Take Your Practice to the Next Level: Transart MFA or Studio PhD
Transart Institute for Creative Research
Above: Venice Biennale 2013 particpant Transart alumnus Khaled Hafez: Running Chromosome.
Above: Venice Biennale 2013 particpant Transart alumnus Khaled Hafez: Running Chromosome.

Preferred MFA and early PhD application deadline: December 1, 2013

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. Participate in extensive individual and full group critiques with artists and curators; and performances, pop-up events and exhibitions. A recent residency program is here.

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

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.” And Khaled Hafez (above): “With this work I stretched myself beyond my personal imagination in my two years at Transart.”

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 Transartist Collective to stay connected and active, continuing to show, curate and perform together internationally.

Studio PhD

Transart Institute offers the first and only low-residency PhD program exclusively for practice-based research (creative work). The artwork is the research in this 20-30 hour per week, three year program. The application process is explained here.Proposal support options are available.

As always, faculty are happy to discuss programs with you in detail. Please contact Dr. Michael Bowdidge for an appointment at [email protected] or chat and skype with faculty and alumni in the Virtual Grad School Fair on November 5th online.

Or apply here.

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November 5, 2013