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.
Applications for the incoming class of summer 2016 will open in the fall.
The Summer 2016 session of the MFA Art Practice program ran from June 15 to August 2.
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The outdoor exhibition of site-specific work is open this weekend in Newburgh, New York.
Featuring work by Marianna Rothen and Mike Osterhout
Desperado is an act of storytelling and vulnerability. It is an effort to connect, re-contextualize, and to articulate learned experience through the medium of performance.
Inside the beautiful brownstone on Bedford Avenue between N 8th and N 9th, artwork is displayed everywhere: hallways, stairwells, bedrooms, on the fireplace mantel.