The VCUarts Painting + Printmaking Master of Fine Arts program provides excellent opportunities for artists to develop their work through the support of exemplary faculty, generous financial aid, intensive studio time, immersive theory and history courses, exhibition opportunities, engagement with practicing artists, and professional opportunities.
A hallmark of the program is access to working artists. Each semester, a visiting artist teaches the Graduate Seminar course and conducts bi-weekly individual critiques. Additionally, six visiting artists, curators, and critics give lectures and conduct studio visits or tailored workshops each year. Recent visiting artists, curators, and critics include: Alejandro Cesarco, Thom Donovan, Galit Eilat, Nicole Eisenman, Rochelle Feinstein, Joanne Greenbaum, Byron Kim, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Ulrike Müller, R.H. Quaytman, Lisi Raskin, Fred Wilson, and James Siena.
The site seminar experience is a crucial element of the curriculum. Students have visited Documenta 14, Sculpture Project Münster, and Berlin Art Week, as well as art events in Mexico City, Los Angeles, Peru and China. All M.F.A. students can also participate in a biannual exhibition of Painting and Printmaking alumni in New York City.
The M.F.A. program includes 15 graduate students every year. Each student has a private studio and access to world-class digital and analogue printmaking facilities. For more information about the program, visit our website or contact Graduate Program Director Hilary Wilder at [email protected].
VCUarts is one of the nation’s leading arts schools, dedicated to advancing creative expression, supporting new scholarship, sparking innovation and deepening the role of the arts in society. Its visual arts and design graduate program has received top rankings by U.S. News & World Report. VCUarts offers degrees across 15 departments and programs.
For more information, visit arts.vcu.edu.