The Master of Fine Arts at Wilson College is designed for working professionals or experienced practitioners in choreography/movement-based performance or visual art, as well as transdisciplinary artists merging movement and visual elements. 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.
The MFA 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 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 MFA Director approves the mentor, and Wilson compensates them). Each semester at home includes an online seminar among members of the program learning community.
The program includes a thesis performance/exhibition, portfolio review and oral defense.