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EastCoastPhoto

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    BnW 4x5 photography
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    MFA Fine Arts - Fall 2019 Start

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  1. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    This is the visual arts forum. We would not know about writing programs. You should look for the writing forum.
  2. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    Most places expect you to stay the full two years. If you leave midway, you are effectively wasting a spot that someone else could have taken. Also, I would imagine most places would not even consider you next year if you are already in a program.
  3. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    That’s a lot of money and totally a personal call. If you do wait for next year, definitely consider applying to fully/well-funded programs. But also weigh whether you want to go through another application process/if you really want to get started. Personally, I had no interest in going into debt for an MFA, so I only applied to a well funded program. I think it is somewhat crazy to go into a ton of debt for an MFA—it’s not like we are going to be raking in the dough afterwards.
  4. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    On Herron’s FAQ, they only allow you to start in the fall, similar to most programs that I have seen. https://herron.iupui.edu/admissions/graduate/faqs.html
  5. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    Hang in there! This process sucks! I was SO relieved when I got my acceptance! The weight instantly gets lifted... edit: It helped me a lot to keep making work.
  6. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    ?? 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).
  7. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    Personally, I would go with the free school unless their program seems super bad, which I would doubt since why would you apply there in the first place? Then again, if the debt-burden school is in an area you plan to stay and build a career in, then you do have a tough decision ahead of you. Of course, this depends on the amount of debt... $20k or so is manageable to me if the program is that much better. Any higher and I would have to consider whether it is really worth it. Just my two cents. Good luck.
  8. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    I guess it depends on what you are expected to do as a TA. I know several programs offer around $20k/year to TA as an MFA student (plus tuition assistance/free tuition), and I would say that MECA’s $3k is certainly in the minority.
  9. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    If it has been more than, say, a week, I would email them.
  10. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    Any word from UDel?
  11. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    People on here have heard from all of those schools if I am not mistaken—definitely at least RISD and MICA if you look through old pages of this thread.
  12. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    You will make more money at least.
  13. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    UCLA should be April 15th *if* the offer includes financial support, according to the Council of Graduate Schools. Otherwise, I have no idea.
  14. EastCoastPhoto

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    It is not always about skill, experience, portfolio, statement, how well you interviewed, or any combination of the above. Sometimes they just need someone different to balance out the cohort. Congrats on SMFA!
  15. EastCoastPhoto

    Yale MFA 2019

    Nice! Good luck!
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