UCLA Animation Workshop MFA 2012

Ben Haist

Member
Hey y'all!

Anyone else out there apply for the UCLA Animation Workshop this year? I've found threads in years past, but no threads for this year as of yet - thought I'd start one.

Anyone have any idea when we're supposed to hear back/has anyone heard back yet? I just got accepted to SVA's MFA Computer Art program, and am hoping for a response before SVA's April 15th enrollment deadline. On the admission status log-in, it looks like they haven't even started looking at applications yet. From what I've seen, UCLA's responses vary widely (anywhere from late March to early May), so some sort of clarity would be appreciated.

Best of luck to everyone!
 

Laura L

Member
I applied!

I'll be putting in my deposit for SVA (MFA Computer Art) if I don't get into UCLA so I really hope we hear soon. I called them mid march and they told me they usually make decisions mid april, sometimes beginning of may. I told her I have a deadline of April 15th for another school and she said she would pass that on to the recommenders. I'm going to be nosy and call again on the 10th if I haven't heard anything. I'm impatient...haha

Good luck to you too!
 

Ben Haist

Member
Makes me feel SO much better knowing someone else is in the same position as me! I'm planning on doing the same, so depending on how UCLA goes, we might be classmates in the fall!

Keep me posted on how things go! On the fence about calling, but with this much deposit money on the line, we're getting into "do-or-die" territory...haha. Hopefully two phone calls will be enough of a nudge.
 

Ben Haist

Member
Just talked to someone in the admissions office at TFT at UCLA - she said they're trying to get decisions out by the 15th, but they're still reviewing the applications. She was really nice about everything and apologized for the situation, so...here's hoping we hear back this week!
 

Ben Haist

Member
And (full disclosure) I spoke with someone from SVA back in January who said that we can still send in deposits for the program after April 15th, and that programs usually don't fill up by then. Tried calling them again today, but got into a long chain of voicemails and transfers.

The song that played while I was on hold was quite the toe tapper, though.
 

Laura L

Member
Oh thats good to know! I called UCLA this morning also but they didn't pick up so I left a message. I'm dying to know!!
 

Laura L

Member
Do you know how many people apply to UCLA's animation program? I know they only take in around 15 so I'm super nervous.
 

Ben Haist

Member
When I visited last spring, they said they receive about 150-200 applications each year. I have a family friend who used to teach in the department, and I'm hoping his recommendation + my storyboard/portfolio is enough to cut it! Yeesh!

Just curious - what's your background? I'm a senior at Tulane studying Studio Art and Digital Media Production (basically Film Production)
 

Laura L

Member
Damn, and they only take in around 15 right? At least you have a recommendation from someone that used to work there! That should help a bunch. The storyboard made me nervous, because that's not my strong suit.

Sounds like a cool program you're in! I'm a senior at Penn State, studying interdisciplinary digital studio. Its a new major, so we kind of got to pick and focus on what we wanted to do. I chose to do mainly 3D modeling and animation. I also love traditional drawing though, so I took a lot of classes in visual arts.
 

Ben Haist

Member
None yet...I'm not sending in my deposit to SVA until I have a response from UCLA. Kind of a gamble, but I'm thinking $1000 non-refundable is a bit too much of a gamble for me. Fingers crossed we hear later this week! Found some people who applied back in 2006 on a forum who heard back about acceptances on April 17th!
 

Laura L

Member
Ugh I hope we hear this week! I'm dying over here haha. I called SVA and put down my deposit on friday. My parents were pressuring me to because they didn't want me to lose out on the school. I know I would be kicking myself if I didn't get into UCLA and then missed out on SVA
 

Kyle K

New Member
Hey guys! I applied for the fall semester too and I still haven't heard from them either. Seems like they're still making their decisions...ugh the anticipation!
 

Ben Haist

Member
Welcome to the club! I keep playing this video over and over to keep me sane...haha. Where you at, Kyle?

Hoping for a response this week!
 

Kyle K

New Member
Awesome vid. I'm from Virginia I got my undergrad at Virginia Tech studying fine arts, mainly working with 3D animation. I was able to make a pretty decent portfolio over there, hope its good enough!
 

Laura L

Member
I figured you guys would post something if you got in, but have either of you heard anything? I'm dying over here. This is my last week of class and its driving me nuts I haven't found anything out!!
 

Ben Haist

Member
Nothing yet...a thread I found from a few years back had people starting to hear back about this time, so hopeful for something this week! Definitely getting nervous at this point...
 

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