MFA Campus Residency, July 2021*

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021: Student Arrive on Campus
  • Monday, 28 June 2021: Classes Begin
  • Saturday, 24 July 2021: Classes Complete
  • Sunday, 25 July 2021: Students Depart Campus

If it is safe to do so, we will hold the MFA Summer Intensive on campus in July 2021. Obviously, the plan to be on campus is our desired arrangement, but it depends on COVID-19 conditions at that time. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff comes first, so everyone's understanding and flexibility are appreciated. Testing, PPE, and social distance protocols are being planned now, and will be adjusted in response to any changes in guidance from national, state, and local officials as we approach July. We will keep you apprised of any alterations to this plan in the most timely manner possible.

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 

About the Program

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 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 MFA 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 MFA 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.