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Join a rigorous and supportive low-residency MFA community in the brand new facilities of the Lunder Art Center in Cambridge, MA. Formerly known as AIB, the program is one of the oldest low-residency MFAs in the country. Lesley Art + Design offers a two-year MFA program, comprised of ten-day residencies every January and June. Applications for the June 21–30 residency start date are due May 15. For a complete overview, download the MFA in Visual Arts Program catalog.

MFA residencies in Boston/Cambridge comprise a rich immersion of critique, seminars, visiting artist talks, field trips, workshops, and exhibitions. During semesters, MFA students work with studio mentors in their local region to shape their work and with program faculty on academics.

Recent visiting artists included Mika Rottenberg, Tehching Hsieh, Keltie Ferris, Mark Dion, Diana Al-Hadid, Kalup Linzy, AK Burns, Marc Handelman, Tomashi Jackson, Dawit Petros, Petah Coyne, Annette Lemieux, and Steve Locke.

Applications for the June residency start date will be reviewed in order received until May 15, 2019.

For more information about the Low Res MFA program, contact or visit

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