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  04 April 2010
Ringling vs. SVA

Hi, I am days away from paying my enrollment fee to SVA. However I am having second thoughts.

Getting this out of the way: They both gave me about the same amount of scholarship money (just $1,000 more from Ringling). So let's just get money out of the question here, unless it's about living expenses and such.

I took the Community College route and went to a local cc for a year to get my general-ed and some core drawing / design classes out of the way. Now it's time to transfer and I've been accepted to both SVA and Ringling.

I chose to go to SVA because I wanted to do Computer Animation and I chose Game Art and Design at Ringling instead out their Computer Animation program. I've seen both of these school's senior thesis and to me they are both basically on the same level (correct me if I am wrong).
I chose Ringling's Game Art and Design thinking that I'd do everything in their Computer Animation department, just geared towards the video game industry. However from what I've read, this is not the case. From what I've heard, this major is more geared towards actually designing games or environment and asset design. It's sad because I really preffered Ringling's bigger dorm and actual campus and its location.

Anyone know any insight on this?
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  04 April 2010
I sorry but what does SVA stand for I cant find anything on SVA
 
  04 April 2010
SVA stands for School of Visual Arts
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  04 April 2010
Of all the schools that submit shorts to Siggraph, none consistently get accepted into the Animation Theater program as often as Ringling for the US. Therefore, it is pretty obvious that they are very good with Character Animation. Their other programs I am not so certain of, but I'm sure them being an art and design program first and foremost cannot hurt. This question you bring up, is actually probably best answered by yourself, as you've studied both schools far more than we have presumably.
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  04 April 2010
Hey, I go to SVA and I highly recommend it.

I'm still in school and I already worked on
2 commercials and 2 videogames.

Its what you put into it but SVA definitely gives you the
opportunity to work in the industry before you graduate.

In fact, I have an interview with a major animation
studio coming up.

So whats awesome about SVA's Computer Art program is that
you can pick your own path about which industry you want to work in
and being located in NYC it will give you the chance to have a pretty decent
resume and professional reel for when you graduate.

Just my 2 cents.

Also, dorms here suck. Get an apartment. And there's no campus.
 
  04 April 2010
Originally Posted by KrzysztofFus: Hey, I go to SVA and I highly recommend it.

I'm still in school and I already worked on
2 commercials and 2 videogames.

Its what you put into it but SVA definitely gives you the
opportunity to work in the industry before you graduate.

In fact, I have an interview with a major animation
studio coming up.

So whats awesome about SVA's Computer Art program is that
you can pick your own path about which industry you want to work in
and being located in NYC it will give you the chance to have a pretty decent
resume and professional reel for when you graduate.

Just my 2 cents.

Also, dorms here suck. Get an apartment. And there's no campus.


Yeah I am aware of SVA's awesome Computer Art program. However, the dorm and campus portion kind of puts me off the school. Which is why I am having second thoughts. To me Ringling seems to off just a as a strong program but with less internship possibility , but with a REALLY nice campus and dorms.

They both have trade offs I guess.
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  04 April 2010
Whichever you choose, I'm sure you'll do great.
 
  04 April 2010
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