I applied and got accepted to a handful of art schools last year (I’m taking a gap year at the moment because I’ve heard that continuing to pay for the freshman year when its online is far from worth the tuition) and i was having doubts about my choice.
I chose SAIC because i loved the freedom and the facilities, but now that i browse through more critical reviews of the school it seems like a lot of people are turned away by how conceptual the school is. Conceptual art isn’t really my strong suit, given I’ve only had experience in one art academy and the usual middle school level art classes. I tend towards intricate clay sculptures, which I’ve heard is way more technical than what SAIC usually encourages. All that is making me wonder whether SAIC is still worth it, or if any of the schools are, given what I’ve heard about them. I was accepted to SAIC, Pratt, MICA, and Otis.