Monday, March 22, 2010
the MFA in studio art at SAIC
as you know if you are reading my blog, i have been in Chicago attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since last fall semester. i was invited to attend as a prior degree student (which means i was in school as an undergrad, working for a semester before i reapplied to graduate school) and i have been taking classes since August. in the one semester before reapplying i learned a ton! mostly about the school but also about my work and living in Chicago. i wouldn't trade spending a year as a prior degree student for anything... it has given me the opportunity to get situated and prepared for graduate school, and i think i am finally ready to get going. as of last Thursday i was accepted into the Ceramics department and the Printmedia department to study as a graduate student. as of last Friday i am accepted into Ceramics, Printmedia, and Painting and Drawing! somehow (by the grace of God!) i now get to choose which of those three departments i want to join as a graduate student. it is looking like i will go for Painting and Drawing (since it is such a powerful department) but that may change in the next few weeks. for now we (Shauna and i) are just celebrating the blessing and preparing for two years of really hard work!