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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Alisha Mashruwala is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics

I have completed my B.SC (Physics) from Xaviers College. However, I like Landscaping and have been working as a free-lance Landscape designer since the last 3 years. My husband has been offered a job in Toronto, Canada. I am interested in studying Landscape design when I join him there. Can you please recommend suitable programs near Torotno?    
—Sushmita Kumar

The University of Toronto offers a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree. The MLA is a three-year professional program intended for individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline—BA, BSc, BFA, BCom) with high academic standing, and demonstrated leadership potential in the field. Preference is given to individuals who have completed a balanced undergraduate education that includes study in the arts, sciences, and humanities. The following specific courses at the undergraduate level are highly recommended: biology/ecology, geography, English, and history. Preparation in the visual arts, such as drawing, sculpture, graphics, photography, film, or new media, as well as in computing and advanced writing is recommended.

I recently graduated with a BA Political Science degree earlier this year. But my true passion in life is photography.  I am interested in studying Photography at the New York Film Academy. Can you please guide me through their Portfolio requirements?    
—Amrita Sutaria

The Portfolio requirements for MFA Photography program at New York Film Academy is:
Photographs (15 maximum), either printed (no larger than 8x10) or jpegs on a CD/DVD (1200 pixels longest side, SRGB, 72dpi), with an accompanying description contextualizing the submission.

MFA program candidates must meet the following minimal requirements:

  • Basic proficiency with Mac computers.
  • Understand all aspects of DSLR camera exposure, including equivalent exposures and the balancing of natural/ambient/ constant light with strobes.
  • Prepare to demonstrate proficiency in studio and location strobe systems and pass a practical grip equipment safety test.
  • Display a proficiency with Adobe Lightroom 5 (or equivalent software) and Photoshop CC.
  • Applicants who have not completed a BFA in Photography will be tested via a written and practical test on the above points. Students must be at the L.A. campus to complete the test, which will be given during Orientation week.

I completed my BBA last year. I’ve been working with a hotel since the last one year. My father is recommending that I study for MSc in Hospitality Management at ESSEC Management school. What are the admission requirements that I need to apply?    
—Kartik Krishnamachari

The following admission requirements need to be fulfilled as a part of Essec’s MSC in Hospitality Management program:

  • A professional resume (1 to ¬2 pages maximum)
  • Official transcripts of grades from all prior academic establishments, plus a copy of all relevant degrees
  • Copy of work and internship certificates
  • Copy of passport or ID card
  • Original GMAT or GRE scores
  • Original TOEFL score
  • An ID photo (medium to high resolution digital image)
  • Minimum of 2 letters of recommendation.

Kindly note that the average age of students studying for this program is 22-26 years and most of them have about 2-3 years of work experience.

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