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The art world is not a market. It’s a conversation. MFA Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts is a low-residency, interdisciplinary graduate program that aims to create a global community and conversation within the arts. To that end, the program’s students participate from locations all over the world, including China, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, as well as across the United States.

Students spend three summers at SVA’s Chelsea, NYC Campus, where they have the opportunity to work closely with acclaimed artists, designers, writers, critics and curators. In the intervening semesters, participants engage in rigorous, interactive online coursework, which they can access from anywhere in the world.

Successful applicants will join a multidisciplinary assemblage of artists, curators, writers and thinkers. Participants and alumni from the program have shown at prestigious institutions and events, including MoMA PS1; Queens Museum; The Museum of the Moving Image; Corcoran Gallery of Art, D.C.; Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City; Tate Modern, London; Witte de With, Rotterdam; The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Gl Hotegaard Museum, Denmark; The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik; The Moscow Museum of Modern Art; The Venice Biennale; The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas; and Art Basel Miami.

SVA Art Practice is currently accepting applications for Summer 2015 admission. Applicants should apply online though the SVA website.

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