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Art Practice: SVA’s Low-Residency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Getting an MFA

by Sponsor on December 13, 2012

Getting a Masters of Fine Arts is a huge commitment, not just financially but in terms of time and space as well. Rather than taking on moving cross-country and leasing a new apartment, SVA’s Art Practice MFA program takes a more accessible approach to graduate school.

The MFA Art Practice program is a low-residency, cross-disciplinary graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The program is composed of three intensive summer sessions, with extensive, media-rich online coursework in the intervening semesters. While in the city, students will have full access to the great facilities of SVA’s campus, which features a new digital sculpture center and a nature and technology lab.

SVA Art Practice encourages artists to pursue their practice by engaging an idea first, and then developing a plan for study that may involve a combination of media, technologies, and techniques.

Faculty members for SVA’s Art Practice program include: David A. Ross, Suzanne Anker, Dara Birnbaum, Kathy Brew, Eric and Heather ChanSchatz, Laura F. Gibellini, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Daniel Kunitz, Steven Henry Madoff, Ernesto Pujol, Sarah Sharp, Gary Simmons, Stefan Saffer, Elisabeth Sussman, Jovana Stokic, Mark Tribe, and Robin Winters. Visiting artists, guest lecturers and mentors include: Vito Acconci, Cory Arcangel, Liam Gillick, James Gleick, Dan Graham, Natalie Jeremijenko, Terence Koh, Mingwei Lee, Maria Nordman, Izhar Patkin, Martha Rosler, Tim Rollins, Lorna Simpson, Philippe Vergne, Cecilia Vicuña, and Carrie Mae Weems.

The MFA Art Practice Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2013 admission. Applicants should apply online through the SVA website. Applications received by January 15th have priority, but applications will continue to be accepted after that date, space permitting. For more information or to set up a visit, contact artpractice@sva.edu.

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