January 7, 2020

MFA Art Writing

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

MFA Art Writing Library. Courtesy SVA.

We're looking for a few more great students to join us next fall, in the MFA program in Art Writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Departmental scholarships, housing, and other forms of assistance are available. Contact us at artwriting [​at​], or go to to find out more about the program.

We concentrate on the essay as form, as well as on shorter forms of review, and learn art writing by doing it. Our students come from all over the world and from a wide variety of backgrounds and education, with undergraduate degrees in Art, Art History, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, and Creative Writing, among other fields. What they have in common is intellectual curiosity, a passion for art, and the desire to write well.

Our alumni (we've now graduated almost 100) go on to write and publish their own books as well as essays and reviews in all of the art publications, online and in print. Some work as editors and staff writers at these publications. A number of alumni are currently in PhD programs, while others are teaching.

To see sample programs, faculty bios, student testimonies, news, the online journal Degree Critical, recordings of our popular lecture series and the new Quijote Talks series, go to

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2019, for fall 2020. To apply, go to

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