November 17, 2016

Call for applications

University of California, Riverside
Courtesy of University of California, Riverside.

Set in the magnificent landscape of the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, the MFA program at UC Riverside offers an intensive environment of advanced art research and practice for highly motivated students. Our program is an unusual combination of a theoretically driven curriculum that prioritizes studio production. The intimate scale of the program boasts an unusual student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 7 that allows for deeply engaging interactions with the nationally and internationally exhibiting faculty members. This year, we are excited to welcome a new faculty member, Lynne Marsh whose practice lies at the intersection of moving image, performance and installation. The curriculum is driven by an explorative and open approach to both traditional and interdisciplinary media where students are encouraged to experiment and pursue their aesthetic ideas in media that most benefit their practice.

The program offers generously-sized studio spaces (350+ sq. feet with 12 foot walls), excellent state of the art facilities as well as ample opportunities for teaching assistantships, fellowships and honoraria. During the last three years, all our students have received combined awards that have more than offset the cost of fees and tuition. Given today’s climate of escalated cost of higher education in the arts, this is a significant benefit to our highly focused program.

There are regular peer reviews, lectures and studio visits from internationally recognized artists, curators and critics to broaden and to intensify the discourse. As a leading research university, the students are encouraged to take advantage of the courses in other programs and departments. Expected time for completion of degree is three years with a thesis exhibition accompanied by a written thesis.

Upcoming visiting lectures include Peter Shelton, Tyler Green, Kerry Tribe, Jim Shaw, Jennifer Pastor, and Liz Glynn.

Full time faculty: John Divola, Jim Isermann, Brandon Lattu, Charles Long, Lynne Marsh, Yunhee Min, and Amir Zaki.

Please see our website for more information or contact Graduate Coordinator, Kourtney Brumfield at [email protected] or T 951 827 7878.


Applications open for MFA at University of California, Riverside

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