Applications are now being accepted for the MFA Visual Arts and Sound Art Programs at Columbia University School of the Arts.

The interdisciplinary Visual Arts Program offers an MFA degree in Visual Arts rather than in one specific medium. The two-year studio program, taught by internationally celebrated artists, allows students to pursue expanded practice | sculpture, moving image, painting, photography, and printmaking.

The MFA Sound Art Program — offered in association with the Visual Arts program, the Department of Music, and the Computer Music Center — allows students the opportunity to pursue creative work in a variety of genres and focus on the integration of sound with other media.

Registration is now open for the upcoming information sessions:

  • Sound Art: Thursday, November 10, 7pm (ET), RSVP here
  • Visual Arts: Sunday, November 13, 11am (ET), RSVP here

MFA Open Studios will take place on Sunday, November 13, 2–5pm (ET) at Prentis Hall following the Visual Arts Information Session. Featuring the Class of 2023, get a preview of the upcoming thesis exhibition, view works in progress, and meet the artists. Open Studios are free and open to the public. All guests entering the building must show proof of vaccination.

For more details on the programs and the application requirements for Visual Arts and Sound Art, visit arts.columbia.edu. Contact the Admissions Office at soaadmissions@columbia.edu with any questions.

Applications for Fall 2023 admissions are due January 18, 2023.

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