October 5, 2015

Call for applications: MFA Art Practice

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Members of the Class of 2017 at Dia Beacon. Photo: Benjamin Quesnel.

The MFA Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts is now accepting applications for summer 2016. The Art Practice program offers a low-residency, cross-disciplinary approach to an MFA degree. In this post-conceptual, post-studio era, artists pursue their practice by engaging an idea first, and then developing a plan that may involve a combination of media, technologies and techniques. The MFA Art Practice program aims to create a global community of artists who feel secure in their ability to produce works of art using traditional and nontraditional media in both traditional and nontraditional settings.

To that end, a small and carefully selected group of MFA candidates will come together at SVA’s NYC campus for three successive, intensive summer residency periods where they will have the opportunity to work closely with artists, designers, writers, critics and curators in facilities that include a digital sculpture center, a bio-art lab, and video and sound editing facilities, in addition to a wood shop, metals shop, ceramics studio and fibers lab.

In the intervening fall and spring semesters, participants engage in required, media-rich online coursework from all over the world.

Faculty members include: David A. Ross, Suzanne Anker, Beth B, Dara Birnbaum, Kathy Brew, Eric and Heather ChanSchatz, Lia Gangitano, Laura F. Gibellini, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Johan Grimonprez, Daniel Kunitz, Alix Lambert, Steven Henry Madoff, Ernesto Pujol, Tim Rollins, Sarah G. Sharp, Gary Simmons, Stefan Saffer, Jovana Stokic, Jacquelyn Strycker, Cecilia Vicuña, Carrie Mae Weems and Robin Winters.

Visiting artists, guest lecturers and mentors include: Vito Acconci, Cory Arcangel, Charles Atlas, Alice Aycock, Suzanne Bocanegra, AA Bronson, Holland Cotter, Teresita Fernández, Chrissie Iles, Paddy Johnson, Maira Kalman, Tony Oursler, Ester Partegàs, Izhar Patkin, Carolee Schneemann and Lorna Simpson.

MFA Art Practice is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, at 335 West 16th Street. Please contact the Art Practice office to make an appointment to speak with a representative of the program and tour the facilities, or register for our November 10 information session here.

Detailed application and portfolio requirements can be found on the Art Practice website.

All Graduate applicants are required to complete the online application form available here.

Applications received by December 1will be considered for early decision. Applications received by January 15 will receive a decision by April 1.

Applications received after January 15 will be reviewed in the order received, space permitting.



Call for applications: SVA MFA Art Practice summer 2016

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