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One Academy (The)

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jason

jason

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2016

Multimedia

multimedia design

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 28 MAR 2020

Career

I am a multimedia design student from The One Penang,  now working as a motion graphic designer in China, for those who are interested in The One, please give it a try, as they emphasize a lot in creativity and skills. Thanks to them I got myself this opportunity to work with big corporate like Tencent. 

I am a multimedia design student from The One Penang, now working as a motion graphic designer in China, for those who are interested in The One, please give it a try, as they emphasize a lot in creativity and skills. Thanks to them I got myself this opportunity to work with big corporate like Tencent.

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Rohan

Rohan

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2018

Advertising

advertising and graphic design

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5
WRITTEN ON 12 FEB 2019

advertising and graphic design

i have studied in the course of advertising and graphic design, thanks to the course provided, now i could exhibit my skill and creativity in career. mostly i work as a full time graphic designer in an advertising firm. also i work as a freelance and accept project from different clients. 

i have studied in the course of advertising and graphic design, thanks to the course provided, now i could exhibit my skill and creativity in career. mostly i work as a full time graphic designer in an advertising firm. also i work as a freelance and accept project from different clients.

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jonathan

jonathan

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2018

Digital Arts

diploma in digital animation

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 22 JAN 2019

experience

so far so good, i have studied in The one academy penang, in the course of diploma in digital animation. i am able to get my job once i have graduate, now i am working in Lemonsky penang. appreciate that Toap has trained me with their homework, and provided me the required skillset to work in Lemonsky. 

so far so good, i have studied in The one academy penang, in the course of diploma in digital animation. i am able to get my job once i have graduate, now i am working in Lemonsky penang. appreciate that Toap has trained me with their homework, and provided me the required skillset to work in Lemonsky.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2014

Digital Animation

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2
WRITTEN ON 20 NOV 2014

The One Academy makes a great ad, not a school

Selection process and gaining admission
- Everyone can get into the school if you have the funds. So there's no actual selection process.
- Admission process is friendly, perhaps the best thing throughout the whole college life.

Funding and scholarships
- Fees are overpriced compared to the things you learn. Some classes are complete waste of time and money.
- You can try to get their scholarships in the annual top 10 young artist competition which is very competitive.

Your study experience
(I'm giving my honest opinion based on the course Digital Animation I took)
- What the school advertises is NOT what you get in the school. I thought I was going to have classes with expert and masters from overseas as advertised but I was surprised to have classes taught by young graduates from the school and mostly in-house lecturers with little passion in teaching and up-to-date industry experience.
- Huge management problem that causes students to stay back for months to work on FYP after end of school.
- Students learn nothing much after second year. Third year is almost close to a total waste of time. 
- 3 years for a diploma is too long. It's not recognized by most schools apart from the few affiliated universities if you're considering a transfer to degree.

Your life experience
- Life? The One Academy provides no student life for real. If you're expecting fun colorful busy college life, The One is your worst nightmare. No active student society. No proper student lounge. No sports. No cafeteria. It lacks most of the proper school amenities and benefits. 

Job Prospects
- I was told that The One graduates are much sought after in the industry but as a graduate, I'm not sure if I'm industry-prepared.

Overall
- I'm a person who likes to learn but The One Academy gave me one of the worst learning experience in my life. Sometimes I wonder if I made a mistake choosing Digital Animation course in The One. How I wish The One Academy could put more effort and money in providing a real honest education instead of its dazzling marketing & advertising to live up to its self-boast as "an internationally renowned, top leading art and design institution". 

Selection process and gaining admission - Everyone can get into the school if you have the funds. So there's no actual selection process. - Admission process is friendly, perhaps the best thing throughout the whole college life. Funding and scholarships - Fees are overpriced compared to the things you learn. Some classes are complete waste of time and money. - You can try to get their scholarships in the annual top 10 young artist competition which is very competitive. Your study experience (I'm giving my honest opinion based on the course Digital Animation I took) - What the school advertises is NOT what you get in the school. I thought I was going to have classes with expert and masters from overseas as advertised but I was surprised to have classes taught by young graduates from the school and mostly in-house lecturers with little passion in teaching and up-to-date industry experience. - Huge management problem that causes students to stay back for months to work on FYP after end of school. - Students learn nothing much after second year. Third year is almost close to a total waste of time. - 3 years for a diploma is too long. It's not recognized by most schools apart from the few affiliated universities if you're considering a transfer to degree. Your life experience - Life? The One Academy provides no student life for real. If you're expecting fun colorful busy college life, The One is your worst nightmare. No active student society. No proper student lounge. No sports. No cafeteria. It lacks most of the proper school amenities and benefits. Job Prospects - I was told that The One graduates are much sought after in the industry but as a graduate, I'm not sure if I'm industry-prepared. Overall - I'm a person who likes to learn but The One Academy gave me one of the worst learning experience in my life. Sometimes I wonder if I made a mistake choosing Digital Animation course in The One. How I wish The One Academy could put more effort and money in providing a real honest education instead of its dazzling marketing & advertising to live up to its self-boast as "an internationally renowned, top leading art and design institution".

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