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Hey fishfam, out of folks currently working in creative, who went to portfolio school?

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You can use student loans there because it's a "real" school.

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I did. It was mostly a waste of time. They tend to encourage students who aren't very good, just so they can make more money. Honestly, I got way more out of Luke Sullivan's book, "Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This."

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@OP Honestly, elbow grease and a little bit of luck. I'm pretty much self taught. Also, if you make good friends in the business, you'll never run out of opportunities.

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I didn't! But I did have creative classes as part of my undergrad.

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Portfolio school or a bachelor of design degree? 'Cause one isn't the other...

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Not me. I did a BFA. I learned everything I know AFTER the schooling.

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SCAD has a great 4 year undergrad program.

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I went to Miami Ad School. I took classes that felt like a complete waste of time and money, and I took classes with teachers who actually gave AF and helped me make some great book pieces. Overall very much a "get what you put in" experience. Portfolio review led me to my current job.

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Nope.

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ACCD

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Sure, Richmond isn't amazing, but it's also a straight shot to Manhattan.

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Same as Kylie. Went to SCAD. Had awesome instruction from Luke himself

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@72 why'd you choose VCU?

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@ACD2 how did you get to where you are?

@copywriter1 what made it a waste of time? Where did you go?

I just took a class at Book Shop. It worked for some people, just not for me. I remember the instructor recommending one guy to comp all my ads. They looked awful and I couldn't use any of them.

Vcu also provided great connections. 2-1 recruiter to student ratio after graduation (they come to you) is kind of ridiculous.

@72: But you had to live in Richmond for 2 years! Egad - Hopefully you stayed in Shockoe Bottom. Does Martin still recruit heavily from there?

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