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I'm finally at a point where my adviser and me can predict the semester I'll actually graduate. Spring 2017. The last class for the art major is Senior Project, but it's offered only in the Spring. I can't get enough level-300 and -400 classes done in time to graduate in Spring 2016. So it'll be Spring 2017 instead. The adviser was worried that I'd complete all other classes for art and my minor of arts management and be left without other classes to take, but I told her I've made back-up plans.

1. Take a semester break in the Fall and come back in the Spring. The options for this belongs in another list and the rest of this list have potential credits.

2. Take a second minor of Theatre.

3. Participate in one of the study abroad programs (Spring or Fall 2016), the National Semester Exchange (NSE) programs, or CAPS, the semester exchange program we have with the other state universities and colleges (except UMASS-Amherst.)

4. Co-ordinate a semester leave from MCLA (Spring or Fall 2016) and arrange a semester at a school that isn't part of the previously mentioned programs.

5. We have cross-registration with Berkshire Community College (BCC) and Williams, but the fact that I don't drive/am-car-less-on-campus-anyway makes scheduling MCLA and other classes normally difficult. Except if I didn't have any other MCLA requirements during the Fall semester, I could find out if I'm allowed to just happen to have everything cross-registered. Then I'd just be concerned about the first bus and walking combination of the day and the last bus and walking combination of the day that would get me to and from the right campus.

6. Get a credit-bearing internship (Spring or Fall 2016) and have the freedom to have it somewhere other than in my school's backyard. (Albeit still restricted by variables like whether housing is provided or if I have a connection to help me with a couch.)

7. Make a series of independent studies that culminate into a larger project. Like for example, a graphic novel. My adviser does bookbinding and printing, find someone to do writing for graphic novels, talk to my drawing teacher. . .

But in the short run, back to summer (a time of traveling, hitting people up, and an online course.)

Date: 2015-06-04 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theloriest.livejournal.com
I did the National Student Exchange for a year. It was awesome. I highly recommend it as a more affordable way of exploring a new place if you can't afford to study abroad.

Date: 2015-06-04 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tenshikurai9.livejournal.com
From which college to which college did you do? And since there's Canadian colleges involved, I could cross an international border.

I'm also looking at the US territories that are involved. If the schools in Puerto Rico become a possible choice, I have to improve my Spanish skills. Then comes UMN-Twin Cities because my former Landmark roomie and her family are out there, a minister I knew in my last teens moved out there, a childhood friend's deceased mother's friend is out there, and a few more former Landmark people are out there. Then the rest of the country has about equal weight to it unless I learn of some unique catch to a school's art and/or theatre program.

Date: 2015-06-05 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theloriest.livejournal.com
I went from University of Alaska, Anchorage to Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Date: 2015-06-04 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tenshikurai9.livejournal.com
And the one kid from Alaska last year was on the NSE. She learned that the nearest school to Williams was MCLA and her bf was at Williams.

Date: 2015-07-02 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkivarie.livejournal.com
Sounds like you have some interesting options at least!

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