they
are entitled to job in an art related field.
am lucky, there's a job waiting for me when upon
graduation. Finishing a degree in performing arts was a condition
for higher levels of employment. Fortunately I transferred in and
only had to attend here for a year and half.
It's truly appalling how poor the levels of instruction in
MPRA are. It's as though the professors know that that
have mediocre talent to work with and therefore teach accordingly.
Sure there are a few that rise to the top,
but the sad reality is that most of them only
got to the top b/c they were one the chosen
ones. These chosen ones have talents alright, it may be
performing, but it's certainly not the arts.
My advice to
anyone wanting to study Fashion/Film/TV/Performing Arts/Dramatic Writing at SCAD is
to ask yourself these questions:
1. Do I appreciate talent
and hard word?
2. Have I ever made money
with my art/talent?
3. Is my work better
than that of a typical SCAD graduate?
4. Is there
a cheaper school that can do the same thing?
Will I need to take loans to attend SCAD?
6. Could I get work without a degree?
you answered “Yes” to at least 4 of these questions
then you should probably go to another school or better
yet, get to work right away. Seek out private mentors
and internships. Nothing sparks creatively and higher levels of skills
more than actually doing the work.