The MFA in Visual Arts Low-Residency program provides an ideal opportunity for artists, teachers, and other professionals in related fields who are seeking advancement in visual arts.
The 60-credit Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Arts program is designed to be completed in two years and comprises five 10-day residencies separated by four, approximately six-month semesters of off-site independent creative work and study.
This MFA degree can advance the careers of artists, teachers, and professionals in other art-related fields. The Program broadens the students' knowledge of visual arts as a profession, including relationships with galleries, grant and proposal preparation, public and private commission, and the ongoing development of media and art making strategies.
The interdisciplinary focus of the MFA in Visual Arts program encourages students to explore the integration of a variety of visual arts media. Students advance their study of art history, culture and critical thinking through the rigorous academic components of the program.
Accredited by both NEASC and NASAD, the MFA in Visual Arts program allows students, with the guidance of our internationally known faculty and mentors, to design their own curriculum each semester.
The ten-day residency is a very structured and high intensity conversation about the production of visual art. The combination of critiques, seminars, lectures, panels, conversations and advisor meetings during the residency are designed with the aim of aiding the student in his or her development into a stronger visual artist.
Lectures and seminars are presented by MFA Faculty and visiting artists. The residencies provides an opportunity for each student to develop, expand, and question their artistic vision in a process that culminates in a work plan for the semester that takes place off-site between residencies.
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The MFA in Visual Arts and MFA Photo programs will be participating in National Graduate Portfolio days this fall in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago (MFA in Visual Arts only), New York and Boston.
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The interdisciplinary focus of the MFA in Visual Arts program encourages students to explore the integration of a variety of visual arts media.
View Gallery of MFA in Visual Arts Faculty Artwork.
The MFA in Visual Arts program is led by internationally known faculty and mentors.