me start by saying i have every reason to tell
people not to go to SCAD. I recently went through
a major medical emergency (bad enough to be in the
hospital for a week) in which none of the protocol
was followed. without going into details, lets just say it
made me REALLY consider leaving because of how i was
treated by the school.Trust me i could give you an
earful. However in retrospet the fault lies with one particular
person not the school collectivly. When i got out of
the hospital i was furious and fumed about every problem
i had ever had with SCAD, i looked at alot
of other schools, and seriously discussed if i should stay
or go with my parents. I have decided to stay
the quarter as a trial period, but feel i will
most likely stay. Now..here is my review for SCAD
Parking is terrible, and SCAD tells you
not to bring a car. the bus system doesnt take
you to all the places you will have to go
for supplies or feild trips, and has a bad habit
of not stopping to pick you up to go to
or from class. There is a new bus company so
it might be better this year, and there enough people
with cars you can typically hitch a ride.
Very charming, but with a darker side. Beautiful historic area
with really nice places to go, but crime IS a
problem and the city smells (paper mill). If you are
smart and pay attention you should be ok, but DO NOT rely on the school to keep you safe, unless
you are inside a SCAD building they will not claim
responsibility (or in my case even if you were).
they will except ANYONE with a check. so,
there are some super passionate students who have real talent,
and then an equal amount of people who have no
talent at all or care about their education.
I have had some of the most helpful, caring ,
and informative professors here. The majority are wonderful. you get
the arrogant ones, but thats true of any school, particularly
an art school
Be prepared to work!!!! first
year is alot of fluff, but then it gets really
really hard. The best advice i could give is to
consider the combinations of classes each quarter. I took three
studios with heavy work loads and it nearly killed me.
Two studios and a lecture is your best bet, but
if you have to take three studios (i will end
up having to) pick ones that complement one another.Expect break
downs, and ALOT of all nighters, but in the end
i think it makes you more prepaired for a career
in the arts.
Hope this was helpful!!!!