Now that we are at the point of actually applying to schools, and knowing that after a couple more months, it will be too late to add another school, I think we want to find one more school to apply to that is more of a "fit" school. By fit I mean less selective than the top tier "reach" schools.
My D is applying to 14 schools. Two of these are slightly less selective than the top schools, but they are still audition schools and we have to be conscious of that. We have a non auditioned safety, but it is a BA and my D doesn't really "love" it... I know the advice is "love thy safety." She just really wants a BFA.
I'd like to add one more BFA, that is on the eastern half of the country and is either not incredibly expensive or offers good merit aid for strong students. The school should mainly have a smaller applicant pool so that admission rates are higher.
Next, my D has taken a good number of acting movement classes and loves training in this way. She wants to be sure her schools have enough classes in movement and good teachers for movement. She likes Chekhov, Williamson and Viewpoints techniques.
We are considering adding one of these four schools to our application list: Texas State, Coastal Carolina, George Mason or Elon.
Can any of you speak to their movement programs? And verify that they are actually less selective? Or is there another program out there I am missing? Three of these also offer auditions in the fall and that would also be really helpful as our January/February times are looking pretty tight.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.