Location
Emeryville, CA
Undergrads
690
Tuition
$23,302
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 85 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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2 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I find that there are not conveniences at school. I feel that the conveniences are for the teachers, I have gone to school with no car only to find out that a class has been canceled after being dropped off or catching public transportation. It is sometimes hard to get explanations or help from teachers i am expected to find someone in class to help if I don't get it or get lost with no understanding. I have alot of love for the school it's just sometimes a problem with different personalities conflicting, just because there are teachers there are problems with I still believe in my school and look forward to graduation.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I am a freshman at Ex'pression and so far the course material is all fantastic. I love MSV so far and the people I've met and hung out with have all been super cool. I feel like I belong here, and the older students I've talked to have all been really helpful in giving advice from their experiences. The professors are eager to give real-world advice and encourage their students to push themselves in exactly the ways they ought to in order to pursue a career. Not to mention they all really know their stuff! I am loving the academics and everything so far, and the environment is hella conducive to a positive learning experience.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Don't get me wrong the teachers are great, however i feel that scheduling should be more flexible. Every term each student is given classes that are already scheduled and this makes it hard for some of us that have to work on the side as well. This school is small and there are not that many teachers because lately they have been getting laid off. The school is definitely shrinking. I have learned so much from all my teachers and i am glad that i am still here after one full year. But as time progresses financially it has become harder. If you have close to 100,000 dollars in your bank account you will have no problem attending this school. But for most of us we are trying to find as many scholarships as possible and are working our butts off! If teachers weren't being let go and money wasn't bringing me down inside i would give Expressions an A+.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The campus in its entirety inspires creativity, from the brightly colored walls to the abstract architecture. The building is a bit difficult to navigate at first, but it becomes manageable once you have more destinations to seek out. Some resources in the classrooms are below average, such as the equipment in the fine arts department. But computer specs and software are always up to date.

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5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: It's very easy to get in touch with the registrars to alter our schedules so they work for us better. The school is very understanding of us and allows studens to take a couple quarters off for vacation of family emergencies.

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5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: The program we use for our online classes is easy to understand and the teachers for our different subjects gets back to us really fast. The assignments are nicely listed out and there is a calendar that shows when things are due so nobody can get mixed up.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: There are several labs all around the school, some of them are even open 24/7 in order to give students access to them at all hours. Many students do use them even at 3am to work on projects for class and for on their own projects. The network is easily accessible as are all the programs. Tech support is usually always available right away to help with any problems we might face

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Most of the staff is very knowledgable, and easy to work with. I find that sometimes I don't get along with them due to personality clash, but this is not detrimental to the education they provide.

3 College Junior

Career Services: I don't think it will be too difficult to find a job in my given field after school. The ICS at this school does host functions and does a decent job at that. I have not had too much direct experience looking for work as I am only second year however. They are friendly.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: All of my classes are directly related to my major, which is nice. If you have never used these programs before (ex. Adobe suite) then you will be challenged. Early on (I'm second year currently) you may not be particularly challenged if you already are familiar with these programs.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The campus has an extremely modern/hip look to it and is always very clean. There is no gym due to the fact that we are a digital school and physical education is not required. The library isn't huge by any means, but is still a wealth of information. The cafeteria once again isn't huge, but it doesn't have to be by any means. They have a small cafe and multiple vending machines and is always a good place to relax.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The campus is full of resources and is extremely high tech. They have top of the line equipment in sound boards, computers, and all the newest music programs that you can think of. You can basically walk into any room and find some computers that you can easily log into. The schools wifi can be a little bit inconsistent but judging by how many people are on it, its not that big of a deal.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: Online classes at Ex'Pression are not all that great, they are actually pretty bad to be one hundred percent honest. I can honestly say that I have not learned one thing through these online classes. They are not formatted very well, the work is not challenging, and I feel like the majority of the teachers do not really care or do not really push their students as far as they can. The only good thing I can say about the online classes is that I do not have to attend any of these classes in person.

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3 College Junior

Online Courses: They were easy, just do the work and you will be fine. Sometimes it seems like a big load, but it's rarely ever a difficult load. So just do it, get it over with and be done!

4 College Junior

Student Body: A lot ethnic and background diversity... Very little gender diversity. Mostly all guys here at this school. I've never had any issues with acceptance issues, or prejudices. Like I said before, you tend to get pretty close with other students, because of smaller class sizes and lots of shared classes.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: Lots and lots of computers made available to visual students. I can walk into pretty much any classroom that I have taken a class in, and use the computers inside. I would highly recommend getting a portable hard drive, but that's a general life recommendation! Wireless access throughout the school too. Only complains surround updating the software often, sometimes leading to down times. Prices paid for new Adobe CS6.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: There isn't a huge social scene, but from my perspective (as a motion graphics major) you tend to build a pretty solid group for your graduating class. Smaller class sizes for the visual arts helps to build a community feel. You really get to know those in your classes, and quiet often end up carpooling or sharing rides. The OSA hosts a good amount of events as well, from breakfasts to having professionals come in and speak. Live music shows too!

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: The computer resources made available to students are pretty top notch, with the software regularly being updated. The green screen and motion capture areas are pretty cool as well. The school will host live music as well, in a pretty intimate venue. No gym, and a pretty small campus compared to more general education schools (UC's and such). A very directed program that they run, almost like a trade school for the digital arts. Not your normal college, and I like it for that.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The library is awesome because it has a pretty good selection of movies, cd's and games. It also has some computers so you can go in there and work on homework and projects. There are several books that are used in each field of work that we can check out that explain our specialty a little more. The librarian just is amazingly funny and she really is the life of the library.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: It's really awesome because most of the students at my school are sound students so those of us in animation get to know each other better because there are so few of us. There aren't very many girls in my group and I know as we continue on the number will shrink even more but that just means we are going to be that much more valuable when it comes down to applying for the jobs.

5 College Sophomore

Student Body: There is a huge diversity when it comes to the students of Ex'pressions. Some are from out of state or out of the country so. Most of the students are male. There are several different students with different cultural back grounds and views. Everyone works well together to get their stuff done and get graduated on time.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: My school has some awesome programs going on that are always there to get people involved. They had a barbeque right when school started to welcome everyone back and then they have several different clubs going on and free classes to help advance our skills in the programs we are in. They have this expert series thing where they invite professionals in the work force to come and talk to the students about what it takes to get there and to work with the students on their reels. They just started doing a voter registration drive and they have plenty more things planned that are coming up to keep the students involved and entertained.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Resources are top notch, except for in the way of jobs. It seems nepotistic...but isn't that the way??

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a magical place, but it's a lot of work. Everything I dreamed of though.

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2 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: They give the classes you need but only during their hours. You will need to quit your job because if you miss class you grade drops and if you miss more then 3 days you get drop from the class or a bad grade. The reason you need to quit you job is because the college is a 8 week program and the classes change every 8 weeks. Some times you get classes on Saturdays and some projects need a few more days to finish.

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