I want to apply to a fine arts school or program and I’ve live in VA, so I will be applying to the VCU arts program but I’ve been told that they are extremely selective when choosing in-state students, because they get more money for out of state applicants. Besides VCU there are no good art programs or schools in my state, so I’ll have to pay a lot to go to art school since I don’t apply for a drastic amount of financial aid. Also, I started film photography freshman year so I do have somewhat of a background in art, but I started oil painting and drawing in my junior year, I know that its late but I’ve improved so much and have the basics down, but of course I still have a lot to learn. I’m so passionate about art I want to go to a good school more than anything & I’m in 2 different art classes & went to the summer program in SAIC on $750 merit scholarship. I have a 3.6 GPA and I’m expecting an ACT score of 24-26. So my questions are, are there any more affordable art schools/programs that still are accredited and have good opportunities? What are my chances of getting in? & what are my chances of getting into any art schools in England, such as UAL? Am I aiming too high? Are there any other options? I don’t want to end up not getting into any art school or program and be forced into getting a different degree in a random university in my state.
My schools in mind are…
SMFA (I think Tufts is above my academic level though)
SAIC (so expensive though)
Paris College of Arts
Cleveland Institute of Arts
BU College of Arts (BU has been emailing me to come to visits but never for their art program, so I don’t know?)
Any schools with a better fit?