Queens College Offers New MFA Concentration in Social Practice Art


Social Practice Queens (SPQ) is among the concentrations offered by the Art Department at Queens College; other concentrations include Photography, Installation, Media, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and Ceramics. SPQ is a unique MFA concentration that brings together the resources of a top academic research institution — Queens College of the City University of New York — and the activism of the acclaimed Queens Museum.

Queens College’s SPQ integrates studio work with social, tactical, interventionist, and cooperative forms. Its goal is to initiate interdisciplinary projects with real-world outcomes rooted in CUNY’s rigorous departmental offerings (e.g. urban studies, environmental science, public policy, experimental pedagogy, and more) in tandem with the Queens Museum’s long-standing community-based focus.

SPQ is for students who want to learn more about the relationship between art and social action. It is also for those already active in this area who wish to further their practice through a unique collaboration between a top research university and a major New York City art museum.

All students enjoy a large, private workspace with access to wood, metal, plaster, ceramic, printmaking, digital, traditional photo facilities, 3D printing, and one of the few foundries for metal casting in New York City. Students also share a collaborative studio space within the Queen Museum’s new artist studio program. Upon graduation, our students are qualified to teach at the college level while contributing significantly to the contemporary world of the visual arts.

Deadline for fall semester extended to March 25.

For more information, visit findyourqc.info.