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cixelated

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About cixelated

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  • Birthday 04/05/1993

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    Nonbinary
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  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Interests
    Comic books and Hardcore Punk
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Sculpture

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  1. Cranbrook is actually pretty well funded-- I was extended quite a bit during my acceptance to attend for Sculpture. They go out of their way to give you initial aid, and during the latter portion of the year you can sumbit for greater funds. In addition to this, they have fellow ships that bounce between the programs (I would look on the website to see what exactly you need to be considered-- as it varies). I am a low-income student without a car here so I can attest that your best bet is to own a car, and frequently get off campus. The issue of the school being semi-monastic is very real however, I would also state that we have a large event at the end of the year where we sell work, (Ceramics sells cups to private collectors, print media sells prints and so on.) By and large though the programs that receive the most from the event are Painting and Sculpture as many collectors are looking to decorate their homes and or look for investments that will accrue value (as per the norm of most collectors). My biggest and quite shared complaint is that if you are a person of color you will be a part of a very non-diverse class (there are literally 5 black students in a body of 136-- I am the only black sculpture student and the only black painter left last year). There are some very large complaints being levied by the minorities on campus at the moment so I would steer left if I were you if you fit into my category. The second biggest complaint is due to our small size there is a hellish gossip enviornment where people kind of are each others necks pretty often.We support each other dearly here and if you're looking for a competitive enviornment to build yourself you can do it here-- I just wouldn't be here if you are an introvert-- the enviornment is one that largely supports those that are socially adept and can communicate regularly. If you can't you will find hard to find your place here as much of the enviornment is discourse based and leans heavily on talking to other students about your practice. I should also add that depending on your department you may get a different work ethic with a mantra cross-collaboration. For instance, painting mandates around 30 hours a week in the studio. Sculpture does too, but the other departments only mandate that you show up for crit, produce halfway decent work and work hard. Most if not every student here is a high achiever and is highly respected in some regard (though there are exceptions to this) many students come in with excellent work that is diversified by the rigor of the programs. Other departments have their own rules and edicts that function mainly based on their overall project load and their way of working. If you have a specific major you're thinking of I can aid in telling you more about that. I'm a painter in the Sculpture department so that should tell you a lot about how diverse this school is by the way.
  2. Hey I go to Cranbrook and I can tell you much of the info you have on them is incorrect; they don't have the cross-disciplinary tag slapped on the surface, but they highly encourage it. I'm an oddball in the sculpture department right now, there are three to four other candidates that are not strictly sculptors in the major-- many people in each program do not strictly do the thing that their department offers-- rather the department offers the discourse surrounding the practice and adds to it. The program also features a sort of "minor" department feature where you can sit in on any critique are deeply encouraged to share different ways of making and it has been the case for many many years. And while you do state some concerns with the shifting faculty-- much of the mainstay faculty were in the same pocket and were recommended by those that left and keep up the same mentality of their predecessors. There are many facilities that each department gets access to and there are breadth of research opportunities and they will help you along with any academic opportunities you need: be it applications to residencies, collectors in Detriot and gallery representation. Cranbrook is very deeply well connected and while we may not immediately be able to offer scholarships they have events where they sell student work en masse to fund the department and the students practice. I should also point out that while it is a bit cloistered the departments do make a huge effort to travel and get everyone off campus with numerous trips to other countries and cities.
  3. Hey so I was accepted to Cranbrook's sculpture program and was trying to corral and connect with other grads that will be attending next year. Drop a post and or leave a message if you're attending so we can touch base as the school year is over May 5th and I wont be able to see many of you until the start of the year September 5th. If you dont feel comfy posting that you got in we can discuss things in messages but I'm super excited to meet my peers for this coming year! Much love to ya, M.P.
  4. Just reply to the email stating that you decline the offer.
  5. I got accepted to Cranbrook's Sculpture program this Fall! I'll see any of you guys attending come September! Congrats to everyone else who made it through the torturous process that is applying to grad school too!
  6. Update: while I was rejected by the Painting program I was considered by the sculpture program based on my portfolio and essay so I have an interview noon Friday fro Cranbrook!
  7. Rejected from Cranbrook so that's it! All I got is Pratt and with the amount of aid I'll get I will prospectively get I can't attend Pratt either unless they give me more aid so this year was sadly a bust, but I am waiting on some residencies to reply so I have that. Much power to those still waiting and those that got in. I'll see you guys next year if they don't give me more aid for Pratt. Malik
  8. Got accepted to Pratt with 38k in aid, but cost of attendance is like 110k so I dunno if I'm going to be able to make it to New York this year.😞
  9. Check the Freakout page for more info on MICA; it's refreshing to hear that Cranbrook is giving out interviews. When did you hear last? Can you post your portfolio?
  10. I've gotten a response and Nik2 apparently has as well. I think Design is running behind schedule.
  11. I got my interview for Pratt tonight (unfortunately I have to take off work for it since all of the days are during my teaching hours) but nevertheless dope as fuck; a few of the staff stopped by my dorm at UIUC during undergrad 4 years ago so I'm looking to touch base with them again. Still waiting on the new department heads of Cranbrook's Painting program to hit me up about their interviews/information though so hopefully I have more than one choice.
  12. What program(s) did you apply to?
  13. Been watching this thread since it started and I've been a huge fan of these threads since 2017 hope everyone is doing well. Second time applying and I'm 3 years out of college. Only applied to Hunter, Pratt and Cranbrook for painting. Already got rejected by Hunter-- anyone got updates on the interviews for either Pratt or Cranbrook? The anticipation is killing me; but I also applied to literally every residency in the Midwest applicable to someone straight out of college (Oxbow, ACRE, Ragdale) and Skowhegan if my portfolio isn't up to snuff. I don't want the application process to slow down the creative furvor either so I'm distracting myself by making a whole bunch of stuff. Wish me luck!
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