|Major: Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc (This Major's Salary over time)|
|Gender: Female||This person cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.|
Extra Curriculars D
|Describes the student body mostly as:|
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable
Describes the faculty mostly as:
Individual Value A+
|How this student rated the school:|
|Educational Quality||C ||Faculty Accessibility||A |
|Useful Schoolwork||B ||Excess Competition||A |
|Academic Success||B- ||Creativity/Innovation||C+ |
|Individual Value||A+ ||University Resource Use||B |
|Campus Aesthetics/Beauty||A+ ||Friendliness||B- |
|Campus Maintenance||B+ ||Social Life||C |
|Surrounding City||C- ||Extra Curriculars||D |
first of all, the campus here is great. The
school couldn't have picked a better location to build.
The main undergraduate building is located right in the middle
of Overton Park, next to the zoo and about 20
feet from the small community stage known as Levitt Shell.
The security guards here are 24 hours, friendly, and
if you see them enough, they'll start calling you by
name. This school is great for the normal arts
like: painting, drawing, sculpture (especially awesome), etc. I've rarely
heard anyone from those majors have any complaints about the
That said, I'm a digital media major, meaning I
work in animation and cinema from day to day.
Though the resources and classes are improving every year for
my major, there simply isn't enough here to give you
the working knowledge needed to be anything other than an
independent filmmaker or a 2D animator with a slight knowledge
of 3D. Visual Effects are strongly discouraged for a
good lot of the cinema field. Using contemporary films
for reference of anything in my field at this school
is virtually unheard of. I get stuck in review
committees at the end of the year that hardly even
know we have a digital department.
I cannot say it
enough, but don't go here if you want to get
into a larger film company later on. You'll have
to go to school elsewhere afterwards to make up for
what you didn't learn. Likewise, we only have a
couple classes in Maya, and nothing in 3ds Max.
The editing program for film here is Final Cut.
I could go on and on about things we don't
have: like a motion capture studio, any kind of acting
department, a props department, a green screen room... But I'll
leave it there.
WAVING RED FLAG: If you want to
be a graphic designer, do NOT go here. The
graphic design department is largely hand skill oriented (not much
digital work) and is said to be 10 years out