Mr.PoopyButtHole

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  1. MFA 2018 All Art ADMISSIONS freak-out forum!!!!!!!!

    SO I started my applications today and I was kind of confused as to what to put under my references section of my Yale and UCLA Apps. It asks for relationship? Do you think they mean mentor? advisor? Also, would it be wise to include the other schools we are applying to?
  2. Portfolio Review Day 2018

    @peachgray I am still very skeptical. While the conversations went well, that is by no means a guarantee of admission. So I am not getting my hopes up in any way. I am going to apply to them however. Originally I did not plan on speaking to CalArts or SFAI, but after we talked they became very viable possibilities. Again it all depends on what you are looking for in a program. CalArts is an MFA in Art so there is a lot of wiggle room there. You can come in being a painter, but also explore sculpture, video, etc. SFAI is also interdisciplinary. They want you to find out what medium works best for your concept. RISD - I want able to get too much information about their program SAIC - also interdisciplinary with lots of room to explore and experiment
  3. Portfolio Review Day 2018

    GO. I went to the one in S.F. And I got lots of feedback on my work. I went to the schools that I was interested and some that I wasn't. The point for me was to get as much feedback as possible to help me better prepare myself for the application process. With many of the reps there, it is easy to get direct feedback as to why some schools would think you are a good fit for their particular program. I talked to RISD, SAIC, SFAI, CalArts RISD rep made a point to say that the faculty would be, "really interested in working with me" SAIC - an old friend was their who I went to undergrad with and she gave me the rundown and encouraged me to apply SFAI - I was swooned by a particular faculty member who I think would be incredible to work with CalArts - I had been listening to the conversation with the admissions rep and a mother student ahead of me and he was getting torn apart, don't know if he was aware of it. I feel like he took the feedback personally and from what I was hearing him say about his work he was not ready for grad school there. I sat down expecting the same level of criticism, but to my surprise we had a lively conversation and by the end of it the rep was encouraging me to apply. Her words," Well if I wasn't sure at the beginning of this conversation, I am now really encouraging you to apply to CalArts." A little bit of background info: I have been working on creating a body of work for months now on my own for grad school. Very experimental stuff that I wasn't sure anyone would understand. I was in shock, to say the least, that all the schools I talked to that day were encouraging me to apply. If you do go, don't be afraid to ask questions. Why you think you would be a good fit, facilities, diversity, etc. Nothing is off the table. Cheers! Hope that helps.