ive hit a milestone today someone reposted my hannibal comic on their twitter hahaha
Kinda random, but I made an ask Hannibal blog several months ago and it sorta died due to me being busy with some life things. But I revamped it and I’ll be drawing out answers to asks when I have free time, if anyone is interested!
It wasn’t at all hard to apply, the process is pretty simple from what I remember. Just tedious. I think SCAD actually accepts most people/ I mean, judging from people I’ve met here and their skill level in art, I’d say its not at all super hard to get in, but I’m just speaking from experience. A portfolio isn’t required, but its highly recommended because you can get a scholarship from it. In high school hmm the first two years I really cared about my grades and then after that I didn’t try as hard but I had okay grades. I had a 3.4 GPA i think. My SAT and ACT scores were like average/below average because I unfortunately didn’t try on them/prepare. SCAD gives scholarships based on GPA and those scores. I think theres a full ride scholarship for those with a 4.0 GPA and really good test scores? There’s tons of scholarships out there. I think you should probably at least aim for Bs and As and if you have those college standardized tests (ACT/SAT) you should really focus on getting great scores on those. Also doing extracurricular things like notable/relevant clubs, volunteer hours, a job, etc is good on an application. If you have AP classes offered/can handle the workload of them, I’d recommend taking some that SCAD accepts to knock out some college credit. Taking those general ed classes outside of SCAD (that SCAD accepts transfers from) to save money is a good idea. I’m thinking about doing that in the future.
I myself got two scholarships for grades/portfolio, but unfortunatellllly I cant use them because of this thing called the GI Bill; (i dont remember the exact requirements, but basically if a member of your family served in the military in a certain time frame for X amount of years, they receive college benefits from it.) My awesome awesome stepdad transferred them to me and it covers all my tuition. (god im so thankful for that klsfsdlkflksd) But my scholarships are just kinda unused and hanging there (they were barely anything anyways). I have to cover housing/food/books myself; I have a small loan for that stuff. Also fill out the FAFSA if you’re interested in loans. Oh and random, SCAD has contests for juniors/seniors in high school, and winners get uhh I’m not sure LOL i think maybe credit or a paid class, im not sure don’t quote me on that. For current students there are foundation studies portfolio contests and winners of those get free classes.
I can’t speak for all the professors, but the ones I’ve had so far are AWESOME. I learned a lot within 20 weeks that I have been here so far. I’m not sure how “normal” colleges work, but SCAD sorta feels like high school to me, in the sense that the classes are small (under 30 students) so that the professors can really help you one-on-one. I think one of the biggest thing SCAD does for you is promoting networking with people, and having small classes really helps with that. There are also tonnns of clubs that inform you about the industry/field you want to work in, how to get there, what employers look for, etc. There’s a Game Development club and they skype call/bring in graduates who are currently working for gaming companies to tell us how they got their job. And then there’s the career fair that all students/alumni can attend to meet over 90 employers. I’m actually volunteering for that in a few weeks (hopefully I’m assigned to help an employer that I like OUO) There’s other tons of opportunities to network. Two former disney animators who worked on The Lion King, Mulan, and more came last week to talk with us how they got to where they were and the best way to get a job. I think SCAD and any school is what you make of it. If you utilize what they provide for you and go beyond that and network, you’ll probably get somewhere after school. Or maybe I’m just an optimist haha.
My major is sequential art and my minor is concept art c:
THANK YOUUU *,V*,