The MFA in the School of Art is a program with assistantships and scholarships offering pathways to advance artistic practice. In close mentorship with distinguished faculty, our MFA program provides students with opportunities to understand themselves as situated, contemporary artists who think critically. We encourage students to develop their ideas through interdisciplinary research and use their art to participate in public life through generative action.

Within the School of Art, students move across disciplines in animation, ceramics, expanded arts, metals, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, and woods. Each semester they pursue thematic seminars, addressing relevant and emerging topics. Our program encourages students to work with faculty in disciplines throughout campus.

Graduate students have individual, world-class studio space at Grant Street Studios in downtown Phoenix. This facility houses two galleries and enhanced resources, including a wood shop, printmaking presses, a photography darkroom, kilns, 3D printers, and digital labs.

The program culminates in a solo thesis exhibition in one of our three galleries. The ASU Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center offer vital opportunities to connect with artists and curators.

MFA Faculty
Julie Anand · Susan Beiner · Andrea Benge · Margarita Cabrera · Sam Chung · Liz Cohen · Dan Collins · Angela Ellsworth · Heather Green · Erika Lynne Hanson · Hilary Harp · Heidi Hogden · Meredith Hoy · Mary Hood · Adriene Jenik · Sujin Kim · Shawn Lawson · Muriel Magenta · Cristóbal Martinez · Ellen Meissinger · Wanesia Misquadace · Mary Neubauer · Juan Obando · Katie Parker · Anthony Pessler · Mark Pomilio · Gregory Sale · Stephen Marc · Forrest Solis · Benjamin Timpson 

Virtual Information Session
December 2, 2022, at 4pm (MST). Register to attend.

Application Deadline
January 15, 2023

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