Mar 30, 2014, 2:16 PM
Post #148 of 148
Re: [murasaki] California MFA Programs
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Really useful thread. I've read a lot about SFSU, but nearly nothing on CCA, and wondered if anyone has any experience this year. I've been accepted by SFSU and CCA and don't know which one to choose. SFSU is 13,000 a year, no funding. CCA is 35,000 a year, but have offered me a renewable scholarship of 17,000 a year.
I'm really, really appealed by CCA's interdisciplinary approach (you must take visual arts classes), motto and mentoring program. Put off by the tuition fees of course, but with the scholarship it ends up as 18,000. So my question is - is the CCA program good enough to warrant paying an extra 5,000 a year?
Aah! I really don't know!! Will it be better for my later job prospects to have gone to a state uni (more competitive) rather than a 'pay your way' college? IS CCA a 'pay your way' college? Or does the quality of the teaching reflect the high cost? Will it be better for my later job prospects to have received a merit fellowship? Any comments at all on CCA would be very much appreciated.
"The sage is full of anxiety and indecision in undertaking anything, and so he is always successful." - The Books of Chuang-tzu