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    MCAD or SCAD?

    Well I'll just get right to the point. Right now I live in Jacksonville, Fl and going to a community college. For some reason I cant seem to find any good art schools for me to learn animation. Ya theres Ringling, but... my biggest problem with them is that they wont let me transfer any credit for their computer degree; and since the tuition is 40k a year (not sure if that includes housing), so that option is out, and the same goes for Full Sail.
    I narrowed it down to SCAD and MCAD, and if all else fails AAU (very far). Personally I don't care about the crime problem that everyone says. I just wanna know if its a good school to learn animation and is they have good programs (like 3D Max, Maya, etc.)
    If anyone goes to these schools please tell me, I could use your help. And if anyone knows any good ones around Florida where I can learn animation (mainly for video games), I'll look 'em up too, thanks ;] [/FONT]


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    The animation program at SCAD focuses more on 3D animation due to the US 2D studios disappearing. It's about $21K a yr (without housing). Crime is discussed in other SCAD threads you can read. SCAD's only about 2 hrs from where you currently live, so that's not bad.

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    thanks

    Wow only 2 hours away huh?
    Well I probably still want to get a dorm, because four hours of driving is a lot of gas.
    Oh is it true that you can get 15K portfolio scholarships? Are they easy to get?
    Yeah I really don't care that much about the crime. I just want to be an animator for video games! =]
    Does anyone know anything about MCAD?

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    I think Ringling's tuition is somewhere around 25-27k, actually. With housing it's around 40k, but I don't believe that you're going to find that SCAD is much cheaper. Although, I supppose that SCAD offers quite a few more scholarships. Another warning about SCAD is that it's only accredited in the South. I'd offer some advice about MCAD, but I don't know all that much about it.

    But ah well. This is your decision. Best of luck to you!

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    Unhappy ...!

    Wait so SCAD is only accredited for the south?!
    I want a degree that can take me places, like further west of even in the UK since thats were I'm from.
    Does anyone know about MCAD accreditation?

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    WTF.

    Yo thesinfulsaint, get your facts straight before you try to scare some kid, huh?

    SCAD is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which is one of many accreditation facilities (ie "Western," "New England," "Middlestates," etc) recognized by the US Department of Education. Look it up. This means their degrees are recognized by the US government, and credits are transferable to other institutions. They just renewed it too, after they bought ACA.

    Where the hell did that reasoning even come from? Ringling is accredited by the same place.

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    x_xinsomnia: I have a portfolio/academic scholarship for 40K. However, none of my friends have gotten above the 10K one. It's relatively easy to get an automatic SAT score scholarship if you meet certain score levels. I think there's more info on such things on the website.

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    Smile thanks Mirana ;]

    Thanks for that ifnormation, although I still wanna hear more about MCAD.
    I know one thing about them and that is they don't accept any math or science credit. I wonder if you can just take an exit exam so I don't have to repeat math classes. Well thats if I went there.

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    Hey X, there's info about the games industry in that link in my sig, if you're interested.
    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

    Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.

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    experience

    I actually have no art experience what so ever!
    I've never taken' a single art class in high school.
    And next semester at my community college I'll be taking a drawing class.
    These are some of my drawings.
    *Reminder never take an art class*

    MCAD or SCAD?

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    No art experience, thats not good, thats not good at all. O NO O NO O NO O NO

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    Which is presumably why this person is wanting to go to school to get some.

    It is a good idea to start out with less expensive and more general classes at a community college, though. It will help you develop, focus and put out a decent portfolio.

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    Art class

    Actually I'll be taking a drawing class in the spring. Ya I know its weird wanting to be an artist, but never take an art class in high school. Curious other than an art class what other classes could I take. I was thinking about design and watercolour.

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    You need to take a look at the course requirements for a degree outlined by SCAD, then take the closest equvilents you can find at your community college. I took all my core classes and most foundations courses at my state school before I went to SCAD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirana
    I took all my core classes and most foundations courses at my state school before I went to SCAD.
    How long did it take you to get your degree at SCAD since you took most of your other classes at a community college? What was it that you studied over there?
    I think I called them and they said they accept liberal arts courses. So as long as I stay in that range I'll be fine, because I'm considering at least 3 or 4 colleges to go to. After all ya gotta have a back up plan.

    Also, I e-mailed a woman at admissions of MCAD and she said something about they have no math and science? If your going to be an animator shouldn't you have some kind of knowledge of science and math? Unless she doesn't know what she's talkin' about, thats exactly what she told me.

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