College Junior 2013-04-14T04:54:22Z
Difficult to find a place and quite expensive for the average price.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-09T01:52:27Z
I would give an average score for financial aid at ACCD, because my sister and I both attended, and graduated from here. We were not offered any aid at all. We were offered loans but nothing like scholarships. And the tuition is insanely expensive. They do have the option to pay your tuition in 3 payments, but you have to pay an additional fee to do that. It's a very expensive school, possibly one fo the top most expensive. I did not have a very helpful experience with the financial aid office, honestly, but I only went to them once.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-09T01:40:32Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe, there is always security at the school 24/7, the school is always open 24/7. It's always lit well, security will walk you to your car at any hour, day or night. It's a relatively small school, and I've never experienced any threatening situations in my whole 5 years there. The students are hard working and many sleep there and work into late insane hours. There are always people there, it's a very safe environment. Especially during finals and midterm weeks, the parking lot will look 2/3 full even at 1am, and the computer labs are full even at 3am. I've never heard of bad things happening either. The only reason it is not a full score is because my friend ate meat from the cafeteria and got food poisoning. Other than that, the cafeteria experience I have had is that it is very clean and delicious, especially in comparison to other schools. They even have "plastic" utensils made of potato.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-09T01:37:42Z
The school is strict about drug possessions and things of that nature, not so much on alcohol. There is no housing on campus, or housing at all, so these rules apply to in the classroom, labs and fine art studios. The school is a very free and creative place, they are more concerned about the quality of your work, than the rest of the things you might be doing. Also, the students here are very motivated, and this is not really a problem. However, one thing the school is very strict on is plagiarism, and it is something they take very seriously. Intellectual property is a hot topic and you are required to take classes on it tailored to your major.
College Sophomore 2013-03-22T22:29:51Z
But it is really hard to get scholarships as there are so many talented students that apply for it
College Sophomore 2013-03-22T22:16:15Z
just dont do anything that can harm others because people are constantly working and projects
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-17T19:48:30Z
1. Praparing portfolio
2. The mos Impotant is, when apply Visa we have to have alot money
3. My program is in normal application
College Sophomore 2013-02-18T03:16:09Z
You need to provide a portfolio which for photography isnt that much. you need to be pretty good but not extremely amazing. some people have gotten into art center with having a really bad portfolio... taking pictures of blurry trees, flowers, cats, skies, and their foods or what not.
it really seems like the photography department just needs money so theyre accept all they can
College Sophomore 2013-02-18T03:12:27Z
parking spots fill up too fast and there needs to be other areas to park
College Sophomore 2013-02-18T03:10:09Z
I have an internship but it does not regard photography, but rather I shoot video. The department chair makes a big emphasis on what should be regarded as an internship and volunteer work but there are resources to get help and knowledge about these things here
College Sophomore 2013-02-18T03:09:10Z
Photography takes a lot of the time but teaches the basics which is completely necessary.
College Sophomore 2013-02-18T03:08:25Z
currently it's pretty good. The work load is amazingly high but this puts you in a professional working environment. The standard of skill level among students is very inconsistent though. I think the application process should be more strict on who they accept and reject for art center.
College Senior 2013-02-15T03:06:54Z
There is none at all, and I know a lot of people had trouble finding housing, you can only depend on The Art Center Facebook to find roommates and look for a place yourself. Just figure it out 1 month prior to the start of orientation. Rumor has it that they will be making dorms next to the South Campus in Downtown Pasadena.
College Senior 2013-02-15T02:59:56Z
Always try for the quarterly scholarships that you need to submit around week 8. It is worth the shot, and always read the rules and policies of financial aid. I didn't so now I'm in a bind with the cal grant running out. Hard to get anough loans and financial aid for this expensive school but the scholarship program is awesome.
College Senior 2013-02-06T19:07:12Z
Some faculty are very strict with things like attendance or tardies. I think there are many more though who are very lenient and understand the student life and work schedule. The academic life here is very rigorous.
College Senior 2013-02-06T19:03:36Z
Parking is usually convenient. There is no charge for a parking permit. You do not even have to register your vehicle. However it would help if something happened to your car, this way the school may be able to help you more. When parking fills up, campus police will direct you to the extra parking space in the sculpture garden. When parking is very full, there is valet parking where you can give a valet your keys and head to class quickly.
College Senior 2013-02-06T19:01:31Z
There are no sports teams on campus however there are clubs that play frisbee or basketball. Art Center does have a basketball court in the sculpture garden and you may also set up a soccer goal in the grass area.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-28T05:47:55Z
There is a shuttle dedicated to Art Center Students. There is also decent public transportation in the city.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-28T05:46:48Z
The tuition itself is expensive, but you have a chance of getting a scholarship every term (every 4 months) during a portfolio review. If you manage to get the highest score from your class you will receive $500-3000 per term.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-28T05:43:45Z
Health & Safety:
There is low crime since the campus is in one of the safer neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-28T05:37:02Z
Events on campus are almost non-existent. The campus is located in the suburbs of Pasadena, and a few miles away from shopping centers.
College Senior 2013-01-22T03:03:15Z
Art Centers cafeteria is great, just a little pricy. very diverse in the foods that are available as well as a menu to order off of. Almost everything i've had there is delicious.
College Senior 2013-01-22T02:54:43Z
Health & Safety:
I always feel very safe on campus. Sometimes more so than at my own home.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-16T00:13:00Z
I am an Illustration design major with Entertainment Arts track. I got very good fundamentals in first 4 terms. Good teachers, peers that kick your ass and make you work harder. Teachers have a lot of information that help you to improve your artistic strengths. I wish they had more entertainment design classes in my track that would have helped me to get better in concept art and matte painting
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-16T00:06:28Z
The process wasnt easy. They are very selective of students who get in, so I worked on my portfolio in community college to bring it to a level. they ask 15 portfolio pieces and everything is based of that. Plus i think there is a $70 something admission fee.
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