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.
Summer 2017 Events
Tuesday, June 27, 12:30pm. Practice Lecture Series: Roberta Smith.
Tuesday, July 11, 12:30pm. Practice Lecture Series: Andrea Fraser.
Tuesday, July 18, 12:30pm. Practice Lecture Series: John Cohen.
Tuesday, July 25, 12:30pm. Practice Lecture Series: Christopher Lew and Mia Locks.
Kate Harding (AP '14) presents "Uphill Downhill Conversation, (Sister)," a solo show opening at 3A Gallery this Sunday, June 11.
Christine Stiver (AP '17) presents Tender Picking at the CHM Sculpture Park in Baltimore this Saturday, June 3.
Dawn DeDeaux (AP Mentor) and Lonnie Holley present "Thumbs up for the Mothership," opening May 28 at MassMOCA.
Ivava Olenick joins the MFA AP Faculty this summer to lead the Fibers Workshop.