I was talking with Feng and I asked him if his school, Art Centre accepts people who's not really good at drawing. He said to me, yes what they were looking for were passionate people with some drawing skills because the skills part is what the schools job is to teach.
The same applies with FZD I guess, that's why there are those questions like, which movies/projects would you like to work on and name your favorite artists/designers pop up.
I was lucky to be one of the internationals to get accepted. Inquire on when their license for accepting international student is going to be renewed. or maybe their gathering as many applicants first before scheduling a renew.
Second term is insane.
I'm an international student applying for FZDSchool as well - I couldn't go for the October 2010 intake, as as you've said, the license to bring in international students expired. They said that it hopefully would be renewed by February 2011, and I intend to go for that intake (Deadline for submission is the 21st of January, but talking to Junying, she advised that I submit my documents prior to December's end).
My portfolio when I submitted it about half a year back is here. I'll be submitting an updated one soon as well. I'm also preparing to go to Singapore soon to review accommodations and stuff.
Wilson, are you already attending FZD, or applying like me?
Btw, saprissa, email Jungying Charmaine (Think I butchered her name there) and ask her for 2 PDFs regarding accommodation put together by the Singaporean Government - I got it a couple of days ago when asking about places to stay. And it is very thorough - there are lots of options, ranging from Hostels, Hotels, Private Apartments, Serviced Apartments, etc.
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Wilson what kind of work are they making you do??? I would like to know so i can practice. are you working on backgrounds, characters, creatures? thank you. please stay in contact with us and tell us your experience.
I'm thinking of applying to there in a year or so. That, or art center. My work isn't a 1/5 as good as it should be, but that's because I've really just started drawing 5 months ago and painting about 2-3 weeks ago. For any current international students...is it worth the 40,000 SGD? That's an insane amount of money!
WILSON'S right get your shit together sooner rather then later .. even if you not 100% sure you will attend .. the process takes some time.. took me 1 year to get in .. i originally applied to get into the june 2009 intake .. but didn't get accepted till june 2010 intake..
btw its 4am here and i'm just finishing a painting assignment i been working on since friday evening...
haha wilson... friday .. what happened man?.. every one was dead
Guys who are studying in feng zhu, is this school any better for design school. Do they teach more about design sense and how to make believable characters enviroments and props. Judging from the gallery the style of every student is same. Do you find yourself better than before you joined the school? How did you guys manage 40,000 and how are you trying to live over there with other necessities? Any job over there?
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Also for those wondering why the gallery works looks it done by the same person:
a) chances are they are indeed done by the same person - sometimes the school has a student who outdo's the rest and those are the works that get posted on the website.
b) The projects they hand out are not individual but by class.
c) Those who've just started drawing might emulate how the art directors draw.
d) They look the same because the school is focused on a "product design" approach/look/presentation that will be handed out to 3d modelers and clients or art directors. not the illustrations style that goes to pinups and book covers.
Wow dude thanks for the input you giving, please keep us updated i still think 40,000 SGD is too expensive . They should offer installment method what TAD is doing right now which is a bit of an ease for students.
Anyway have you met any graduate students from 2009 who are doing work and got a job? One more thing does the institute focus on color theory life drawing sessions of human and composition? My portfolio kinda sucks it focus mostly on characters n couple of envrioment. Is that going to be a problem to join a school?
@JawadAyub - for internationals you don't have to pay it in one go, its kind of installment 20k before school starts and 20k again by I think end of December.
40,000 SGD is no joke, so really have a gameplan when you decide to enter the school. If you think TAD is much better, I say go for it. I came to FZD because its just 3 hours away from my country and I like the 1 year timespan.
As for the the graduates 70% are already hired for the first batch, one got to work in Singapore as a concept designer for MMO RPG's. I heard one got in Ruin Entertainment.
Color Theory, not sure, I'm still in my second term but we do a lot of Production Painting. Initially the school trains you to see depth and value using greyscale first (like 15 scene paintings each week for 4 weeks in my Batch's case just to nail depth perception using value)
Life Drawing class - during my first term they introduced figure drawing lessons every friday after class and just last we had our first life drawing session for 2 and a half hours with a model which is free if you sign up
Composition - you mean scene composition that falls under Feng's class in term 2. He'll teach you how to make a camera shot work.
I had figures and a couple of environments for my portfolio to so I guess its no problem. You could try emailing the school about their acceptance, etc since that's already internal stuff. In the forums I can only how's my experience.
Thanks for replying to the questions, I appreciate that! =)
You said you have a lot of homework to do. Another artist said he didn´t get enough sleep, his first weeks seemed to be like a torture...can you share that experience? I mean of course you want to draw when you go to an art school, but I don´t think it´s that effective when you have to stay up till next morning to finish your work under such a pressure and this for almost every single week at school.