Visual art graduate programs...illustration and such...

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Visual art graduate programs...illustration and such...

Post by LetsMeetUpInParadise240 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:33 pm

Right now my plan is to pursue an Associate's Degree in Illustration at the community college where I am currently enrolled while also working. But due to recent events, I've been also thinking about looking towards pursuing a Master's at a different school in an actual graduate program....preferably out of state and going to school full time. Thing is, I'm sort of having a hell of a time finding graduate schools that actually specify the types of visual art programs that they have.

As for requirements, would graduate art programs need satisfactory GRE scores as well as portofolios?

If anyone give shoot me some info, it'd be a great help. Thanks.
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Post by Mac McCool » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:36 am

The BFA and MFA in Illustration programs at California State University in Fullerton (CSUF) are producing great results. It's a very dynamic program (check out their news blog), graduates are getting jobs, winning illustration awards, and top companies such as Nickelodeon are setting up educational partnerships with CSUF. Their curriculum emphasizes story. So you'll be in courses doing children's book illustration, comics ("Sequential Art"), character designs ("Cartooning & Caricature"). Foundations are also very important (life drawing, perspective, design, traditional and digital illustration techniques). And for (future) California residents, the low tuition is financially smart. More and more graduates from Art Center in Pasadena (one of the country's top private art school) are coming to CSUF for their Master's in Illustration.

On the East Coast, if you're mostly wanting to study comics, start with the outstanding program at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, run by the award-winning artist-turned-school-founder (and all-around great guy!), James Sturm. Closer to your home state of Maryland, there's the School of Visual Arts in New York city and MICA. Hope this helps!

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Post by Frank Stockton » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:41 am

I never went there, but based on reputation alone-- I say go to School of Visual Arts in New York if you want a masters degree in illustration. There isn't really anything else that compares to it on that level.


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Post by LetsMeetUpInParadise240 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:54 am

Well, I'm definitely considering both now. I'd love to go to NY or CA. Though Fullerton sounds alot more appealing with the kinds of programs and job connections that come with it.

Any other schools that have Graduate programs in Illustration?
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Post by Mac McCool » Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:20 pm

Here are some schools that teach illustration (I don't think all of them offer M.F.A.s in Illustration -- some have artsy names like "Visual Essay" -- so do your homework so you clearly understand what they offer).

Note: they're in no particular order:

- Minneapolis College of Art & Design
- Maryland Institute College of Art
- Art Center College of Design
- California State University, Fullerton
- School of Visual Arts (New York)
- Pratt Institute
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Parson School of Design
- Columbus College of Art & Design
- Ringling School of Art & Design (Florida)
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Savannah College of Art & Design

Let us know if you find anything cool! :-) Good luck!
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Post by LetsMeetUpInParadise240 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:39 pm

*thumbs up* :D
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Post by Ashwara » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:12 pm

I'll be going to the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University [not affiliated with those "Ai" art institutes] in the Fall. It seems like, and better be, a good school, ha ha. And the Illustration department head called comics/sequential art, "the higest form of art" which was awesome. Because I know a lot of art schools aren't friendly to comics.

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Post by Greatnation » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:35 pm

only total douches go to AIB, dont do it man.

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Post by Ashwara » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:53 am

Ha ha ha, oh yeah you're definitely right.

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Post by LetsMeetUpInParadise240 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:01 am

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How so? I'm curious.
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Post by Greatnation » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:09 am

Because we are both going to be freshmen in the fall, its sad really.

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Post by LetsMeetUpInParadise240 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:16 am

Aww, it can't be that bad. But I salute the both of you anyway. :)
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Post by Greatnation » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:42 am

Haha, thanks man. Im actualy incredibly excited about it, and Im sure william is too.

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Post by Ashwara » Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:03 am

Ha ha, sure am. It should be good.

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