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MFA Student Survey

As we come to the end of the instructional year, we want to hear what you have to say about the quality and quantity of instruction you received. This survey is simple and can be submitted anonymously if you like. Please rate our performance from 1 to 5, with 5 being the most positive and 1 the most negative. We have also left space for you to provide more detailed/specific feedback. The feedback you submit will help us continue to improve the quality of education we provide for future composers.

In general, how successfully did the program live up to the promises made in its online advertising, and to your own expectations?

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How well do you feel the program delivered the technical, theoretical, and practical resources needed by contemporary media composers?

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If you rated us below a ‘4’ on this question, please tell us what you felt was lacking from the curriculum:

Re: the question above, feel free to tell us what you think we need more of, or less of, in as general or specific a way as you like.

How well did the writing/recording assignments given in the TSS, Game Scoring, and Orchestration classes fulfill the portfolio needs of a contemporary film/media composer?

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How well did the scheduling, instrumentation, and allowance for writing and mockup time for sessions match your own learning curve?

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Regarding recording sessions, did you feel that there were:

And with respect to the writing time allowed for these sessions, did you feel that there was:

How do you feel about the volume of classes and time spent in organized class events each week?

In the following subject areas, how well prepared did you feel the instructors were for their lessons?

Aesthetics & Analysis

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Composition

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Tech/Mockups

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Game Scoring

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Conducting

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Sound Design

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Orchestration

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Mixing

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Are there any aspects of the program’s instructional content to which you would give a negative review?

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Will you recommend FSAE strongly to other aspiring media composers?

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What would you say is the program’s strongest aspect?

What would you say is the program’s weakest aspect?

Do you feel that the MFA helped you to discover and develop your individual voice as a composer?

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Any other comments you'd like to share?

Thanks for sharing your feedback!