first of all, what an amazing concept!! Kudos to the group who decided to put this into action. I have a couple of questions, statements etc.
I have seen stated that upon review of portfolio a course will be suggested.(paraphrasing) I am taking this to mean that if the instructors feel a student is advanced enough they will suggest a shorter duration, and longer (30month) for those that they feel need more development.
Being an almost entirely online course, class size doesn't seem as it would be an issue. I am interested in acceptance rates. Not to be too much of a pessimist, butt long story short, i am trying to break free of years of "art is a good hobby but never a career choice". I have been drawing sketching/painting most of my life off and on. Off for the greater part of the past 10 years, and On for the pas couple of months. My change of mind came with the birth of my daughter, and the realization that in order to tell her she could accomplish whatever she put her mind to, I must in fact do he same.
My concern is for the application process, where as a "traditional" art program has limited space, it makes sense to limit the numbers where as an online course has more leeway. I understand instructors cant review 9200 projects per day but i guess my question in a round about way is to find out about acceptance rates.
Are portfolios being looked at for current ability, levels of progress, etc.
for short, will i get accepted? i know its hard to answer this question accurately w/o more info, but even generalizations would help. i.e. if someone with no artistic experience, but the desire to learn and ability to pay for tuition were to apply would this person be accepted.
hank you in advance for your time !