Em Baker 
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Re: “Sound Arts Fading Out at Ex'pression College

@Matt- I wasn't saying anything disparaging about your program. I'm just saying it's not the same kind of education you'd receive at Ex'pression. It's definitely on par with SAE. Like I said, it looks like Pyramind offers a decent overview of things. I did my research and saw that you offer various programs, but chose to mention your 1 year program because it was the closest thing to SAE's or Ex'pression's programs. While I'm not 100% behind the education SAE offers, the school has been around since 1976, so they have been around a bit longer than Pyramind. I stand by my bottom feeder comment because it seems like you used this as an opportunity to advertise your school.
I understand why it would be easy to call me out for not using my full name, but I don't think it would be a smart move professionally. I was bothered by the article and by your comment, which I found opportunistic. In the end, it doesn't matter to me what you or the other commenters think about my post or opinion. What matters to me is that this article is ultimately damaging to an institution that a lot of people put a lot of hard work into. We're not making any money working here. We're here because we want to provide a good education in creative fields that we're passionate about.

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Posted by Em Baker on 08/06/2015 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Sound Arts Fading Out at Ex'pression College

First thing- Ex'pression didn't lose their accreditation. I don't think they ever lost Cal Grant funding either, but they may have temporarily lost another type of funding several years ago. Do better research.
Second thing- Kind of a bottom-feedery comment, Matt. Pyramind doesn't offer degrees. While I'm sure it's a perfectly nice certificate program, it's still nearly $33,000 for a 1 year program that crams a bunch of information into a relatively small time period and doesn't give students a degree. It looks like a decent overview of a few audio-related topics, but doesn't offer the in-depth curriculum or option to enroll in multiple other degree programs that Ex'pression does. SAE could be considered a competitor, but even accounting for the turbulence of the last couple years, Pyramind isn't quite on the same level as Ex'pression. If there has been any issue with relations between the two schools it's because Ex'pression puts out well-rounded graduates with actual degrees.
Ex'pression is still here offering a good education. This is a one-sided article. I'd have more respect for the author if an attempt was made to get more than just the most negative, and in some cases inaccurate, information possible.

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Posted by Em Baker on 08/05/2015 at 3:56 PM

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