September 6th, 2018 is my first day of graduate school. I'll be attending the Academy of Art University (AAU) in San Francisco. My friends may remember that I was accepted graduate program at to the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City a few years ago but was unable to attend. Their medical department required a vaccine, the MMR, that I chose not to get given it's link to autism.
I hope to share my journey through this blog. I'll already have the hard part done, the assignments. So sharing them should in theory be the easy part.
Prior to school starting the university has several orientation programs. The 1st is a meet and greet where we all post in response to specific questions so our classmates can learn about us. There was a place to ask questions. I asked about working ahead as our family travels quite a bit. I learned that we can work 1 week ahead. Hopefully that will be enough. Another student asked about difficulty of classes and one mentor said the lighting class is always really hard. Good to be forewarned.
We then had to post all of our social media. This gave me an opportunity to scrutinize all of mine, and even prompted me to finally release some videos I had hidden on YouTube and to add a link to my channel on this website. Here is what I shared:
Social Media I use:
My YouTube page
My iTunes bookstore
The website for the golf course my husband and I own. I created 99% of the photography, on this website. I did not create the video.
I really look forward to following my classmates, instructors and mentors on their social media for a multitude of reasons, inspiration, connection, opening my mind...
I enjoy Instagram the most and often check it more than once a day.
I didn't see the 'post 3 things you like' until someone else commented. As I reviewed the social media and profiles of my classmates and professors, I liked the variety of subject matter, form and treatment. I like the fact that we come from such different places geographically. I also like the fact that many of us come from different work backgrounds.
Next was a general 'tell us about yourself' with some specific questions. Here is what I had to say:
I also had to create a profile at the school with photo and resume. I used this as motivation to streamline my resume from a rambling 3 page year-by-year document to a succinct 1 page with primarily shows information, which is pretty short as I only started exhibiting in 2016.
Wish me luck that I learn a ton and that I stick to sharing this path.