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 MFA Director and guest faculty during the summer residency; and beginning in Fall 2017, our full-time faculty will visit students in their home studios for one-on-one mentoring sessions. During non-residency periods, you will work with professional mentors in your home studios.
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 face-to-face contact with a master choreographer/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 and connect students to a greater network of like-minded practitioners.