my opinion about college in general - especially pertaining to
world of Film & Digital Media because thats where all
my experience is. You can take it or leave
SCAD (or college) gives you the opportunity to learn
the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the field you
want to go in to. For example, I am
majoring in Sound Design with the end goal of getting
a job as a sound designer/game audio artist in the
game industry. Once you have your goal it is
up to YOU wether you achieve this goal. I
see too many people blame the school for their lack
of success or “learning".
SCAD is an extremely good place
to learn your craft, collaborate, and network. One of
the things I am most thankful for at SCAD is
the opportunity to network not only in my major, but
also with other majors and earn a good reputation with
I also see a few comments about some classes
not giving enough instruction for learning software and you're generally
expected to learn it yourself. Well truth is, software
is always changing, always updating, and you are going to
have to learn on your own in the future anyways
when you're not a school. Class time can be
used much more efficiently than doing a step by step
instruction that could be done outside of class in a
My final comment(s)/advice about SCAD is in reference
to job searching and career services. Once again, you
have to expect to do work yourself. A career
advisers job is not to make your resume, write your
cover letter, tie your tie, and get you a job.
They will give you valuable advice and possibly some
contacts. From there you need to do the work.
I refined my resume and cover letters a lot
through them as they tore it apart.
Lastly, treat every
project you do with as much effort as you can.
Many students have the mindset of “this isn't my
senior thesis or my senior project so I don't have
to put that much work in to it”. Students
who take their projects very seriously from year one tend
to be the ones with outstanding work and getting jobs
come senior year.
Hope this advice helps. I know
it may sound a little harsh but I'm just putting
it as I see it. :)