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November 5, 2015

Fine ArtsMFA Open Studios 2015

Pratt Institute
MFA candidates Tal Gilboa and Elizabeth Kleberg. Installation. Photo: Zachary Lucero.

About Pratt Institute’s MFA program in Fine Arts
Centrally located in Brooklyn’s thriving art community, Pratt’s MFA in Fine Arts immerses students in a culture of contemporary art supported by a faculty of working artists and peers. The graduate curriculum is both rigorous and flexible, allowing wide latitude for interdisciplinary exploration while fostering critical perspectives and a deeper understanding of the histories, issues and cultural contexts that inform artmaking today.

Pratt’s MFA degree is in Fine Arts rather than in a specific discipline. Students build their program of study in consultation with a faculty mentor and departmental advisors. Graduate instruction is offered in a wide range of media, including painting and drawingprintmakingphotographysculpture, and integrated practices (installation, public art, performance). Beyond departmental courses, MFA students may choose graduate-level electives in any department in Pratt Institute. Concurrent dual degree programs (MS/MFA) are also offered in the History of Art and in Art and Design Education.

Participants work in individual studios and are provided access to shared shops and labs, including a fully-equipped wood shop, metal shop, print shop, ceramics studios, darkrooms, and digital labs with high-resolution scanners and printers, as well as dedicated campus galleries. There are many opportunities to show work in a variety of traditional and non-traditional spaces on campus. Each semester, students open their studios to the public and second-year students mount individual thesis shows that are also open to the public. In addition to a regular schedule of studio visits by faculty members, the department’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series brings internationally renowned artists and critics to give public lectures and have individual studio visits with graduate students. In addition, the graduate student group Pratt Artists League (PAL) regularly host artists and critics for studio visits as well as fund other student-run programming and exhibitions.

Pratt’s faculty members in Fine Arts are distinguished by their achievements, having exhibited internationally as well as receiving major awards from institutions including the Guggenheim Foundation National Endowment for the Arts, Tiffany Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Skowhegan, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Creative Capital, and Art Matters. Pratt’s graduate Fine Art students come from around the world and are selected for the program based on their promise and preparedness for the intensive and self-directed experience of graduate study.

Fine Arts Graduate information session
Saturday, November 14, 10–11:30am
Brooklyn Campus
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