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Old 03-12-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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Hi, I am currently still in the process of checking various schools and was wondering what school was better for a "Bachelor of Fine Arts" in Graphic Design.

Some of the schools I was looking into are University of Texas Arlington, and University of North Texas. Ideally i'd like a school with a good balance of student ages, since I'm 33 and not considered a traditional student.

I currently live on the East Coast and really do not know anything about TX yet.

Thanks in advance...
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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UNT!!! I went to UTA and definitely wish I went to UNT. UNT has more of a traditional school feel. UTA felt disconnected. I don't really know how to explain it. UNT also has so much more to do that is closer to the campus.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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I was a student ambassador at UNT and I can tell you their fine arts is a really good program! UNT is a big university with spread out campus and has a feel for a real university. I am not sure how the age band is in Fine Arts, but over all the school has a mix of students from all age groups. Denton has a nice University town feel to it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: East Dallas
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UNT is more like going to College with a traditional campus and has a good diversity of students, You will see a lot of students your age. I think it may also be less expensive but that is an opinion not a fact.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:53 PM
 
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Definitely UNT. I got my BFA in photography there. Highly regarded Communication Arts program. I work with many UNT grads.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses, everyone seems to like UNT better. Does anybody know how much apartments are near that university?
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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CHEAP! You can rent house there for cheap too. Not sure of exact prices but my friends usually pay under $400
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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you are going to be paying out of state tuition-- that might be more costly than you think--and you will pay it at UTA or UNT since they are both state colleges

why come here for college for something like graphic design when I am sure there are plenty of colleges in your home state that offer the same degree?
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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you are going to be paying out of state tuition-- that might be more costly than you think--and you will pay it at UTA or UNT since they are both state colleges

why come here for college for something like graphic design when I am sure there are plenty of colleges in your home state that offer the same degree?

To try something new and different. I have always heard good things about Texas, I thought while i'm still single and have no kids why not? Nothing is set in stone yet though as i'm still looking at different options.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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I'm not sure if a UNT BFA is really worth the effort...

UNT is basically every DFW high school grad's emergency backup school. Even from a good school, most BFA degrees aren't worth the paper they're printed on nowadays.
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