Thanks guys. I really appreciate all your help. :) Yeah I went and visited the program on admitted spartans day and fell head over heels for the program especially when I met other shm that were transfers as well. Even though I know I'm gonna be drowning ... moreThanks guys. I really appreciate all your help. :) Yeah I went and visited the program on admitted spartans day and fell head over heels for the program especially when I met other shm that were transfers as well. Even though I know I'm gonna be drowning in work this fall, I still really can't wait 'til August. I really loved the feeling that it is...
link to my first short film. I did it at CSSSA over the summer (2011). It's pretty terrible, now that I go back and watch it. Least I think so, but I didn't have a lot of time to work on it though so whatever. I have notebook filled with other stories of animations I've wanted to do but have never gotten around to do them yet. Maybe one day, I will, haha. less
Thanks guys. I really appreciate all your help. :) Yeah I went and visited the program on admitted spartans day and fell head over heels for the program especially when I met other shm that were transfers as well. Even though I know I'm gonna be drowning in work this fall, I still really can't wait 'til August. I really loved the feeling that it is more of a collective than a competition...and I think despite all the hard work, it'll prepare me for what the work field is going to be like after I graduate.
So again, thank you!! I wish you guy the best of luck on your endeavours. ^_^
So I got accepted to San Jose State's animation/illustration program for Fall 2014 as a transfer and, while I've done research, I just wanna know is it as intimidating as the department site and people say it is? Anybody going there or know someone that's going there that can give me some tidbits and advice?
Just so I know what to expect. Thank you.
Girl, I'm gonna be twenty-one in December. I'm done with all my gen-ed courses and I'm going to be living in my hometown for another year, while all my friends move on to being Juniors in college. I'm applying for Calarts next year and if by the slightest chance I get in, I'm going to be a "freshman" in college...and I'm gonna be in a lot longer than my other friends. I tried applying to schools last school year. I applied to LCAD, Calarts, and MICA. I only got accepted to LCAD and I couldn't go because I couldn't even afford the basic acceptance deposit and housing cost (I'm getting little to no help from my family bother immediate and extended either cuz they can't afford it at all or they are too frugal.
It's gotten to the point where people like my dad now act like I'm not going to college....and for your own family to act this way, that's probably more depressing than your friends thinking that. I've thought about giving up on trying to get my foot into this door many times but I'm still trying, not just for myself but for my family (will be the first one in my immediate family to go off to a four year).
My advice is don't worry about what people think. Do you want to go to art school badly? Do you want to pursue this more than anything? If it's worth that much to you then screw what the rest think or act. You're taking a different path than others but don't let that effect your work. Strive to be better and achieve what you want, even if it means busting your ass 'til this Winter. Do not despair...you're far from pathetic. Cuz if you are than I'm a total loser. xD lol and I won't settle for that.
Keep trying and don't beat yourself up. I can guarantee you it's just a waste of time that you could be using to draw. ;)
I'd be down to join you guys if that's all right. :) Though I'm not sure when I'll be available. I go to school twice a week, usually weekday afternoons I go to my art studio (it'd be a bit awkward skyping there and pretty noisy lol) and I'm starting a new job on Thursday (tomorrow). Oh and I live in California...so..I'm pacific time? I have a skype though so if you just let me know at the beginning of of the week, I'll try to work something out. :)
This post was edited by Elaine Annest at March 20, 2013 9:36 AM PDT
I'm applying to calarts again this year. I applied for fall 2012 but didn't get in...and I was way too tied down with school and other things this past year so yep. Going to try this year. I'm just drawing as much as i can and tuning up any weaknesses I have and going to life drawing as much as possible. I've also really gotten into the habit of carrying a sketch or a notebook around with me and whenever I have a moment I've just quickly draw my surroundings or a person. just little things like that I guess.
Best of luck to you all!
Uhhh...that sounds about right for Calarts. I went to CSSSA a year and a half ago and that was about what the Calarts teachers told us; however, if they get a bunch of applicants that are ridiculously good, they'll accept more, but the number is usually between 40-60 people. Sorry I can't help with Ringling..don't know anything about them. >.<"
Is it even possible to work a part time job and go to Calarts at the same time?
Yeah, I know you have a lot of schoolwork, your annual film, and so on. I was just wondering cuz, if I get in, I know I'm going to be a lot of debt just from the school, let alone trying to survive and I've heard tons of horror stories from people who have known people that have gone to prestine schools and years later are still trying to pay off the debt from not only the loans, but all the food, rent, and gas they used within those 4 or so years. >.<" I'm going to be working this next year and a half to help save up money for moving and my first month or so of trying to survive, be it Calarts or some place else, but I was just wondering if anyone knew if that would be possible or have known any people who have tried to do that and perhaps been successful.
I have yet to find any information related to that..so I think I know what my answer is..but I thought I'd just throw it out there and see the responses.
Thanks guys. :)
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