School of the Art Institute of Chicago Visit Report by CarmelKevin
Visit to School of the Art Institute of Chicago in November 2009 by CarmelKevin(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2011)
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Admissions Interview: Yes - My daughter met with an adviser for a portfolio review. Being that she's still a HS junior, she just got feedback and tips on improving it.
Information Session: No - No general session.
Campus Tour: Yes - Tours given by current students.
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Campus Visit Notes for School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Most classes do not give traditional grades, they are pass/fail instead. Most classes do not even give tests, they instead rely on critiques of your work in front of the class.
There are no majors. Instead students are getting a BFA, with a concentration in a certain area. The student is responsible for guiding his own path.
First year is mostly filled with core classes. It's described as hard and not a lot of fun. Sophomore year on you then get more into your area of specialty.