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The Savannah College of Art and Design

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityF
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionD
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueF University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessD
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeA
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Condescending, Self Absorbed

Lowest Rating
Educational Quality
Highest Rating
Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
He cares more about Faculty Accessibility than the average student.
Date: Dec 02 2010
Major: Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
Think long and hard before you go to SCAD. Visit the school and talk to students. Read online reviews. Look at where the alumni have gone. Think LONG and HARD about going to SCAD.

I attended SCAD for a BFA. I ended up changing my major at least four times simply because I found every department to be totally unacceptable. I had to take an innumerable amount of pointless "foundation" courses before I could actually take a class pertaining to my area of interest. When I finally got to take classes that were within my major, I found the curriculum to be laughable. Money down the drain. I had so many burnt out, washed up, angry old people who called themselves "professors". They all approached art so obtusely and so objectively that it became monotonous, stale, even uninteresting to think about. Their own miserable experiences and disappointments directly contributed…were directly responsible for the lack of comprehension, patience, and interest. They play favorites, they "grade" your art based on their own nonsensical personal ideals, they are prejudice against you because of your abilities. They are jealous that you are more talented or more technically proficient than they are. They dislike you because you are a minority. They dislike you because you are an individual. It's that bad and I am NOT exaggerating.

I would have actually liked to learn how films were made during my stint in the illustrious film and video department, but instead I got trampled by talentless grad students, close minded hollywood burn-outs, and even ex-porn industry guys(!). I was told I would have to spend thousands on supplies to complete assignments that neither interested me or challenged me. I didn't learn how a film camera worked until I went to the library and looked in a book. I was NOT taught anything I couldn't have learned myself.

Savannah is a beautiful, beautiful city, but the school of art and design is a horrible place to be if you're young and interested in art. You can very easily attend a small, less expensive school and go much further than SCAD will take you. I promise you that.

My two cents.

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