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Is it not simply THE MOST stressful thing EVER EVER EVER?
I doubt I would have gotten in though. Unless deliberately amateurish watercolour scribbles were particularly something whoever was responsible for admissions liked.
I also realize that this is absolutely no help.
Is it actually much different to applying to regular higher education-type centres?
is horrific. The amount of conflicting advice about what should be in it and how it should be presented is ridiculously confusing. Constantly critiquing your own work drains every ounce of confidence you have in it (if you're me).
The odds of making it are dire. Last year over four hundred people applied for the same course of me. Thirty six got a place. Needless to say, I didn't, hence the re-appliction this year.
Being surrounded by fellow art students aspiring to the same goal has it's good points, but the amount of combined stress is unbearable.
if you don't get in, just read 'Lanark', the Book 2 part of that makes them look kind of rubbish.
and entry projects :(
and learn you never had to press hard
GSA FTW! xx
Middle class crises.
Which puts a little bit more pressure on because I think a lot of my family would secretly love it if I just got a normal job and stopped messing about with this art stuff, but I've made it my life's purpose and ambition now, so better stick with it, eh?
but i know folk who have. my best friend went through a similar thing- applied, got rejected after an interview, but did a foundation year and got into eca after that.
are you applying for eca or glasgow?
p_v goes to eca (Y)
good luck :)
but I might well change it as the application hasn't been sent to UCAS yet.
I'm considering doing a foundation course in Queens College St Martin down in London, but not sure if I can afford.
I've already done an HNC last year and doing an HND this year, which is like the equivelent of two foundation courses already, but I guess you've gotta keep trying....
I applied to GSA last year and didn't get in. I decided not to apply there agin this year, partly because of how hard it is to get in there and partly because I'd quite like to move away and have a wee break from Glasgow, as much as I love it!
is definetly my problem.
two interviews this past week. Getting the portfolio together was indeed stressful. But the interviews weren't as bad as expected, I didn't freeze up and was quite chatty - it helped that the interviewers were friendly rather than scary and I didn't really get any 'hard' questions. It's just the waiting to find out whether I've been successful that's getting me now. I had one interview yesterday and they said I'd hear from them in mid March, which is ages away.
What subject are you going for?