At Wilson, we are committed to providing our MFA candidates with deep mentorship throughout your time in the program. You will work closely with our full-time MFA faculty and guest artists during the summer residency. During non-residency periods, you will work with an additional professional mentor as part of your home studio practice.

Students nominate mentors each semester, the MFA Director approves the mentor and Wilson compensates them. Mentors work in collaboration with the Wilson faculty to give students the feedback, guidance and support crucial to success in the MFA program. Frequent contact with a master artist throughout the home studio practice helps students grow as artist-scholars. Mentors serve both students and Wilson by helping to evaluate work, monitor progress, connect students to a greater network of like-minded practitioners, and serve on thesis committees.