Sep 12, 2005, 9:28 AM
Post #36 of 184
First of all, let me say that I know the posts about the low-res programs are in that other very, very long thread.
What I'm curious about is other people, like me, who are going to apply to low-res programs (or have already) because circumstances didn't allow for a full time program. I live an hour north of NYC and the thought of commuting everyday (or every other day, what have you) does not appeal to me at all. The schools closer to me that have MFA's (Sarah Lawrence, not all that much closer, and Purchase, Manhattanville, wrong train line) aren't what I'm looking for. (Brooklyn, Long Island are even further away)
I can't move anywhere else because my husband works in the city, and I'd rather, of course, live with him than away for two years!
So I'm going the low-res route. I often think that even if I had the option to chose low-res or full time, I would still probably chose a low-res program. So many things about them appeal to me, seem right for me. But I catch myself thinking sometimes that I would go to Iowa or Oregon or wherever if I knew I could move there, with my husband (which isn't going to happen, not because he isn't supportive, because he is the most supportive of me; in a nutshell, he has a very good job).
I'm going to apply to Warren Wilson, Vermont College and Bennington definitely; still thinking about others.