Saturday, January 17, 2009

Applying to Grad School

by, Kirsten Bassion

Many students are scurrying around right now trying to get their applications together for Masters of Fine Art programs. This is such an exciting but stressful time. As a teacher of ceramics, I find it very exhilarating to watch. Right now I am lucky enough to have a student, Christine, in my studio working towards her application deadlines.

Flower Brick By Christine Caswell, 2008, Stoneware cone 6 Ox, 8" x 4.5"

I have written recommendations for her and we are getting ready to fire her final ceramic pieces so we can photograph her portfolio. Being five years out of my graduate program I have nearly forgotten all the effort and coordination it takes to even apply to schools let alone get in. I think Christine has the drive and skills to get into school, but I guess we will have to wait until March to find out if I am right! Good luck to all the students out there brave enough to apply for a life in the arts! It can be a very rewarding field.

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