October 6, 2016

Call for MFA program applications

Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP)
Photo: William Staffeld, AAP Photographer.

The two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program at Cornell, is an education in making artistic “objects” that reflect intellectual judgment, philosophical understanding, historical knowledge, and ethical principles sufficient to engage and influence the often bewildering complexity of contemporary life.

The MFA program is an intensive and intimate community which has an exceptional breadth and integration of its context. Each student works closely with an advisor committee of their choosing, to develop the skills specific to the practice of art. In addition to and within the understanding that there are more general skills necessary to a critical apprehension of the collective condition. This distinction is made in order to clarify that the department does not view art itself merely as a profession, but as a way of understanding and communicating meaning through materials, language, and images.

Students interested in the MFA program are encouraged to contact Carl Ostendarp, Director of Graduate Studies, or faculty members  directly to ask questions and arrange an in-person interview.

For questions related to the application process please contact [email protected].

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