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Thursday, June 4th, 2009

A call out to the Art community

i am looking into applying as a transfer student to RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) probably for grad school. I am wondering if anyone has some valuable insight for me. I've been to their website many times, and its really impressive. I know they are a very prestigious design school, but what about art. Specifically moving image/animation? I don't know how they compare to anyone else ( i mean im assuming they are prob. above UIC's capabilities). It is a lot (A LOT) of money, but a degree from RISD is very impressive....
I guess what I'm asking is in the end does it matter if i graduated from UIC or RISD? im not trying to become a huge player in the art world.. i just want to know if i should be attending some sort of art/design school because it may pay off more in the long run??

Any and all comments would be helpful

Tags:  art, College, final, ink, music
Check out the school for a Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7755624517) or Twitter. I know that the majority of schools are trying to connect with students and prospective through these avenues. It would be a great way to ask them why their school is so great, and why it is worth it.
shoo   Thursday, June 4, 2009
Also investigate their placement efforts for their graduates. Look at their alumuni and see how they have faired.
dannie   Thursday, June 4, 2009
One of my favorite professors went to RISD for print making. I have to admit there was something impressive about knowing he was from RISD. But...I have never been asked where I graduated from in an interview. I think experience is what employers care about in the end. Just my opinion.
My design degree is from a private college in the mountains of NC that has never been known for Art. It really hasn't slowed me down though.
Maybe it is different in your field? Ask some of your peers that are finding success in your field.
Spike   Thursday, June 4, 2009
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