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  1. I came across this article on PH.D's in fine art. The questions the article asks: 1) Does a PH.D ruin the artist? 2) Does it deepen the artwork of the artist? 3) Do we really need a PH.D in fine art? 4) Does the PH.D simply create another barrier for artist and make it only accessible to a select few? https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2013/05/24/phd-challenges-mfa-requisite-degree-arts-professors-essay Now that you are a grad and continue working in the field, what is your opinion on this topic? Should the MFA remain the terminal degree or do artist nee
  2. Curious how did your MFA programs fair over the pandemic? Did the universities compensate you for the loss of your studio's? We just found out that ours is closing end of June 2021. The alumni tried fundraising after we found out about the planned closing you can find more info here https://savesaci.com
  3. They just posted on their website that they will be closing their Italian operation end of June 2021. There really is nothing other than an office and rented gallery in New York. They pretty much did not want our fundraising help from alumni away. When they finally agree to a pledge drive we got 3 weeks to raise the funds. To little to late. SACI Notice of Closure of Italian Operations | SACI College of Art & Design Florence.pdf There are sites which claim alumni can ask for loan forgiveness if they graduated within 3 years of the school closing. I am curious if anyone here has had
  4. We created a alumni group to keep our network and connection alive. Right now there is a group of alumni and friends working on saving the institution. We started a petition and there are alumni ready to start a fundraiser if needed. We are also getting the word out and have contacted the board http://chng.it/RbQb6Ggg57 One of my undergraduate program professor reached out to the school as well to explain how important it is that graduates transcripts are on a fulfillment platform. It is good to know that even without that we still have a place to get them. Thanks
  5. There are rumors that the grad school I attended for my MFA might be shutting it's door for good. Our official transcripts can only be ordered through their current secretary and are not online. Several grad students have reached out and asked for them to move our transcripts to an online portal. They seem reluctant even so we informed them all online application now require digital official transcripts. Is anyone here who had this experience and could give advise? Is this something I need to worry about? Does it effect the value of our degrees?
  6. I just finished my MFA in studio arts in April and due to Covid-19 have to broaden my job range. Running a few searches all the information pretty much comes back to very basic and obvious jobs for artists. I like to invite fellow creative professionals to create a list which goes past the traditional lists such as Graphic Designer, Photographer, Art director, art therapist, and freelancer etc. Artist skills are used in so many fields but rarely do you see the job title which goes along with those skills. Ad unconventional art jobs you have encountered by chance and you did not know exis
  7. Here I am two years later. I graduated late April with my MFA in studio arts. Researching now where it will take me next.
  8. Your art should speak for itself not the degree title. How about a doctored in the arts, that is the direction it is taking now.
  9. We have gone to our administration by writing a letter with all us signing it. We did get a response, from which we received an larger show catalog in form of individual catalogs to form a set. We each will receive a certain amount of catalog sets and the one single one. They will give us a stipend of $1000 used towards art education, resident grants etc. I am in an international program in Florence Italy. For us to re-schedule our group show would be difficult. Thank god we did get our solo shows done before the closure. I myself experienced a great loss of money due to having to leave everyt
  10. I started a post writing about my own experience
  11. Do you have a green card or are you simply a student in the USA? There should be help from your University. If you are a green card holder I believe you can still return. The US consulate should be able to help you as well as that of your own country.
  12. Up to a week ago I was in your situation. My program is in Italy and US travel advisory pretty much forced the issue and my school really could not stop us from leaving. We are finishing out degrees up online.
  13. Please, share your experience in my post. I wrote about mine as well. Thanks
  14. You might want to follow my post I just started to see how current students like myself dealing with their MFA programs.
  15. My MFA studio art program is in Florence Italy. The program send the undergrads home due to pressure form their home universities and parents. The MFA students had been told we would continue having access to our studios. However, only a week later we where informed that the school would be closing and we would loose access to our studios. If it had not been for the students talking to each other, we would have had only two hours to get out supplies. We first where still able to get together and have dinners together. Then all Italy went into lockdown which isolated us from our fellow students
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