Graphic design sunys

<p>My parents are tight on money so I want to apply to a suny or cuny school for graphic design.</p>

<p>Im no prodigy in graphic design but id like to know some schools that have a good or decent graphic design program? Not FIT because thats a little too hardcore for me.</p>

<p>try Purchase or New Paltz, is what we are told.
Kingsborough CC if you are desperate.</p>

<p>there is a New Paltz graphic design mom poster might be still around.
she was generally very happy with kid’s experience until the kid took SVA class over summer and seen differences.
I hear you about FIT but it worked for some kid I know who couldn’t stand SVA.
it all depends.</p>

<p>Hmm so sva is generally just a no? Id do new paltz and purchase but my gpa and sat might be on the low side (3.1)</p>

<p>that’s way higher than my kid’s who were told by GC don’t even bother applying.
it’s OK did not want to go anyways.
but SUNYs became crazy competitive because of bad economy and if they take OOS kids, could charge more. let alone sometimes NJ CT kids are better prepared academics wise as well, so less trouble for the school once admitted.
if your scores are not their mid to high range, you might want safety.
SVA is good for right kind of students. its facility, teachers, connections are hard to beat, but it will cost you accordingly.
how is your EFC and how much could your folks take it?
most struggling family I know chose Pratt with max merit/commute/loans.
New Paltz is too dorky and too far (it really isn’t, but to them it is)
Purchase is just not THERE in many ways; location, crowd, campus, feelings, but all subjective.
if FIT was not so fashion girls/ Asian heavy it might have better chance.</p>

<p>Purchase has 27% from a 3.0-3.24 gpa range.</p>

<p>And new paltz is 23% if I get mid in the sat range, do you think my chances are fairly high? And what should I make as some safetys?</p>

<p>My son recently graduated from New Paltz in Graphic Design. He had mixed feelings about the program. He loved the school itself but felt the graphic design program didn’t compare to classes he took over the summer at The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. However, he was told that the graphic design program at New Paltz is being revamped and will most likely improve significantly…something to look into. Also, since he graduated he has been offered 3 jobs and has gotten good feedback on his portfolio, so it seems as though New Paltz has served him well in that regard. His main beef with the program was that it was heavy on studio art and not enough classes specific to the learning of actual programs like flash, dreamweaver, etc. Also he felt he didn’t get enough experience in branding. He plans to continue to take classes at SVA to improve his skills and learn more.</p>

<p>I’d be happy to answer any specific questions you have.</p>

<p>Thanks for the info lily. Im no expert at art cuz I just recently realized that I wanted to do graphic design looking back on my freshmen year in h.s that I really enjoyed my media art class. </p>

<p>im no davinci in drawing but im handy with photoshop and such. Would sva be more of good choice then? and im stressing over portfolio assignments. Do schools such as new paltz and purchase, even sva expect a lot?</p>

<p>My son decided late that he wanted to do graphic design too, so he scrambled to get a portfolio together. He put a little of everything in there…some drawings, photographs, logos and webdesign, but they were very basic and nothing he was particularly proud of. I think they are interested in your potential more than anything.</p>

<p>He felt SVA offered superior classes and instructors, however, you would not get the campus experience which is an important part of college. SVA is also a private school and the cost would be significantly more. I think he is happy he chose New Paltz overall. I don’t know anything about the graphic design program at Purchase, but you should check it out and visit all the schools to determine the best fit.</p>

<p>Thanks lily, I think im more clear as to which schools to set as priority.</p>