In this bilingual two-year program students work within a variety of artistic practices, from photography and media arts to sculpture, painting and drawing, video and installation art.
They take an in-depth look at theories informing contemporary art and image culture, and choose between an interdisciplinary studio approach or specializing in a single medium.
In order to ensure the students high-quality instruction, the program has limited enrollment: only six candidates are admitted per year and twelve candidates are in the program at any given time.
The program is for students wishing to study full-time only.
At the core of the MFA program is the student’s engagement in intensive Studio practice, supported by the technical and conceptual expertise and critical feedback of faculty members, who are practicing professional artists in both traditional disciplines and in art practices that have developed in response to new imaging technologies.
Each Studio Production course is taught by a different professor of the Department, giving students access to the varied backgrounds and experience of the faculty.
Each MFA student is provided with their own individual artist’s studio, and enjoys access to the Department’s state-of-the-art technical facilities, including painting and sculpture studios, darkrooms, digital and 3-D printing laboratories.
Theory courses provide exposure to contemporary artistic and cultural discourse, and the basis for students’ contextualization of their personal studio work within current art practice and theoretical investigation.
Students enroll in two Theory courses per academic year; the Professional Internship course, in which students have the opportunity to work at one of the many art institutions in the region, or with a professional artist, is a distinctive feature of the program.
Art History and Theory faculty members and adjunct professors of the Department are actively involved in research and publishing as well as in curatorial projects, in the areas of art and gender, transnational and post-colonial studies in art, critical questions in musicology, the archive in contemporary art practice, among others.
B average (in the last two years of full-time studies) in a B.F.A. or B.A. with major or specialization in Visual Arts or equivalent
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