I have read through many many posts and I somehow manage to still be confused . I need advice … unfortunately i need it fast
Background > From India. Mech engineer + 5yrs experience in QA in a digital manufacturing firm
Aim > eagerly want to become a designer . so want to do Masters in ID. I want to create innovative products of all kinds.
Current situation > I can sketch well. i just love sketching. dont get bored at all doing it. Doing concept sketches , I am slow. but I can pick up things really quick.always had a knack for that. I just need some guidance, I am very sure with which I can get really good. I want to get that in my masters program. . Have a portfolio with only sketches. mostly pencil.
I am attaching an image of my sketch. its old and the only one scanned.
I know a few CAD software > Rhinoceros (did my engineering project in Prod dev using Rhino for concept creation. thats where the ID bug bit me ) , CATIA V5 and V6. not very good at AUTOCAD, Pro-E, Flash, Photoshop, CorelDrawX4, Google Sketchup, but I can work on them. and as I have been exposed to working with 3D softwares as a part of my job, I can pick up most of them easily.
Written TOEFL . got a good score. 108(iBT)
Schools to apply > I have shortlisted the following schools based on Fees, dead lines & ranks. I have not chosen very highly ranked schools for fear of rejection.
- Georgia Tech MID … lastdate feb1
- University of Illinois at Chicago MFA in ID … lastdate feb1
Are they good? I want to apply to 2 more colleges. but I am not too sure. I will not be able to study if I dont get financial aid after 1semister.
How is SCAD(lastdate feb1) ? fees is high ! if I get a scholarship, would it be worth it ?
tempted to apply to Art Center College of Design (lastdate feb1) . but its ranked very high and even the fees is high. and I have no clue if they give any financial aid.
can someone help me with my situation. I would be very glad…