MFA Info Session

   

MFA Degree Program Overview

The MFA programs, offered with concentrations in Painting or in Sculpture, continue the ethos of the teaching methods defined by the School's history within a recognized degree program. The MFA is based on maintaining a full-time, rigorous studio practice. Students are engaged in their work a minimum of 40 hours per week for the duration of their two years at the School.

In their first year, students choose a core faculty member with whom they will work closely during each semester. Faculty are present in the atelier two days each week. Students are expected to continue working on the objectives set by faculty throughout the week. In the second year, faculty contact hours are reduced as students work in semi-private or private studios towards the completion of their individual thesis project.

Studio practice is balanced with Critical Studies courses, in addition to peer and instructed critiques. Lectures and seminars are held throughout the semester, as well as small group discussion with current and visiting faculty. The Critical Studies courses provide the groundwork for students to compose the statements that support their final thesis project.

Application Requirement

Application Priority deadline is February 15. Students are only accepted for fall enrolment. Applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent prior to enrolling in the program. Forms cannot be completed online, but must be printed and mailed to the School at the address provided.

 

If you wish to make an appointment to learn about our MFA, take a tour or discuss any of our other programs, please write to: Riad Miah; Recruitment Coordinator, for more information.

rmiah@nyss.org

212.673.6466 ext. 125.