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Hector Verdugo
33:11
Welcome Students!
Hector Verdugo
33:31
Adjust to: Everyone
Hector Verdugo
33:36
Where is everyone from?
Reid Raukar
34:43
Adjust your chat to Everyone
Alexis Mcnall
35:09
Georgia
Cassie Scaglione
35:13
Hi! I’m Cassie from Boston
LJHofelich
35:26
Good Evening everyone my name is Justin but I go by Lj
LJHofelich
35:44
I am from Charleston South Carolina
Bettina Brentano
36:00
Hello from Southeast Alaska!
LJHofelich
36:41
Ah thats better
Andy Graves
36:47
Good evening
Wendy Mejia
37:16
Good evening
Emily Hostutler
37:25
Hello All!
LJHofelich
37:27
In Georgia I believe it is 8 pm
Hector Verdugo
39:16
Reid Raukar- Senior Director of AdmissionsEmail: rraukar@academyart.edu
Reid Raukar
40:32
Spring semester starts 2/7/22
Hector Verdugo
40:48
Welcome Students!
LJHofelich
40:58
I am super excited
Hector Verdugo
43:28
@LJ- Happy to have you here
LJHofelich
44:01
I am studying Architecture
Dena Elshabba
44:39
Hi I’m interested in the graduate programs in photography 🙂
Alexis Mcnall
45:36
I am also interested in the Photography Graduate programs
Cassie Scaglione
45:44
I’m interested in the animation program :)
Greg Cooper
46:03
Fully Accredited? Regionally for all programs and degrees? For on campus AND online?
Hector Verdugo
46:25
@Greg- Yes, Regionally, Yes, Yes
Greg Cooper
46:45
Got it, thank you.
Kristina Shaw-Krivosh
47:13
Hi, I am interested in photography and/or photojournalism (not into tech/digital…more of a dark room, old soul kinda gal)
LJHofelich
47:25
Im coming from business
Hector Verdugo
47:39
@Greg- We also have programmatic accreditation if you are seeking NAAB (ARH) or CIDA (IAD)
Megan Oyama
47:59
Hi! I’m interested in interior architecture and design
Greg Cooper
48:12
MFA Photography, thanks.
Dena Elshabba
49:27
I love the fact that the programs are online as I am located in LA and I am a full-time teacher so it would be very convenient. I am just hesitant to do online school. I am eager to learn more about the format and the communication between students and professors.
Hector Verdugo
51:05
@Dena- We can go over some of the OL info for you. The good news is the OL programs are great. You can get the support and feedback you need, especially if you ae actively seeking the feedback.
LJHofelich
52:51
thats me
Emily Hostutler
53:22
Dena—just a shout out from another full time teacher —appreciate you and your comment! Hector—I’m also interested in both hybrid and OL- I’m just a bit north of the city.
LJHofelich
55:14
I need books
LJHofelich
55:51
VA
LJHofelich
56:02
GI Bill
Hector Verdugo
56:41
@Emily- I am happy to help you go over all your options.
Hector Verdugo
56:54
@Emily- Do you want me to contact you after the meeting?
Elena Takmakova
57:20
I would like to learn more about payment options
Hector Verdugo
57:49
@LJ- Are you a veteran?
LJHofelich
57:54
I am
Emily Hostutler
57:56
Yes, thank you Hector!
LJHofelich
58:12
Marine Corps 8 years 9 months 26 days
Hector Verdugo
58:27
@LJ- Are you working with anyone yet? I can make sure we get you setup with someone that knows how to help you with VA benefits.
LJHofelich
58:31
I am fully registered
Dena Elshabba
58:33
@Emily Good luck! 🙂
LJHofelich
58:38
Luis
Hector Verdugo
58:41
@Emily- Will do
Brandi Smith
59:08
Is a GRE score required?
Hector Verdugo
59:29
@Brandi- No it's not
LJHofelich
59:46
I have done his check list, and I am currently waiting for my dd-214
Dena Elshabba
59:46
How many hours per week should I plan to dedicate to coursework if I study part-time?
Hector Verdugo
59:47
@LJ- Awesome! Luis is great!
Hector Verdugo
01:00:02
@LJ- He will help you out.
Reid Raukar
01:00:12
https://springshow.academyart.edu/
LJHofelich
01:00:21
He has been amazing
Sofia Guzman
01:00:22
What’s the deadline for application for the fall semester? (2022)
Andy Garate
01:00:41
Are the graduate admissions reps specialized for the different areas? Just want to make sure I connect with the right person!
Cassie Scaglione
01:00:49
I was also planning on applying for the fall semester
LJHofelich
01:01:29
I am interested in the Jewelry and Metal art
LJHofelich
01:02:06
I am working on a massive project now
Hector Verdugo
01:02:43
@Andy- the entire team is trained to work with all majors. Many of the Grad Team Members have been here 10+ years.
Dena Elshabba
01:02:54
Wow, so inspiring
Hector Verdugo
01:02:55
@LJ- Sounds cool!
Reid Raukar
01:03:16
https://gradshowcase.academyart.edu/
Reid Raukar
01:03:46
MA=36 units
Reid Raukar
01:03:50
MFA 63 units
Hector Verdugo
01:03:52
@Sofia- We do not have a deadline but when you do apply we generally want to help you solidify all of your items in a short and sweet manner so your enrollment process and paperwork doesn't have to drag on.
LJHofelich
01:04:22
I am looking for the better of the 2 with NAAB certifications
Hector Verdugo
01:04:33
@Sofia- I always encourage students to apply earlier than later so it's easier to pick out classes while they are open and available and also have a longer runway to collect supplies and items they may need for school.
Brandi Smith
01:06:48
What is the approximate length of each program?
Sofia Guzman
01:07:02
Ok, thank you!
Emily Hostutler
01:07:19
That is pretty amazing
LJHofelich
01:07:43
what happens if I’m not good at art.
LJHofelich
01:07:56
I struggle drawling stick figures
Kristina Shaw-Krivosh
01:08:06
You will be good 🙂
Emily Hostutler
01:08:16
Which program is this project from again?
Cassie Scaglione
01:08:48
You’ll surprise yourself LJ! Thats how I felt with my undergrad and I surprised my self
Hector Verdugo
01:10:05
@Brandi- If you are full time taking an MA- 36 units. Most students take 9 units in Fall, 9 units Spring, 6 Units in Summer= 24 units year (Just an examples because students start at all times during the year). So a full-time student would be able to complete an MA in 1 1/2-2yrs
LJHofelich
01:10:06
lol I am a business major
LJHofelich
01:11:09
thats me
Alexis Mcnall
01:11:46
so if I have my bachelors in art I should take MA? instead?
LJHofelich
01:11:47
what would be the difference in degrees
LJHofelich
01:12:15
I am doing Architecture now
Kristina Shaw-Krivosh
01:12:21
Who else is interested in photography? Does any know if a student can study photography with an emphasis on photojournalism, specifically social justice issues? PS I’m an English major…
Cassie Scaglione
01:13:14
Do ether of the MA or MFA programs integrate internships?
Brandi Smith
01:13:50
So, the MFA would take almost 4 years like a Bachelor’s degree?
LJHofelich
01:14:15
I am saying if I did 2 different focuses what would be the classes between the two. Also I am taking track 2.
LJHofelich
01:14:22
The longer one
Kristina Shaw-Krivosh
01:14:51
Documentary!! 🙂 Yes, that sounds fantastic!
Andy Graves
01:14:53
Both the MA and the MFA of Game Development are split into various game dev disciplines. Do incoming students have an opportunity to sample a core set of classes before deciding which discipline to pursue?
Alexis Mcnall
01:14:55
does your photography program have a darkroom for film?
Maram
01:15:38
I wanna be an interior designer not decorator, do u offer that?
Andy Garate
01:16:07
I'm also torn between the MA or MFA options - do there tend to be students that start out in MA and after one semester want to switch? (I'm assuming it can be a headache of a process to switch)
Kristina Shaw-Krivosh
01:16:20
I would like to know the same thing, Alexis. Also, are we taught how to use our DSLRs?
Amber Palma
01:16:49
are there any field trip opportunities throughout the semester? (photography student)
LJHofelich
01:16:57
Thank you
Dena Elshabba
01:17:03
How many hours should we plan to dedicate for part-time study? Do working professionals typically do part-time?
Kristina Shaw-Krivosh
01:17:10
I’d like to know the same, Amber!
Love Douglas
01:17:56
Im planning on going into advertising and looked at the degree plan of the MA and MFA would you still say that the MFA is best for backgrounds outside of art ?
Alexis Mcnall
01:19:16
okay thank you i'm doing film right now in my undergrad
Emily Hostutler
01:19:45
I have an MA in English, and have been teaching at a university for almost a decade. I am 42 year old with the goal of adding the terminal degree and developing fine art and design skills that could support a career “pivot” and some of my current multi-discipline goals as a professor. Are there other students in this “later in life” population? I am also very interested in mural and community arts.
Thomas Matre
01:21:18
I’m planning on visiting in June during your intersession. are classes in in
Kristina Shaw-Krivosh
01:21:57
If we are online or hybrid can we join photography field trips?
Kevin Meredith
01:22:00
Emily, I'm 50 and have been a hairdresser for 30 years!
Alexis Mcnall
01:22:12
for our portfolios do you want us to take pictures of our work and submit it?
Nicole Thomas
01:22:12
Same thing here Emily. MA in English and teacher. Interested in industrial design. Trying to career switch at 46
Maram
01:22:22
Can i get Ma in interior design and be ready for the market
Thomas Matre
01:22:25
I’m planning on visiting in June during Intersession. Is the campus open with classes going on?
Hector Verdugo
01:23:38
Make sure to send in an email so we can all connect: Reid Raukar- Senior Director of AdmissionsEmail: rraukar@academyart.edu
Kevin Meredith
01:23:42
Thanks for a great presentation! I'll set up a one on one ASAP. I have been working with Eve.
Emily Hostutler
01:24:01
So Awesome.. Thanks Kevin and Nicole !!!
Andy Graves
01:24:49
35 here
A Ford
01:25:17
Never too late.
Kristina Shaw-Krivosh
01:25:17
34 here
Brandi Smith
01:25:27
46 is still young in my opinion
Dena Elshabba
01:25:32
@Emily it’s never too late to follow your passion 🙂
Cassie Scaglione
01:25:34
Can my portfolio be a link to my website?
Greg Cooper
01:25:50
Thank you Hector and Reid. Great job with the presentation.
Emily Hostutler
01:26:12
Loving all the “mid-life” love folks—thank you 😊
Andy Graves
01:26:30
I'm trying to coordinate a visit in March. There's a chance I might go to GDC this year and if so, I'd be in town
Alexis Mcnall
01:27:33
do you have any advice for undergrad students studying art and are interested in getting in the job market?
LJHofelich
01:27:49
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Nicole Thomas
01:28:33
For a degree in industrial design, what would your portfolio include?
Andy Graves
01:28:40
Will we receive feedback on our portfolio submission?
Andy Graves
01:30:27
Plus, who reviews our work? Just admissions officers or do any of the faculty or dept heads give their input?
A Ford
01:30:28
I plan on getting my MA in Fine Arts. Can someone help me navigate becoming a fine artist through this program?
Cassie Scaglione
01:31:57
I’m looking to apply for the fall 2022 semester and am thinking of applying by the end of this month, how long does it typically take to hear back on acceptance status?
Alexis Mcnall
01:33:30
if you do your application and everything is submitted, then you get accepted how long do you have to start the payment plans and everything financial.
Wendy Mejia
01:34:01
I have a Masters in Business and I am enrolled in Interior Design & Architecture...Do you guide us to get all the creditation to be certifed Interior Design?
Kristina Shaw-Krivosh
01:35:21
For those of us interested in becoming documentary journalists and fine artists, should we consider getting certificates in marketing (marketing ourselves) or business (so we have a better idea of how to grow our own businesses)?
Andy Garate
01:35:26
Are the admissions counselor meetings done through zoom or just like a phone call?
Maram
01:36:13
What’s the difference between interior designer and architecture design
Andy Graves
01:36:21
Someone may have asked this, but what does AA do to help students transition from graduate to employment?
A Ford
01:36:36
Is Oliver Sin an instructor?
Andy Graves
01:37:34
Academy of art
Maram
01:38:28
If i take interior architecture, can i work in other states and than CA
Hector Verdugo
01:39:26
Reid Raukar- Senior Director of AdmissionsEmail: rraukar@academyart.edu
Cassie Scaglione
01:39:38
Thank you so much Reid and Hector!
Nicole Thomas
01:39:50
Are we able to sample classes if we are not sure of the major to take?
Emily Hostutler
01:39:57
Thank you so much!
Dena Elshabba
01:40:03
Yes, the dots!
Kristina Shaw-Krivosh
01:40:16
I definitely want to pursue a MA in photography and I feel confident in my ability to succeed as a student, but I was wondering if I should ALSO obtain a certificate in marketing or business since I don’t feel confident in my ability to succeed post-graduation (even though this is a passion of mine)
Dena Elshabba
01:40:23
Thank you guys so much. This was really informative and I enjoyed it very much. Good luck to everyone applying!
Megan Oyama
01:40:28
Thank you! This was incredibly helpful and insightful
Hector Verdugo
01:40:31
@Nicole- We can do some work to help you ahead of time. We really want to help you narrow it down before you start.
Hector Verdugo
01:40:43
Thanks you all!
Nicole Thomas
01:40:44
Thank you
Hector Verdugo
01:40:47
Reid Raukar- Senior Director of AdmissionsEmail: rraukar@academyart.edu
Alexis Mcnall
01:41:38
thank you
Bettina Brentano
01:41:46
Thank you!
A Ford
01:41:51
Thank you!
Andy Garate
01:41:54
Thank you all!
Kristina Shaw-Krivosh
01:42:02
Thank you!
Yolanda Webb
01:42:16
Thank you!