I was attending Boston University at the time, and something just didn’t feel right. I was in their arts program but I didn’t feel like I fit in. That’s when I decided take a shot at earning a spot in The Cooper Union! This school also offers half-tuition to all students, so it was basically my only shot at attending an art school that wouldn’t devour my bank accounts.


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Located in the bustling heart of Manhattan, The Cooper Union is one of the nation’s top art colleges, providing a phenomenal art program to hundreds of students every year. Despite it’s rigorous application process and killer acceptance rates , they only accept 40-60 kids, so I was QUITE stressed out.

They require a sketchbook to be sent in, so instead of sending them an old one, I went ahead and launched a brand new one in October, to be sent in 3 months later. This video documents some of its best pages!

More info: artistofu.com