Well first of all thank you very much! Actually, I go to MICA. I don’t believe Art Center has an MFA in Illustration program, but I could be wrong there. As for a favorite class, that’s tough to say. The way the graduate program works is mostly studio time first year with various project and then thesis in your second year with the program faculty but you take an elective or two each semester as well. It’s a very different experience from undergraduate, and I’ve grown a lot from every class I have taken so It’s hard to choose just one class that stands out.
Now my advice to anyone looking to go back for your masters would firstly be to take some time off between programs. I feel like a lot of people jump right into it, but even a year off can do wonders for your mindset entering graduate school. It’s a very different experience and your brain kind of needs to be rewired for it. Secondly, really do your research about the programs (which I’m sure everyone does anyway), but look who is going in and coming out and what kind of work they are producing. Every illustration program that I am aware of has a very different method of teaching and goal outcome of the program, so you really need to see which one is the right fit for you! Something else I would consider is maybe rather than going for a masters degree, going for a second BFA. The only reason you need a masters in our field is if you ever plan to teach, which I do. If that isn’t in the cards for you, it might even be more beneficial in your return to school to gain an entirely different skill set that compliments your current one to make you even more hirable! And that is my two cents on the matter, I hope it helped you a bit =)#carliefornya
well thank you very much, anon! =)