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    The Official Artcenter Thread - like, omg!

    uh, Art Center.
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    Eeeheehee... Depository.

    Hiya Steve,
    It'd be nice to meet you sometime actually. I'll give myself a massive head wound so you'll recognize me at school next time.

    Yeah it may be nice to actually have some sort of community at AC. It's a far cry from my last school which had quite a few extra-curricular groups and activities. The whole "all alone in the crowd" mentality that I find at AC sometimes is a bit discouraging. God, we need a club or something.

    And you can stick Michael Maurino in some parentheses.. and then if you actually understand my nick, you get a free pencil

    btw.. Phuzion is an AC guy too.
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

    ...I have a sketchbook?

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    Your nick is an anagram of your name. I'm on the other side of the country, so I'll just have to accept the pencil in spirit.

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    Well I'm not an Art Center student yet, but it is one of the school's I am currently considering heavily. It pretty much down to Art Center and Academy of Art Univ. in SF. does anyone have any suggestions on which one to choose, and if so y?

    Riftrider (Keith Hall)

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    Originally posted by Helium Macaroni

    btw.. Phuzion is an AC guy too.
    no wonder he's the shit.
    I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.

    http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-D...8951905&sr=8-1

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    hehe. thanks for putting me on the list, but I have to clear up that I won't be going til spring

    great idea starting this thread though.

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    chumps - hahaha. i used to give those new student tours too. i did a horrible job though cause i was nervous as hell, but it was good for the work study money and the free lunch as well as getting to go through registration early.

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    So can you guys give me the pro's and cons of Pasadena Art Center vs. Academy of Art Univ. in San Francisco? I'm seriously considering both schools due to the positive feedback I've had about them. Is there any other school I might look into (not that I need the added research). I'd perfer to stay in CA, but not if I can get a better education elsewhere. Im taking alot of foundation classes at a local JC that has a great art prog. and alot of my Gen Ed's. so hopefully those wont be an issue wherever I go. THanks 4 any help you can give.

    Keith Hall

    BTW I have some designs that I did for some of the equipment for a comic that the studio I worked did. Their pretty decent I think, but cartoony. I didn't know if it might be a good idea to include them in a portfolio for school admission. ne thoughts?
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    im seriously considering switching schools and going to art center, how is it there? what is the course load like in the illustration degree? are the teachers good?

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    I'm in the same boat. I want to transfer from USC - what was the first warning sign? let's just say a drawing class that focuses on the "philosophical" meaning behind a piece in rather sketchy (no pun intended), dogmatic ways was a pretty good indicator that I was (am) sunk if I stay there.

    My primary interests are Illustration and Animation. A friend of mine (who is doing the same thing) has come to the conclusion that anyone who is anyone in illustration came out of AC. I'm thinking the new game plan will probably involve illustration at AC and animation courses with Genome in Hollywood.

    I am a little concerned about the "cut throat" Art Center is reputed for. I mean, some of my best works was developed through academic discourse. That was the one positive thing about a couple of my art courses at SC - everyone was enthusiastic about learning from and getting ideas and helping everyone else. It wasn't as if discussing an idea sold it to someone else or made it any less. Hopefully that makes sense.

    But any information on life as a student at AC would be more than a little welcome.
    -A

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    What I would recommend as a guy who still isn't quite a student is go to an open house or student show and look at all the work. Bottom line (at least for me) is the quality of the work, and if you want to immerse yourself in an environment that's going to push you, then it seems like a great place. I've visited about 3 times and I didn't see any weak pieces by any students.

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    I would really love to see some of the artcenter dudes portfolios, a dream come true would ofcourse be to go to artcenter after highschool and some years of prep. ^^

    Calle.
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    I was once an ArtCenter student but now I am apart of the underground resistance. Too long have they held my fellow Fine Arts brothers in oppression of the design!

    Viva la resistance!

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    I just met with my admissions counselor and had a preliminary portfolio review. Everything was so streamlined, easy, and encouraging! I'd seriously recommend scheduling a tour - though it didn't take much to win me over! Hopefully I'll be seeing you AC peeps in January!

    -Mazz

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    It's streamlined until they start takin' kidneys!

    Just kidding. The red tape is miles shorter than what I experienced at Pratt.

    Hey Redder, when did you graduate? And I've always felt the same way about the AC fine art dept. You guys must go through hell considering how design oriented the curriculum is. I don't know exactly what kind of classes you take, but I always personally thought that anyone who wanted to be involved in fine art should move to NYC and attend a school like Pratt, which is much more fine art oriented, even the illustration department. I'd still be there if there was any hope of getting an entertainment design job.
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

    ...I have a sketchbook?

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