I got in! At first it didn’t feel like anything amazing, because I thought a lot of people will get in, but when I saw how high this year’s scores were, I felt stunned. Only 4 people got into government-financed places [other study programs have more than 20]. And I was 3rd from the top! Yay for no pay, because music programs are crazy expensive!
This feels unbelievable. I seriously underestimated myself during those auditions when I thought that at lest 4 people will get higher scores than me.
Last days to apply/edit/submit applications. Final results on Friday. Stuff is getting real intense!
80/100! It’s a lot better than I expected, because I went last, so I waited about 5 hours to perform, and after my performance one of the members of the jury said that my guitar was out of tune, so I couldn’t stop thinking about it for the rest of the week… But I guess they liked me after all!
I got 10/10 on my music theory exam, too! Now my overall score is about 18.78, so I’m pretty much already celebrating my victory, because people who got in last year had much lower scores.
Plans changing… Again.
I’m currently looking around for teachers, preferably somebody from the Academy of Arts here, since one lesson per week + individual work isn’t enough for me anymore… My teacher said she’ll ask some of her students that study there, so I’m pretty optimistic.
Also, I was thinking about writing one of the scenographers in my city, and asking if I could maybe become an assistant or something… Sounds silly, but, well, I never tried, and I’m serious about this. :D
Another thing… I did some research and I’m not so sure about the Academy of Arts here anymore. If I’m so serious, maybe I should study some more, get a good portfolio, more practice, and aim higher, like the Slade School of Fine Arts? Getting a loan and studying in a foreign country isn’t so scary, especially since here courses in arts are so overpriced and the competition is so absurd anyways. At least I’d get what I paid for.
So the auditions to the Academy of Fine Arts are made up of two painting and two drawing tasks, 4 hrs each. Today I wanted to see if I could fit into that limit… And I did! I finished a pretty decent still life painting in ~2 hrs, and I worked on it a bit more today for ~30 minutes. Of course, the paper format will probably be bigger, but still, I guess 4 hrs is not so bad.
Also, this time I put in all the guts I could. It looked weird in the beginning, but ended up looking pretty cool… Kind of impressionist-style. My mom didn’t even believe it’s mine. :D I wonder what my composition teacher will say.
Also… New media art and photography are off my list. New media art has unrealistic auditions [1 hr for drawing? whut?] and I quit photography because of lack of time, so I doubt I could prepare for photography auditions. Not sure about theatre directing, but I’m probably writing theatre studies instead of theatre directing, because the audition tasks are the same as for screenwriting.
Yesterday my composition teacher said that I could reach quite a lot in pencil art [with practice, of course], because I’m really subtle and sensitive with my drawings, whereas I should work on my “guts” when painting. Well, maybe it’s too early to think about fame, but maybe I’ll at least get into the Academy of Fine Arts. :D
So I need to work on my “guts”... We’re going to start watercolour, and watercolour is a lot more subtle, IMHO, and you can select the technique during the auditions. If I’ll do better with watercolour, I’ll just use that as a last-minute copout, though I always thought I sucked at watercolout. But hey… I thought I sucked at pencil art.
Okay, I probably would have never thought that THIS would become a repeat goal, but… well, you never know. So, my priority list for this year is totally different, since I don’t want to make the same mistakes over again:
3. Theatre Directing
4. New Media Art
5. Photography [one college offers a course in something like cinematography, so I added this]
6. Theatre Directing [different place]
So, the only problem is that I have no idea how I’ll make it to all the auditions. The auditions for Theatre Directing take place in another city and, as far as I know, take FOUR DAYS [omg Dx]. Scenography and New Media Art auditions take two days and are pretty much always held on the same time… Damn, who thought of this?
After many nervous breakdowns…
And painful sacrifices [like my unfinished novel]...
And long hours listening to EPIC!! music…
I got in to Applied Mathematics. The competition was pretty big this year everywhere, so this is definitely a pretty big accomplishment. Some good students didn’t get accepted anywhere :/
You will never, EVAR guess what’s no. 1 on my list now. According to my latest exam results [except maths, because I wrote an appeal], I’m most suited to study… MATHEMATICS xDD
That’s actually what’s on top of my list – applied mathematics, because my preliminary score is 16 [and might rise if my math score will be raised], so I can actually compete with other students. Mechatronics is no.2, and my preliminary score is about 14,2 – not even close. My score is even lower to Applied Physics – about 14. So yeah. Pretty unexpected, I guess… And difficult. And interesting, I think. It’s got a lot to do with programming, and you can get a master’s degree in technomathematics.
And my 11th grade teacher will totally die when she’ll hear this. In your face! xDD
It appears that we’ll be having some neat new study programs in 2010 [since I won’t be going anywhere abroad]... Only they don’t yet have the full descriptions. I’m thinking about adding renewable energy studies to my list as no. 3 instead of nuclear energetics, but I’m not yet sure about the quality of that study program [especially since it’s new], and I’ve heard that nuclear energetics are really good.
Well, I could always quit if I’ll feel that nothing’s working out :D
and yeah… I still have time…
and yeah… I probably won’t need no. 3.