Mar 31, 2006, 10:13 AM
Post #45 of 148
Re: [clarabow] Irvine's 3.0 minimum GPA
I've been offered admission to CCA too. I'm a fiction writer who cannot leave the SF Bay Area (fortunately for me, there are many programs here). Yesterday I completed the application process (Thank God!) and the final results are: ADMITTED--CCA, Mills, USF, SFSU; WAITLIST--Saint Mary's.
I'm planning on attending the Open House reading/BBQ event at CCA on Sunday, April 9. I know a fiction writer who goes there currently and he raves about it. CCA seems to foster a vibrant artistic community with an open, interdisciplinary approach (you are not exclusively wedded to a genre and can take visual arts courses, for example, and receive MFA Writing credit). They have a mentorship aspect to their program that sounds very appealing. I know someone who is on their roster of mentors, and he's very good. I think one of the biggest drawbacks of CCA may be price. It's a newer program; I think established in 2000.
From what I've noticed from your posting Clarabow, I think you'll thrive wherever you land. You bring a lot of positive energy, a sense of humor, and a desire to engage yourself deeply in the act of writing.