Yes, I know there has been plenty of topics about this, but I guess I still wanted to discuss them again... see if I could get more opinions.
I'm currently a sophomore, hoping to attend one of the pre-college programs available out there. So far I have been looking at:
SAIC (Schoool of the Art Institute of Chicago)
RISD (Rhode Island School of Design)
MICA (Maryland Instute College of Art) Baltimore I think... is Tuscany better? I got the impression that Baltimore was the more popular one
I'm most attracted to MICA right now, and maybe even RISD (but it is for such a long period of time, so I might go for SAIC).
I'm shooting for painting, and if it is not possible, drawing even. I was hoping for feedbacks and detailed accounts of the experience for people who have been to these programs (or even more). It doesn't even have to be about these particular schools -- any other art programs out there that's really good? I want to be really really challenged; I've never had to rival any of my peers in the visual arts area. So maybe even a feedback on the level of artworks over there would be very nice!!
Oh, and does anyone know which schools give out the most financial aid? If I don't get (almost full) scholarship, I will NOT be able to go :(((((( so basically, regardless of which I like, I'm going to the one that gives me the most...