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I decided to take an year off from college to focus on my art. I'm looking at the Arts Center primarily so I'm wondering, is there anybody here who attends or has gone to the Arts Center in Pasadena, CA? If so, could you describe your experience and the school's view on young students? I'm asking because as a 15-year old, I'm wondering if there are any other students at the school that have been accepted despite their age. (Also I'm currently enrolled in a program that will allow me to transfer from my current college). If no /ic/ readers attend that particular school, could anybody recommend art schools that has a student body dedicated to a formal perspective on art? (i.e they emphasize fundamentals, gesture, figure drawing, rendering, etc.) I'm asking because I keep reading horror stories from this board regarding "alternative" schools filled with students who are doing it for reasons besides mastering the craft. Also, does age factor into the enrollment opportunities of an applicant? From the advice I've been given, I understand that the standard is the same for all applicants. Also, does the presence of extracurricular activities like dance, acting, singing, and debate help your application? From what I understand, if the art is of high enough quality, most schools wouldn't care even if you were a 2 year old dog that could balance a cracker on its nose.
Hope I didn't piss any of you guys off, I'm just legitimately concerned about how I and potential others may handle their career path.
Pic related: an example of what I'm working with currently, hopefully it gets better with time