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09-20-2002, 07:19 PM
Anyone know how much it costs to go to the Kubert Art School? Any students from there past or present that can shed some light on the subject? 1) How many students are accepted each year? 2) Is it worth it? 3) what's Dover , NJ like?:)
09-20-2002, 07:54 PM
OK I just found this at AWN.com
School Profile for
Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art, Inc.
Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art, Inc.
37 Myrtle Avenue
(T) 973 361 1327
(F) 973 361 1844
General Email: email@example.com
Web Address: http://www.kubertsworld.com
Certificate, Other:3 year program
Cartooning, Character Animation, Experimental Animation, Computer Animation/Digital Art, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Multimedia/Games, Web Graphics/Design
Number of Students:
Number of Foreign Students:
Teacher / Student Ratio:
Year Program First Started:
Fees / Tuition Information:
$13,275.00 US per year
Is Financial Aid Available?
Financial Aid Information:
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Subsidized stafford Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grants and other Title IV Financial AId.
Must be a HS graduate or have a legally acceptable equivalent; must fill out an application form, respond to the two essay questions on the form, and pay the application fee; must have either an in-person or telephone interview; must submit a portfolio of 15-25 pieces that best represents the artist's work; must be able to pay for all applicable fees and supplies; if foreign, must be able to communicate well in English based on the standardized TOEFL exam, have sufficient funds to live in the USA, and have an I-20 form.
We train our students to be able to get jobs in this field.
All our faculty are professionals who currently make their living in this field.
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09-20-2002, 07:56 PM
Too bad it's in Jersey :eek:
I've been wondering lately if there were any plans on making a second school somewhere, maybe florida or california, arizona?
09-20-2002, 08:00 PM
FLORIDA WOULD BE GREAT! That's where I live and I am looking for a good art school for animation that is affordable (Ringling is about $9000 a semester!)
09-20-2002, 08:55 PM
You won't find an AS in Animation for less than $25,000 total... That's how far into the hole I am with the International Academy of Design and Technology (http://www.iadt.edu), and they're just barely reputable.
09-20-2002, 10:18 PM
I have checked all the schools at AWN.com and it seems like everything is in either CA, NY, or Canada. I know that's where the big studios are so it makes sense, but I don't know if I am able to go to any of tose places ( getting married this summer). So basically any good art school is expensive right? Around say $45,000?
09-20-2002, 11:09 PM
Don't let them tell you everything, either. Ask other schools whether or not they'll accept the credits from the school you're examining, and keep in mind that it's a rare school of any kind that pucshes you to be better than average. Most schools are concerned with making money, which means you may end up in a class with people far below your skill level. If you can get into a college that forces students to pass some sort of qualifying exam, this is a plus. Assuming, of course, that you yourself can get in...
I would HIGHLY advise that you find out what General Education credits will be required in order to recieve the degree you want, and then take those classes at a community college. Most schools charge the same tuition for the GenEds as they do for the Core classes, which always struck me as a serious ripoff. You'll save a couple of grand easily if you get these courses out of the way for as little as possible. Remember, make sure your credits will transfer from the Community College to the more expensive school (although honestly any school that won't accept credits from the local community college is immediately suspect.)
In fact, I'd recommend getting your first degree, i.e. the Asscoiates, at a cheap school. Try something related to your field of interest, like Mass Communications or something. Then go on to get a BA, BS, or BFA at the expensive school.
09-20-2002, 11:24 PM
Thanks for the info. I am really torn because I really really want to go to Ringling, but $$ is a big factor and I am not sure if they have any community colleges that can transfer over credits because it looks like they have a four year structured program. I am taking Drawing I right now at Florida State University (getting a Business degree) and I am so much better then anyone else in there. Not that I am great or anything, but they are all art majors and they can't draw for spit! It is the only extra course I can take outside of my major due to time factors. Oh well I will keep looking around. Isn't there a good art school in Atlanta?
09-20-2002, 11:33 PM
Dunno about Atlanta, but SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) has a good reputation from what I've heard... and Savannah is known as good town for artists...
Ringling is very expensive, but from all I've heard they deliver. If you've got the skills to compete, they can get you places that few schools can (want to work for the Mouse? Disney hires straight out of there, but only the very best). Few animators with any skills leave Ringling without a good chance of getting a job, even in the currently crushed animation employment scene.
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