December 1, 2020

Call for applications: MFA in Studio Arts

Syracuse University

Katlyn Brumfield, Matrilineal Thread, 2020. Magnolia leaves, quilting thread, & wood. Photo: Alpha Newberry.

The School of Art at Syracuse University is now accepting applications for the MFA Studio Arts degree. As an art school within a research university, the emphasis of the MFA program is on the creation of innovative modes of artistic production. Offering both a two-year and three-year program, our curriculum affords the opportunity to work within one of our nationally recognized areas or across disciplines, enabling graduate candidates to develop a course of study specific to their research goals.

Program highlights:
–VPA Graduate Fellowship: Offering full-tuition, stipend, and teaching opportunities for artists of outstanding artistic achievement.
–Merit based tuition scholarships available for incoming applicants.
–Teaching opportunities: Up to thirty courses taught by graduate students each year as instructor of record.
–Semester Residency: Fully funded Semester Residency Programs in Los Angeles, Berlin, and New York City where graduates are provided housing, studio space, resident faculty, weekly visiting artists and exhibition.
–Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Nationally and internationally recognized artists brought to campus each year for lectures, workshops, and individual studio visits.
–Graduate seminars in art theory, professional practices, thesis writing & exhibition along with cross-disciplinary critiques.
–Creative Opportunity Grants offered each semester including summer to support graduate research.
–Generous private studios with over 30,000 square feet of shared studio facilities in Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Printmaking, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, 3D Modeling and Fabrication.
–Instructional Associate Positions: Work alongside faculty and staff with courses and managing studio facilities.
–Random Access Gallery: Graduate student run gallery exhibiting invited national & international artists as well as graduate work.
–Thesis exhibition at the Syracuse Art Museum and New York City.

School of Art virtual session and tour
Please join us for a Virtual Tour on December 10 at 12pm or December 15 at 4pm

Visit our website at for more information and how to apply. For additional information contact Sam Van Aken at [email protected]

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