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ChrisB wrote:F**k Art Center! Go to Umea in Sweden: they have the comparable facilities and industry contacts. Best thing is that tuition fee is zero, full subsidised by the Swedish government! You just have fork out the living costs.
JDiephuis wrote:Good to see that you are a rational person and that you can think ahead. As an Art Center alum (Transportation 2001) and as a designer with 10 years experience in Automotive Design; I can tell you that an ACCD degree in Automotive Design will not guarantee you a job, but it can open doors for you. However, the industry as a whole is suffering immensely now from the global economic problems and as a result many studios are either shutting completely or are re-organizing to use fewer staff workers and are instead hiring contractors. Add to this situation a flood of talented/experienced designers hungry to keep their positions afloat in this emerging and smaller industry, and you can begin to understand what may be like for a soon to be graduate. Even the Chinese manufacturers can now afford to be selective. I don't mean to discourage you, but $220k would buy you a very decent house Also, it is possible to get into automotive design through other routes....if you are persistent enough.