... and finally a face-to-face interview session. To be eligible to receive an M.F.A. 7 Yale University Graduate Student interview questions and 7 interview reviews. How is everyone else's process going? I was and still am working through ideas around history, landscape, visibility and time. Being around my peers from the photography program along with the other mediums was a big highlight towards my degree. Light bulb and dehydrated orange, ~12″x 3.5″ x 3.5″ Ash Canary, 2020. M 2 3 presented “Yale Sculpture MFA 2020” as an online project 27 July - 02 September 2020 which included images, interviews, and performances with all 11 graduates. But there are some other things that you might not have picked up on in the report. Marcela Florido MFA’15 was featured in an interview by The Global Research Center. The interview was conversational, but a bit more serious compared to other experiences I’ve had (in retrospect). He has an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama and a BFA in acting from the School for Theater at Boston University. Definitely, everyone I was in school with, both in photography as well as the other departments. An interview will help you learn more about Yale and will provide an additional opportunity to share information about yourself. What about love and death? As an educator he seeks to reinforce the controversial concept that anyone can become an artist. We looked at their original prints housed in Yale’s collections. There is a push and pull to those two modes for me, but finding a balance is important. I personally chose Yale because I knew I wanted to work my fingers to the bone. Nguyen received an MFA from Yale in 2013 and was awarded the Van Lier Fellowship at Wave Hill in 2014. For me, the most effective part of the program, as well as my personal favourite, was definitely the rigorous structure of the critiques. I am currently a Hillman Foundation Fellow and extending this body of work, curating a show in NYC, teaching at Ringling College of Art & Design, freelancing, and spending time with my family. If you have any questions that I did not address, send us an email at student.questions@yale.edu On view in the Green Hall Gallery, the Painting/Printmaking MFA Thesis Show presents work from the first group of 2020 MFA candidates in the Yale School of Art's Painting/Printmaking program INTERVIEW As part of the admissions process, MFA applicants may be interviewed by phone, web or in person by a New York Film Academy representative. Please make sure you note that you are inquiring about the Yale School of Art. lukeliberamoore.com / @ddroopy_chateau Please go to our Contact Information page to see the ways in which you can still connect with us. Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Second-year student / on-campus Interviewed on-campus on Friday and attended the whole day activity including a campus tour and a faculty presentation. I wouldn’t say it was the program as an entity in itself that has informed my ideas about photography, but rather my peers. After the interview, a limited number of finalists are invited to New Haven for a callback audition scheduled in New Haven. Any students with questions should please contact David Blackmon at david.blackmon@yale.edu with questions or concerns. GRAPHIC DESIGN (MFA).The graphic design program focuses on the development of a cohesive, investigative body of work, also known as the student's thesis . Whether you’re weighing your options before applying to an MFA program or looking for ways to advance your practice aside from pursuing an MFA, we’ll examine the pros and cons of earning along with some alternative routes to develop as an artist. In this video, John explains his experience as an interviewer for Yale University. We didn’t just sit in lectures about photographers, we met them. She has exhibited at the Rubin Museum, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Vietnam, and the Bronx Museum, among others. Applicants may not request an alumni interview. To mark the final day of Women’s History Month, we’re featuring a portrait of the celebrated British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye by the American painter Kehinde Wiley (Yale MFA 2001).Visitors immediately noticed this monumental work, painted in 2017, surrounded by eighteenth-century portraits, which is a rare example of a contemporary painting juxtaposed with historic art in our galleries. ; All Financial Aid Office staff are currently working remotely. But admission is fiercely competitive. Reading J.G. I’m really not sure, I’m looking forward to my class’ group shows in NY and LA, and I am also preparing for a two-person show at Burlington City Arts in Vermont with another photographer whose work I admire, Vanessa Kotovich. I’m currently thinking a lot about Chris Marker, An-My Le, Carleton Watkins, Sara VanDerBeek, Deana Lawson. He could give an interview where he sounds like he went through some kind of MFA program (although he hasn’t). Please use the online interview registration page to schedule an interview, and note that additional slots and dates will be added periodically. Invitations to interview will be sent via email from our office. Keep making work! The chart above shows that GMAT is more important for admission to Yale than GPA. I experimented as much as I could and as a result, my process and work has broadened. Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre will not produce seasons of plays in 2020–21, due to the ongoing incompatibility of theatrical production with best public health practices in response to COVID-19. Admissions officers read interview reports along with all your application materials. All Academic Actor Alternative Spaces Architect Artists Collaborative Conservator Critics / Writers Curators Designer Education Filmmaker Gallerist Lawyer Museum Director Musician Philanthropist Poets Private Advisory Professor Publisher Tech/Science Wellness By MSDir, January 15, 2014 in Performing. Interviews are not required, and the admissions office does not penalize those applicants who cannot obtain an interview. Please note that more prospective students request on-campus interviews than the office can accommodate. To register for an on-campus interview, you must be a high school student who plans to apply to Yale as a first-year applicant during the current admissions cycle. The class decides who they want as visiting artists, have a say in who the critics are, and are part of the admissions process for incoming classes. As a maker, I am broadly concerned with materiality and its translation into the photographic image through light and digital capture. Aria Aber was raised in Germany, where she was born to Afghan refugees. Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (“YIPAP”) Executive Director, Mary Kathryn Nagle, recently had the opportunity to interview Asa Benally, a recent graduate of the Yale Drama School Master of Fine Arts program.Asa was raised on the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona. The libraries, the books, the resources, and the drama school! They were helpful towards my process of making and critical thinking and were incredible people to be around. Ballard’s novel The Atrocity Exhibition two years ago has remained one of the biggest influences over my thinking. Photography and video can reveal a truth on the fine line between fiction and reality, taken as a document of a moment whether found or constructed. The Yale School of Art is a graduate school that confers MFAs in Graphic Design, Painting/Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture; and offers undergraduate-level art courses to Yale College students. Michael James Anthony joined Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) after graduating, and is now a Country Officer at MFA’s Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific (ANZP) Directorate. They were helpful towards my process of making and critical thinking and were incredible people to be around. My thesis is about stuff – quite literally – as in junk and debris, relics and ruins, but also flesh and excrement: abject material things tending towards decay. Bad Idea in Orange, 2020. If you have questions not answered here, please review the Interview FAQ page. He received his MFA from Yale University, and his BFA in from the University of Cincinnati. The program is very strenuous and is for artists that are ready to completely dismantle their process and ways of thinking. We visited exhibitions and curated our own, met with publishers, editors, gallerists, writers, filmmakers, painters, sculptors, philosophers, academics, etc. She is a 2019 MFA candidate in Sculpture at Yale University. An interview will help you learn more about Yale and will provide an additional opportunity to share information about yourself. The community at Yale is unparalleled. I realised how important it is to be a generous and active participant in a community of photographers. Yale taught me how to pull from anything and everything that inspired me and to produce what I desperately needed to make. Watch admissions officers give their advice on how to put your best foot forward in an interview. These interviews are conducted by current Yale seniors at the admissions office and take approximately thirty minutes. Please note that in the fall, the ASC schedules Single-Choice Early Action interviews before Regular Decision interviews. My perception shifted from an isolated, singular way of working to a more collaborative, universally connected one. Yale allowed me to work as I needed, taught me how to talk about my work and to defend it, even when that meant saying nothing at all. The video Untitled, (Whitney) attempts to translate through movement an emotional and psychological response to restriction. Structure Joint-degree students spend the first two years at the Yale School of Drama; the third year at Yale SOM, during which they take the integrated MBA curriculum, and the fourth year taking electives at both schools. Steiner that shaped my time in school and my trajectory as an artist. Asa Benally (MFA ’16) on his career as a Native costume designer Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (“YIPAP”) Executive Director, Mary Kathryn Nagle, recently had the opportunity to interview Asa Benally, a recent graduate of the Yale Drama School Master of Fine Arts program. Our website exists as an ongoing collaborative experiment in digital publishing and information sharing. The Yale Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) conducts interviews wherever there is a local association of alumni volunteers. I also chose Yale because of its faculty and visiting artists and its excellent need-based financial aid, which a lot of people seem to be unaware of. But admission is fiercely competitive. The Haas Arts Library and the broader library system are incredible. The Consortium defers to the member schools' interview process for all interviews for admissions purposes. Applicants may apply to both programs simultaneously or Leigh Bardugo, the author of best-selling books like “Shadow and Bone” and “Six of Crows,” has written “Ninth House,” which features occult versions of the secret societies at Yale. The book opens with a letter he wrote her in rehab after pawning her favourite necklace. The resumé should list plays directed, roles played, and any other artistically significant experiences and accomplishments. We visited exhibitions and curated our own, met with publishers, editors, gallerists, writers, filmmakers, painters, sculptors, philosophers, academics, etc. We had our thesis opening in New York a few weeks ago and I was struck by how many photographers and Yale Alumni came out to see and talk about the work. If you have a non-parent adult in your life who regularly interviews job applicants at work, ask them to practice some behavioral interview questions with you (e.g. I have applied to Yale's MFA Directing program and have received notification of an invitation to preliminary interview. Hey Guys! Welcome to Yale School of Medicine! A lot of my time at Yale was spent making videos that in some way related to my professional experience, with myself as the subject. They ran through some more names, handed over a new stack of interview reports, and slapped me on the back as I got in the elevator. I also love the photographs of Robert Cumming, the sculptures of Lee Bonticou and Rachel Harrison, and the imaginary architectural drawings of Lebbeus Woods. My project, Blue-Stained Walls, deals with the complexities of my brother’s schizophrenia, explosive disorder, and drug addiction, my mother’s fight to stay alive, and the birth of my nephew. COVID-19 information. I first encountered her work in 2017, when she was a student of mine in the MFA program at NYU. I moved back to New York. A high GPA will only increase acceptance rate by 4%, while a high GMAT results in a 10% higher chance of being admitted. I firmly believe that photography and the moving image are as important as ever in a world that is politically and physically bursting at the seams. I was and still am working through ideas around history, landscape, visibility and time. I also chose Yale because of its faculty and visiting artists and its excellent need-based financial aid, which a lot of people seem to be unaware of. You suspend your disbelief for two years as a special kind of Stockholm syndrome, but in the end, you essentially get to plan, produce, and print your own solo work for a panel of artists that care and it’s allowed to be bad. Our Plans for 2020–21 and Beyond. The highlight was simply having the time, space, and discursive resources to go deeper into my own interests than I had ever done before. Yale admissions officers discuss the role of the interview in an episode of the podcast: Inside the Yale Admissions Office. The ASC will not contact you for an alumni interview until after you have submitted your admissions application. There are many good MFA programs. However, as for long-term plans, a lot of things are up in the air for me. Also, I do feel that sitting through (more or less) four hours of critiques per week will radically change anyone’s perception of photography. You also don’t need an MFA to make good art. See the Fall 2020 FAQ: Undergraduate Finanical Aid for information on Yale College financial aid matters related to the fall 2020 term. As the regular decision deadline (January 1) approaches, the admissions office has been getting a lot of emails from applicants with last minute questions. Yale MFA Directing Interviews/Auditions 2014 Yale MFA Directing Interviews/Auditions 2014. Share Followers 2. It is distinct from Yale's 12 professional schools, where each school has its set of programs, admissions, and degree requirements. Yale SOM's interviews are granted by invitation only. The interview was conducted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire. I also took great classes with Keller Easterling, Jenn Joy, and A.L. Alumni interviewers can be a valuable source of information for you, providing first-hand knowledge of what it is like to live and study at Yale. Yale taught me how to pull from anything and everything that inspired me and to produce what I desperately needed to make. And I’m very excited to teach photography. I abruptly started working with black and white images again, I began printing larger, and working with film images shot in natural light. The other students, the teachers and the access to Yale University as a whole – which has a plethora of libraries and a giant telescope among other things. I know that now because of the intensity of Grad School. During my time in graduate school, I was not working towards a “project.” I was more experimenting with ideas I was interested in, and with ways of making images. By the time you’ve been invited to interview, we’ve evaluated the “hard” aspects of your application—academic record, work experience, career interests, etc.—and we think you could succeed in the Yale … This was my 2nd interview and 1st time with a student, so I think I underestimated the the seriousness of the tone. It’s a big decision to get an MFA, but if you’re considering it I do think the program is unique in many aspects. Note that the School of Art will NOT conduct individual interviews or provide portfolio feedback at Open House. Copyright ©2021 Yale University. Today, the two-time Grammy finalist lives in New York City, where she owns the voice-over production and teaching facility Voxpertise and teaches at Pace University. * If you have a low GPA and a high GMAT, Yale is a great school to consider. It challenged me to the very end. I also fell in love with the city of New Haven, which I miss tremendously. We had to be a team and work together. We didn’t just sit in lectures about photographers, we met them. He made it through school, even completing an MFA from the Yale School of Drama in 1970. When asked whether she applied to any other grad schools, the answer was a resounding no. Shown here are Lauren Lee, Karinne Smith, Randi Renate, and Alex Zak as the first of three posts. You also don’t need an MFA to make good art. I love Audre Lorde, Lorna Simpson, Samuel Delaney, Octavia Butler, Deana Lawson, Martha Rosler, Torkwase Dyson, Mark Steinmetz, Collier Schorr, Ralph Lemon, Dawoud Bey, Adrian Piper, and Anne Collier. Has your perception about photography changed and how? I found that the program was also a good place for me to explore other things I already knew I had an interest in doing (like video & performance). Most often I was thinking about how feelings of boredom and alienation are often part-and-parcel to being in environments that are intended to be “productive”. The Wooster Group, Jack Smith, Bread and Puppet Theatre, Samuel Beckett, Samuel Delany, Fred Moten, Karen Barad, and Alice Notley. If you interview on campus, you will not be offered an alumni interview if you apply for first-year admission. What do they think, people applying for an MFA … The interviewer was a second-year student, very friendly and explained the process at the beginning of the interview. Jerod was clearly unprepared for his Yale interview. Ok, well I can't speak generally but this is how it went for me: As for dress, I'm a girl so I can't talk there but my interviewer (a guy) wore a button … We asked them questions and listened, or challenged them back. Brian received a 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance in It or Her, part of terraNOVA Collective’s soloNOVA Arts Festival. Ballard’s morbid aesthetics of the Fragment also chimed with my own interests, which is why I started reading it in the first place. We asked them questions and listened, or challenged them back. I question if care-taking and caregiving can coexist, or do they cancel each other out? Be yourself. ; All Financial Aid Office staff are currently working remotely. M 2 3 presented “Yale Sculpture MFA 2020” as an online project 27 July - 02 September 2020 which included images, interviews, and performances with all 11 graduates. While some current art students said Yale’s interviews had been nerve-racking, most think the admissions process helped them make informed choices about which MFA program to attend. Most often I was thinking about how feelings of boredom and alienation are often part-and-parcel to being in environments that are intended to be, During my time in graduate school, I was not working towards a “project.” I was more experimenting with ideas I was interested in, and, with ways of making images. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will not host any on-campus interviews during the 2020-2021 academic year. and Certificate An applicant to the Directing department should submit an application that includes a resumé, statement of purpose, three professional letters of recommendation, and an academic transcript. Fortunately, Winkler’s spirit and confidence were resilient. I think I’m still processing my experience, and how it impacted my understanding of the medium… It wasn’t until the end of my time in school that I came back to making still photographs. All rights reserved, Inside the Yale Admissions Office Podcast. Also, there is really good financial aid! That sense of support, community and dedication to diverse perspectives feels essential for the future of the medium. He refuses to make things easy for his readers, yet he manages to demand your attention– I think that’s what good art is. I was surrounded by a lot of very special people! The landscape and atmosphere of Florida play a crucial role in the aesthetic of the work. I work between photography and sculpture; the two are inseparable to me and I love them both equally. Also, access to the amazing Haas Library (Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library) was a plus. info@paper-journal.com submissions@paper-journal.com, For the five years leading up to graduate school, I worked full-time as an IT support specialist. No information about decisions will be given over the phone or advance of the batch written release to all finalists. International applicants with a three-year degree from an accredited institution may also be eligible to receive an MFA. What is your highlight of the course? The finalist chooses one of these scenes as audition material. With spring break already fading into a distant memory and graduation dates quickly approaching, we thought we would get an extra-long head start on back-to-school season by tallying up the top 10 Masters of Fine Arts programs in the world, according to U.S. News Rankings at the time of this article. They attended the Yale School of Art. What has been your highlight of the course? Do not be discouraged if you aren’t able to schedule an on-campus interview. The prestigious, almost exalted MFA program, established in 1869, has been a pipeline to artistic fame for many. Overall, the level of care that everyone takes towards their own work, along with their generosity and genuine interest in providing feedback to each other is unlike anything else I’ve experienced. The structure of the program routinely encouraged a deep-dive into who I am and what my limitations are. Her accents include Russian, Scottish, Jamaican, and femme fatale. We will try to extend invitations as early as possible. He didn’t even realize that Yale doesn’t offer pre-professional degrees. To name a few: John Divola, Ana Mendieta, Mike Kelley, Tim Head, Cindy Sherman, Mika Rottenberg, and sets and animation from, Nobuhiko Obayashi, Dario Argento and Will Vinton’s films, Humongous Entertainment games, and children’s shows such as Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the Wee Sing video series, and Are You Afraid of the Dark?. 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