December 14th, 2003

grandma ryan

Greetings comrades

Well, after the events of today, Chris is undecided as to whether he will be flying out at 1am tonight or not. meanwhile, I'm stuck at home waiting for him to be done with his nap and to decide what he's going to do. is seattle up to anything tonight? I'm bored and I need a drink. (Update: My dad had some Rainier in the fridge downstairs.)

In other news, the info session for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago today at SAM was very helpful. I found out that the three departments I'm most interested in are the three most obscure departments, which means,

A) I have a better chance of getting in with the complexity of the work I've been doing, or
B) I have a stiffer more obscure competition to deal with.

The Sound department is in its first year this year and had only 9 applicants. 3 were accepted.

Film, Video, and New Media had 50, with 18 accepted.

Art and Technology Studies with 90, 8-10 accepted each year.

Luckily, I think I'm very interested in F,V,&NM, which has the highest acceptance rate. Not to say I'm worried though. ; ) I will probably apply to each division of MFA, but I may be most interested in the Sound division if I had my choice. Although, it seems most of the students end up somewhere outside the field they entered in.

Even so, I'm thinking I'll be waiting for a bit to actually apply. Perhaps I will attempt to attend in the fall of 2005.