February 13, 2019

Call for applications: Fine Arts MFA combining art and entrepreneurship

Columbia College Chicago

Paul Catanese (Fine Arts MFA Director), Visible from Space, 2016. Photo: Phil Dembinski '08.

The Master of Fine Arts program at Columbia College Chicago will prepare you to be a professional working artist. You’ll develop your art practice in your chosen medium while gaining professional skills related to the business of fine art practice. We’re especially proud of our graduate teaching seminar, a unique-to-the-field course where you gain hands-on experience learning pedagogies for teaching art to others. We want you to have options in how you structure your career, so we have designed the program with your professional success in mind.

Working with award-winning faculty, you will create a professional body of artwork while demonstrating mastery of materials and techniques and participating in critiques of your work and the work of others. As mentors, the faculty members will share advice on making a living in the constantly changing contemporary art field. Throughout the program, you will also meet regularly with visiting artists, curators, scholars, and other practitioners as part of our Art Now! Lecture series. The program culminates in a gallery exhibition for graduating MFA students.

The program is based in Chicago, an affordable cultural hub where artists push boundaries and make important, innovative contributions to the field. As a working artist, your success will depend on your network, and at Columbia, we will help you plan and initiate your own professional strategy.

Graduate faculty include: Adam Brooks, Paul Catanese, Joan Giroux, Duncan MacKenzie, Mel Potter, and Fo Wilson.

Learn more about the Fine Arts MFA.

Questions? Contact Columbia’s School of Graduate Studies.

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