Minneapolis College of Art and Design Top Questions

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


Be prepared for a lot of work. Keep your priorities straight and allot time for all of your work. Don't put off anything because only you will suffer. Be dedicated and jump head in. Make work you are proud of every time.


More of a heads up of the kinds of materials I would need for classes that I could have brought with me from home instead of having to buy here.


I had a good idea of what to expect from friends and older classmates from highschool who'd moved on to MCAD. I wish I had a better idea of how expensive it would be, though.


How much not having other outlets to feed my many interests would actually hurt my progress as an artists, an academic, and as a person. This school is too limiting in it's options, and I wish I had a concept of this before I enrolled.


that I might not be able to afford to complete 4 years


That you would need background knowledge in software programs such as adobe and interactive or web, there aren't any basic learning coursese available.


Art has always been my favorite subject to practice and study. When I came to MCAD I was torn between Painting and Comic Art for a major. This year, as a Junior, I declared a Painting and Drawing Major. I have worked extra hard this semester to find my focus for my paintings and drawings and to create a cohesive body of work. I have studied art history in classes and on my own time. Before I came to MCAD, I wish I had known that I wanted to be a fine artist and teacher in the future.


That procrastination is your worst enemy. Focus on assignments and you'll do well. Teachers are always there to help you when you need it and don't be afraid to ask for help!