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    I'm looking to apply to a bunch of grad schools, some i've visited, but i probably won't see them all by the time i apply. Here's a list of some I'm interested in:

    University of PA
    University of Washington
    Maryland Institute College of the Arts
    Rhode Island School of Design
    School of Visual Arts (NYC)
    Savannah College of Art and Design

    Any pros/cons to any of those listed? Any that I should look at that I don't have listed? Thanks!
     
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    SVA!!!!! I have a biased opinion since it is my Alma Matter. The professors are working professionals and of course NYC is very progressive let alone an exciting city. RISD turned me down, but I consider that school (arguably) top notch.
     
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    thanks a lot...any advice as far as applying?
     
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    Not sure on grad programs(MFA). As an undergrad (BFA) I got the feeling that SVA will accept anyone who can pay. RISD is tech so you will have to jump thru some hoops as far as grades and experience goes. Check out Parsons in Brooklyn and NYU. Keep in mind that I have not been a student since the 90's. Things may have changed.
     
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    A question to consider is where do you want to work? Having a support group with you will do wonders for starting any career. This is doubly true for any of the arts disciplines.

    Which discipline do you want to pursue? Journalism? that would be closest to DC. Fine Art? That would be NYC although there is I'm told a lot of disposable income around the Seattle area.

    Just a thought but looking at this as the beginnings of your nest instead of the one you are leaving will tend to clarify things.

    Best of luck

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    thanks a lot, guys. I'm mainly looking to stay in fine art...I'll have to check out parsons and nyu. I went to Seattle and visited univ of washington... awesome campus, but they only have 6 grad students total. I really liked univ of pa. it's my top choice so far.
     
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    What about the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida.
     
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    they don't have a graduate program... if they did, I'd apply in a heartbeat!
     
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    Rochester Institute of Technology

    From what I hear, you only get to touch a small percentage of the equipment in the cage compared to the other degrees there, but that's not what fine art is about.
     
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    The only thing about rochester is that it's too close. i've been advised that i should go to a grad school that not near my undergrad...to avoid "inbred" teachings. get more perspectives. and i've also hear that RIT is heavy into commercial photo and not so much into conceptual. and i can't stand snow anymore. and rochester gets a ton of it. :)
     

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