I attended orientation at SCAD today as a transfer student. They gave us tours and tons of info about “student life” and how to be a success. Most of the people were illustration or sequential arts majors. There were only two from the TV Producing department with myself included. Many students were around my age so my fear of being surrounded by 12 year olds was short lived…let’s just say I’m no spring chicken.
With that being said if you put some of the most socially awkward kids in a room and force them to talk the conversations can be quite interesting. I was just surprised by the number of kids who had double or even triple majors. How can they afford to foot such a bill? I could spot the really wealthy, the over privileged and the have nots in minutes. There were a few have nots, you can tell by the way they skipped lunch, hovered over the free muffins and rolled their eyes when the triple major transfer student from SCAD in savannah didn’t raise their hands when asked if they wanted a job after college…about 40% of the room raised their hands, the have nots.
Another thing….will I have to get used to people wearing frames without the actual lenses? I feel the same way about them as I do about pet owners who push their animals around in baby strollers. A part of me wants to punch you in the face and tell you to just be yourself…but then you told me that is who you are…so I guess I should accept that right?
No doubt more confusion will unfold as this journey goes along. On a lighter note SCAD seems pretty stellar from what they tell me. Only time will tell if the money and time I invest here will be worth it. At any rate I’m sure I will use every resource they have to offer until it is and they have lots.
Wish me luck!