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JBStillFlying

JBStillFlying Senior Member

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  • Re: Accepted!

    @WiscoRunner last year Honors letters came out separately, not in the acceptance packet and continued through the fall at the very least.
  • Re: Best Art Schools for 2D Animation? SVA VS SCAD?

    Both are excellent from what I understand. My D16 is a sophomore at SCAD and has only taken one animation class so far (action analysis) but loved it. She is also doing 2D and chose SCAD in part because they also offered the storyboarding minor. We know another animation student at SVA who loved that but I haven't kept up with her parents to see how she is doing. However, Rebecca Sugar graduated from SVA and my D was very interested in applying there as a result, but it would have been too expensive and Savannah seemed to be calling to her . .

    Question - Pratt is 5 years for animation? That's news to me - the curriculum laid out is a four year track. My kid is a ComD major there and is planning to finish in 4, but she definitely mentioned that she's taking a bigger load than most of her friends.
  • Re: Best Art Schools for 2D Animation? SVA VS SCAD?

    Pratt has a respectable rep. in animation but not really aware of those details other than to have heard that one of my my kids' favorite indie animators Temmie Chang just graduated from there - did her thesis in 2D from what I heard.
  • Re: Accepted, but question on scholarships.

    Merit scholarships are not included with the acceptance packets. Last year the earliest scholarship notifications came out in Nov.
  • Re: chances for pratt admissions/merit scholarship

    My daughter just finished up her sophomore year at Pratt in ComD and loved it. Not everyone has the same experience as the poster above. Quite possible to get the short straw w/r/t teacher selection etc. (although for the most part my D thought her profs were excellent, she's had at least one who wasn't). Best to visit and ask current students in your program of interest what they think of it (or perhaps why THEY have chosen not to transfer). Pratt has shortcomings, for sure, but my daughter thinks it has been a significant net positive for her so far, particularly in terms of professional training and skill development.

    Edit to add: My D's freshman roomie was a foundie in architecture and the program was grueling, to say the least. Not for the faint of heart. LOL. Highly doubt that is any different in other highly-ranked schools.