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October 7, 2016

MFA in Studio ArtCall for applications: MFA in Studio Art program

The University of Texas at Austin

Bucky Miller, Experience Space—Ocean, 2015–16Photograph.Benjamin Spalding, Shipwrecked, 2016. Mixed media installation, dimensions variable.

The University of Texas at Austin’s Studio Art program has developed an interdisciplinary environment of high expectation: self-motivation, intellectual capacity and responsibility. Our faculty find these conditions best promote an artist’s ability to develop work of the greatest consequence. Within our well-equipped facilities, students explore the various disciplines’ parameters, depths and overlaps, discovering applications to new and traditional modes of expression while simultaneously examining links between art and the world. Ours is a vital community of diverse and engaged artists. Professionally active faculty, knowledgeable technical staff, a vital visiting artist and critic program and the tremendous research facilities housed at the University of Texas foster our creative community.

This is a particularly auspicious year as we launch our completely redesigned and re-imagined graduate program. We are now a two-year (rather than three) program. This is a fast-paced, full-time, studio-intensive interdisciplinary degree program that takes full advantage of the university’s physical, technical and intellectual resources. Students can choose to work in depth in a particular area or across any of our five disciplines: Painting/Drawing, Photography, Print, Sculpture + Extended Media, and Transmedia. Additionally, we are now on our third year of the successful reciprocal exchange program between the Royal College of Art in London and ours. Each fall we send a second-year studio art grad to the RCA for the semester while they, in turn, send one of their second year students to study here at UT. We are all immeasurably the richer for it! You will be able to glean much from this website. Most if not all of your questions will be answered here. Read on! We hope that you may become one of us.

Admissions overview
Application guide

Faculty
Painting/Drawing: Nicole Awai, Troy Brauntuch, Sarah Canright, Michael Mogavero, Dan Sutherland, John Yancey
Photography: Anna Collette, Teresa Hubbard
Print: Lee Chesney, Tim High, Leslie Mutchler, Jason Urban
Sculpture: Amy Hauft, Beili Liu, Jack Risley, Margo Sawyer, John Stoney, Jeff Williams
Transmedia: Kristin Lucas, Bogdan Perzyński, Michael Smith

 

Call for applications: MFA in Studio Art at The University of Texas at Austin

The Master of Fine Arts at the Maine College of Art offers an interdisciplinary approach that encourages students to think across traditional artistic boundaries while challenging their making habits and intellectual curiosity. The two-year, trimester structure emphasizes the intersection of studio production, individual research, critical analysis, curatorial experimentation, and travel to inspiring and important cultural sites. Built on a rigorous curriculum and an exceptional commitment to one-on-one student mentoring by distinguished faculty, visiting artists, critics, and curators, our MFA program offers a dynamic and supportive learning environment for artists who want to define and pursue a sustainable and attainable vision for their art practice.

Full and low residency pathways are available
Both of the Maine College of Art’s MFA paths offer an interdisciplinary approach that encourages students to think across traditional academic boundaries and challenge their art practice and intellectual curiosity. The curriculum emphasizes the intersection of studio production, individual research, and critical analysis. This structure promotes the development of a sustainable lifelong practice.

Among the first low-residency Master of Fine Art programs in the country, ours combines intense periods of on-campus instruction in Portland, Maine with the freedom and independence of working from any home location. The full-residency MFA gives students the option of moving to Portland to work in the center of the arts district with 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities within a vibrant creative community. Each student receives a teaching assistantship and an individual studio with 24/7 access.

Graduate faculty:
Chris Stiegler, Assistant Professor of Art History and Chair of the MFA in Studio Art
Lauren Fensterstock, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the MFA in Studio Art
Adriane Herman, Associate Professor of the MFA in Studio Art + Printmaking + Digital Media
Julie Poitras Santos, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the MFA in Studio Art
Joshua Reiman, Assistant Professor of the MFA in Studio Art + Sculpture
Gail Spaien, Professor of the MFA in Studio Art + Painting
Katie Vida, Adjunct Associate Professor of the MFA in Studio Art

Summer Intensive visiting faculty:
MFA visiting artists deliver public lectures, attend critiques, and conduct studio visits with graduate candidates during their week-long visits.2016 visiting faculty included Huma Bhabha, Keith Edmier, Seth Goldenberg (MFA ’05), Ann Hirsch, Lori Nix, Jim Shaw, and Hrag Vartanian. This upcoming summer we will welcome Sonya Clark, Ruth Erickson, Helga Schmidhuber, Jesse Small and others.
Apply to the MFA in Studio Art online here.

 

For more information about the MFA in Studio Art, visit meca.edu/mfa.

 

Call for applications: MFA in Studio Art at Maine College of Art

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