So.. this weekend I went to go visit Sheridan, Canada's #1 Art / Animation College (and is apparently ranked #1, above Calarts). And here is my review about it.
To put it straight forward, it did not appeal to me as MUCH as ringling most likely because of the campus. It doesn't make it a bad school, it just reminds me a lot of New York and it felt like I didn't really go anywhere different. The buildings are really cool, modern, and well designed, but I just keep getting that NY feeling. I'm sure their animation program is great though, seeing the student works and whatnot. Like, the student work is amazing, but I also feel like there wasn't too much of a display of them.
Also the portfolio review somewhat annoyed me. First of all the line was incredibly long for only a FIVE minute session of a review (but that's pretty much how long a typical portfolio review would probably be anyways), and I feel like the reviewer didn't give me back a lot of feedback. He told me things I could add into my sketchbook, but he didn't really specify things I need to WORK on or fix, he just kept flipping through like "Good, good, good, oh this is good, good!" It makes me feel glad that okay, i'm probably on the right track then, but .. it's kinda like a workout... NO PAIN NO GAIN LOL; Even the people at ringling were really positive about it, but I feel like they were more personal and helpful. But then again, there was a really long line so I don't blame the reviewer.
My mom also had a feeling I wouldn't be crazzzy about the school because it's quite large and not as small and private as ringling or calarts (even though calarts is kinda in the middle of a desert LOL). I was also surprised that there weren't as many kids from the US as I thought there would be because everytime i told someone i was from new york they flipped out and asked me a lot of questions about ny and i'm just like... it's not that different from here... LOL.
But yeahhh anyways, I will still be applying to Sheridan just to open up options if I get accepted. Also, I was originally going to apply to calarts by the regular deadline which is Jan 1st or 5th.. or 3rd LOL, but it turns out that I will be applying for the priority deadline, which is december 1st so I will be having a pretty busy 2 weeks. It kinda excites me to know that in 2 weeks my sketchbook will be completed since i NEVER FINISH sketchbooks so yeah.
anyways that was my last college visit before apps are due. If I get accepted into scad I'll be visiting there in the spring yaaaayyyyy.