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  1. Congrats! If it's GSU, I too got accepted and it was a school I didn't get a chance to visit while applying. I'm making the trip down to Atlanta next week to check it out. It being a 3 year program, tuition remission, a small stipend plus 2 years of teaching experience if you want it is about as good as it's going to get for me. It depends on what your plans are for afterwards, but 3 years to focus on my art in a huge international city without going into considerable debt is a go for me. I'm still going to have to take out some dough for living expenses however. I'll make my decision after I visit, and I'm still waiting to hear back from Oregon. . . .
  2. Thanks for the update! I haven't heard anything from them at all... They're the last school I'm waiting to hear back from before I make my decision. None of the schools I've gotten accepted to so far asked for an interview either. Good luck! Oregon would be such a cool place to live and make art for 3 years
  3. Yep. I was in Tampa to see family and I had a chance to visit USF meet with some of the current MFA students. They all spoke very highly of the program. There's some really interesting abstract work being made here. The campus is GORGEOUS, very open styled, lots of beautiful spanish moss hanging from the old oak trees. The studios were right in the middle of campus in their own art block and were generous. The facilities like the wood shop were huge and well equipped - and 2/3 years you will have an opportunity to teach undergrad students in entry level classes. . Tampa in general is a peaceful and underrated city I believe, amazing state parks all around there and a great arts community.
  4. Got an email today notifying me of admission into UW Madison's MFA program! This is my second year applying to MFA programs after getting straight rejections last year. I'm surprised they didn't ask for an interview..? Stick with it ya'll, hard work pays off. Still waiting to hear back from the other 6 schools I applied to, but I'm incredibly grateful to have gotten into this funded program. Cheering for all of you!
  5. Congrats - when did you submit your application? I visited the campus in the spring of 2018 and it was gorgeous. The studios were decent but they were located literally underneath the stands of the soccer stadium... so when there's home games it gets loud down there. I submitted pretty close to the deadline, hoping to hear back from them soon.
  6. Wow, Oregon is really making the rounds this year. Looks like an amazing program and great part of the country for focus to complete a 3 year degree. I too applied good luck!
  7. I'm always jotting down little pieces of thought while I'm working in the studio, over the years this has more or less become my statement. Make sure you include reference to faculty and why you want to attend each school. Read lots of interviews with artists you get inspiration from.
  8. Congrats! I also got a grad packet from them in the mail yesterday. Still waiting to hear back.
  9. I called USF today to ask about the applications and they told me they are still reviewing this week and I should expect to hear back from them by the end of the month with their decision either way.
  10. ? - still waiting to hear back from UCLA, UCSB and USF!! REJECTED Yale
  11. I'm in Chicago. I have a close relationship with SAIC and the Art Institute here - amazing school, campus, city - but feel my painting practice could be explored more in a different environment away from familiarity. First time applying to UCLA, UCSB, Yale and USF. My work is cartoonish, abstract and loose. No clue what to expect, I've been outside from academia for about 6 years and have heard so many different opinions of grad school. I've taught in Chicago Public Schools, have had a few shows with my paintings and have lived a life full of non-art related endeavors in my 20s. Hoping all this could help with my applications. May the portfolio gods gaze favorably upon our hard work.
  12. Hi - I'm looking to apply to Agroecology MSc degrees. I have a B.A. in Biology and have been WWOOFing and volunteering with farming communities for the last year. I found this really interesting double-degree program aimed at international students that is 1 year in the Netherlands and 1 year in France - https://www.agroecology.fr/ I'm an American living in the States at the moment and have found a couple of similar programs around Europe, possibly a MSc Horticulture program at the University of Oregon. There are also smaller, 9 month programs in California. I'm curious if anyone has looked into this area before on this forum?
  13. On their graduate website it says fellowships are given to students that the faculty selects? So not all students get funding?
  14. darsenbehelm

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    Wow - exactly the type of thing I was looking for because I've only recently made the decision to pursue an MFA. Totally lost, am getting a lot of variance in the questions I ask in the art community I'm involved with, pretty overwhelming + don't even know where my work falls into the style of school that would fit me best. I'll gladly you take you up on your services, that is a really generous post. I'll PM you for more of what I'd like to talk with you about.
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