Interview Guidelines

MFA INTERVIEWS

One faculty per 20 min. interview.
The rate is $50/hour.
Approx. division of process being 20 min. each for:
review application, interview, discussion with other interviewer and either anacceptance/reapply paragraph or a resources paragraph.

Agenda: This sessions is only to determine whether the applicant meets the acceptance criteria (below) and if relevant, to assure the applicant that the program will serve them well.  Alumni, students and faculty are available to accepted applicants for consultation prior to commitment to the program. Direct applicant questions about the program structure to Admissions.

PHD INTERVIEWS

Meetings
Meetings will take place by skype at ID: transartmeetings
Interviewer arranges meeting with interviewee by email directly.

Meeting 1: Initial screening.
Meeting 2: Two potential advisors per 40 min. interview.
The rate is $50/hour.
Approx. division of process being 20 min. each: review application, interview, discussion with other interviewer.

Outcome
Each interview committee will jointly give points in Slideroom:
0 = no, 50 = undecided, reapply next year or other issues, 100 = yes
50 pt. “undecided” or “other issues” directors will follow up on and get second opinions as needed.
50 pt. “reapply next year” will receive a custom paragraph in their rejection letter and a follow up letter with resources.

Follow up
Admin will follow up with all interviewees. Acceptance letters for MFA applicants will include a specific paragraph from one of the two interviewers explaining why they’ve been accepted. A second letter two weeks later will be sent with a list of resources for their proposed project or practice in general.

Criteria MFA
– artistic achievement
– potential for growth and creativity
– ability to work and think independently and take risks
– interest in engaging in discourse, developing relationships and contributing to the Transart community.

Criteria PhD
– fully developed creative practice
– potential for growth and creativity
– ability to work and think independently and take risks
– research question that comes directly from applicant’s creative practice.

Invoice
Please invoice at the end of a cycle of invites listing the interviewees and time you spent on each interview.

FACULTY/ADVISOR  INTERVIEWS

Meeting
Meetings will take place by skype at ID: transartmeetings
Interviewer arranges meeting with interviewee by email directly.
Meetings will take place by during the summer residency for advisors and in the fall for faculty.

Faculty interviews
The rate is $50/hour.
Approx. division of process being 20 min. each for:
review application, interview, discussion with other interviewer.

Criteria
Student-centered educator, committed to advising at least one student (if only advising) or at least three students per year (if also summer faculty).

Outcome
Each group of interviewers (single interviewer in case of advisors) will jointly give one set of points in Slideroom:
0 = no, 50 = undecided or other issues, 100 = yes
50 pt. “undecided” or “other issues” directors will follow up.

Follow up
Admin Support will follow up with all interviewees.