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Thread: CCAD or Ringling?
September 12th, 2006 #1
CCAD or Ringling?
I know I just posted a thread about colleges on the east coast and everything, but I've been researching like crazy and I think my decision comes between Ringling or CCAD. (I have family that live around both schools...)
I'm a senior in highschool right now, and after this year I'm thinking about going into my local community college (TCC) and building up my foundation for two years. After that though, I want to switch out into a bigger school.
I guess what I'm wondering, what are the differences in the schools?
If I wanted to go into (I guess illustration, but really game design/concept design), wich school could help me more?
Wich is better at helping to get you into the field?
What are the price ranges for both schools?
There are a lot more questions I could ask, but I'm at school waiting the rest of the day out... I only have 5 bells, but have to come back for my soccer game anyway...xD
Any help you guys/girls give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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So I did some more research, and I'm still not sure wich school to choose from.
I read a few reviews over at StudentsReview or something of the sort that were not so great about Ringling, saying things about it being in the 'ghetto', and a teacher was arrested for cocain posession. It's always the unintelligable people who complain though, so I'm not sure how much I should take those into account.
People were also saying that CCAD wasn't bad, but the teachers were arrogant?
Something else I forgot to ask was about out of state tuitions, I think that they are usually 3 times higher than normal tuition but I didn't see anything on CCAD or RSAD's websites about it.
Some people were also worried that I would be paying a ton of money to go to school, and only making about 35-50k a year.... what are some of the starting pays for illustration first coming out of college?
September 14th, 2006 #3
Er... most private schools don't have a difference between instate and out-of-state tuition. I know that Ringling doesn't.
September 14th, 2006 #4
whichever one gets you out with the least debt is the one to choose. You will not get a better education at either one...both have decent programs and the occasional star coming out from there.
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September 14th, 2006 #5
Thanks for the info guys, I talked to my counselor today and she said that since it was a private school...yeah. She also said that I probably wouldn't have to stay on campus for the first year since they are private.
On another thing, which school is cheaper? I added up what I think I would be paying at CCAD, if I stayed at the dorms... $15,588 for the first year. For some reason that seems lower than I thought, I think I saw someone say something about $20,000? I may be hallucinating..but I used the numbers from the CCAD.edu website. Maybe they don't have all of the fees listed?
I'm also checking out scholarships to help out, seeing as how I will probably get stuff from my Native-American registration, and Eagles Club stuff... and anything else that I can find.
Anyway, once again, thanks for the input on that. Any more would be greatly appreciated.
September 15th, 2006 #6
CCAD is cheaper than Ringling. Plus we have a strong 'sketch night' group.
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CCAD has a REALLY strong illustration program, so if that's what you're getting into, definitely consider it.
and like den said, sketch night is awesome-- some of the best guys in the school come to that and you'll learn a ton.
September 16th, 2006 #8
Yeah, I was reading the CCAD thread. It sounds like you guys are having a ton of fun. I might live in the dorms the first year even if I don't have to. So that I can learn the area, and be a lot more involved with people that are doing what I'm doing.
September 17th, 2006 #9
Well, Ringling does have a new game art and design major. I think it's aimed more toward the animation aspect of it, though. CCAD is definitley cheaper than Ringling, and it definitley offers more scholarship money.
September 18th, 2006 #10
It's cool that they are doing that, but I don't want to do that and strictly be stuck in the game industry. My thinking is that if I go for illustration than I'll be able to do more than just one market if I needed/wanted to. Plus the less money is always better.
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Your major doesn't matter-- it's all about your portfolio.
September 18th, 2006 #12
September 18th, 2006 #13Originally Posted by moopuff
I'm a Ringling illustration major, myself. I was also looking closely at Pratt Institute at the time. They were my top two choices.