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  1. 1 hour ago, Masterpiece said:

    None, but I will try to ask for it

    I tried mailing the program director and the design admissions office about the same, I did not recieve any reply :( In case you do, please let me know about it.

  2. 4 hours ago, Masterpiece said:

    Probably Pratt.

    They have strong community and advantage location in Brooklyn. Plus,since it gives enough freedom to focus on own concentration,  I can develop design project upon my own business idea, which is closed to SVA’s program setting. As I am clear on my thesis outcome, I can require pretty good resources from Pratt. 

    Last, my target job and company are more active and mature in NY, Pratt provides me most opportunity in the area.

    Have you recieved any funding from Pratt?

  3. 5 hours ago, Aatt said:

    Finally heard back from the last school I was waiting on. Rejected from VCU design/visual comm design. Everyone else heard so long ago I figured I did something wrong in the app, but I guess not. It was a very nice letter telling me I was really close to getting in and to apply again next year. I wonder if they say that to everyone? Either way still pleasant rejection. I’m going to elsewhere so no biggie. 

    I got my official rejection too! And my e-mail said the same, lol :P 

    So that leaves me with MICA (waitlist) and Pratt... 

    Still waiting until next week to make a final call.

  4. On 2/14/2019 at 2:39 AM, JadeySheng said:

    I got an interview from SAIC for the visual communications 3-year Post-Bac+MFA track interview, and MICA's graphic design MA program. Any idea how to prepare for it? On the instructions, it says that I will be talking about 2 to 3 of the best work on my portfolio, but what maybe be the other questions that I should prepare for?

    I am a total noob and totally freaking out right now, cus the interviews are pretty close together.

    Hello, could you tell me about your experience with the interview for MA Graphic Design? What are the questions I should look forward to, and stuff like that?

  5. While still on the alternate list of MFA Graphic Design at MICA, I've been invited to an interview for considering MA Graphic Design (1 year). Does anyone have knowledge about the program? Is it equivalent to the previous program of Post-Bacc program in GD, as I can't find that as a seperate course on the website now.

    Any leads will be helpful. Thank you :)

  6. 1 hour ago, ackey said:

    I am considering SVA, although concerned about $$! 

    Now I'm wondering if asking for more funding would be an option...SVA is the only acceptance I received (unless I get off the MICA waitlist), so I don't have any other funding offers to mention to them. 

    If I don't get funding or get off the waitlist at MICA, I might as well drop this year. The tuition fees at Pratt along with the living expenses is way beyond my league.

  7. 8 hours ago, afein said:


    I emailed the graduate program director, who then emailed the financial aid officer. (I'm sure the contacts for all school are different. I would have emailed both the program director and financial aid directly, if the program director had not responded so promptly.)

    The email I wrote is below:


    Hello Bethany,
    I have eliminated all but two schools from consideration. RISD is my number one choice. I really believe in your faculty, the vision behind the recent curriculum changes, the whole ethos of critical making. I also related to the students I met, and I loved Providence. I have a hard time envisioning myself anywhere else. I am so excited by your offer.
    However, Parsons has offered me a 75% scholarship, which reduces total tuition for me to $12,500. I've attached the admissions letter from Parsons.
    Could you make this decision easier by increasing my fellowship aid?
    Again, I want to emphasize how grateful I am to be offered a place in the incoming class. At this point, I'm just trying to resolve whether the best choice is the best fit or the most economical. I was fortunate to receive a lot of offers, but it has been fairly easy to see that RISD is where I want to be.


    Thanks for the advice. I had emailed the program director, not having heard from him in 6 days now. I shall email the financial aid officer directly.

    Congratulations to you, however. :)

  8. 54 minutes ago, afein said:

    I have decided to enroll in RISD's three-year graphic design program. (For those of you concerned about cost, ASK FOR MORE MONEY! I was given 20k more by RISD basically with the snap of the fingers.)

    I spend the last 1.5 hours sending rejections to CalArts, MICA, Parsons, Pratt, RCA and SVA. If you've been waitlisted at those, I hope you get offered a spot now!


    HOW DID YOU ASK FOR MORE MONEY? I sent an email to Pratt about the same with no response from their end. Who did you reach out to? Also do you mind sharing a copy of the email you sent?

  9. 3 hours ago, afein said:

    I am very, very likely going to turn down MICA, like 90% certain.

    Would be very grateful if you can do it as soon as you're 100% sure :)

    Problem is that the waitlist is not ranked. But it does give me some hopes, at the least :')

  10. 3 hours ago, afein said:

    I've turned down SVA and Pratt so far. SVA is a good school, with a good reputation, and amazing faculty. But it is not the right fit for me — too entrepreneurial, not experimental enough. Pratt has a very good reputation, but my understanding is that the graduate program in graphic design is relatively new. I'm not very familliar with the faculty and few align with my research interests. I can't speak to BU or ACCD. The latter has a good reputation and at least historically had important people (Lustig) running the program. Currently, a CalArts graduate is running the ACCD graphic design program. I can talk to any of these more, if you think it will be helpful.

    Right now, I am deciding between RISD and CalArts, both of which I think are the best fit for my interests and are both highly regarded schools, and Parsons, which gave me 75% scholarship. Basically, do I take on a huge debt load to do exactly what I want, or do I take on barely any debt for a program that is not what I want? Anyone have good advice?


    I'm on the same page with UIC and Pratt/MICA if I get through.. I could use some advice too.

    Also which program did you apply for, at Parsons?

  11. 4 hours ago, jri said:

    Hey! I actually have a BA in art and am finishing an AOS in Pratt for Gfx design. It helped me develop a more solid portfolio and skills. I was only accepted to 1 mfa program 2 years ago when I applied, and now I got into 3. ^^ Let me know if you have questions, but yes as stated an Associates is not the same as an MFA, though tbh it is still very valuable.

    Hey, thanks for the insight. I'm leaning more towards a MFA at Pratt/MICA but am also doubtful if I do not get any financial aid/removed from waitlist respectively.

    However, In case, I decide to apply for the AAS program, I will definitely get in touch.

  12. 15 minutes ago, Baldie15 said:

    I was wondering what your thoughts are on accepting and putting down a small deposit on your second choice school while you wait for your first choice? One school I was accepted to gave me two weeks to accept (now only one week left) and I still haven’t heard either way from one of the programs I really want! Not sure what to do. 

    Did you try emailing them?

  13. 1 hour ago, EastCoastPhoto said:

    ?? It is an associates degree. It shouldn’t even be an option if you are applying for MFA programs. While I don’t know that program specifically, it is probably all intro courses to Adobe programs, drawing, color theory, and other fundamentals. It being an AAS instead of AFA means it is likely more technical than fine art driven.

    Edit: Also, that program is now called Communication Design (still an AAS).

    Hey, thanks for your input.

    I just looked at some people applying for Graphic Design at Parsons and this was the only course I found on their website and was wondering about the same. I had initially thought of applying to it since I'm an undergraduate in Architecture and only have work experience regarding graphic design but then MFA seemed better for me and I'm lucky to have recieved a few offers from the same. I also wanted to clear my perception, that it was a technical program to develop one's portfolio for professional/further master's career.

    This clears my confusion. :) Also, thanks for the edit!

  14. 6 hours ago, Aatt said:

    I don’t know too much about the Otis program but it came up slot when I was researching schools as a pretty good program. I didn’t apply to any of the Cali schools, but I think the same lady that heads the Yale GD program started the Otis program. 

    Hey, Where are you planning to go, finally? Long time, no see :)

  15. 23 minutes ago, SenatorCinema said:

    Still never heard back from them, status still shows they are waiting for decision. Which program did you apply for and when did you hear back?

    I would recommend mailing the person you interviewed with. I was constantly in touch with the director of the program (in my case, MDes Graphic Design) and she had sent out an unofficial mail as the graduate school process is somewhat mechanical and takes a little more time, as said by her.

  16. 3 hours ago, ackey said:

    Waitlisted at MICA Mt Royal! Since I never heard anything after the application deadline, I had written them off as a rejection. I'm honestly a little confused by the timeline though, since I wouldn't hear if a space opens up until mid-April through even possibly late July, and it seems like I would need to have my mind made up about any other schools by April 15? 

    How likely is it to get into a school off of their waitlist, and how many people does MICA usually waitlist?

    I also got into SVA, but I'm not sure if it will be financially doable with the amount of aid I received 😞



    Hey! I got waitlisted at MICA too. So I had a conversation with an admission counselor about the same thing. If you have any further doubts, just use the chat feature on their website, its pretty awesome!

    You must have recieved a survey link, you can just fill out your deadlines there and they'll fast track the process. :) He said they'll try and get back by April 13 (which is a very short deadline) but if its your first choice like mine, I highly recommend it. 

    However does anyone know How likely is it to get into a school off of their waitlist? I'm curious too. The counselor told me there are 21 seats and except the ones accepted, 19 others were waitlisted for each program (top 40).

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