Loric

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Loric last won the day on January 11 2014

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  1. Submit CV instead of resume?

    You can submit whatever you want, as long as you acknowledge there's some who will reject you outright just on "Did not follow instructions." Those people LOVE rejecting people for that one, so they seek it out. But otherwise, you face a 50/50 chance no one will ever even read it anyways.
  2. MFA 2014 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!

    I think if anything that's a primary reason I probably wont. The other stuff I can "get" so to speak, practice, toil.. etc.. but the recs? Screw that.
  3. MFA 2014 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!

    No, it was for exactly the reason I thought. In other news, they're holding on to my transcripts in case I do reapply at some point down the road, but all the other paperwork has to be resubmitted. Rec, SOP, etc..
  4. MFA 2014 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!

    And so "reasons" it is. It says they invite me to apply again once I have some new projects for my portfolio.
  5. MFA 2014 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!

    Plus it's extra troubling to know they want people and want interest and such.. But I might get rejected, cuz, "reasons."
  6. MFA 2014 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!

    I wish I had more options to apply to. This new program is considered the first foray into recruiting young artists. The field is graying and dying off and they're just realizing the whole veil of secrecy and boys club mentality is killing the industry.
  7. signs you've been rejected

    "None... Or do we charge him for wasting our time..? Decisions.. Decisions..."
  8. Berkeley's arrogance

    It's it like 4am over there or something..?
  9. MFA 2014 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!

    Oh lord, and to make sure I wasn't imaging what was said to who and when I pulled up the email exchange after the phone calls and the "additional materials" I submitted. Omg.. omg. omg.. I'm soo not getting in. *headdesk* You know that feeling when you've forgotten a piece of work and you go back and look at it again and you're like "Gee.. that's crap." Yeah, that feeling.
  10. MFA 2014 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!

    Not film, but similar sort of mindset. The idea of the project's goals being important, not the ego, and the emphasis on the team were actually major points in my SOP. Too bad my first contact after the submission suggested it hadn't been read. I think I was very nearly cut during that "quick flip through" of the portfolio - my inquiry and subsequent protest probably at least got me into the second round. Come to think of it, I'm not really sure why the admission rep said what he did to me.. he could have said nothing. I could have simply been given a glance by a few powers that be and easily rejected. I'd probably know the answer by now. Instead he said something.. well, he went out of his way to email the adcom people and then call me as soon as one of them responded. The one who responded spoke with the royal we, rather, claimed a consensus of thought on my work.. that wasn't pretty. "The consensus is that Mr. Loric needs to show more.." That phrase is going to haunt my dreams forever. And when it was said to me on the phone by admissions rep I pretty much went into triage. "Well what can I do to show it to them? How much time do I have? How many pieces?" etc.. And going back to.. why'd he say anything...? I have this weird suspicion that if I let him finish the sentence it'd have been something like "..and so we're unable to offer you a place here XYZ at this time." But since I didn't, and whatever happened, happened, my last bit of info is that after my submission that "several people" (adcom members?) were looking at my additional materials "last week" (as of the time of the email asking about a probable timeline.) I also know that my evaluation is taking a strangely long time, that the program has very unclear guidelines that admissions is working to rework and make clearer, that admissions admits they have no clue about the medium and are learning a lot from the applicants, and that the head of admissions knows about my file because of how long it has taken from start to finish since it went to the committee (apparently deadlines do exist! even if they're ignored!) So I guess what I'm saying is that if you ever wanted to say it was a simple process.. it's not. I guess this is good, but I can't help but feel for the hard sciences.. they're so used to things being so cut and dry. Maybe it's because we're in the arts that we get more wiggle room, but it doesn't seem like things are all that different on the other side of the fence. And I could have just been declined after that first vague pass.. while right now I pretty much have proof of serious consideration. Sometimes there is a level of luck it seems.
  11. Responding to Acceptance Emails

    A quick reply to denote the information was received is always a good first move. Then say you don't have any Q's at the moment, but you probably will later and you'll follow up then.
  12. Berkeley's arrogance

    As someone who applied to an area in the arts that specifically said they'd consider pretty much any form of art/design.. and then being told that the adcom had questions because I didn't show a particular artisan skill.. I can't imagine trying something different would be any worse.
  13. Getting a Pet in Grad School

    Like $35.. http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/marimo-moss-ball-light-bulb-aquarium?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&gclid=CNWJ0o2UtrwCFYNi7Aodr04A7g
  14. I put in for my vacation days next week at work. I'm pretty much "over it" completely.