The Art Practice program offers a fully interdisciplinary approach to an MFA degree. We approach artmaking holistically: artists in the program are not defined or separated by medium or discipline. We view process as a kind of critical thinking.
Artists in the program engage in research-based practices, and are encouraged to converse and collaborate across subject matters using a combination of traditional and non-traditional media, technologies and techniques. We aim to create a global community of artists and cultural producers who look beyond a consensus driven approach to how we define what’s important in contemporary art.
To that end, a carefully selected, small group of MFA candidates come together at SVA’s NYC campus for three successive, intensive summer residency periods where they have the opportunity to work closely with artists, designers, writers, critics and curators in facilities that include a digital sculpture center, a bio-art lab and video and sound editing facilities in addition to a wood shop, metals shop, ceramics studio and fibers lab. In the intervening fall and spring semesters, participants engage in required, rich-media online coursework from all over the world.
We are still accepting applications on a rolling basis for Summer 2017.
The Summer 2017 session of the MFA Art Practice program runs from June 14 to August 1.
Qinmin Liu (AP '17) presents a new video work, LI MIN, with Li Shurui at 456 Broadway this Saturday, April 22.
Alexandra Hammond (AP '15) and Gloria Houng present "Standard Double," a one-night pop-up show at the William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn tonight, Friday April 21. The show is accompanied by an essay by AP staff member Allison Hewitt Ward and talk by Sabine Flach, Ph.D.
Quinn Dukes (AP '14) performs live tonight (4/13) in "KarnaL KriminaLz [fujeetiv fleshh]" at The Woods Cooperative in Ridgewood, Queens.
The MFA Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts is pleased to present our Summer 2017 Keynote speakers: Mark Dion and J Morgan Puett. Dion and Puett are co-directors of Mildred's Lane in northeastern Pennsylvania.