Rooted in critical investigation and rigorous, self-disciplined creative practice, the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program is ideal for motivated students who can work independently, who desire a flexible structure, and who are seeking the challenge and community of an immersive graduate program, inclusive of both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary practices.
This 60-credit low-residency, mentor-based program combines intensive graduate seminars with an exceptional visiting artist program. Intensive courses occur during three consecutive Summer Intensives and two brief Winter Intensives.
Alone and Together
Artists and peers Abney Wallace (Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies candidate) and Daniel Glendening show together for the first time at Third Room.
The Low-Residency Students had the opportunity this winter to meet with Curators and Gallerists at the Portland Art Museum, Yale Union, PDX contemporary, and Chicken Coop Contemporary
During the Winter Intensive, the First-Year students presented the work the they have completed over their first two semesters. The Second-Year students presented their Thesis Proposals in preparation for their final year of the program.
Visiting Artist Nicholas Frank worked with the Low-Residency MFA students this last week. He taught a seminar on Art Writing, meet individually with students for studio visits, and gave a public lecture. Watch the Nicholas Frank Lecture here:
Visiting Artists, Curators, and Editors
Each week during the intensive a Visiting Artist or Scholar is hosted by the program introducing MFA students to the breadth of contemporary artistic, scholarly, philosophical and cultural voices. Each summer the Low-Residency MFA also hosts an Artist-in-Residence who works for an extended period within the program.
International Studio Fellowship
The International Studio Fellowship is a unique and highly competitive merit award offered to one international student per year through the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program. The fellowship will be announced to awardee at time of acceptance. For more information about the International Studio Fellowship please contact Aeron Bergman, Program Chair, email@example.com.
Merit scholarships are assessed based on the student’s personal history of scholastic achievement, as well as their contributions to culture and community. Consideration will be given to traditionally underrepresented students and those who demonstrate financial need.
Fellowships are awarded to students with exceptional skills. For more information about Fellowships please contact Aeron Bergman, Program Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.