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  1. I decided not to pursue Parson's associate degree. Rather than spend two structured years in a non-graduate degree, it just made more sense for me to either take flexible continuing ed classes or get enrolled in a reputable graduate level program. I was (very) luckily accepted into Pratt's graduate Communications Design program and started there this fall. It's been challenging but ...

  2. I am also on the waitlist for Pratt as of today. I got a two sentence email with the same May 1 timing and will get a written letter in the postal service. Does it make sense to call them or write them an email expressing interest in the program again? Or is better just to leave it alone and hope for the best?
  3. I Just spoke with the receptionist of the ComD dept. I was told that the first batch of decisions would go out in 1-2 weeks, by mid-April. It seems that my application is still stuck at the admissions office and is still being processed. It's complete (i.e. nothing is missing) but it hasn't even been sent over to the ComD committee. So it looks like I won't be someone who hears back by mid-April and will have to wait even longer! I was also told that they were inundated with applications and it is taking them a long time to go through everything. [sigh]
  4. Yes, I will also try calling. I had emailed someone in their department a few weeks ago and was told that no decision would be communicated before April 1, due to the volume of applications, whereas in years' past, decisions were often send out during the 3rd and last week of March. I will keep you posted on what I learn.
  5. What?? That is just nuts. I wonder why that is. They couldn't have gotten that many more applications from last year. Did she say what it was was that was taking so long?
  6. Good to know about the email system at Pratt. I only applied to 2 programs because I have to stay in NYC and already got rejected from one. I've really got my fingers and toes crossed for Pratt. I want to call their admissions office, but don't want to seem too pushy.
  7. From what I can remember of the info session Pratt held last fall, they accepted 85-90 people and 75-80 people ultimately started in Fall 2009. The acceptance rate was 45%, so we can assume ~200 people applied last year. I hear that more people applied this year though. Still no email for me. I wonder what that means...
  8. I applied to Pratt's MS in Communications Design program. I haven't heard anything yet...the suspense is killing me! The Results Forum has two posts from people who got an email saying that their "application is complete" and is being reviewed. Not sure if this means the review process is just starting. I hope not. I didn't get that email though. So maybe I'm already out of the game. Either way, just want to know now!
  9. I applied to Pratt's Communication Design program? You? I have not heard anything back yet.
  10. I applied to: SVA - MFA Interaction Design (still waiting for response) Pratt - MS Communications Design (still waiting for response) I believe both programs inform you by mail, by April 1.
  11. Hello all - I applied to Pratt's grad ComD program and SVA's MFA in Interaction Design program for Fall 2010. Has anyone heard anything from either of those two schools yet? Any expectations for when we would hear something regarding interviews/decisions? I know the deadline is April 1....just wondering if someone has better information. Thanks! You're welcome to post other design school's responses here as well.
  12. Hello all - I applied to Pratt's grad ComD program and SVA's MFA in Interaction Design program for Fall 2010. Has anyone heard anything from either of those two schools yet? Any expectations for when we would hear something regarding interviews/decisions? I know the deadline is April 1....just wondering if someone has better information. Thanks!
  13. @teagnac & others - I've looked into the NYU SCPS's certificate programs in Digital / Graphic Design. Any thoughts on them? How are they regarded in the industry? Is this one way to effectively "steer a career change"? Or would I just be throwing away my money? Will I be able to build a portfolio out of this? Thanks again.
  14. Dialect, I have. I think the program requires a portfolio, which I don't have, at least not a professional one. Finding a program (good) that is both in NYC and does not require a professional portfolio has been a challenge. Which is why the Parsons AAS looked tempting at first glance. I am considering taking a series of classes at NYU SCPS (photoshop etc.) or Noble Desktop if I don't find anything. It won't be a degree, but at least I'll have some skills that make me marketable.
  15. That's what I thought about NYU's programs. I think they are just getting started, and have a while to go before they get reputable. I attended a class there one night and I was not impressed. I want to be somewhere where the professors actually want to teach. I also attended a class at Pratt. Maybe it was the course, but again, not impressed. The professor forgot some materials, the A/V equipment wasn't working. The admissions department doesn't get back to you by phone or email. I actually found Parsons to be more responsive and organized, but unfortunately, the program isn't ri
  16. @ Dialect - thank you for your detailed and balanced response. This is exactly what I was looking for. After reading what you wrote, it's clear to me that the AAS program is not what I am looking for. Thank you saving me the time I would have spent looking into it further and eventually visiting the school. Do you have suggestions for good graudate programs in NYC? I'm interested in communications design, and with a finance background, I was particularly interested in learning more about and possibly pursuing infographics - marrying the analytical and graphical. Thanks again.
  17. Thanks for your response. I do have a question for you though. What exactly is an associate degree? It seems like the program is for people who already have BA/BS degrees. It's not a Masters - I know that - but how much weight do associate degrees have in the design world? Am I better of pursuing a graduate degree? Do you happen to have any thoughts on Parson's graduate Design & Technology program? Thanks again.
  18. I was looking into the Parsons AAS degree program, specifically for Graphic Design. Does anyone here have any thoughts on it or is a prior/current student in that program and can give me their feedback? I am attracted to the program because it seems to be geared towards career-switchers (I work in finance), it's one year-long, and seems intensive, which is exactly what I am looking for. Thank you in advance.
  19. Await, thanks for your help and suggestions. I appreciate it.
  20. Hello all, This is my first post. I work in finance right now (6 years) and want to transition into the design field to pursue a career in communications design and/or design research. While I have a lot of the business/management/communcations skills, I don't have refreshed technical skills (in Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) I have to stay in New York and have been exploring some Master degree programs. Here is what I have found to date: NYU-Tisch: Interactive Telecommunications Program (MPS degree) NYU-School of Continuing Education: Graphic Communications Management and Technology
  21. Hello all, This is my first post. I work in finance right now (6 years) and want to transition into the design field to pursue a career in communications design and/or design research. While I have a lot of the business/management/communcations skills, I don't have refreshed technical skills (in Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) I have to stay in New York and have been exploring some Master degree programs. Here is what I have found to date: NYU-Tisch: Interactive Telecommunications Program (MPS degree) NYU-School of Continuing Education: Graphic Communications Management and Technology
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