I’m an international student. I’ll be applying for a Masters in Interaction Design, and my applications essentially boil down to this: the Tisch ITP program at NYU, RISD’s Digital+Media program, and Carnegie Mellon’s program. I got a Fulbright scholarship so cost is no issue.
I’ve heard a lot of good and bad things about NYU (the PhD prof I’m currently working under told me absolutely NOT to go there, but then he taught in Theatre), but I really want to live in or around NYC. I have heard as many negative things about NYU as I have positive.
The problem with RISD is that it’s a pure Art\Design school - I don’t know how it ranks overall, and I was looking forward to taking courses from disciplines other than Design. Since I’m ultimately seeking to pursue a PhD later in Media Sciences\Visual Culture, I don’t know how an art school degree (even from a top tier one like RISD), will help me get there.
CMU is great rankings wise, excellent academics and campus, from what I gather of their reputation on the web, but I know little about it otherwise. I would really appreciate any information\insights into the above schools and their programs - living abroad and trying to decide on a program is difficult!
Thanks in advance for the help!