Program Description

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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.

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Life in the program

Program Highlight

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. 

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Scholarships

Scholarships

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, abergman@pnca.edu.

Merit Scholarships 

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

Fellowships are awarded to students with exceptional skills. For more information about Fellowships please contact Aeron Bergman, Program Chair, abergman@pnca.edu.

Get in touch

For more information about the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program, get in touch with Chair, Aeron Bergman.

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