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    Hi there,

    I'm currently attempting to apply for a masters in Fine Art. Originally I had my heart set on the RCA but as I just missed out on a 1st I doubt that's going to happen...

    I'm feeling a little daunted by it all as I feel a little behind in terms of my art practice. During my BA it took me a while to figure out my artistic direction and so I decided to take a year out to try and build up my portfolio a little and to hopefully save up some money. Things didn't quite work out as planned and so I'm now in a lot of debt and have made 0 new contributions to my portfolio.

    Basically I was just hoping there were some others considering an MA who are also feeling a little daunted by it and if there's any advice they could give me on applying and trying to get some productivity back. Also about how they coped financially throughout it, I know that there's funding I can get but it wont quite cover everything.

    Have you looked into a career development loan? That's how I funded mine.
    Most people feel daunted by the Masters, so you shouldn't pay attention to that. But if you're behind with your art it might be worth asking yourself if this is what you want to do. In terms of getting accepted it may not be an issue, but in terms of motivation it could be, and there's no point shelling out to do something you're not driven to do.

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