In our MFA Fine Arts program, you’ll learn to refine your personal artistic vision, think critically, and cultivate a lifelong studio practice. With the guidance of our dedicated faculty of professional artists, you’ll realize your creative ideas in the context of contemporary issues and concerns. You’ll work in your own studio in Culver City’s thriving arts district, a regional hub of galleries and studios. We emphasize interdisciplinary collaborations and critical dialogue within our intimate community. We also offer the option to focus on the field of Social Practice.
Students and faculty alike help determine the direction of the program. Through student exchanges with the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, students gain a broader context. At the same time, the intimate community reflects the real working of the multilayered and diverse art, design and literary worlds, removing the walls between faculty and students.
Graduate students are accepted for admission in fall term. Spring admission is on a space-available basis only and arrangements must be made with the Graduate Chair. All named scholarships are awarded by the graduate faculty according to admissions ranking. They do not require a separate application; all accepted applicants are automatically considered. For information on how to apply for other forms of financial aid please contact admissions. Completed MFA application forms and required supporting documents must be on file at the Admissions Office by January 15 for the Fall Semester or November 1 for the Spring Semester.
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MFA Fine Arts now offers an area of emphasis focused on the field of Social Practice. Learn more.