OK. So. I’ve gotten into the (undergraduate) programs at Pratt, RISD, Carnege Mellon, and University of Cincinnati, and I just wanted to see if I could get some advice on choosing a school.
Some background. I was inspired by ID years ago, but only really understood the implications of my inspiration about a year ago. Art/drawing wise I’m relatively inexperienced (good enough to get me in, though) and I’m more of a smart/creative/passionate person than the typical art student into ID (excuse me if I offended anyone with that stereotype). I’m looking more for a program that’s broad, more theory, human-based, IDEOlike and/or gives me a chance to take non-basic classes in other subjects.
My innermost, heartbodyfelt, mindspiritplus feelings. Subjective(objective) deeper(surface) reality:
Pratt. They offered me $12000 a year, but I’m not particularly fond of the “artistic”-based program. Not really looking for an art school.
RISD. I never got to visit, but they have a good reputation and I like the idea of being able to cross-register at Brown when schedules line-up.
UC. They’re offering $9000 a year, so it’d be inexpensive. I like the reputation and co-op program but the campus location (both distance from where I live and location in the city) and largeness kind of turned me off. I could certainly live with it though.
CMU. I loved the university, design program and the opportunity of interdiscinplinary programs. It’s very expensive and I’m not too sure how well the students are prepared and find jobs. I think, I’m leaning towards them though, because I’d be more motivated there and would find the drive to pay the tuition and get a job. I hope.
Anyways, I know you all have experience with schools so if you can give any insight or advice or your impression of a school it would be greatly appreciated and very meaningful. Sorry the post was so long. Thanks a lot!!