This September I will be starting my MFA program at Rutgers University. Some people already knew that because the day I found out I spammed my friends and family with messages, but incase you didn't know, I am a graduate candidate in their costume design program.
I am excited and a little apprehensive about returning to academia. Will I be able to get back on the proverbial bike and will muscle memory keep me upright? Lucky for me it's not an actual bike because I, unlike the rest of the world, have forgotten how to ride one. (I've tried and ended up on the curb with scrapes and such)
All two wheeled contraptions aside, I've been pondering what it will be like to go back to school recently because I received my first assignment! I have been assigned to design "Love and Intrigue" by Friedrich Schiller.
My thoughts were as follows:
"What am I doing!??"
"Ooooh 19th century history!"
"Opens October 31st...Halloween"
"I'm going to have to budget...where did I put my calculator?"
"Email the director!"
There were many other thoughts, but these sum up most of my emotions. I am looking forward to working with the director, a faculty member who specializes in theatre history during the time the play was written. I am also very excited to delve into some historical research. (That is one thing I LOVED during undergrad, did you know I took a European History class for "fun" my senior year?)
So, now you are up to date.