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Hey Guys,

Oh my... I'm in the throws applying to as many programs as I can handle. This is quite stressful. Anyone else out there? Any advice, anything ya'll are finding helpful in the search/application process?

Im just about to send requests to former instructors for letters of recommendation for a couple schools to do my MFA in sculpture, am looking into Road Island, UCLA, and Yale, but will do some more research to see what else is looking good faculty wise. I think they need around 20 images each so Im going to get a new group of sculptures together stating in a few days. I'll probably sit in on a cultural theory course and practice public presentations before going into the interview stage.

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Im just about to send requests to former instructors for letters of recommendation for a couple schools to do my MFA in sculpture, am looking into Road Island, UCLA, and Yale, but will do some more research to see what else is looking good faculty wise. I think they need around 20 images each so Im going to get a new group of sculptures together stating in a few days. I'll probably sit in on a cultural theory course and practice public presentations before going into the interview stage.

has anyone heard what US Magazine's last year's rating for the top 10 MFA programs are?

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I don't think they have ranked it since 2008... really not sure though. here is the list:

1Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA2Yale University New Haven, CT3Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI4School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL5Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI6University of California--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA7Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD8Temple University Elkins Park, PA9Columbia University New York, NY10California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA

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Hi!

I'm applying this year too!! Very stressful! The hardest part is finding out where you want to apply...i'm more focused on found object sculpture, so i'm looking into schools that encourage the crossing of mediums.

here's my list:

Carnegie Mellon

Columbia College oF Chicago

Penn State

UNiversity of Maryland

University of Michigan

University of Tennessee

I'm looking for three year programs that offer funding and studio space. i also want to avoid an art institute because my work is about social issues and society and I would prefer to be at a research university to utilize more resources.

If anyone has any suggestions on other schools please let me know...I was hoping to apply to at least ten because I'm uber-paranoid.

Hey Guys,

Oh my... I'm in the throws applying to as many programs as I can handle. This is quite stressful. Anyone else out there? Any advice, anything ya'll are finding helpful in the search/application process?

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Hi everyone. Also applying this year and was very happy to find this forum.

Only to Columbia state-side for the time being (coming from Europe) but also looking into Yale and Rhode Island...Have to say that the application process seems a bit more complicated & a bit different to what I'm used to for U.S. universities so I'm a bit stressed out right now. Starting an artists' residency in January so hoping to have completed my application before that. Have also heard that Hunter is quite good though...

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My studio practice is interdisciplinary, but where that's not an option I'll be applying to Sculpture departments. I plan on showing a mix of flat and 3-dimensional work in my portfolio, so I hope that's not a problem. My work is all about materials so I think I can get away with emphasizing a sculptural approach to my flat work in my writing. We'll see how it goes ...

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Hi!

I'm applying this year too!! Very stressful! The hardest part is finding out where you want to apply...i'm more focused on found object sculpture, so i'm looking into schools that encourage the crossing of mediums.

here's my list:

Carnegie Mellon

Columbia College oF Chicago

Penn State

UNiversity of Maryland

University of Michigan

University of Tennessee

I'm looking for three year programs that offer funding and studio space. i also want to avoid an art institute because my work is about social issues and society and I would prefer to be at a research university to utilize more resources.

If anyone has any suggestions on other schools please let me know...I was hoping to apply to at least ten because I'm uber-paranoid.

You should apply to SAIC, Chicago has plenty of things going on that you don't need to be a part of a university to be involved in dialogue about whatever your interests are. Also, the crossing of mediums, using found objects, and focus on social issues are all things that have a history at SAIC (more so than almost all of the schools you listed above.)

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