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San Francisco | College Locations

Graduate School: Why Location Matters

By: Noel Dahl
April 4th, 2018

Industry connections, career opportunities, and inspiring landscapes all play a crucial role when it comes to choosing the right graduate school for you. How does the Bay Area measure up?

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Choosing A College | San Francisco | College Locations | For Undergraduates

Top 3 Reasons Why San Francisco Is the Best City for Art Students

By: Noel Dahl
December 13th, 2017

When you choose an art school, you’re not just choosing a school — faculty, curriculum, campus housing, and all the rest — you’re choosing a scene. More than almost any other discipline, the study of art requires immersing yourself in art, surrounding yourself with people who are making art, at every level and in every form, to cultivate inspiration and opportunity. For that, nothing beats a big city. And in the U.S., nothing beats San Francisco. San Francisco has been called, among other things, one of the most inspiring cities for young artists, one of the world’s top cities for designers, and the top North American city for an animation career. Now add this superlative to the list: America’s best city for art students. Here are three reasons why:

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San Francisco | College Locations

3 best cities for art school graduates

By: Noel Dahl
March 16th, 2017

You've put in four or more years of work, walked the stage in your cap & gown, and celebrated with friends and family. College graduates have much to be proud of, but they also have long professional journeys ahead filled with tough decisions.

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