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.