Navigating the Art College Selection Process. Eric J Kaster. [email protected] 614-222-3234. 3.34 million Americans work in the arts. Employment for Interior Designers is expected to grow 19% between 2006 to 2016. 97% of employers say that creativity is of increasing
Navigating the Art College Selection Process
Eric J Kaster
3.34 million Americans
work in the arts.
is expected to grow 19%
2006 to 2016.
97% of employers say that creativity is of increasing
importance, but 85% say they are unable
to find the applicants they seek.
By 2016, jobs for artists
are predicted to
grow by 42%
Sources: National Endowment of the Arts,
U.S. Department of Labor, U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Americans for the Arts.
Differentials When Comparing Schools
Questions to ask in order to find the right fit
1). Size of the Institution
5). Innovative (forward thinking)
6). Student Services (support services)
Small School vs Large
Smaller schools often provide more personalized attention and a greater sense of community.
Larger schools may give some students a sense of anonymity where they can engage on their own terms.
City or Suburban?
City schools may provide greater access to industry leaders, culture, and intern opportunities.
Suburban schools are removed from congestion and parking issues.
Make sure you do the math, Don’t forget to account for hidden costs like housing and technology requirements, these are not always included in the published tuition!
Compare Apples to Apples; Less expensive doesn’t mean better, try and shop colleges based on their ability to provide you a quality education.
Cave Paintings to IPad
The world is changing and schools owe it to you to change along with it. As industry and industry needs change, schools must adapt with new methods of teaching and stay current with the tools being used.
Retention is the new buzz word these days in higher education; what is your school doing to help ensure your success?
A Chicken with no Bones is a “Rubber Chicken” or
A Building with no Interior Structure will Collapse!
The When and How?
Letters of Recommendation
Personal Statement or Essay
Portfolio (last) prior to March?
File FAFSA: Jan – March 1st
Be aware of merit award deadlines
And check in frequently to be sure
Your application is complete!
The Early Bird Gets the Scholarship