Okay, so recently I made it into Cal Arts.
Now, just to tell you a little bit about the school....it's a REALLY good school. People like Tim Burton and the creator of the Powerpuff Girls both graduated from the school.
I recently made it into the Character Animation program...which isn't very easy. just to give you an idea....most of the people that apply there DON'T get in until they've already completed other art school (so a good chunk of the students are like...25). This year, 300 people applied and 45 made it in. 45 is a LITTLE more than they usually accept...which is around...30ish.
Anywho, before my actual application to Cal Arts, I'd mention it to people and they'd be like "OH, you're going to Cal Arts? What a WASTE of talent, you should go to the ART CENTER. puh!".
Which like...made me want to smack em across the face because....I've been trying for Cal Arts since I was in the 5th grade.... So it means a lot to me.
Apparently, that negative sentiment isn't uncommon. ON another art forum, I mentioned that I got accepted to the school. They told me that a lot of people hate Cal Arts-especially the animators and that all they ever do over there is pump out "expressive slick shit".
So this all got me to thinking... obviously there's SOME sort of negativity in the air about Cal Arts that I'm just not missing. Most people that I've spoken to about CalArts, say that it's a great school. It's one of the only schools in america that still teaches traditional animation and everything.
So if you know anything about Cal Arts, why is there so much negativity about it?