I got into SCAD!

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I got into Savannah College of Art and Design, I'm really excited that I got in! This is one of the top art 5 colleges in the country and its a private school with a 50-50 (seriously, its like a 51% chance of getting acceptance). I honestly didn't think I'd get in but I did! SCAD Class of 2014! My parents are really happy for me...they were both crying that I got in and I'm truly blessed...looks like I'm on my way to developing video games!
 

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Congrats 1998 grad, and have been employed in games every day of my life since. Remember, you only get out what you put in.
 

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worlok375 said:
Nice one man! Hope to see some games from you soon!

Plenty of Mega Man games.
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QUOTE(kkadera @ Dec 10 2009, 04:22 PM) Congrats 1998 grad, and have been employed in games every day of my life since. Remember, you only get out what you put in.

Seriously? o.O How's life been after graduating?
 

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Congratulations. My cousin is going to try to be a videogame designer but I think he will have to leave Australia to do it as many of our studios are shutting down.
 

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kkadera said:
Congrats 1998 grad, and have been employed in games every day of my life since. Remember, you only get out what you put in.

offtopic: DAMN talk about lurking WOW
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Ontopic: grats raiyu I envy you deeply
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(no seriously)
 

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Rock Raiyu said:
worlok375 said:
Nice one man! Hope to see some games from you soon!

Plenty of Mega Man games.
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QUOTE(kkadera @ Dec 10 2009, 04:22 PM) Congrats 1998 grad, and have been employed in games every day of my life since. Remember, you only get out what you put in.

Seriously? o.O How's life been after graduating?


Life's great, i see in your earlier scad posts that your targeting specific gamestudios/publishers. Definitely realize, experience is king. You will grad SCAD with an MFA or BFA, and that's a HUGE help, but don't be afraid to get your foot in the door ANYWHERE YOU CAN. Get in, bust ass, move up, repeat. It took me 6 studio hops to get to the one i wanted to be at, but when i got there, i was ready for anything. (not going out of my way to advertise on HERE where that is but its the one i wanted)

No matter how much you will learn in school, you will learn more in your first 3 months on the job. At scad your courses will be 10 weeks long with known deadlines, but in the industry stuff can change overnight.

DON'T BE IMPATIENT WITH YOUR FIRST 2 YEARS OF TRADITIONAL. They're gonna drill you with traditional art classes.. its gonna help more than the tech, i promise.

2 years in maya wont matter after 10 years in the industry when you've switched apps 5 times since school. (it was softimage 3.5 back then for me).

One of the best things you'll learn is how to take a critique without being a baby. i don't mean subtle hints, i mean a professor grabbing your charcoal and going to town on your 18$ piece of rives art paper in front of the class.. it'll happen... some people will cry. But you'll be a hardass in the real world for experiencing it.

I don't know if they still require it, but you'll PROBABLY be forced to minor in ArtHistory. Once again, you wont know for along time, but this is SUPERSUPERSUPER helpful. You will, someday, be told by an artdirector, that this cathedral model needs to be more gothic (in architecture terms, not hottopic clothes), throw some flying buttresses in there, and while your at it make the cloisters bigger etc etc etc. You'll KNOW what they want.. instantly.

other hints.

In years 3,4 if you're not living in the labs, you're not doing it right, i don't care if you have the best a equipment in the WORLD at home, there's much to learn form your classmates at midnight in the labs.

MAKE FRIENDS WHO KNOW THEIR [email protected] this industry is ALL ABOUT networking.
 

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Thanks GameDragon!

tinymonkeyt said:
Oh wow, congrats! Acceptance letters so early?

I'm still going to be on edge until late March. Boo.

Yeah, the Fall 2010 application deadline is in February and it takes a while for your things to arrive in Savannah (like 2 weeks) so I sent my things in early.
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