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Most Helpful Review for Minneapolis College of Art and Design - MCAD
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Emily from Watertown, SD
  • 10 out of 10 people found this review helpful

MCAD is really great in its curriculum - freshmen have to take mostly foundation classes, but they all pertain to your major . . . meaning, there are no science or math courses you are required to take. Classes are small - usually less than 20 people, meaning you get a lot of one-on-one with the teacher. I found this especially helpful in my drawing classes, where pretty much every day I got a lot of advice on how to improve my technique and mindset toward drawing. Critiques can be especially helpful in developing.

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  • I from MN
  • Jul-12-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    MCAD has an excellent selection of degrees and programs to choose from. It is a great way of making connections for internships and careers. It is one of the best art schools in the region.

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  • Darcy from Chaska, MN
  • May-18-2014 I am a current student here

    MCAD is a fantastic art school, I've improved in my practice from just two semesters here. The faculty and resources provided by MCAD are focused on landing you a job after school, which is incredibly important in the creative field. The community is fantastic and filled with fun people, you will not regret coming here.

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  • Jaclyn
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    I have only been at MCAD for one semester but I have learned so much already! You have to work very hard to keep up with all the projects but it's worth it. You will improve in your artwork!

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  • Maddi from Mission, TX
  • Jun-13-2013 I am a current student here

    MCAD is home to a wonderful, tight-knit community of passionate artistic-minded individuals. Every day at MCAD, I feel accepted-- a part of a larger group-- and pushed to my fullest potential as an artist. MCAD will help you become the greatest artist, learner, and person that you can possibly be.

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  • Jane from St. Paul, MN
  • Feb-18-2013 I am a past student here

    Charles Shultz the creator of the Peanuts comic strip (Charlie Brown and Snoopy) was the most famous Minnesotan to graduate from MCAD. When I graduated it was ranked 5th in the nation. This school is for natural talents that want to develop a trained asthetic eye, they have great teachers and a wide variety of mediums.

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  • Aurora from Portland, OR
  • Aug-30-2012 I am a current student here

    The atmosphere is just really huge. People are going out and making art even outside of class, and you're being pushed harder than ever before, and it's just this amazing environment that pushes you to do your best. It's transformed me already.

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  • Kaitlyn from Somerset, WI
  • Aug-11-2012 I am a current student here

    MCAD is a well known private art college. People that attend MCAD love art and love what they do. If you're not one of these people then MCAD isn't for you.

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  • J from Minneapolis, MN
  • May-24-2012 I am a current student here

    It's a great school to get exposure in the real world while in school. There are a lot of opportunities. You also make a lot of friends and get a lot of networking as well.

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  • Ottilia from Blaine, MN
  • Apr-01-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The school i dreamed of going to before i even knew it existed. A school i'll be proud to say i am going to and will graduate from. Perfection.

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