November 28, 2013

Call for applications: MFA in Studio Art (painting ordrawing), MFA in Photography

Studio Arts College International (SACI)

Daniel Schaefer, Untitled, 2013. Digital photograph.

Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy, is proud to announce that in addition to our undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs, students can earn an MFA degree in Studio Art (Painting or Drawing) or Photography.

Students in SACI’s MFA programs pursue a curriculum integrating practical and critical skills that encourage individual innovation, creative collaboration, mentorships, and instruction from SACI’s outstanding faculty. They benefit from interaction with members of the SACI Artists Council and the Friends of SACI Council, which include established artists, photographers, critics, curators, and publishers, many of international renown.

MFA students attend SACI in Florence for two successive academic years and earn 60 credits. During their first year, under the mentorship of their selected Major Professor, they put together a program that balances independent study with classroom study. In their second year, emphasis is placed upon career options for emerging artists. Students gain practical experience as teaching assistants and their work is featured in major exhibitions in Florence.

Working in their own individual studios in a fully renovated Renaissance palazzo in the heart of Florence, students are just steps away from the great works that have drawn artists and photographers past and present to Florence to seek inspiration and develop their own pictorial language. In their graduate seminars, students explore a range of contemporary art practices, visit artists in their studios, and interview museum curators, art critics, and other significant figures in the art world. Students travel to major art sites, attend international art fairs throughout Italy, and are encouraged, through individual practice and group critiques, to explore to the fullest their potential as creative artists.

SACI is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through March 15, 2014.

For details about our MFA programs and SACI scholarships, see SACI’s website,

To request further information about the program, write to [email protected].

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