College Senior 2013-11-09T16:03:12Z
They are very willing to help each student make the transfer process quite simple and seamless.
College Senior 2013-11-09T16:00:42Z
Our program is the most practical in our school. I personally feel that the graphic designers are the most prepared for the job world once we finished school, and are prepared from a design, and also a business aspect once graduated from DCAD.
College Senior 2013-11-09T16:00:42Z
Our teachers are amazing, and strive to make our lives easier. They are all flexible about helping us with questions or helping us to fix any problems we may be having.
College Senior 2013-03-09T21:23:04Z
The professors are able to be very involved since this is small school. There aren't a lot of options for classes outside of your chosen major, and everyone pretty much takes the same classes for a particular major, but I'm ok with that since I like the classes that are required anyway. Especially like that no math is required!
College Senior 2013-03-09T21:20:36Z
Wireless internet is available in the atrium of the dorms, but you have to have internet access installed with Comcast if you want it in your dorm room, and pay the monthly fees. Printing costs are reasonable and readily available - I do have a laptop and printer as well.
College Senior 2013-03-09T21:16:09Z
DCAD has an agreement with the Library of Congress to borrow materials, which is really great when you need a particular item for a project.
College Senior 2013-03-09T21:14:38Z
I haven't really had any issues with flexibility in my schedule, since I only have 2 full days of classes - the other 2 are half days, and I have Saturday, Sunday and Monday off. With a schedule like that, it's really easy to work my personal schedule around it.
College Senior 2013-03-09T21:13:07Z
I love that this is a small school - you get to know everyone and there's always someone around to help out with an assignment if you need a model (I'm a photography major). The darkroom is great, and we have access to just about any resource we want through the library's agreement with the Library of Congress to borrow materials. Professors are very involved, dedicated and accessible. Parking is really the only issue, and you just need to be aware of your surroundings just like any other city.
College Senior 2013-02-22T21:28:04Z
The only academic classes offered at my school are writing & literature and art history. This is a very good thing because they both directly relate to my major.
College Senior 2013-02-22T21:20:00Z
I'm a graphic design major. My classes have been what I expected. All of the classes I am taking relate to my major or art in general. This is the main reason I attend this school. The workload is pretty much, but it is doable.
College Senior 2013-02-11T16:36:20Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Expensive, but it is an art school after all, and compared to others its not so bad
College Senior 2013-02-11T16:34:36Z
Not very ethnically diverse, but this is a small school
The ages of students range from 17 to 40 something, which is nice
College Senior 2013-02-11T16:31:20Z
A very rigorous curriculum, however the assignments are do-able
Professors are willing to help, answer questions, and even meet outside of class to help improve your grade
You get what you put in at this school
College Senior 2013-01-14T15:59:22Z
I picked this school because they gave me a scholarship, but when I stilled need more money for school they gave me grant. I do community service for my school since they helped me, so I could become a DCAD student
College Senior 2013-01-14T15:54:02Z
They try to help you find jobs in your field, they are very good with that
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-17T04:27:25Z
The academics are strictly tailored the arts. There are 3 mandatory semesters of art history and writing and literature and then the final fourth semester is 2 electives. They are all pretty easy if you pay attention and study for the exams.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-17T04:22:48Z
There is a large variety of students here, especially for our small size. Most are freshly out of high school, but many are a few years older than that and we also have a few middle aged students. There is a large ethnic diversity as well as sexual orientation, it is an art school after all.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-17T04:17:36Z
There are a bunch of clubs at the school but no sports. The facilities are easily accessible. The class sizes are small and specific attention from your teachers is easy. This school is 2 years and much cheaper than most and gives you the foundation to transfer to a larger 4 year school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-17T04:08:40Z
I am an Animation Major and I love it. I take 18 credits, which is a huge work load, but when you're really committed and it's what you love to do, it's not work. The current advisor has worked on many of the sesame street shorts I remember as a child and has a lot of experience in the field. The facilities aren't the best, but they are improving. This is only a two year school, so internships and jobs don't really apply, but transferring is normal.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-17T04:05:04Z
The class schedules aren't as flexible because of the small class sizes and few sections available. The first year all students generally take the same classes, so there is some flexibility, but the second year is specifically tailored to your major and there is often only one section of a class in man cases. The school is only two years and has a contract with Pratt Institute and Corcoran College of Art and Design for transfers. Many students transfer to other schools as well.
College Senior 2012-11-29T05:33:50Z
All the students get a long well. There really isn't any drama that I have come to experience besides the typical teenage business. We don't really have a lot of slackers and usually they don't last very long in the program. Everyone wants to do well in classes and it shows.
College Senior 2012-11-29T05:29:56Z
Some teachers are very engaging and know their material while others have a small voice and aren't always heard. It depends on the teacher, but they all know what they're talking about and if you keep up, read, participate and do the papers, you'll be in the green.
College Senior 2012-11-29T05:27:46Z
Financial aid is a pain to go through and the city shuts down really early and is closed on Sundays. The school has a lot of clubs to keep you busy, but not any sports. The student services dept is amazing, they try to help you out as much as they can whenever they can. Everyone is supportive and tries to be flexible.
College Senior 2012-10-29T21:21:13Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Tuition is a bit expensive, but the teachers are nice and some are extremely constructive. Everyone is willing to take the time to get to know you and help you no matter your situation. Financial aid is a whole other story. You usually get a good result, but it's an extreme hassle. It doesn't seem like they know what's really going on and don't have common sense as to what you'd need based on what you tell them.
College Senior 2012-10-29T21:18:12Z
The classes are great because its a small setting and the teachers welcome questions and open discussion, but critiques are not very harsh in most classes and sometimes you don't feel challenged in every class. Also, financial aid is really difficult because the office is run by people who don't really help out. I have to go after them to actually get my answers and got hidden fees within two days of moving in, but the staff in admissions and student services are amazing and become like family. Everyone gets along famously.
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