YAYY!! i got accepted into ACCD's illustration dept for this fall!!!
now.. about $
i dont know if this is a personal question or not, but how much have you guys gotten from Scholarships, or if any at all? and how much have you heard of people getting? is it really hard to get a good amount?
im going to be completely relying on scholarships, loans and financial aid.. and depending on how much i get determines if im going to be living with parents and commuting 35 miles everyday from west LA.. or moving closer to school (which i really really want to do (anyone need a roomate this fall?! i'm 24, female, easy to get along with, and respectful of other ppl's space and stuff (but i also smoke, have a boyfriend that will visit(hes really nice), and i want to eventually get a cat D: lol)))
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Anybody want to give feedback on ACCD's teachers? Which ones offer the harshest critique, which ones are less likely to give a crap? Note: I'm in ED, and I believe I'll be working in my foundation classes alongside Transportation students for the first few terms.
Actually, I'm not even looking for names. Just stories on what the teachers are like there, I suppose.
p.s i just check and she got fired.
I applied back in dec/jan for the fall 2011 grad in media design course and its april 21st now. I've been trying to get in touch with accd through mails and phone calls and noone can seem to tell me if any decision has been made for my application. Theyre not replying to my mails either. It's really strange.
Kind of lost what to do. In or out, atleast let me know?! anyone ever been in my situation?
I'm an international applicant who'll be relying on scholarships and loans but i need to atleast know if I got accepted or rejected rofl! Was supposed to know back in freaking march!
Also, anyone know of any good neighborhoods around Art Center in which to get an apartment? I'm currently in Shanghai until July, and apartment hunting in July seems kinda risky. So any information would be beneficial, thanks!
CorElement In all honesty, keep heckling them until you get some kind of answer.
EchoArt7 Checked your sketchbook and lemme tell you that man, I AM GONNA REALLY ENJOY LEARNING WITH YOU. I'm not too familiar with the LA area, but from what I've been told Altadena is a good place to start rooting for a place. Try to stay as close as possible to the campus for ease of transportation and whatnot.
Bill Perkins, Color Boot-Camp 5-Day Workshop
Time: 9am-7:30pm daily* (*ends at 5pm on Halloween)
Location: 15414 Cabrito Rd. Unit. F
Van Nuys, CA 91406
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Matt at 661-350-1579 to register
Hello Artists and Friends,
In June of 2010 Atelier Marchant kicked off with our first workshop being Bill Perkins' newly designed Color Boot-Camp 5-Day intensive. Bill is a master in color understanding and in his ability to simplify the complexity of color perception he is genius. The workshop was such a success and students gave such overwhelmingly positive feedback, that we decided to offer the workshop again at the end of this month!
Perkins has extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to color, working in the commercial Art field as well as a Fine Artist...
In 1990 he became the Art Director on Disney's Aladdin. As Art Director he designed the style and developed the first discrete style guide which was designed to mine the collaborative process and secure predictable outcomes. An avid lifelong student himself, Bill began teaching color, composition and design at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art in 2002. When he left Disney in 1994 he worked as a Visual Development artist, Art Director, and Concept Artist for Warner bros, DreamWorks, then moved to San Anselmo to work for ILM. When he returned to southern California in 2001, Bill opened High St. Studio as a pre-production and concept design studio with the following clients, DNA Productions, Character Builders, Disneytoons, Walt Disney Animation Studio, Hot Donut productions, 9th Ray Studio, Mass Media, Sprite Entertainment, Spark Unlimited, THQ, and Paramount Studios. In 2007 Bill returned to Disney to finish development on Bolt and continued on to art direct a short project and joined the visual development team designing for Walt Disney Animation Studios on future projects.
This workshop will be a great learning experience for Artist at all levels of their personal artistic growth... Don't miss this opportunity to advance your skills!
Here's a quote from one of the attendee's of the last workshop
Scott Seeto: Concept Artist at DisneyToons studios
"I was at the last boot camp and came away with more knowledge and enthusiasm for painting then I did after four years of art college. I highly recommend that if you can take the time to take this session, you should do it! If I could have taken the time off work I would do again. I had a great time."
If you are serious about improving your color sensitivity, this is an intense, five-day painting workout that will do just that. I have carefully designed the format, aids, and procedures to challenge right brain processing which allows many artists to experience startling rapid growth in color perception, color mixing, and color vibration. Because we are painting from life I will unveil color theory, not through exhaustive lectures and painting color chips but through experiencing and painting these effects as they reveal themselves in real life situations. I will set-up situations that clearly express all seven basic contrasts of color in various combination's and mutations. As a bonus, the paintings produced by each artist during this course will be labeled with the specific applied theory, which it captures, and these will serve as documents of their personal journey, to study from and reflect on for years to come!
This course is suggested for students, professional artists, Illustrators, Designers, and digital painters. The course will be conducted in oil paints but your experiences will translate to other mediums directly. Some familiarity with alla-prima approach and basic color mixing is recommended.
15414 Cabrito Rd. Unit. F
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Bills Fine Art Portfolio: Click Here
Bill's Commercial Work: Click Here[/QUOTE]
Well, I've been accepted to the fall term of Illustration. And I wasn't offered any scholarship. Last week I went over to ACCD, and talked to the admissions counselor (whom I knew already for years). What she said was they'll pull up my files again and look over if there's anything they could do.
Today, I get a call during class, I couldn't pick it up, but the voice mail was about revision on my scholarship. The lady said to check my email and mail.
I got so excited. Cus I was in the worst dilemma of my life, choosing btwn Otis and ACCD. Only thing that kept me away from ACCD was the price tag.
I checked the email, and it turns out to be 2,500 per semester. Which is not much. I am definitely grateful. But not enough to support me much. I'm thinking that I should ask them for more. At least 4,000. Then I'll go if not I'll just choose Otis. Worth the try no?
Going into Illustration department this fall and am looking
for a new laptop.
Any suggestions on what brand or model for Illustration student?
after much stalking and lurking..
i decided to join CA. XD
i will be entering accd illustration this fall, and there are a few questions i have. regarding GE classes, how does that work? since i just graduated high school, i have basically none of the GE done. also, what exactly are the illustration tracks? specifically, what do they focus on? to me, the illustration major seems like a giant mosh pit that has like .... everything, from fine artsy types to the ID/concept art stuff.. its just a bit confusing lol..
I'm new to this website and I haven't applied to Art Center yet, but that is my number one choice so far. I need to build my portfolio and seeing all the art work on here frightens me quite a bit but i'm eager to move forward in life. I'm wondering if any of you took classes out side of high school prior from being admitted to ACCD. I heard the average freshman's age was 22, is that true?
I really want to go there but I'm scared I won't build a strong portfolio in time. I heard they are more focused on figure drawings rather then finalized art work from a previous applicant but she never walked into her second interview because of financial issues.
Just submitted all the docs and portfolio for the upcoming spring semester (deadline is Oct 1st). Anyone else in the cohort?
....this occured at Art CenterAlso, the teachings of Roland Young, who made the entire class, including myself, eat grass on our first day of art school. He was communicating to us how we are subservient to authority and took us outside of the classroom to this bed of grass. As we were talking, he told us “rip some grass off the ground.” We did. He then told us to “eat it.” No one budged. He then screamed “EAT IT” and all of us shoved the grass blades into our mouths. Roland taught us the necessity of concept……
If an Art Center teacher, or any teacher, does that to you, I suggest you kick them in nutz, kick'm in the face when 'it' drops to the ground and drop the class. Being bipolar or having a cluster B personality disorder doesn't give you the right to be an abusive prick.
Anybody that went through grade school knows that's nothing more then a bully tactic.
I don't wanna bump this thread, so for those of you that think being an abusive prick helps you be creative:
Ya wanna perpetuate your family violence in the school room, that's your psychotic phuck head thinking.
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Just got accepted into the Ent Design program for Spring 2012! I am SO THRILLED. Waiting on financial aid's answer though =\ Anyone else got their outcomes released yet?
How long do the financial aid office usually take to respond to emails?
I just received my acceptance packet from ACCD's product design undergrad for Fall 2012, and am super happy about this! But it's finally sinking in just how expensive going to this particular school is. Am biting my nails waiting to hear back from scholarship committee. Just picked up my portfolio but they say it'll take possibly another six weeks to hear back.
Has anyone from Fall 2012 received news from scholarship committee yet?
Is it true that the max you can possibly get is half scholarship these days? (I'm not even sure I can handle even half the tuition...) Anyone in recent starting semesters manage anything more than half?
Accepted for Entertainment design 2012 fall, looking for roommates to share an apartment, so send me a PM if you are looking for a place to share-
I also got accepted, to Transportation Design! I was originally going to go for Fall 2012, but Admissions called me and said I could start with the summer term already, SWEET!
But I'm also now scrambling for housing...anyone looking for a roommate, or know someone who has a place to share, starting in April/May? PM me!
Hi everyone! I got accepted for Illustration for the fall! they also offered to let me start in the summer! I was really excited, but their summer term starts before my current semester ends :/ so I'm starting in the fall.
I was also wondering about scholarships. When are they supposed to send award letters out? Do you think it'd be possible to use other schools scholarship awards against what art center offers in hopes of maybe getting more? I've heard they dont give out much, but they're SO expensive, any little bit would help.
I just got accepted to Art Centers Entertainment Design program as well. Since Im an international, I dont know so far, where to live, so if somebody is looking for a roommate for the Fall 2012 write me!
Paper.Trains: Congrats! I contacted the admissions office some days ago and I believe they said, they are sending out the scholarships starting in April.
@Hydrothrax see you there then, you better tell me how it is
@Cerdous sent you a pm mate!
I got accepted to Graphic Design program for Fall 2012 term. I'm also an international but I'll probably be living outside Pasadena (like Alhambra, since I heard it's cheaper to live there). Last week I sent the school my acceptance of admission form so I hope I can get a response soon along with my transfer credits
I was wondering though, since I didn't apply for scholarship (I think I missed the deadline for that), is it possible for me to apply for it later? I'm highly aware that tuition is definitely the issue, especially for international student.
One more question, does Art Center teach you techniques (tutorials, how to use some particular software, introduction to advanced digital tools)?
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An yes Alhambra is way cheaper (i live here) and it's like a 20-30 minute drive to artcenter from here.
Oh almost forgot, yes they do have classes teaching you different software techniques as well as having workshops for anyone after class, but everyone going to artcenter should already have decent skills to survive.