Monday, May 06, 2013

Getting accepted (sort of) into School of Visual Arts, New York

School of Visual Arts was called Cartoonists and Illustrators School when it was established in 1947 by the Tarzan cartoonist Burne Hogarth and Silas Rhodes.
The school is famous for its cartooning and illustration programs and 

teachers in the past have been - 
Will Eisner (Spirit), Harvey Kurtzman (founding editor Mad Magazine), Art Spiegelman (Maus), David Mazzucchelli (Asterios Polyp, Batman Year One).

Their Alumni include - 
Steve Ditko (co creator - Spiderman), Bill Plympton (Oscar winning animator), Rebecca Sugar (Adventure Time), Matt Davies (Pulitzer prize winner), John Holmstrom (Creator Punk magazine), Carlos Saldanha (Director and co director of Rio, Robots and Ice Age franchise).

I first heard about School of Visual Arts in 2008 when I saw the first page of their Continuing Education brochure.

I always thought of applying for their MFA program in Cartooning (illustration as visual essay).

And this year I did just that.

These were my submission slides :

With this Statement of Purpose:

Finally I got this letter from them which was neither here nor there. I am on the waitlist which has 5-10 people beynd the 15 they accept.
I'll get a final word from them in August.


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