USC - Roski College of Fine Arts
Art Center College of Design
My first choice has been Art Center because of it's reputation. My parents wasn't sure if this is the right choice for me. They do not have a problem with their program, but they are concern that it is a commuter school and that the average freshman is 23 years old. They think I will miss out on the "college experience". I also hear that it is very intense.
My second choice is USC. Does anyone know much about the program at Roski? Right now I'm mostly interested in illustration, but of course that could change as I take different art classes. My parents like the fact that it is a real campus and I'll meet people outside of my major and there are so many activities there for me to choose from. Of course the tuition is a bit of a problem. What could Roski provide that Art Center cannot? Is their program the same calibre as Art Center?
My third choice is MICA. It's more of a campus atmosphere even though it is purely art. I like having one year in the foundation program to figure out what I really like, but being from California, I'm not too excited about being in the east coast.
Ringling is fine, but it is just a backup at this point.
I will especially appreciate input from people who is going through or have gone through the art program at any of my top 3 choices. The deadline for my decision is looming... thanks in advance!