Come study at the top-ranked, flagship research university in the state of New York. The MFA and MA programs at the University at Buffalo exceed traditional boundaries and encourage diverse practices, art and activism, and emerging fields.
The programs offer competitive and fully-funded teaching assistantships with health insurance. Funding options include the Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program, full-tuition scholarships for MFA students, and university funding opportunities for MA students. Apply by February 15 in order to be considered for the maximum range of support, including CAS Fellowship funding and departmental support.
Resources include a tier-one research university, the Arts Collaboratory, the hybrid studio laboratory Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts, studio space, access to departmental and interdisciplinary facilities, UB art galleries, and curatorial opportunities.
The MFA program provides an opportunity for students to combine creative work with scholarly interests to define their own unique practice. Faculty mentorship forms the core of the program, supplemented by frequent visits by artists, designers, and scholars from a wide range of disciplines.
The MA in Art & Design for Social Impact underscores the critical function of art and design in helping to address complex social issues. Students collaborate with a diverse range of community partners and social justice advocacy groups.
Explore the visiting artist speaker series, programs, and read about the accomplished alumni.
Full-time faculty include Marc Böhlen, Becky Brown, Noah Breuer, Millie Chen, Maximilian Goldfarb, Berin Golonu, George Afredzi Hughes, Matt Kenyon, Joan Linder, John Opera, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Ilona Gaynor, Stephanie Rothenberg, Shasti O’Leary Soudant, Ted Triandos, Paul Vanouse, Victoria Udondian, Crystal Z Campbell, and Livingston Watrous.
Applications for Fall 2023 are due February 15.
For more information, visit arts-sciences.buffalo.edu.
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