I recently got rejected from my dream school, RISD. However, I got into MICA. The story is, I never realized I wanted to study art because I always viewed it as fine art. Turns out, I am immensely interested in design (graphic and industrial/product). Therefor, I hadn’t taken any art classes in high school, until now in my senior year. When I realized RISD would be an amazing school for me (since I am from RI, and it is an awesome school), it was late junior year. I figured that the only way I would get a chance of admittance was attending RISD pre-college, so I did. Unfortunately, my major (4th choice) was furniture design, and it did not help build my portfolio to the extent I wished it had because we only had 1 big project which was to build a bench. This led to me essentially building my entire portfolio by myself with only a smidgen of technical training in the span of a few months.
While I am very grateful for my admittance to MICA considering my circumstances, I am still really wondering if I can do better. I am planning on attending MICA and if I fall in love with it there than I’ll stay, but I am not committed to that idea 100% yet.
What I want to know is if anyone has transferred from MICA to RISD. Are the freshman foundation years similar enough to where RISD won’t make you repeat/ take the summer course upon transferring? Does RISD view MICA as a good school and accept the credits? If anyone has transferred from MICA to RISD, or has been in my position, what was the outcome and how are you doing now? My other option is going to MassArt, where I would attempt to transfer to RISD as well, which school would be a wiser use of my time?
Thank you for your time.