Toshabi Posted September 30, 2015 Share Posted September 30, 2015 (edited) So I made it into my BA program at my college for animation. The courses are intense, but the professors are the cream of the croppe and classes are SMALL. The night classes for the BA program are sectioned off into 5 categories, all based on what you aim to specialize in (Animation, Film, Web Design, ect.). This ensures that you won't get stuck in the typical class of 25+ students where everyone is going to need professor time and everyone is going to have questions. And I have to say, being in a class of 5 is incredible. Having so much time to meet with my professor to have him give me guidance and instruction on how to achieve the results I'm going for is indispensable. Finally, I feel like I hit my cloud 9. But apparently for some, this wasn't the case. You see, my class of 5 quickly turned into a class of 3. Two of our classmates decided to ditch the first day of class. In the BA program, that's grounds for automatic removal from the program unless you have a damn good excuse. Neither of the two did had an excuse or even responded for that matter. SEE YA! Next comes the 3rd kid. It's been 1 week and he's already missed 2 days of class in a row. Sure, I can understand someone who just was dead tired and couldn't make it, but he didn't even give the teacher any forewarning as to why he was going to be gone. 2 days in a row of that kind of shit is grounds for removal from the class unless you have an excuse or response of any kind for that matter. As of 9pm today, he has been removed from the class. And then there were 2, me and this other guy. Now the last student here leaves class early, missed a day of class and is on his phone texting during the entirety of the session (even when the professor is explaining shit). The professor pulled him aside and told him "Leaving early adds up as well as texting during class. If that time adds up to 3 days worth of class (12 hours), you're going to be removed from the class". He's already earned 8 hours of absence time from this. So it's essentially just me, which is something I'm fine with. I worked with my professor nonstop yesterday and got most (if not all) of my assignment done. He went over some really top notch effects with me to make my project stand out anymore. But still, the part I enjoyed most about going to this college was being able to see what my classmates are up to. And seeing how 80% of my class got eliminated and the rest is seriously just starting his project that won't get finished on time.... I gotto ask, what are these people doing here? I can understand if this was some bullshit community college that costs 5 bucks a unit, but you're paying top dollar for these classes. That's thousands per unit. Why did you even bother wasting your time and money going to this college if all you're going to do is catch up on the latest trends on reddit or blow off class? The concepts and techniques were learning in this class are being taught by industry professionals who have or are still working in the industry on top titles. WHY are you wasting this opportunity?! Seriously, fuck these people. I hope they get their act together, cause it's really pissing me off. At least it benefits me in the end because I get much more 1v1 training with my professor. Toshabi rant over. tl;dr- Edited September 30, 2015 by Toshabi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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