Applications are now being accepted for the MFA studio arts degree at the School of Art at Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. January 15, 2023 is the deadline for early decisions, while February 1, 2023 is the deadline for all applicants.
The emphasis of an M.F.A. program at a research university is on the development of creative ways of artistic expression. The curriculum provides graduate candidates with the ability to work within one of the program’s globally recognized areas or across disciplines, allowing graduate candidates to construct a path of study appropriate to their research aims.
Merit-based tuition scholarships available for incoming applicants. / Teaching opportunities: More than 40 courses taught by graduate students each year as instructor of record. / Semester residency: Fully funded, semester-long professional development residency programs are offered in Los Angeles, Berlin, and New York City, where graduates are provided housing, studio space, resident faculty, weekly visiting artists, and a culminating exhibition of their work. / Visiting artist lecture series: More than 30 nationally and internationally recognized artists, illustrators, writers, curators, and art directors are brought to campus each year for lectures, workshops, and individual studio visits. / Professional practices: Courses in professional practices include portfolio development, writing for artists, project proposals and budgeting, copyright and advocacy, licensing, contracts and negotiation, grant writing, teaching portfolio development, etc. / Graduate Seminars in art theory, professional practices, thesis writing and exhibition along with cross-disciplinary critiques. / Grants offered each semester including summer to support graduate research. / Generous private studios with more than 30,000 square feet of shared studio facilities in painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry and metalsmithing, 3D modeling and fabrication. / Instructional Associate Positions: Work alongside faculty and staff with courses and managing studio facilities. / Random Access Gallery: Graduate student-run gallery exhibiting invited national and international artists as well as graduate work. / Thesis exhibition in New York City.