MFA Summer Residency 2019

Sunday, 30 June 2019: Students arrive to campus
Monday, 1 July 2019: First day of classes
Saturday, 27 July 2018: Last day of classes
 

MFA Program Summary

The MFA Program is a two-year (60 credit hour) terminal degree designed for professionals or experienced artists already working in their respective fields.

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Fine Arts in Choreography
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 
  • Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts (select two of the disciplines above)

About the Program

The M.F.A. Program is a two-year (60 credit hour) terminal degree designed for professionals or experienced artists already working in their respective fields. This low-residency program requires two consecutive summer residency periods (four-weeks each). The summer intensives consist of individual studio time with faculty mentoring and critique as well as seminars addressing major concerns in the disciplines. The seminars are conducted with participants from all concentrations in order to foster in-depth exploration. Each student is responsible for substantial preparation in order to make the most effective use of the residency period. During the non-residency periods, students work in regular contact with the Wilson program faculty and an additional mentor that the student nominates each semester (The M.F.A. Director approves the mentor). Non-residency semesters include online coursework and critical response shared among members of the program’s learning community. Study concludes with a thesis project and oral defense. 

The Wilson M.F.A. Program locates the study and practice of art-making within human ecology. Therefore, we examine historical art works and develop our own creative practices by investigating the human relationship to our natural, sociopolitical, constructed and curated environments.