MFA Art Practice program is a low-residency, cross-disciplinary graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The immersive program is composed of three intensive summer sessions, with rich-media online coursework in the intervening semesters. Students have access to the state of the art facilities on SVA’s campus, including new digital sculpture facilites, a fibers lab, and a nature and technology lab.

We encourage 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.

Core faculty members include: David Ross, Suzanne Anker, Dara Birnbaum, Kathy Brew, Eric and Heather ChanSchatz, Laura F. Gibellini, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Daniel Kunitz, Steven Madoff, Ernesto Pujol, Sarah Sharp, Gary Simmons, Jovana Stokic, Mickalene Thomas, Mark Tribe, Robin Winters and Linda Yablonsky. Visiting artists, mentors and guest lecturers include: Vito Acconci, Cory Arcangel, Maurice Berger, Mel Chin, Liz Diller, Liam Gillick, James Gleick, Dan Graham, Terence Koh, Mingwei Lee, James Harithas, Glenn Ligon, Maria Nordman, Izhar Patkin, Martha Rosler, Tim Rollins, Philippe Vergne, Cecilia Vicuña and Carrie Mae Weems.

The MFA Art Practice Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2012 admission. Applicants should apply online though the SVA website. Applications will continue to be accepted from qualified applicants as space remains in the program.  Detailed instructions about the application process can be found in the apply section of the Art Practice website.

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