October 31, 2016

MFA Art Practice info session

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Monika Lin (Class of 2017), Shanghai Stories, 2016. Installation. Photo: Sarah Brewington (Class of 2017).

The MFA Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts is hosting an information session tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1. Prospective students can tour the facilities and meet Department Chair David A. Ross, as well as current faculty, students and alumni. Advanced registration is requested here.

Prospective students who are unable to attend our info session on November 1, may also join us for an online session on November 8. Register here.

The Art Practice program at SVA is a low-residency, interdisciplinary graduate program. A carefully selected, small group of candidates come together at SVA’s NYC campus for three successive, intensive summer residency periods. In the intervening fall and spring semesters, students engage in required, rich-media online coursework from all over the world. Program participants work closely with artists, writers, critics and curators, who are their faculty, mentors and peers in the program.

Our world-renowned faculty includes Dara Birnbaum, Kathy Brew, Lia Gangitano, Johan Grimonprez, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Ernesto Pujol, Tim Rollins, Robin Winters and Carrie Mae Weems, among others. Past guest lecturers and mentors include Alice Aycock, Diana Al-Hadid, Luis Camnitzer, Lauren Cornell, Mark Dion, Sara Jiminez, Paddy Johnson, Alix Lambert, Tony Oursler, Tom Sachs, Lorna Simpson, Risë Wilson and Ed Woodham.

MFA Art Practice aims to facilitate a global conversation about the arts. 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. Ultimately, the program aims to create a community of artists and culture producers who look beyond a consensus driven approach to how we define what’s important in contemporary art.


MFA Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts info session

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