The deadline to apply for the Sam Fox School MFA in Illustration in Visual Culture (MFA-IVC) is February 7, 2022.
Virtual Open House
Learn about the program, meet faculty, and take a 360° tour of our spaces at the fall Virtual Open House, taking place on November 8, 2021 at 9am (CST). The event is free; registration is required.
Hot off the press! Get your free copy of The Graphic Vindicator, the official publication of Washington University’s MFA-IVC program.
About the MFA-IVC Program
Led by John Hendrix, students in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture program at Washington University in St. Louis unearth the wild, the wondrous, and the unknown. This two-year residential program combines studio practice in illustration with material culture studies. Graduates are prepared to work as author-artists of graphic novels, comics, and picture books, as well as professors, critical writers, and curators.
The MFA-IVC program is built on the expertise of the school’s illustration and design faculty and the vast resources of Washington University, a tier-one research institution. The school’s resources include the Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, and the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, a preeminent site for studying the history and culture of American illustration.
MFA-IVC studios are located in Weil Hall, a brand-new facility including a digital fabrication lab and numerous spaces for collaboration and cross-disciplinary exchange. You’ll also have access to our integrated printmaking suite, home to Island Press and the Kranzberg Book Studio.
Our faculty specialize in children’s books, editorial illustration, cultural theory, graphic novels, zines, typography, and social practice. Faculty members include John Hendrix (chair), D.B. Dowd, Gerald Early, Edward Kinsella III, Heidi Kolk, Shreyas R Krishnan, Skye Lacerte, Joy Novak, Dan Younger, and Dan Zettwoch. Recent and upcoming guest speakers include Richie Pope, Molly Mendoza, Ping Zhu, Silas Munro, Eleanor Davis, Jillian Tamaki, and Lauren R. Weinstein.
Visit samfoxschool.wustl.com to learn more and submit your application by February 7, 2022.
Contact Taylor Yocom, graduate recruitment specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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