I am going to be applying for a bunch of different art schools for transfer in the spring, and am looking for good illustration programs. I would like to know some educated opinions for some schools I have already looked at, as well as some other suggestions.
First off, I was originally accepted to Maryland Institute College of Art out of high school. It was the only art school I applied to and at the time it seemed like my dream school, but I decided to withdraw last minute to take care of some things. I have been at a general studies school for two years now, and am ready to get back into art school, but i am unsure where i want to go. So I guess my first question is: what are peoples opinions of MICA?
I have also been looking at some other east coast illustration programs such as Art Institute of Boston. They seemed to offer some interesting elective courses such as Art for Sci-Fi and Fantasy. So again, any opinions are welcome.
Last, but not least, I have been looking at Art Institute of Chicago. They seem to have a pretty interesting approach with there create your own degree type set up, but I have heard that it is pretty easy to get lost in the shuffle there. I have a current professor who used to teach there, but i would love to hear a student (former or current) or a professional's views on the program.
I also would love to hear any other suggestions for school that i should apply for. I am origionally from the San Francisco bay area, and have been trying to get away for a bit and do stuff on the eastern side of the states, but i would not be completely against going to a California school.
Thank you ahead of time for any suggestions or just comments in general.