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Low residency Master of Fine Arts
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Above: Kevin Townsend (Class of 2016), Stria: Lost Time, Misplaced Moments, 2014. Performative drawing. Courtesy of the artist.
Above: Kevin Townsend (Class of 2016), Stria: Lost Time, Misplaced Moments, 2014. Performative drawing. Courtesy of the artist.

Program
The MFA Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts is now accepting applications for summer 2016. The Art Practice program offers a low-residency, interdisciplinary approach to an MFA degree. We identify process as a kind of critical thinking. Artists in the program engage in research-based practices, and are encouraged to converse and collaborate across subject matters using a combination of traditional and non-traditional media, technologies and techniques. The MFA Art Practice program aims to create a global community of artists and cultural producers who look beyond a consensus driven approach to how we define what’s important in contemporary art.

To that end, a carefully selected, small group of MFA candidates come together at SVA’s NYC campus for three successive, intensive summer residency periods where they have the opportunity to work closely with artists, designers, writers, critics and curators in facilities that include a digital sculpture center, a bio-art lab and video and sound editing facilities in addition to a wood shop, metals shop, ceramics studio and fibers lab.

In the intervening fall and spring semesters, participants engage in required, rich-media online coursework from all over the world.

Faculty members include: David A. Ross, Suzanne Anker, Beth B, Dara Birnbaum, Kathy Brew, Eric and Heather ChanSchatz, Lia Gangitano, Laura F. Gibellini, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Johan Grimonprez, Daniel Kunitz, Alix Lambert, Steven Henry Madoff, Ernesto Pujol, Tim Rollins, Sarah G. Sharp, Gary Simmons, Stefan Saffer, Jovana Stokic, Jacquelyn Strycker, Cecilia Vicuña, Carrie Mae Weems and Robin Winters. Visiting artists, guest lecturers and mentors include: Vito Acconci, Cory Arcangel, Charles Atlas, Alice Aycock, Suzanne Bocanegra, AA Bronson, Holland Cotter, Teresita Fernández, Chrissie Iles, Paddy Johnson, Maira Kalman, Tony Oursler, Ester Partegàs, Izhar Patkin, Carolee Schneemann and Lorna Simpson.

Visit
MFA Art Practice is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, at 335 West 16th Street. Please contact the Art Practice office to make an appointment to speak with a representative of the program and tour the facilities.

Apply
Detailed application and portfolio requirements can be found on the Art Practice website.

All Graduate applicants are required to complete the online application form available at the following link: school-of-visual-arts.force.com

Applications received by December 1will be considered for early decision. Applications received by January 15 will receive a decision by April 1.

 

 

Call for summer 2016 applications: SVA MFA Art Practice

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November 30, 2015