Maybe I should be posting this as a Carnegie Mellon thread, but I was wondering what "art people" know or have heard about CMU's School of Design. On their website Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) > School of Design > Carnegie Mellon University
they have some FAQs, among which is:
Q: Which schools do you consider your competition?
A: Competitive schools include: Washington University; Syracuse; Ohio State; University of Michigan; Rhode Island School of Design; Rochester Institute of Technology; and North Carolina State.
I have heard from several friends who went to grad school at CMU in the 80s that CMU was a cut-throat, weed-out school, but that if you survived, you got a great education and usually a great job after school. Maybe that data is too old, or maybe it only applies to computer science & engineering - I'm not sure...
My D is interested in Communication Design/Visual Communication/Graphic Design/Illustration (any of those will do!). For that major, can anyone offer thoughts on those schools above, especially CMU, Wash U and RISD?