January 3, 2013

Interdisciplinary MFA Program

University of Pennsylvania
Zenas Hutcheson, Untitled Dance for Film.

The Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania is focused on the professional development of visual artists. Through workshops, seminar courses, international residency opportunities and interactions with curators, writers and artists, the program provides an open framework to foster independent methods of artistic research. In addition to seminars within the Fine Arts department, graduate students are encouraged to pursue topics of science and the humanities through an impressive selection of courses offered across the university.

PennDesign offers a range of tuition fellowships to recognize the merit and diversity of applicants to the program. Teaching Assistantships are offered to all incoming students. In addition, several students engage in Research Assistantships, working directly with the faculty on exhibition projects, or participate in a program through which they develop a syllabus and teach a foundation-level studio course at Penn.

MFA Program Faculty
Terry Adkins, Nancy Davenport, Matt Freedman, Ken Lum,
Virgil Marti, Joshua Mosley, Orkan Telhan, Jackie Tileston

MFA Program Senior Critics 2012–13
Carlos Basualdo, Michael Brenson, Michelle Grabner
Mary Reid Kelley, Helen Mirra, Yasmil Raymond, Alexi Worth

Visiting Artists
Not Vital, Wael Shawky, Jon Kessler, Fia Backström, Paul Chan, Wendy White, Steffani Jemison, Jules de Balincourt, Leslie Hewitt, Hamza Walker, Kota Ezawa, Spencer Finch, Stefan Sagmeister, Diana Cooper, Charlene Von Heyl, Moyra Davey, Matthew Day Jackson, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Anne Chu, Theaster Gates, Barnaby Furnas, Kamrooz Aram, Rick Lowe, Lauren Greenfield, Matthew Monahan, David Salle, Mika Rottenberg, Josiah McElheny, Stan Douglas, Amy Franceschini, Charles Atlas, Eleanor Antin, Gary Hill, Maira Kalman, Sam Durant, David Humphrey, Nina Katchadourian, An-My Lê, Oron Catts

Application deadline: January 17, 2013
Download the PennMFA Program Catalog
To schedule a visit or for program inquires, contact: [email protected] or 215 898 8374.


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