August 21, 2008

Man Pays Over $60,000 for a Sheet of Paper

MFA Sheepskin

1987 BFA Diploma
Twenty years ago I got the last of the Bob Fitzpatrick-signed diplomas, when Catherine Lord was Dean and Tom Lawson was a visiting artist. Oddly the older one has the more modern design, a wacky vertical format, and came in a cloth-bound presentation case. I suspect some students complained and wanted a more traditional design with an old-style font. The cost to mail these certificates has doubled, while the tuition has gone up 4½ times.

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  1. I am a bit perplexed. Did I receive a BFA sheepskin or is the privilege only their for a master?

  2. I never got a diploma either. Man pays $100,000 for Unquantifiable Education.


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