Transart Institute offers non-competitive MFA scholarships

Performance artist Rosina Ivanova presenting work from The Superhumans: Bodies in Performance and Intervention. Exhibition curated by An Paenhusen, Berlin, summer 2013. Photo: Alek Slota.


Students applying by the preferred admissions deadline will be granted an 8,000 USD scholarship.

Exhibit and perform internationally while you study
Uniquely international for exchange and connections across cultural boundaries, with intensives in Berlin and New York, Transart’s low-residency PhD, MFA and Certificate programs offer a plethora of input at residencies with dozens of innovative workshops, artist talks, lectures, pecha kuchas, walkshops, seminars, and cultural tours to choose from; extensive individual and group critiques with artists and curators; and performances, pop-up events and exhibitions to participate in. Recent residency program courses and events can be found here.

Low-residency MFA Creative Practice
After the residency, choose from an extensive pool of international curators, artists and theorists for advice and critique for your self-directed, independent art projects working in whatever media best expresses your vision.

Ongoing connections, critique and support are essential ingredients for a vital artistic practice and successful academic career. Alumni join an international group of emerging and mid-career artists and curators in the Transart Collective to stay connected and active, continuing to show, curate and perform together internationally.

Students who have previous graduate-level coursework can apply credits towards advanced standing. We will consider applications from students without a first degree who can show evidence of relevant professional experience. Students who are interested in earning a practice-based PhD can apply for the fast-track after one-year on the MFA program.

For New York-based artist Virgil Wong, “the community I’ve become a part of through Transart is already much more immersive than what I’ve developed in ten years of living and working as an artist in New York City.” German photographer and performer Angelika Rinnhofer found “…freedom and flexibility. Since a large number of students are accomplished artists and earn a living, Transart’s concept is ideal to work toward a degree and to expand one’s artistic career in addition to having a job.”

Winter open house
January 14
You are cordially invited to a day at the Transart Winter Residency in New York.
– come to the four guest artist talks
– meet with faculty one-on-one, rub elbows with alumni and students at the reception
– ask for a portfolio review or individual meeting
– sit in on a session of current students’ critiques

RSVP for winter open house here.

For further information on admissions, click here.

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Transart Institute offers non-competitive MFA scholarships