is a love it/hate it experience. I meet people
who complain for hours about how “terrible” the administration is,
and how much they over charge students and waste money.
But I've got news for them, that's how school
administrations work. While we, as students, would love to
get free supplies and silve-leafed lightboards, it's more beneficial to
us for our administration to suck up to Fortune 500
companies and various investors. As bad as it looks,
they're only doing what a school needs to do to
build a good reputation and open up career opportunities to
Personally, I love SCAD and I'm very confident
in the opportunities I will have when I graduate.
All of my classes are challenging, and while projects feel
like pointless busy work at the time, once you finish
you realize that you learned a lot from the struggle
that you wouldn't have if the teacher had just told
you up front what to do.
While assignments have strict
guidelines, they are conceptually open-ended so you do have a
lot of creative freedom, provided you learn how to make
sure those wild deviation apply to the assignment.
students' opinion of the school, the students themselves are very
50/50. You have either the snooty, arrogant, prat who
things they have nothing to learn from anyone and only
wants to drink and do drugs all night. Or,
you have the workaholic artists who want to learn absolutely
everything about their major and who will settle for nothing
but the best. If you are the first one,
you will fail SCAD, if you are the second, you'll
be amazed with what you'll learn. There are very few
For all the rumors about Savannah being unsafe, I
have had no personal experience with violent crime, and I
feel totally safe walking around downtown anytime of day.
Maybe I'm naive, but I really believe people are just
being drama queens.
SCAD is expensive. If you don't
think you can afford it, good luck. The most
common reason I see people drop out here is due
to financial problems. They offer up to $10,000 in
scholarships and there is financial aid, but I don't know
how reliable it is. I threw my portfolio together
at the last possible moment, it have some really crappy
work in it, but I still got the full $10k
easily. Also, I should mention that I was accepted
at 4 other schools all across the country, and once
my scholarships from each were deducted from their cost, all
5 of them were the same price. So for
all the smack people talk about the cost of the
school, it's totally on-level with other high ranking schools in