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University at Albany’s Studio Art MA and MFA Programs Now Accepting Applications

The Department of Art and Art History at University at Albany is accepting applications for 2016 MFA and MA programs in Studio Art.

Regular studio visits with faculty, peers, and visiting artists give rise to critical insight into the form of, and underlying ideas behind, students’ work. Contemporary art-related topics and issues are explored in seminars that complement studio courses and critiques. In this affordable, interdisciplinary program, students work across Painting and Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture and Installation, and Photography and Related Media, and are given 24-hour access to spacious, private, and semi-private studios and well-equipped common work areas and production facilities.

All students in the highly competitive, 2-year, 60-credit MFA program are offered Teaching or Graduate Assistantship funding. 

The 1-year, 30-credit MA program is one of the most affordable in the country.

Our distinguished faculty of artists and art historians work closely with students to develop their graduate portfolios, culminating in the Thesis Exhibition in the University Art Museum.

The Visiting Artists and Lecturers program brings numerous emerging and mid- to late-career artists to campus for public presentations and individual studio visits with MFA students. Recent visiting artists include Maximilian Goldfarb, Saya Woolfalk, Roger White, Michelle Segre, Alexander Ross, Janine Antoni, James Casebere, Roberta Smith, Elana Herzog, Danica Phelps, Lisa Yuskavage, Carol Dunham, and K8 Hardy.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2016.