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Montserrat College of Art is a small school community of fairly sheltered people. There are professors here who are qualified...
Montserrat College of Art is a small school community of fairly sheltered people. There are professors here who are qualified and who will get you where you need to go if you show them you have a genuine interest in the arts, and the small class counts allow you to work more closely with these professionals. I do not doubt the faculty, but do I feel as though the overall quality of the student work here is quite poor. I personally believe that a college education is at least 70% up to the student, and Montserrat is a more financially responsible option for me, which is why I continue to invest in the college's programs.
This school would be better named “Montserrat College of Professors Who Play Favorites.” Be advised: it doesn’t matter how ha...
This school would be better named “Montserrat College of Professors Who Play Favorites.” Be advised: it doesn’t matter how hard you work, it doesn’t matter if your work is always done on time and up on crit days, all that matters is how much the professors like you. In one of my classes last semester I turned in all of my assignments, had work up for all crits, and invested tons of hours/effort into my pieces. I got an A- in that course. One of my friends didn’t have work up for 4 of the crits, missed 4-5 classes, and didn’t do or turn in an assignment that was supposed to be worth 20% of our grade (they admitted this to me)... but they passed with a perfect A!!!! It’s really infuriating that you can work hard, meet all deadlines, and have better work than your peers, but get a worse because you won’t kiss ass. If you want to get A’s at this college, you just gotta brown nose your way to the top. I’m looking to transfer out this semester.
The housing is a pain, but the classes teach a lot. The amount of practice given in the classes and as homework is great for ...
The housing is a pain, but the classes teach a lot. The amount of practice given in the classes and as homework is great for a learning artist. If you have service animals or emotional support animals, the housing is not kind and you need to be in contact with the school as soon as you can.
I mean, the atmosphere is amazing, and so are some of the other students. But life as an artist kicks your ass, and there isn...
I mean, the atmosphere is amazing, and so are some of the other students. But life as an artist kicks your ass, and there isn't a meal program, which sucks ass cause it means there is a high possibility that some of us can't afford to eat some days. And, more often then not, one of the houses you end up in is awful and cramped, or falling apart...
A small college with a close community that is very friendly and helpful. The class sizes are small and close, allowing the ...
A small college with a close community that is very friendly and helpful. The class sizes are small and close, allowing the teachers to get to know their students. The buildings are nice and clean. The community around the college is nice and filled with shops and food.
Montserrat College of Art is a small, personal, very impactful school. On my first visits as a high school student, I could f...
Montserrat College of Art is a small, personal, very impactful school. On my first visits as a high school student, I could feel it, and thats what drew me in. Now going to be a senior, I know that I've changed so much as a person since I've been here, and learned so much, not just about being an artist, but a person, and a professional. I've had my first job here, I've made connections with professionals and with peers, which I know will last a lifetime. Montserrat definitely has its quirks, and its ups and downs. I believe It prepares you for life outside of school. The small, close-knit community and the specific problems that come with that are definitely not for everyone, but I do believe the choice I made was a right one for me.
If I could give my highschool self any advice for college I would tell him that art isn't just some straight forward path tha...
If I could give my highschool self any advice for college I would tell him that art isn't just some straight forward path that you have to follow, no art is more then that. I would tell him that if he want's to be even better then me , to go buy a sketchbook and list out every good idea he has had starting from the beginning for senior year to the end. I would tell him to go buy bigger sketchpads and different art tools and get to work because t if you want to be an animator you need to do everything that is art. That different mediums effect you as an artist in great ways. I would tell him to invite fellow artist over for drawing jams and just chill and make art. I would tell him to not chat on facebook with incoming freshman before you know them but at the same time, make them want to know you. I'de tell him to buy the straw hat in marshalls because it will make you famous. But lastly, I'de tell him stop being lazy, your so much more. P.S. Listen to Skid Row
When it comes to education the type of person who shouldn't come to this school is someone who isn't patient. Patience is a virtue is a phrase that definatly describes an artist. If you are unable to concentrate on a task for a long period of time this school is not for you. Also, this is an art school meaning that there aren't test but rather critics. If you can't handle constructive critisim then this school isn't for you. For student life, if you are not a nice person your looking at the wrong college.
The most fustrating thing about going to art school is the work. The fact is that the work you do is more quality then quantity. You can work about 5 to 7 hours on a self portrait and only be half way to where you want to be. For some thats alot , for art students thats a regular day. I'm an Animation major so needless to say I take alot of time to work on the things I love .
If I could go back in time and talk to the High School me, I would tell him to not give up. Sure, dropping out after Junior y...
If I could go back in time and talk to the High School me, I would tell him to not give up. Sure, dropping out after Junior year and getting my GED was an easy thing to do back then, but now I look around, and I see all the people that have passed me by education wise. People my age and younger have been done with college for years, and they have a career that they hopefully love that can provide for them. Meanwhile I’ve had to fight and claw my way from job to job only to find myself coming full circle, and here I am 10 years later finally getting the opportunity to go to college, when I could have been done had I started earlier. I would warn myself that what starts off easy, quickly becomes harder without an education, and with a couple years of hard work and determination to get things done, life would be a whole lot easier in the long run. Don’t give up, stick with it, and everything will work out just fine.
College is fun, but be ready to work hard and save money.
College is fun, but be ready to work hard and save money.
Artists who are very open minded, and ready for hand-on teachers who, most of the time, give constructuive criticism.
Small class sizes, great teachers, so much art.
It is a very tight knit community.
It is a very tight knit community.
I came to this school hoping to find what it means to be an artist. Each form of art inspires the next; the medium changes but the ideas and the process of creation remain the same. Paintbrush, finger, mouse – all act as tools to aid my drive plan, experiment, and revise. I paint to design, I design to draw; to think; to see. Each form of art holds valuable methods and concepts that feed a greater understanding. I open myself to all ideas in favor of progress and individual growth. What is an artist, if not a problem solver and a creator? I travel along life lines, whether lines of paint or pixels on a screen. After two years at Montserrat College of Art, I'm ready to follow new lines in my education, to explore new ideas and new places in a search for engagement and inspiration. I look back on all the lines that have brought me to where I am. I want to collect them, to run my fingers through them and arrange them into something larger than myself, something of greater meaning and beauty – something I can call art.
If you're dedicated to fine arts and like pizza, attend this school.
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