Recently I've been looking at art schools and I got accepted into SCAD and was offered a five-thousand dollar scholarship. I've heard a lot of positive things about SCAD, but I've also heard some negative things. I've heard and seen some talented SCAD students say they liked the school and got a lot out of it and that it was worth the money (not to mention seen some people who had friends who went to SCAD who ended up with some pretty good jobs in the art field), while some other former students said they made a mistake. Overall, it seems like I'm getting a "mixed bag" vibe depending on who I talk to.
Part of the reason I had my eyes on SCAD was because I heard they had a fantastic Sequential Arts program and they had ties to Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, etc. and helped you make connections and internships while teaching you a great deal (plus, I can't find many other schools in my current state that have sequential art programs like SCAD's).
I heard it can be very hard work, but since I'm going to be a transfer I can't really say that late-nights or spending hours upon hours working on difficult assignments is anything new to me. I am willing to work very hard to succeed and I know it won't be a walk in the park, but I just want to know if SCAD will be a good choice. I know it's an expensive school, but what is SCAD like now? Is the Sequential Art program worth it? I want to go, but the general vibe I'm getting is something along the lines of, "SCAD can be a really helpful place where you learn a lot but if you make a few wrong steps you can toast yourself."
And helpful comments would be greatly appreciated (also, I'm thinking of attending SCAD Savannah campus so any comments about that would be great as well).
Also, I've already heard stuff about buses constantly being late and parking being hell and crime, but that's not entirely new to me either. I really want to know if SCAD will help prepare students for a future in the art world and teach them what they really need to know while making connections (and, yes, I realize it is also up to students to determine how they will succeed and whatnot).