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Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University: call for applications

David King, studio 2012; Stan Anderson, Aqua Sign, 2011.

Call for applications

Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University

MA in Art History, MAED in Art Education, MFA in Studio Art 
Application deadline:
January 15, 2013

www.gsu.edu/art

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The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design features an internationally active faculty and a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for professional careers in art and design. The Welch School offers an MA in Art History, an MAED in Art Education and an MFA in Studio Art with concentrations in Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles.

•  Full tuition waivers and stipends
•  Third-year graduates exhibit at Aqua Art Miami
•  Teaching opportunities

•  Graduate assistantships are available for all accepted students in the MFA Studio programs and the MA in Art History and MAED in Art Education programs. Assistantships include a stipend and a full tuition waiver. 

•  Winnie G. Chandler Fellowships and Welch Fellowships are competitive fellowships available for incoming graduate students. These fellowships fund students for the entire three years of study in addition to their regular stipend and full tuition waiver.

•  Third-year studio graduates are featured in Aqua Art Miami, accompanied by a catalog publication authored by the Art History graduates and established art critics that results in exhibition opportunities, gallery representation and the sale of their artwork. 

•  All MFA Studio majors are provided with 24-hour access to shared studio space, which allows for creative exploration and research in their area of study. 

•  The Welch Foundation supports the graduate program at GSU by sponsoring the Welch Artist in Residence and the Welch Symposium.  The inaugural Welch Artist in Residence will be Ayanah Moor in spring 2013. In addition, the school hosts a Visiting Artist & Scholars series whose recent participants have included Nicole Eisenman, James Elkins, Susan Faludi and Mark Dion.

•  The Welch Galleries supports the curriculum by curating regional, national and international art exhibitions and providing a venue for solo thesis exhibitions. The galleries also host presentations and panel discussions, providing students with personal access to professional artists and scholars.  

Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta. This urban campus provides access to prestigious art institutions such as the High Museum and the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, and a growing network of commercial galleries, alternative spaces and grassroots artist organizations. 

The application deadline is January 15, 2013. Applicants must include an artist statement, portfolio of work, three letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Please consult www.gsu.edu/art for information.