College Sophomore 2013-09-28T02:26:55Z
I'm not exactly sure how to rate this, but here I go. The work load is INTENSE, dear lord. All of the classes are great and I really love them but there is just not enough time to do your projects in depth and make them look as great as they do in your head. Oh, and good luck finding time for personal pieces. There are a lot of great classes here and just not enough time to take them all.
College Sophomore 2013-09-28T02:20:46Z
there are no sports here.
College Sophomore 2013-09-28T02:20:01Z
Personal computer, as well as the latest version of Adobe CS is required and that's really expensive even with the student discount (torrenting is your friend). The printing lab is great and they're working on extending the hours because our school is made up of a lot of procrastinators and night owls so it's nice that they're trying to make it easier on us. We have a lot of Cintiques which they are fabulous and amazing to work with, unfortunately you have to buy your own stylis now if you want to use the main function of them. The wi-fi is great most of the time, they've been fixing it up, unfortunately it's still a little spotty in some places. So A-, but it's getting there.
College Sophomore 2013-09-28T02:12:29Z
This is an entirely visual arts school so there aren't a lot of classes outside of that so if you have other interests there's not much room to explore them. CCAD is caught up with the latest and greatest technology though; we have labs and labs of Cintiques, a great print lab, I heard we just got a red camera? and like the same one Spielberg uses along with a dolly and a stop-motion stage so it's a really great opportunity to explore and try new things without the risk of throwing money into something you do for only two weeks.
College Sophomore 2013-08-21T01:31:01Z
You get your work out at CCAD. We walk everywhere, which I guess is bad if you hate walking, but I like it.
College Sophomore 2013-08-21T01:24:20Z
There are tons of fun things to do it's an art school!
College Sophomore 2013-08-21T01:13:38Z
There isn't any real sorority or fraternity at Columbus College of Art and Design, the closest we have to either is the "art house",and that's more of an apartment. I think it would be new and exciting to add a chapter to our school.
College Sophomore 2013-08-19T14:34:51Z
There's plenty of courses to choose from, and as long as you're willing to invest the time in your assignments, the grades are fairly easy to earn. There are plenty of other outside courses from the surrounding schools (OSU and CSCC) that students can take free of charge--included in CCAD's tuition--because they want us to explore what we're interested in.
College Sophomore 2013-08-19T14:33:35Z
It's Ohio. And you're in the middle of the city. It can be raining and 50 degrees one minute, and the next sunny and 70. So we live in a bit of a bipolar state, but it's okay.
College Sophomore 2013-08-19T14:32:47Z
People are pretty laid back, but then again we're all art students and by definition a little quirky. Everyone's very accepting and tolerant of everyone else. There are several clubs to get involved in depending on what you like to do.
College Sophomore 2013-08-19T14:31:54Z
We have some awesome computer labs and a 3-D printer, and several other cool toys for artists. Our animation lab is getting new tablet screens this year, which are even bigger and better than the year before, so they definitely stay updated when it comes to technology.
College Sophomore 2013-08-19T14:30:56Z
It's a bit of a different course load compared to high school. They still require a couple of liberal arts courses within every major, but mostly you're focused in one or two aspects of art and design at a time. All of their classes are geared toward reviewing the foundations and making sure each student has a solid basis to build off of that they can go back to wile working in the real world.
College Senior 2013-08-12T01:46:54Z
Off-Campus Housing can be tricky and sometimes you have luck, especially with cheaper housing in the OSU part of town. But downtown Columbus is working on getting more apartments and such and growing very fast in the past few years. It's hard to say who likes what but if you really try your best you can definitely find something downtown.
College Senior 2013-08-12T01:44:19Z
Transportation is honestly limited to walking, biking or taking the Cota bus system. How ever, students do get onto the Cota buses for free if you show your ID. But most students drive their own cars, bike, or walk to school.
College Senior 2013-08-12T01:42:04Z
CCAD is known for being a bunch of geeky art students, so sports are not as important as getting out projects done or pulling an all-nighter to finish anything that is due the next day. But every once in a while students do get together out on the Quad and play catch with footballs, kick around a soccer ball, or even hold a Quidditch tournament.
College Senior 2013-08-12T01:38:28Z
Health & Safety:
I always feel safe on campus and even if there is an issue it is brought to our attention immediately for our convenience. The safety of the students and their health is very important to the security and employees of the college, so much so that it is almost as if we are a huge family. We look out for one another.
College Sophomore 2013-07-25T23:21:37Z
The weather in Columbus is always changing. One day it's hot and sunny, the next day it's cold and raining. Classes are close enough that you can get to them without much trouble in bad weather.
College Sophomore 2013-07-25T23:18:33Z
Most of the off-campus dining is too far to walk to, but a short car trip offers many great places to eat. The best places are in the Short North.
College Sophomore 2013-06-10T07:21:06Z
Living in Schott freshman year is way better than living in Design because of the sense of community. It was a really great experience and I wouldn't trade it for the world! I actually wish I could go back! Save Design for when you already have an established group of friends and when and if you still want to live on campus as an upper classman.
College Sophomore 2013-06-10T07:14:54Z
With enrollment you get free busing in Columbus and they are easy to access and navigate. COTA can basically take you anywhere you would need to go, sometimes not in the most timely of manner, but still efficient enough!
College Sophomore 2013-06-08T18:39:20Z
We're in the middle of downtown Columbus so we have a limited amount of parking available to us and parking passes are extremely expensive.
College Sophomore 2013-06-08T18:33:50Z
Everyone is on campus, we have drag kings and queens, trans, bi, gay, lesbian, straight, pan, asexual; we have all sorts of religions I can't even begin to name them all. We're pretty diverse in ethnicity though it's a majority white. You name it, we got it and I personally have never seen anyone bullied because of it. I think the only diversity we're lacking is in political beliefs; there are a few republicans, but the school has a strong majorly of democrats.
College Sophomore 2013-06-02T20:59:47Z
With high street just being a few minutes away from the actual campus and people already being up on campus because of working on assignments or just relaxing after working, our nightlife is pretty chill. Nothing too 'party hardy' but even so you have the opportunity to have wild parties as there are clubs on high street and lets not forget the parties on OSU campus that is nearby. There are also many places like 24/7 cafes and Insomnia Cookies that are open well into the night so if you want a cup of coffee or some amazing cookies, you dont have to worry about them being closed.
College Sophomore 2013-06-02T20:55:28Z
Greek Life? Unless Im honestly living under a rock, I never seen any touches of greek life. Everyone is just everyone. We flow well with each other, mix and match ideas and communicate. There isnt any particular 'group' or social circles that we recognize. Frat and Sorority groups dont exist here.
College Sophomore 2013-06-02T20:51:00Z
I personally arent in a huge range of the athletic scenes however I do know that there are a number of them. In terms of having 'official' teams, they dont exist. Instead we have teams that are made BY students FOR students and are recognized as such for example our very own dodgeball team and basketball team. Many of the students here are active in general and its not all that surprising to look out the window and see them skating away or biking everywhere. We also have free classes such as Yoga and Zumba to help get the strain of work off and its here that many people come and meet. Atmosphere is friendly and fun.
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