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TheBarnOwl

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    2019 Fall
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    MFA Painting

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  1. Hi all, last year it was April 9 that I received a rejection from Skowhegan, and based on previous forums they send out rejections first, and then acceptances. So I guess let's all hope for no news tomorrow! Not sure if it will be the same this year, though. Also, does anyone remember the actual dates of the residency? Aside from "9-week summer program" I can't seem to locate the exact start and end dates.
  2. I just got the waitlist email from Columbia tonight...
  3. I would say, do the thing that you know you want to do in your heart, but that you’re afraid of doing. From the short paragraph you wrote, this seems like Emily Carr. I feel like we’re afraid of something because it’s new; it diverges from the thing we’re comfortable with. Is this not the point of grad school? You only get to do it once, and then you can move back to where you live now and pick up your previous life if that’s what you want. I wouldn’t base my decision on where to go on your current employment, because you’ll probably have to drop a lot of your clients/gigs anyways, while you’re in the program, no? And if you wanted to keep freelancing with these clients forever, why even go to grad school. Maybe a new environment will be conducive to making new kinds of work too. Anyways, just my two cents!
  4. Just got the waitlist email this morning!
  5. If you're sure you want to start grad school in the fall -that is, you would be happy starting at your second choice if you don't get in to your first- then I would do it. I did this when I applied to MFA programs a few years ago (I ultimately deferred), just to give myself the option, and it was no small deposit, I think it was around $800. Also given the laws of the universe once you've paid the deposit you'll probably hear back from your first choice school within 24 hrs I just think it all comes down to whether you're willing to do the application round again next year if you don't get in to your top choice, or if you'd rather start this year at your second choice.
  6. I haven't heard of any rejections, these were acceptance calls. They were my friends so they just texted me when they heard!
  7. Has anyone heard word from Hunter for painting? Rejections, acceptances, or waitlist notifications? I seem to remember (from last year) they all went out at the same time, around March 13th-15th.
  8. I’m still waiting as well! I called the admissions office last week and they said acceptance calls are going out until the end of March. Although I know that two interviewees got calls the weekend of interviews 😕
  9. Any painters here that interviewed at Columbia University yesterday or today? How did the interviews go?
  10. TheBarnOwl

    Yale MFA 2019

    Also a no for me. Congrats to all of those accepted and waitlisted!
  11. TheBarnOwl

    Yale MFA 2019

    A question for those that thought their interviews didn't go well, may I ask what makes you feel that? Was it that the interviewers seemed antagonistic towards your work, or that they seemed checked out or disinterested, or that they posed questions that you didn't have the answers to? Conversely I felt like I prepared a litany of names of faculty I'd be excited to work with, contemporary artists I'm looking at, fiction and art theory I've been reading etc and we didn't really touch on any of that. It truly was just a conversation about my work. I applied for painting btw- so my physical work was hanging in the room.Thoughts?
  12. TheBarnOwl

    Yale MFA 2019

    My status was updated to schedule an interview! No email yet though. I was just furiously refreshing my status page directly.
  13. TheBarnOwl

    Yale MFA 2019

    Second time applying this year! Fingers crossed for everyone. Just a few more hours...!
  14. According to the "Results" page it seems that RISD doesn't send out rejections until late March, and if you haven't heard from them yet for an interview (I applied for painting, have not received an interview invite either) then that's probably a rejection. A few posters from years back said the first contact they received from RISD was late March, in the form of a rejection email, which seems super late to me!
  15. I’m also waiting on RISD painting. No word either way yet. Anyone else?
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