tjdfn149 Posted April 2, 2014 Share Posted April 2, 2014 I'm 23, went to Duke and majored in math, minored in visual arts. Started working at Morgan Stanley with the idea of saving up money and then being a full-fledged artist around age 30. But realized I'm only in my early twenties once and I need to become an artist now. I applied to grad school thinking an MFA would help with gallery hook ups and to get my name out there - also I feel like studying art in an intense academic setting would be a sick experience. Got rejected from every school (Yale, Columbia, RISD, UCLA, USC, SVA, Parsons, CalArts). SFAI hit me up with a post bac. Trying to figure out if it's just worthless vanity schooling. Also am slightly afraid that if I do a post bac, MFA programs down the line will scoff at it as 40k day camp. Also I'm uncomfortable that some think, "The students in [post bac programs] are often lacking basic, underlying skills, so they don't have the means to express themselves." (Huffington Post) I don't like the idea of being lumped in that category. The idea that I lack the technical and conceptual skills to do a real MFA is insulting. What's my move? Maybe I'm just a delusional scum who would greatly benefit from a SFAI post bac, can't tell. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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