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Low-residency MFA, Fast Track, and Studio PhD at Transart

Call for applications: Low-residency
MFA, Fast Track, and Studio PhD

Transart Institute
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The Unschool Art School grew out of a desire to form a truly student-driven program that goes beyond established institutional education by offering a plethora of models and diversify input in a multi-perspective environment.

The Transart experience
- Summer intensives in Berlin, winter residencies in New York City
- Low-residency format allows one to keep professional and family obligations while advancing career
- Workshops, seminars, professional development, studio and performance tours in every residency
- A highly individualized contemporary learning experience without grades
- Realizing creative projects with the support of curators, faculty and self-chosen advisors
- International makeup of students and faculty that fosters exchange across cultural boundaries
- Offsite study, critiques and advisement wherever you live and work

MFA Creative Practice
A student-centered, project-oriented postgraduate art program which fosters independent thinking, risk-taking and the creation of an informed and sustainable art praxis. The program is tailored to suit the needs of working artists with summer residencies in Berlin, winter residencies in New York and one-on-one advisement during the academic year, wherever students work and live. Students create their own course of study, working independently and with the support of self-chosen studio and research advisors.

Fast Track PhD
Exceptionally focused and accomplished artists can apply for transfer from the MFA to the studio PhD program at the end of the first year. Students who wish to enroll in the Fast Track program apply to the MFA Creative Practice. In their second semester on the MFA they develop a doctoral proposal. At the end of the semester they can apply for Fast Track assessment. Successful applicants will be registered for the MPhil/PhD course of studies at that time.

Studio-based PhD
Transart Institute is offering a low-residency PhD program for advanced studio art. The PhD at Transart is a three-year, full-time degree program validated by the University of Plymouth, UK. The degree is offered exclusively for practice-based research (creative work) accompanied by a written thesis.

Finances & scholarships
For PhD studies, graduates of the Transart MFA receive a 30% scholarship. The MFA application committee is authorized to award scholarships of up to 10,000 USD with acceptance into the program and up to 18,000 USD for citizens/residents of developing countries. Please note that Transart has no full scholarships. Additional financing should be available through sources in the student’s country of residence/citizenship. Private student loans are available via Sallie Mae International.

Transart faculty
come from a wide range of academic and artistic backgrounds as well as geographic locations. Current theoretical areas of expertise include curatorial work, cyberfeminism, African diaspora, interface technologies, digital arts, continental philosophy, media, social studies in colonialism, capitalism and tourism, word and image relationships, and contemporary Asian art history. Studio faculty include international artists working with sound, performance, dance and choreography, photography, drawing, sculpture, film and video, intervention and installation. Details and bios can be found on the website.

Transart students
are emerging and mid-career artists and teachers at tertiary institutions.  Students’ experiences at the Institute are unique and often transformational. You can learn more about the experiences other students have had at Transart.

Application deadline for early consideration and remaining scholarships: February 1, 2013

Contact and further information
Subscribe to the monthly Transart MFA newsletter.
Subscribe to the occasional PhD newsletter
For more information please visit the Transart website.
To schedule an appointment with faculty please email Drew Henmi: henmi@transart.org.

Transart Institute
Mail: 228 Park Ave. South
New York, NY 10003
+1 (347) 410 9905
info@transart.org
www.transart.org