February 7, 2022

One-Year MFA Creative Practice

Transart Institute

Photos: Alex Slota. Courtesy Transart.

Our One-Year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative Practice is for artists, curators, writers, performers, and other creative researchers with an established practice (ten years or more) and a particular research question or project in mind. Flexible, rigorous, self-directed and expansive, Transart’s MFA supports you to create a sustainable praxis while you develop a global community of peers and advisors.

Accredited by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

Nomadic low-residency
Attend residencies in New York, Liverpool, Berlin or Mexico City. Online monthly intensives; peer research clusters; crit groups and engagement with international faculty, guests and advisors. Connect with LJMU’s Exhibition Research Lab, City Lab, Experimental Technologies Lab and Contemporary Art Lab, the Liverpool Biennial, TATE Liverpool and more.

Situated research, global community
Exhibit, present, screen or publish internationally to a global community of peers and publics, while also deepening your engagement with your local community: practicing, researching, presenting and thinking with the specificity of where you live and work. Transart supports moving towards generative ecologies of knowledge throughout the world, on and offline, away from the traditional model of global art centers.

Expansive, interdisciplinary approach
Transart creative researchers think and work across diverse practices, research constellations, theoretical concerns and ways of knowing. We support creative research from within and beyond the arts, or at the intersection of multiple fields, practices and territories.

One focused year, ongoing sustainable praxis
One year means less tuition, less time before you can transition into a PhD program or receive your graduate degree, if that is your goal. We invite you to approach the program not as an acceleration, but as a radical slowing down and paying attention to your practice, an opportunity to sink more deeply into your process, giving yourself the dedicated time and support to fully explore your research question or project. Integrated practice/theory workshops, research training, artist talks, lectures, somatic sessions, collective research; individual and group critiques with established artists, writers, philosophers, theorists, mediators and curators; and project presentations in a variety of formats, all support you to hone your research project so that you transition into your next phase with a nuanced, engaged and sustainable praxis.

Modular study options
Prepare for your MFA with an Academy course. Transition from the MFA into our practice-based PhD. Choose between monthly, semester or annual tuition payment plans.

To discuss the admissions process, course structure or any other questions, contact mfa [​at​] or book a zoom conversation with Head of Masters Studies, Susie Quillinan here.

Alternatively, submit an EOI here.

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