I don't know what's going on with new student night or any details regarding that, but for those of you incoming next term, welcome to Art Center, it's a roller coaster. Depending on what program you came in things are going to be a bit different, but for those of you coming in as Illustration majors, I'm the representative for illustration students for the Art Center Student Government. For entertainment designers on their way in, Rebecca Blake is your rep. If you are coming into one of the other majors or something, I don't remember the names of your reps offhand, but if you want to know I can pull that up for you. I hope your orientation goes well, and I believe there is a sunset social every term to get the incoming class together and do a bit of a meet and greet, I'll be there if there is one, look for the tallish guy with pink hair and say hi if you so me around.
I'd love to apply here for illustration, but it seems like such a pain... most of my pieces are huge and I wouldn't be able to ship them. I'd have to create a series of new drawings specifically for Art Center that are 8.5 x 11... not that I don't mind doing it, it just seems odd that I can't send slides when the majority of schools accept digital slides as a portfolio.
I just read something interesting on the art center facebook group and it said that art centers entertainment design only accepts about 18 students for the fall semester.
p.s for those planning to apply to ent. design the scholarship deadline was moved from march 1st to february 1st (because schedule issues), so there is one month less to work on portfolios.
My question is... are there any new students who are older than 35? I am thinking about going back to Art Center in Fall 2010 or Spring 2011. I will be 35 by the year 2011.
Gogidolim: I wouldn't worry about it too much, you'd be on the older end of the spectrum, but not alone there, the current VP of the student body is 35 now. I don't have a current figure for it, but circa 4 years ago the average age for incoming undergrads was 27-28 I think.
I've been reading over the posts in this thread for some time now and taking notes here and there...very useful information, for sure!
Anyway, I wanted to ask those of you who attended PCC and/or AC@N before applying/getting into Art Center, what classes did you take? Since I visited and reassessed what I want with college/my life, Art Center has become my top choice (not, however, without a good deal of thought and consideration--it is after all a rather huge-ish decision). I want to go into the Entertainment Design program but I know this will not happen coming straight out of high school--I am currently a senior in high school and haven't had any figure drawing courses whatsoever (there are none to be found in this small town I live in :| ) and was, as I expected, told that PCC and AC@N would be a good idea to help develop my skills and portfolio before trying to get into Art Center. Should I just load up on studio courses or should I bother taking Liberal Arts courses? Would the Lib Arts courses from PCC even transfer? (Probably something I'll end up asking admissions anyway) I also already have a few high AP scores, as well as three more AP tests I'll be taking this spring, and one US History course from a local community college (dual enrollment)--is there any chance these will transfer? (Also something I plan on talking to an admissions counselor about.)
Last edited by Azheryn; December 29th, 2009 at 06:36 PM.
AP courses don't really matter, some of them will transfer but not all of them, also if you go to pcc DO NOT i repeat DO NOT TALK TO THEIR COUNSELORS nor FOLLOW THE PAPER THEY HAVE ABOUT TRANSFERABLE CLASSES AT THE ART DEPARMTENT OFFICE as they are USELESS.
does acad require an essay?
i meant art center, (Art Center College of Design) accd my bad. Not acan or acad. <_<.
artcenter orientation week is here, any new students going? we should get together at campus an meet fellow CA people, just say how your are going to be dress on tuesday.
ANyone else applying to Entertainment Design ? I wanted to know the deadline for application and portfolio submission. Ive been trying to contact admissions but Ive had no luck. Thanks
Art center programs operate on rolling admissions meaning they accept programs til program is full. That said, I strongly suspect that entertainment design is full for the term, as the term has already started, and likely isn't enrolling again until fall, as I don't think Ent Design has an incoming class in the summer as they don't offer most of their classes during the summer, not positive though.
Good luck to everyone applying!
I decided to wait until next spring to apply for to the Entertainment Design and Illustration programs. Is anyone else with me in that situation? I'd love to find a friend who will also be working on their portfolio this year with whom we can swap critiques, comfort, advice, etc!
Heads up on Ent Design. Scott Robertson is stepping down as chair for the program, a search committee will be hunting for a new chair to replace him. I'm not sure on this, but I assume Thomas Bertling will be acting chair in his absence as he has been fulfilling those duties for sometime.
Also, the director of the illustration department, Amy Masgai just left the school for a new position and will be replaced.
If you're debating illustration's track - entertainment arts vs entertainment design the main differences between them are Ent Arts focuses on vis dev for feature animation, you get some practice boarding, and a lot of figure work and background painting. You're trained a bit more on composing and illustration and making production artwork that will be seen in the final project your team is working on. Entertainment design is more focused on live action or game concept work, you will be in more of a pre-production role and exchange the majority of your composition, and almost all of your figure training in exchange for industrial design training.
Congratulations to everyone that has gotten accepted!
Entertainment Design Spring 2010 Anyone else?
They made it both spring and Fall this year, Because
they've chosen their 18, Then they had an extra 18 on the waiting list, so they thought, hell why not just make another wave of students and put them for spring?
So, now its fall and spring..