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Art School admission 2017

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  • BrooklynRyeBrooklynRye Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
    @Jazzbutcher - congratulations! Feel free to reach out if you need anything.
  • gouf78gouf78 Registered User Posts: 5,213 Senior Member
    Jazzbutcher--Guess I got on here a tad too late to say "Go to Ringling" for animation. Not sure why I'm here to say go to the top-rated school against Cal Arts. Everyone has their reasons. I don't usually actively push Ringling because not that many get in. It's like saying "Harvard is nice--go there."

    Ringling is THE spot for animation. I know many kids from Ringling--they aren't "introverted". They are focused. There is a difference. It isn't easy.
    If you don't want to work and work VERY hard. Skip it. Go elsewhere. Save yourself. If you don't want to live under your computer desk in a dark lab your senior year for your project...forget it. It's a small group.
    Or, if you feel up to the challenge...go for it. It'll be the most rewarding thing you've ever done.

    Academics...several years ago Ringling changed from Ringling School of Arts to Ringling College of Arts. The purpose was to make all their classes transferable within the college system so if someone withdrew from the school their credits would transfer to another college. Because of that they needed a whole slew of academic classes that weren't needed previously as a strict art school like science, math etc. Those classes meet many requirements but won't be on the par of any engineering degree. You don't go to Ringling to be an engineer. Maybe an imagineer? :)

    The facilities and equipment are the finest at Ringling for CA. Can't say more. (D would say some padding underneath the desk would be nice but "what the hey?".)

    Yes, Ringling is very 3D focused. Because that is the present industry. You'll learn it all.





  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 1,697 Senior Member
    What's great about RISD is the deep field of top-rated majors. Not every high school senior sticks with their plan to do a particular field of study once they start college.
  • pinkmomagainpinkmomagain Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    Well, it seems the decision has been made. It looks like MICA for my daughter. Anyone else with a MICA freshman for Fall 2017?????
  • mommadramamommadrama Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    edited April 27
    @moonpie is your daughter doing the bfa in animation or bfa in computer art, computer animation and visual effects
  • moonpiemoonpie Registered User Posts: 465 Member
    @mommadrama she's doing BFA in animation, honors program. She has AP credits which will get her out of several classes, and allow her to branch out into other things (or even graduate early) but wont know for sure until she gets scores on last 2 AP tests, which she takes next week.
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