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I love my school. I get a lot of one on one time with professors, and the projects force you to try things that you never really considered before. It's always really nice, and you get to work with amazing equipment.
There are a few classes that make you feel like its a waist of time. It is not. Most of the teachers here care for the students and many of them want to make sure that you will make it to the art world. expensive, but worth the money.
The Minneapolis College of Art & Design is an excellent school. I've enjoyed practically every moment I've spent there. The curricula is well-rounded but intense. I've learned more than I ever expected to. I just hope I can keep going there. I love MCAD so much.
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A school that’s invested in its students and has an involved relationship with them as well. Knowledgeable faculty, communicative staff, all around friendly environment. Challenges you to be your best.
Excellent location for studying in art fields; Minneapolis has a solid art scene and the school itself neighbours the MIA. Obtaining materials and equipment for projects is very easy. Professors are generally easy to work with & provide good feedback. There are lots of opportunities to attend events, lectures, etc. for free or for a stellar discount.
The downside is the price--if you're thinking about applying, look into scholarships and plan your application & portfolio well.
They are very open and accepting of all. They try to make sure every student is happy and doing their best. They will help you when you need it and they are a super friendly community.
A relatively small school with a deep body of artistic talent in its professors and its student body. A tight knit community , interesting classes and engaging faculty. On campus apartments were great. The workload can be tough, but it prepares you for the post grad life of a creative. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
A terrific school filled with helpful faculty members, resources, and opportunities. Each week is full of new experiences there, and the classes I've taken have taught me so much in just the few short months I've been enrolled. They are gracious with scholarships, eager to aid their students in any way, and real connections are formed between faculty and student.
I love how you actually feel like an individual with all of the professors, they remember your name easily and your goals. They really want to help you succeed and always make it known that they're there for you. There's a lot of good talented people at MCAD, you'll make friends easily. The dorms are nice and comfortable in size for all your needs.
Im in my first year here at MCAD, love the school! Its a bit expensive, just as most art schools, but it trys its best to make up for it. Constantly free trips and fun, food, activities, clubs, movie nights, etc. beautiful range of seasons here as well. Has great dorm pricing considering they come with personal restrooms, kitchens, and living rooms. Lovely people, friendly staff, real great community feel! Couldn't see myself anywhere else but here in the long run.
Minneapolis College of Art & Design or M-CAD as we call it here in Minneapolis is a perfect example of Education meets the 21st century. Here you get a chance to study the classics as well as being introduced to the newest top of the line technology offered.
The faculty present are not only amazing teachers but amazing artists that will help you in the art world and can connect you with important people. The students are great, everybody is nice, you will fit it. Annual art sale that is a one of a kind opportunity that you will not find anywhere else.
The school is really open and inviting to everyone. It's challenging and tough, but all the faculty are really nice and they do everything they can to make sure the students can succeed.
I really like the college! It's campus is small but gives you the best of both worlds (not too small, not too huge). There are tons of groups and activities that students can join, and there are also lots of on campus jobs available as well! Eat street is a block away so there is always good food, and campus safety will even drive you a mile off campus to get you home safely. They do weekly van trips to get groceries. The campus is also attached to the MIA, a very nice (and free) museum! Oh, and the dorms aren't traditional dorms, they're more like mini apartments.
During my tour at MCAD I loved the whole vibe the college had when I visited. Everyone and my advisor seemed so friendly and cool. There weren't many people around while I visited since it was during summer break but I did see a variety of people who looked very interesting to speak to. There are also many resources MCAD provides for the students to use. It is a non profit college which is a big plus as well. As for the surrounding neighborhood it looks clean and feels like it would be nice to walk outside when the weather feels wonderful. Speaking of the neighboring houses, they provide apartment dorms on the campus for the students. There are floor plans on their homepage to help you choose what you would like, other wise housing is on your own by living in an apartment outside of campus grounds.
There are regular emails sent out from the safety/security team, updating students are crime in the area and giving tips on how to stay safe. Security is willing to escort students to their cars after hours (i.e. when it's dark), and will even give students a ride to their house, up to a certain mileage away. I feel that the school cares greatly about the safety of all the students.
Alumni are a huge part of the college, there are regular events, and most alumni are invited back to give artist talks or to teach. It is awesome, as a student, to see so many successful alumni. The career center in extremely helpful with everything, from helping find an internship to helping find job prospects after graduation. The school is one of the top rated in the country, so employers are generally excited to work with students, and eventually hire them on.
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We do not have school sports teams, but we do have club sports teams. And all the students take pride in our school, and so support the club run sports.
My school is extremely student focused. Every faculty member is extremely helpful and 100% focused on what they can do to help you (the student) succeed. There are a wide variety of student run clubs, so there is a strong sense of community. Classes are small, so each student is able to get the attention and help that they need. Students are encouraged to explore the boundaries of assignments, and to get creative with how they choose to fulfill requirements. There are frequents artist talks, which exposes students to a wide variety of art and different professional practices. There are many opportunities to make contacts within the art community. Everyone is encouraged to submit work to galleries and/or publications. I never feel like I am being treated as just another student or as a number. I wouldn't trade my school for any other, even though the price is more than I'd ideally being paying.
Security is on campus 24/7, and always patrolling the campus. They are very easy to approach, and are more than willing to walk students to their cars or apartments up to a few blocks away from campus if a student feels unsafe.
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