Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby William_Huang » March 1st, 2016, 9:45 am

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because reputation

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby jagodaj » March 2nd, 2016, 7:03 am

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Because of location.

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby kolivansemen » May 30th, 2016, 4:18 am

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Because my parent had not enough money to get me to normal school...

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby markindiawell1 » December 7th, 2016, 5:08 am

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nyc post :wink:

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby itsjohnthronton » February 26th, 2017, 1:28 pm

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We don't really get to choose schools here, its the desire of our parents.

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby designplusmorna » July 22nd, 2017, 9:57 am

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1. I chose my school based on how the I.D. program complemented my existing skill set. I'd gone to art school so I didn't need the visual/aesthetic training. The school I chose for I.D. was the only school (at the time) in Canada that taught Solidworks... so I went for the technical training.
2. There was a 3rd year co-op.
3. I wasn't willing to move cities so that limited my choice to 2 schools.

In the same situation, I would make the same choice. Every school has it's way of teaching and placing emphasis on different aspects of design. If you are trying to decide, go to the open house and look at student projects. In Toronto, there is something called the Rocket show. It's a competition that brings together the thesis projects from graduating students from 3 or 4 schools. I'd highly recommend checking it out if you are trying to decide which school to go to. There may be something like it in other cities.

At the end of the day, school is a small step to becoming an industrial designer. Once you start working, there is a lot to learn on the job.

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby sajuroma » August 1st, 2017, 8:48 am

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Hello anyone!! :D

I always wanted to get in to ID but, I took other routes and now I want to go back to school and do what I really want. DESIGN. I live in Houston TX and I have been looking for a Good school to start my education. I know We have UH, but I have nothing to compare and if I go with what WWW have to say, It sounds like if you are not in the East coast or abroad you have no chance get a good career. I also read about Denver U. and some of the Art institutes.

If possible I would like to have a fresh opinion on this schools the bad the Good and the ... no just the bad and the Good.


Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby MariaWoodson » August 29th, 2017, 4:43 am

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I heard a lot of questions about why did I choose my school? Because it was the nearest school to my house.

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby panel123 » April 21st, 2018, 5:53 am

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Because the school had good educational, welfare and sports facilities
There were also good teachers to teach
I have a lot of friends at this school that we can study alongside each other and solve the problems
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Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby ralphzoontjens » April 28th, 2018, 6:43 am

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Have you made a decision yet?

I lived in Austin for a year and it is booming with design.
The drive would allow you to still spend your weekends in Houston.
If you are confident enough consider just starting a design business and learn independently, within the community over there.
I know Jon Kolko teaches in Austin but his program is very expensive.
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Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby cyclopsebunny » April 28th, 2018, 9:31 am

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yo wrote:Why did you choose your school? Looking back would you choose it again?

I grew up in a relatively small town and considered myself a relatively big fish in a small pond. I chose Pratt because of its location NYC and Frank Sinatra. "If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere." I wanted a challenge, and a bigger pond. I got it and a good but non-traditional education. I would not trade the experience, but yes, I promptly left NYC after school. When I decided to go to graduate school, I had a different set of criteria. :)


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