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    Zander reacted to Twin Infinitives in MFA 2018 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    Accepted to SVA Photography, Video and Related Media program via email. Funding - not so sure yet. That's it for me. Now time to stare down these Tesla price tags. Good luck to everyone. Fuck Trump.
     
    Yale - Rejected, and how!
    SAIC Photo - Accepted, scholarship, TA
    Columbia College Chicago - Accepted, scholarship
    SVA - Accepted
     
     
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    Zander got a reaction from cklos in Yale MFA 2018   
    They're convening Monday and Tuesday to make their selections. Good luck everyone!  
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    Zander got a reaction from Positive Vibes in Yale MFA 2018   
    Yale mentions nothing in regards to the "kinds" of work one should bring in the letter. Folks who interviewed at Yale before what did you bring or see others bring? Did anyone hear anything from Yale about interview work expectation for painting during the open house? I'm personally thinking about what's going to be economically feasible, so smaller works nothing over 30 inches that can't be rolled. Majority of what I'll be bringing will be a surprise and didn't include in my application. Hoping they'll have a projector in the room to project a few videos.
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    Zander got a reaction from Hemlock028 in Yale MFA 2018   
    Yale Painting/Printmaking interview March 2nd at 5:15 PM. 
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    Zander got a reaction from rizbeff in Yale MFA 2018   
    Standing in solidarity with all of the folks who've been invited to interview at Yale but finding it difficult to afford the trip. You are not alone!  
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    Zander got a reaction from hoax in Yale MFA 2018   
    Yale Painting/Printmaking interview March 2nd at 5:15 PM. 
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    Zander got a reaction from OldMFA in Yale MFA 2018   
    Yale Painting/Printmaking interview March 2nd at 5:15 PM. 
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    Zander reacted to Mr.PoopyButtHole in Yale MFA 2018   
    Just checked my status...I got an interview. This is unreal y'all. 
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    Zander reacted to cklos in Yale MFA 2018   
    I GOT AN INTERVIEW
    THIS IS NOT A DRILL
    CHECK YOUR EMAIL
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    Zander got a reaction from Cryingselfie in MFA 2018 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    Wow, these programs aren't wasting any time and contacting finalist back this round. I'm down for a Chicago link up! 
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    Zander reacted to Mr.PoopyButtHole in MFA 2018 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    @Cryingselfie @Rennnnn I have heard that Chicago has some of the best deep dish pizza ? Y'all down for a slice on Saturday after the interviews are over?  ?
     
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    Zander got a reaction from Sylvieee in Yale MFA 2018   
    Thanks for starting this! First time Yale applicant here, been waiting for the right time to apply! 8 more days to Yale decision weeks! 
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    Zander got a reaction from Sylvieee in MFA 2018 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    Part of my methodology for applying to schools is considering the cost, and if I can afford the tuition, often times the answer is hell, no, thus those schools are crossed off my list. No need to invest in an expensive application fee if I'm going to get possibly stuck with a tuition bill that I can't afford in the first place. 
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    Zander got a reaction from Tuesday04449 in MFA 2018 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    Part of my methodology for applying to schools is considering the cost, and if I can afford the tuition, often times the answer is hell, no, thus those schools are crossed off my list. No need to invest in an expensive application fee if I'm going to get possibly stuck with a tuition bill that I can't afford in the first place. 
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    Zander got a reaction from 98Charleston in MFA 2018 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    Yes,  us and 500 other Yale painting/printmaking applications.
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    Zander reacted to 98Charleston in MFA 2018 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    I did the Virtual Open House. Takeaways = portfolio is super important, they value tradition, there is no 'right' candidate, they are looking for a mixture of conceptual maturity and promise of growth. Show/Gallery exhibit experience not very necessary, at least not a priority.
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    Zander reacted to Advice4MFA in MFA 2018 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    @australia00009
    As a student it is important to know what you want from your MFA. Northwestern, UCLA, and MIT all have very different goals in terms of where they see their students working post graduation. If you want to be an Artist selling work in the US art market you want to look into schools like UCLA, Cal Art, Columbia, Yale, RISD, Hunter, SAIC, Rutgers, (maybe) NYU, and University of Texas at Austin (they have a growing alumni who are creating a foot hold in the US art world). 
    If you are looking towards being an academic/ teaching all of the schools mentioned above will allow you to have that opportunity with an MFA. More so with Columbia, Yale, and RISD. 
    MIT's ACT program is catered more towards rethinking design and material. Although some of their students end up making work in the art world. They aren't very present or dominate in the art world thus making it harder for them to get their work shown in galleries. 
    If you want your work to become interdisciplinary, almost all universities with an MFA program in the USA allow for their students to become interdisciplinary artist. Look up some contemporary artist who you like and see where they went to school. E-mail those artist about their work and ask them what they are thinking about. 
    If you like Jeff Koons consider SAIC
    if you like Dana Schutz consider Columbia
    If you like Susanna Coffey consider Yale  
    All of these artist have close ties to the universities they graduate from. If there is a contemporary artist who you like. Look up what they are thinking about, look up the school they graduated from, look up who their classmates were and what they were thinking about in terms of art, and look to see what relationship the University continues to hold with these alumni. If they see a younger version of a successful student who they perviously had, they will want you. It is not about making the same work as past students. It is about thinking like them, but also having your own understanding and critique of the world as it is shaping today.   
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    Zander reacted to Advice4MFA in MFA 2018 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    @australia00009 
    As much as it pains me to say this. No it is not always portfolio first. It really depends on which school you are looking to go to. Some schools do prioritize portfolio first. However the better the school is known for Fine Arts the more important it becomes to know someone who is teaching there, know someone who is friends with someone teaching their, or know someone who is an active alumni who knows the faculty well. 
    From what I understand MFA faculty care a lot about student's personality. It is a program where the faculty has to work with students for several years. It is not like undergrad where they can just ignore a student after a semester course is over. 
    If you do not know anyone in the art world who can write a solid recommendation for you and you are interested in a program at an Ivy League University, RISD etc. Look of up the faculty. Read about their work. See who's work and personality would match with you the most. Then email that faculty member tell them you are interested in applying for an MFA at their institution and want to know if they would be willing to meet with you for a chat. 
    I know an international student who didn't know anyone in the art world in the United States. She e-mailed a faculty member for a meeting. The faculty member didn't have time to make an appointment. She literally flew across the world, showed up at the university, did her research to find the professor's office, and asked him if they could chat. She got in. 
    The better the Institution is the more they care about your statement, who you know, and how all of it relates to your work. Most often faculties have already made up their mind about who they want well before interviews start. However there are a few students every year who completely butcher their interview and thus lose that favorable spot. Or there is always that one student who is expected to be on the waitlist that nails the interview so hard that the faculty has to have them.  
    Additionally faculties ask around. If you studied at Cal Art for undergrad and they have a buddy who teaches there, they will call and ask about you. Even if that buddy wasn't your recommender for you application. 
    I remember having an interview where all I was asked about was my letter of recommendation. Why I picked the people I did? What was my relationship to them? ect. It was probably the hardest interview I had because I had no clue what my recommenders had written about me. 
    I believe my application was successful because of my letters of recommendations first, portfolio and statement probably came second, and interview was last. I have never been a good interviewer. 
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    Zander got a reaction from Tuesday04449 in MFA 2018 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    MFA application opened up this month!!!  Who's ready for 2018 freak-out forum? 
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    Zander got a reaction from Lefiont in Building a portfolio and finding MFA Programs   
    Thanks for sharing your artist website. MFA programs are very competitive. Maybe wait 3-5 or more years before applying! Looks like you're just getting starting there's no rush. Good luck! 
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    Zander got a reaction from IrisR in Anyone applying to Yale?   
    Yale, Columbia and UCLA, etc tend to reject applicants that get into other top program. Often times the only rejections a person will receive will be from one of those 3 programs.  Honestly reviewing these schools students work compared to other 'seemly' less selective top programs, there no major difference in the quality of work.  It's not that school admission process is "tougher" but the pool of applicants is just way larger. So when someone says, "their not sure..."  it usually means their not sure if there work can compete with an additional 400 or 300 applications. 
     
     
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    Zander reacted to Causofit in MFA 2017 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    Also, to the person out there throwing around 120k for art school- DON'T DO IT! 
     
    Masters in art seems like a fancy ass statement, but honestly, you can be an artist without a mfa! If you dont come from privilege, DONT FUCKING PAY FOR GRAD SCHOOL
     
    good luck 
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    Zander got a reaction from Poodle-Doodle in MFA 2017 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    @Poodle-Doodle its been *8 hours...
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    Zander got a reaction from oliveoil in MFA 2017 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    @Poodle-Doodle its been *8 hours...
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    Zander got a reaction from downtomars in MFA 2017 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!   
    @Poodle-Doodle its been *8 hours...
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