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Call for applications 2022: MFA in Visual Art at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Virtual open house: November 7, 3:30–5pm

Application deadline: February 1

The MFA in Visual Art program at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a setting for in-depth research, intellectual generosity, and career readiness.

The program is an inclusive, close-knit community of renegade makers and thinkers that is a part of Washington University in St. Louis, a top-tier research university. Its large-scale facilities and studios act as a testing ground for ideas and materials across academic disciplines at the School and the University. Learn about curriculum, program chair, Lisa Bulawsky; and accomplished faculty mentors.

MFA-VA studios are located in Weil Hall, a LEED-Platinum facility. Students have access to numerous specialized spaces for making, including a 3D digital fabrication lab, a textile studio, an expansive printmaking suite—home to Island Press and the Kranzberg Book Studio—and much more. Studios are adjacent to the School’s Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, which is currently hosting “Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988-2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions” and serves as the site for the annual MFA-VA Thesis Exhibition.

Core faculty: Lisa Bulawsky (chair), Jamie Adams, Heather Bennett, Amy Hauft, Meghan Kirkwood, Arny Nadler, Patricia Olynyk, Tim Portlock, Jack Risley, Denise Ward-Brown, Cheryl Wassenaar, and Monika Weiss.

Fall 2022 visiting artists and critics include Derrick Adams, David Campany, Katharina Grosse, Meleko Mokgosi, Shana Moulton, and Shaun O’Dell.

Learn more about the MFA-VA program and register for the virtual open house where you can learn all about the program including generous scholarship availability.

Apply online by February 1, 2023.

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
United States

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