CGTalk > Main Forums > Education
To minimize the ads you see on this page create a CGTalk account and log in HERE
Thread Closed share thread « Previous Thread | Next Thread »  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-09-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
MVUniverse
New Member
portfolio
Vania Angelina
Jakarta, Indonesia
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3
transfer to sva computer art from community college?

hey guys i was wondering, is it possible to transfer from community college to sva computer art and come as a sophomore/junior student? has anyone done this before? going to art school is quite expensive so i thought that i attend community college first and then transfer to 4-year university to get my bachelor degree, that way it would save me alot of money. i want to major in animation (3d animation, more to visual effects) and plan to go to santa monica college (because it has academy of entertainment technology department that i thought would give more lesson to animation/visual effects field in a cheap way). but even if i go there and get my associates degree is it possible to continue my study 2 more years in 4-year university? i mean when i graduate from college i don't want to start all over again as freshman when i transfer to 4-year university, that would waste my time and money i spent on com college. beside sva, i also consider aau and scad. i really need some advice/suggestion guys, thanks
 
Old 01-12-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
taxguy
Expert
portfolio
Sandy Botkin
Rockville, USA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 316
Call admissions.

Hi MVUniverse, my daughter is in the SVA Computer Art grad program and thinks it is top notch. This is her second semester, and she only had one professor that she complained about. All the other professors and courses were top notch! I think you will REALLY like the program.

First, be aware that it is a tough program. It is truly a combination of art and computers.
Second, yes you can transfer and probably come in as a sophomore or close to it. However, you may have to take some courses that you didn't have in community college. That is the problem. No one can tell you about what you will need to take or your status. You will need to call admissions for a definitive answer. If I were you, I would try to transfer after your first year and NOT do a second year in the CC. Art courses don't usually transfer well unlike that of liberal arts courses. Make sure you take your gen eds and art history and basic foundation courses in art and design.
 
Old 01-13-2013, 07:02 AM   #3
MVUniverse
New Member
portfolio
Vania Angelina
Jakarta, Indonesia
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxguy
Hi MVUniverse, my daughter is in the SVA Computer Art grad program and thinks it is top notch. This is her second semester, and she only had one professor that she complained about. All the other professors and courses were top notch! I think you will REALLY like the program.

First, be aware that it is a tough program. It is truly a combination of art and computers.
Second, yes you can transfer and probably come in as a sophomore or close to it. However, you may have to take some courses that you didn't have in community college. That is the problem. No one can tell you about what you will need to take or your status. You will need to call admissions for a definitive answer. If I were you, I would try to transfer after your first year and NOT do a second year in the CC. Art courses don't usually transfer well unlike that of liberal arts courses. Make sure you take your gen eds and art history and basic foundation courses in art and design.

hi taxguy thanks for your response! how was your daughter thinks about the student's life in there? i've never been to NYC and visited the school before, and my biggest concern about going to SVA is the high living cost. is it really high just like people are talking about?
 
Old 01-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
Kayzer
Know-it-All
portfolio
K
Canada
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 368
Why wouldn't it be?
It's Manhattan..
 
Old 01-13-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
taxguy
Expert
portfolio
Sandy Botkin
Rockville, USA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 316
Response to MVUniverse

MVUniverse asks,"
hi taxguy thanks for your response! how was your daughter thinks about the student's life in there? i've never been to NYC and visited the school before, and my biggest concern about going to SVA is the high living cost. is it really high just like people are talking about?"

Response: I will deal with the latter question first. as noted above, you are in Manhattan. My daughter was paying $1,600 a month for the rental of one room as part of a three bedroom apartment that has a living room and kitchen plus utilities! You can get a place a bit cheaper in Brooklyn. You can also live in a dorm for about $1,200 a month,but the dorms are very crappy.
Surprisingly, other expenses in Manhattan are reasonable. For example, you can find pizza by the slice for $1. You don't need a car and can save on gas, maintenance and insurance. You can get a monthly metro pass that will take you anywhere in Manhattan very reasonably.

As for student life, If you stay in a dorm , you will meet people. Manhattan can be a great place to meet people since there are a LOT of young people living there. It can also be a very lonely place depending on your personality. Unless you attend a large school with a campus, what I said about student life applies to any school.


Although I don't think that there is a better city in the US for a student in Manhattan due to all the wonderful activities going on and all the great shops and restaurant. HOWEVER,to do well in Manhattan, you need to be a mature kid who is willing to get out and meet people. There are PLENTY of things to do, see and eat. You will never get bored. However, NY tends to be a bit impersonal and has a cold atmosphere among the people.

Last edited by taxguy : 01-13-2013 at 06:35 PM.
 
Old 01-13-2013, 06:31 PM   #6
CGTalk Moderation
Lord of the posts
CGTalk Forum Leader
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,066,481
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
__________________
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
 
Thread Closed share thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.