November 5, 2019

MFA Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design, and MA Art Education

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts

Courtesy Boston University.

The Office of Graduate Admission at Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts is currently accepting applications for graduate study beginning in the fall of 2020. Generous scholarship packages are available.

BU is accepting applications for graduate study in a diverse array of studio-driven programs, including Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design, and Art Education. Our programs are designed for creative practitioners seeking to advance their practice through rigorous applied study, critical discourse, and close mentorship. BU offers a community of committed faculty and students working in the heart of Boston University’s urban campus.

Application requirements and other details.

Currently accepting applications for:

MFA Graphic Design
The MFA program in Graphic Design provides a sequenced studio approach to advanced design thinking and problem solving for visual communication, preparing students to thrive in a dynamic professional environment. A solutions-based practice framed by key principles defines the core graphic design studios.

MFA Painting
The MFA program in Painting at Boston University promotes the discipline in its varied manifestations as a fundamental form of artistic expression. At its core, the program is studio-driven, with rigorous expectations about each student’s commitment to their own artistic practice and their critical engagement with the discourses and histories of the medium.

MFA Sculpture
The MFA program in Sculpture provides the tools and language for students to become rigorous thinkers and artists in the twenty-first century. The program interweaves the significant demands of creative production, intellectual and theoretical inquiry, and critical engagement with cultural history and contemporary art discourse.

MA Art Education
The Art Education program is committed to preparing teaching artists who are passionate about both their own creative practice and their pedagogy. As part of a professionally oriented art school at a major research institution, the program is uniquely positioned to offer students an opportunity to engage in arts-based research as part of their education. The MA in Art Education is also offered both on-campus and online.

Graduate Study at Boston University
Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts prepares students to think seriously, to see critically, to make intensely, and to act with creative agency in the contemporary world. The School of Visual Arts merges the intensive studio education of an art school with the opportunities of a large urban university, and is committed to educating the eye, hand, and mind of the artist. With rigorous graduate and undergraduate fine arts programs that are rooted in studio practice, CFA School of Visual Arts provides highly motivated students with programs in the bedrock disciplines of the fine arts coupled with a vast array of electives and liberal arts opportunities.

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