There was some big news that we wanted to bring to your attention surrounding the entire first-year class of MFA students at USC’s Roski School of Arts. Now granted the entire class is comprised of just seven students, but the fact that they have all quit the program is still quite telling. The reasons given included changes to the curriculum and faculty.
Our main point in creating this topic isn’t to heap onto USC. It’s a fine university and strives to provide its students with excellent educations. In fact, we’re sure the school will work hard to learn from this experience to help ensure it’s never repeated again on its campus. Instead, our main point is to use this as yet another example of why you really need to conduct due diligence of your target schools and perform an “extra deep dive” on any program before matriculating.
For the most part, these schools change pretty slowly and chances are the causes of this issue had been festering for a long time.
Best of luck with your applications!
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