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Admissions Requirements

Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

24700 W McBean Pky Valencia, CA 91355-2397
Phone: (661) 255-1050
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • anon, AA
  • I am a past student here

    Figure out if you actually want to do what you're applying for before you join this school. It's essential that you are completely set on what you want as most departments, particularly Experimental Anim, don't funnel you in any particular direction. Also build your draftspersonship up if you don't have mastery of anatomy and perspective because EA isn't as stringent when it comes to art skills, some people there cannot draw realistically or from observation and seemingly don't keep sketchbooks so it may not feel as validating artistically as I would assume being accepted into Character must feel.

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  • Private from Valencia, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Apply for any program but Experimental Animation, it has turned into a Club for rich posers who can't get into Character Animation and draw badly and bully anyone who is not rich or part of their pseudo pc club. I saw Master Students and a few new students gang up on and bully other students. They locked me out of rooms and buildings and stole my puppets and drawings. There are many cheaters there. One person actually traced scenes from Ponyo as their assignment. Trust me, Any Program but Experimental. I regret not applying for a different program! Watch out for the "Careerists" and Sociopaths who smile before they try to push you down the stairs because you are more talented. No joke. There are also amazing people and teachers, just look beyond outward appearances not everyone is how they appear. Aside from Experimental there is a beautiful acceptance and unity of people of all religions, races, and genders and passion to learn!

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  • NS from Los Angeles, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Do your research. Try to connect with students that already go there, and also with ones that have been accepted. Be ready for intense, focused study- just because it's an art school doesn't mean it's easy, the professors (who are well respected, successful intellects) expect the very best.

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  • Marvin from Norwalk, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Be yourself. Recruiters are much more looking for unique voices than they are people who are trying to impress.

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  • Tanya
  • I am a current student here

    Get most of you humanities at community college or so. The will transfer lots of credits and you will save a good amount of money

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