Location
Emeryville, CA
Undergrads
690
Tuition
$23,302
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 95 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

4 College Junior

Student Body: My school is very divers and everyone is nice to each other. The teachers are good and respectful to the students. Since its a small school everyone knows each other or well end up to get to know every in a year. The college make you feel like home and sometime better than that. I very happy I'm going to Ex'pression college.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: This school has everything you could need in terms of actual equipment to use. There are lots of rooms fully decked out for student work. There are a few resources to help in transportation like a shuttle that goes to BART, but I have yet to look for any other helping hands.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: If You Know Accelerated Programs, This Might Be the Right One. Before applying and enrolling at Expressions, I went to DeVry University. Both schools are accelerated and have super high tuitions. Both schools are worth the money, but Expression not only has unique majors, but they provide all resources needed to really succeed. At DeVry, it was a more "fend for yourself" kind of mentality and atmosphere.

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2 College Junior

Student Body: Huge Male Population – I gave this school a C on diversity because this school is largely dominated male population which being a straight male is not the best when you think along the terms of diversity of the sexes.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Major Animated Experience – My major is Animation and Visual Effects it is the broadest reaching major in my school, meaning that I will sample most of the Majors while keeping a focus on Animation. By the time I have graduated I will have dipped my feet into Motion Graphics, Sound Arts, Film making, and Game Art and Design. All I need to do is find my niche in this Industry.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Accelerated Problem – My schooling is on a accelerated program which means that I have 8 week semesters. This means that I have a small amount of time to sponge up all of the information that the teachers can through at us! It is only a problem when I do not understand a certain section that they are teaching, so it is difficult to retain that knowledge! On the bright side I've found that if I do not get something, the school offers so much resources that I can use on my free time to catch up, so this problem before becomes more of a challenge than a problem.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Pushes You for the Better – The school is very hard and sometimes very annoying. But it pushes you into being a better artist.

1 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: There Is No Flexibility – They do not transfer credits, only degrees. If your in a smaller program, there is no other time slot you can take a class except for the one your given. Its hard to have a job and come here,

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3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Hard Program – In every course you choose to take at this school, its difficult. Do not come here if your not sure or you THINK it would be cool to do soothing. You will not make it. Come here if you know what you want to do and are prepared for crazy hours and extremely tough sources. You must be passionate to be here.

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4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The best equipment for filmmaking, sound animation, game or design are in Ex'pression. Small classes are a blessing. Access to professional gear and studio is a plus in my book.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Is absolutely fantastic. Professors are very involved with the students and everyday I'm learning about digital media in ways that we can conduct business and improve the overall quality of our life.

4 College Junior

Student Body: Filming $Poiled – I got the best experience with some of the body students while filming the movie $poiled. We got Sound Art students, Motion Graphic Design students and we got along very well. People are still enjoying this movie. It has been feature in Youtube: $poiled: http://youtu.be/615foo_K6Jc via @youtube

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Film $Poiled – In my first year at the Expression College of Digital Arts we the student's of Motion Film choose to direct and produce a movie about how a spoiled kid was awaken by a punk action. We have chosen a script with a message. I have acted as a Director and a Producer in this 8 minutes film. We also have used my house and my car a Kia Sorrento in the city of Mill Valley, CA to film it. Here is the link of the movie enjoy:

$POILED: http://youtu.be/615foo_K6Jc via @youtube

5 College Junior

Online Courses: Simple Yet Perfect – The online GE is aimed to get a basic concept of the subject without loads of homework. Many assignments need the students to gather information for themselves inorder to learn instead of reading text and answering questions. The class can be hard if not taken right, but with following all the rules and committing to the research these classes make and easy and extremely effective learning style that isn't a waste of time.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school felt like an amazing summer program that's geared towards hands on learning and and small student to teacher ratio. The administration is a little corporate but the teachers and classes are designed by genius'. Everything is real life application that moved a good pace allowing students to really understand the material before moving on. Expression also has many connections in the bay area as well as access to the most amazing musicians students could practice recording.

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