Major in Media Studies and Join the Revolution!

Posted by on Oct 7, 2010 in Art School, College Admissions Tips, Undergraduate Majors and Minors | 0 comments

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. In the year 2015, people have access to a breadth and depth of information unimaginable in an earlier age. Everyone contributes in some way, participating to create a living, breathing mediascape. So begins EPIC 2015, a quasi-documentary, quasi-sci-fi video narrative taking the viewer from the inception of the Web to the digitally connected, “living, breathing mediascape” we live in...

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How your admissions application essay can avoid the yawn

Posted by on Sep 1, 2010 in Application Essay Writing, Art School, Business School Admissions, College Admissions Tips, Graduate Admissions Tips, Graduate School Admissions, Law School Admissions, Medical School Admissions | 0 comments

An admissions officer can spot a good personal statement in 5 seconds. How does yours avoid the yawn? A well-written admissions essay gets inside the head of its reader. It invites and engages. It is the final touch of your application, the punctuation on your profile. And it is considered a crucial (if not defining) element in your admissions portfolio. As we are all aware, a key component of writing is knowing your audience. I like to compare...

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29 more schools added to the Common Application

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Application Essay Writing, Art School, College Admissions Tips | 0 comments

Here’s the list from the Common Application’s website. Schools still holding out are MIT, Georgetown, and USC. C’mon guys. Centralize. Alaska Pacific University (AK) Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (NY) The American University of Rome (Italy) College of Notre Dame of Maryland (MD) Columbia University (NY) Concordia University (OR) DePaul University (IL) Florida Institute of Technology (FL) Fontbonne University...

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Applying to Art School for a BFA

Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 in Art School, College Admissions Tips | 0 comments

If you are a high school student reading this post, you are probably ignoring your parents’ wishes for you to become a biotech engineer, lawyer, doctor, etc., and instead you are pursuing your passion for creativity. Or perhaps, you are reading this with parents who are supportive of your quest to be artist. Either way, you are taking the first step toward tackling an application process that will challenge you in ways you’ve never...

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The Art of Admissions Success

Posted by on Jun 23, 2010 in Application Essay Writing, Art School, Business School Admissions, College Admissions Tips, Graduate School Admissions, Law School Admissions, Medical School Admissions | 0 comments

Ah, the admissions officer, that mysterious person tucked away behind stacks of applications holding the key to your future. Wouldn’t you like to get inside that person’s head? Well, you can–not by submitting an application you think an admissions officer wants to see, and not by telepathically influencing this person’s decision, but by putting together an academic application portfolio that showcases your unique self as...

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