Master of Fine Arts in Choreography and Visual Art
The Master of Fine Arts at Wilson College is designed for working professionals or experienced artists in choreography and visual art. This program offers a low-residency schedule tailored to the needs of artists allowing them to reach the next level in their field with the terminal degree, while simultaneously working with others to expand their conceptual and technical expertise.
MFA Program Summary:
The MFA Program is a two-year, 20 course (60 credit hours) terminal degree designed for professionals or experienced artists already working in their respective fields. This low-residency program requires two consecutive, summer four-week residency periods.
The summer intensives consist of individual studio time with faculty mentoring and critique as well as seminars addressing major concerns in the discipline. The seminars are conducted with participants from both concentrations in order to foster in-depth exploration. Each student is responsible for substantial preparation in order to make most effective use of the residency period. During the non-residence periods, students work in regular contact with faculty mentors (nominated by the student and approved by the Wilson Faculty and Dean) and the Wilson program faculty. Each semester at home includes a distance seminar among members of the program learning community.
The program ends with a thesis performance/exhibition, portfolio review and oral defense.