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Have you looked into Christie's too? I heard they do something similar...

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Hmmm I'm interested to know about this as well. I recall reading about it and it being incredibly expensive though :S What have the alumni gone off to do afterwards?

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It is really expensive but I think it does offer something quite unique. I would say that most graduates would stay within the auction/gallery industry. Yes, you learn a lot about art but it's more within a business sense. You're learning about it to work out what's valuable. If you wanted to learn about art, there are better places to do it (in my opinion )

Also, I wouldn't necessarily use this as a way into the auction houses themselves. I've had internships there, and I've always been told that experience is very highly valued, perhaps more so than any degrees or qualifications. It's possible to work yourself into the industry without a programme like this

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I've looked at both of these programs before, but yes, they are incredibly expensive. But both sound really interesting.

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I really love the idea of learning about art valuation with a business sense but are there any other options?

I also don't think that doing this will mean you're a shoo-in to work at Sotheby's - there are definitely more graduates each year than job vacancies.

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^What kind of other options do you mean?

All the houses offer unpaid internships, just call up their human resources department and ask. You might not get to work in the most exciting department, but it's a great way to show that you can be useful, and get known within the company. I'd say do that first, and then you can ask the people who work there what they think of the Institute graduates - then you'll have a better idea of how valuable such specific training is.

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Oh sorry I meant where else could you learn about art valuation with a more commercial sense, other than Sotheby's?

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So I've been looking into RISD for fashion design more and more recently, but do any of you know what employers think of it? Travolta says Alber Elbaz likes it, but any other important figures? I really want to start my own line rather than work for someone else, but I do need a 'foot in the door'.

Parsons would really be my first choice fashion-wise, but you need a fine arts portfolio to apply there, and my art is no where near art school acceptance level. RISD, however, has a bigger emphasis on design, obviously, and that'd be perfect. But there's no media buzz for RISD graduates like there is for Parsons, CSM, or even FFI graduates.

What a dilemma.

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i went there for a 6 week pre-college program, it was a lovely place, but not for me or my intended major (fashion design)

portfolio wise, observational pieces are very important to them as well as more design based pieces, i applied there (just in case) but declined my acceptance to go to parsons instead next year.

if you have any particular questions, dont hesitate to pm and i can try to answer them..

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My friend's boyfriend goes to RISD and hates it.

Not because of the actual school though... it's a beautiful campus and has great programs, but he doesn't like being so far from home and he comes from a more conservative Christian background which, needless to say, is a far cry from the ideals and lifestyles of most art school kids.

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I graduated from there. I did Graphic Design, very good school and the networking and alumni network is amazing.

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Has anyone attended the School of Visual Arts (http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/) in New York City? Or if you know someone else who goes/has gone there, have you heard from them whether they like it?

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I actually got accepted there as a illustration major in fall '03 but I had to transfer to another school during the first semester because it was to expensive for my parents. It is a great school; I really loved it.

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I actually got accepted there as a illustration major in fall '03 but I had to transfer to another school during the first semester because it was to expensive for my parents. It is a great school; I really loved it.
Glad to hear you loved SVA! But I'm also really sorry to hear you weren't able to continue at SVA. I know how that is though, after this summer, if I want to go to SVA further, it'll definitly have to be on a scholarship, otherwise my parents won't be able to afford to send me there.

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I went to SVA. I'm not sure of your program (BFA Photography here), but all I can say is great things about my time there. It really is a great school in the best location for the arts.

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