Getting a Masters of Fine Arts does not have to involve taking a two-year hiatus from “real life” to attend graduate school. SVA’s MFA Art Practice program takes a more accessible approach: there’s no need for cross-country moves, quitting your job, foregoing Spring travel plans, or declaring one medium your specialty.
MFA Art Practice is a low-residency, cross-disciplinary graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Students spend three summers at SVA’s Chelsea, NYC Campus, and engage in a rigorous rich-media online curriculum in the intervening semesters.
SVA Art Practice encourages artists to pursue their practice by engaging an idea first, and then developing a plan that may involve a combination of media, technologies and techniques. They aim to create a global community and conversation within the arts. To that end, they have students participating in the program from China, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Iceland and Venezuela, as well as across the United States.
Faculty members include: David A. Ross, Suzanne Anker, Beth B, Dara Birnbaum, Kathy Brew, Eric and Heather ChanSchatz, Laura F. Gibellini, Claire Gilman, Thyrza Goodeve, Johan Grimonprez, Daniel Kunitz, Alix Lambert, Steven Henry Madoff, Ernesto Pujol, Tim Rollins, Sarah Sharp, Gary Simmons, Stefan Saffer, Jovana Stokic, Mark Tribe and Robin Winters.