||[May. 12th, 2009|01:16 am]
Ringling Students Q&A -- Post your questions here.
Well, Im in the process of applying to the digital film program and I was wondering if its hard to get in and if its worth the money?|
Also, Im a bit nervous because I attended performance art school since the 3rd grade except not for film/art but for for dance.
So, Im fairly new to to the visual art life. My senior year I took an art and yearbook class, and I was in charge of making the yearbook and yearbook dvd. Thats basically the only art experience I had during high school.
Also, I currently move to New York from Miami but only for a couple of months. I work at American Apparel merchandising the stores, so that might help me gain some art experience.
so how hard is it to get accepted?
oh and my last question is it required to live in the campus? I live with my boyfriend and I plan on moving in with him if I get accepted.
It's not hard to get into Ringling - the hardest part is staying in. The past year in particular we had a record freshman drop rate. It's a rigorous program, and not everyone is cut out for it.
While it's good to be concerned with outside art experience - Ringling is going to base it's decisions on your portfolio. So before anything, make sure that's in tip top shape.
Whether or not it's worth the money is ultimately up to you to decide. I know that doesn't sound very helpful, but I really does depend on highly personal factors - your finances, your goals, your commitment, etc.
And lastly, you don't have to live on campus.
Hope that helped! :D
There are lots of cheap, nice places to live off campus since the market is so bad right now. :)
As far as the quality of the digital film program, it's really hard to say. We haven't graduated a class yet. The oldest class of students in the program are currently rising Juniors. I think that there have been a few successful people, but I really don't know a lot about the program.
The facilities and equipment, however, are very nice. Top quality cameras, and an on-campus set only for Digital Film Students. You guys have nice Mac Labs with Final Cut Pro and other Adobe programs.
I could probably get you into contact with some digital film students if you really wanted. :)
2009-08-28 03:09 am (UTC)
I'm thinking of joining the film program too
It would be sweet if i could talk to some of the students to get to know what it really offers.
2009-08-28 03:13 am (UTC)
Ugh... sorry I jumped the gun on that a bit... email= email@example.com
2009-09-02 12:59 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm thinking of joining the film program too
Shoot an e-mail to Miryam Fail, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell her that Betsy Bauer sent you.