MFA in Visual Arts

MFA in Visual Arts

Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University

Jack Hogan, Fatigues, 2015. 168 x 273 x 163 cm. Courtesy of Mason Gross School of the Arts.

December 11, 2016
MFA in Visual Arts

Application deadline: January 13, 2017

Rutgers University
Mason Gross School of the Arts
33 Livingston Avenue, Suite 124
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

T +848 932 5211
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The Rutgers MFA program was established in 1960 as the first non-disciplinary specific fine art graduate program in the USA. Over the course of the two-year full time program, artists have the opportunity to focus fully on their practice within a stimulating and supportive community of peers and faculty. All students receive spacious private studios that are accessible 24/7 for the full length of the program. The Rutgers campus is less than an hour from New York City.

All accepted students receive Mason Gross Visual Arts Graduate Fellowships. The purpose of the fellowships is to democratize access for all of our graduate students. In their first year, all students receive fellowships equivalent to out-of-state tuition. In their second year, domestic students receive fellowships equivalent to in-state tuition and international students receive fellowships equivalent to out-of-state tuition.

Teaching and mentorship opportunities allow artists to broaden their experience in the field. Each year, students collectively choose 20 visiting artists who spend a day on studio visits ending with a public lecture of their work. Graduate students have a number of opportunities to exhibit and curate work in the school’s 4,000 sq. ft. galleries, installation and performance spaces. Following the Spring Thesis exhibition in New Brunswick, graduate students show their artwork in a New York City venue.

Program highlights
Faculty to student ratio of 1:2 / Private studios / One hour from NYC / Excellent facilities including video, audio, photography, digital and printmaking labs, woodworking, metalworking and ceramics studios / Exhibition opportunities / Teaching Mentorships / Teaching opportunities / Curatorial opportunities / Access to a major public research university

Atif Akin / Gerry Beegan / Natalie Bookchin / Marc Handelman / Julie Langsam / Miranda Lichtenstein / Ardele Lister / Barbara Madsen / Diane Neumaier / Raphael Montañez Ortiz / Hanneline Rogeberg / Aki Sasamoto / Gary Schneider / Patrick Strzelec / Jacqueline Thaw / Stephen Westfall / Marisa Williamson / John Yau / Thomas Nozkowski, Visiting Professor Emeritus / Kara Walker, Tepper Chair in Visual Arts

Selected visiting artists 2013–16
Michelle Abeles / Grimanesa Amoros / Ei Arakawa / Rachel Beach / Michael Berryhill / Anna Betbeze / Nayland Blake / Katherine Bradford / Bruno Ceschel / Mike Cloud / Tony Conrad / Das Institut / Angela Dufrense / Carroll Dunham / Jarrett Earnest / Nicole Eisenman / Maureen Gallace / Ben Gest / Dan Graham / Joanne Greenbaum / Miguel Gutierrez / Matthew Higgs / Christian Holstad / James Hyde / Suzanne Joelson / Ruba Katrib / Matthew Keegan / Ann Lauterbach / Glenn Ligon / Nick Mauss / Suzanne McClelland / Tom McGrath / Ohad Meromi / John Miller / Laura Morrison / Catherine Murphy / Eileen Myles / Dona Nelson / Lorraine O’Grady / Demetrius Oliver / John Pilson / Eileen Quinlan / Lisi Raskin / David Reed / Mariah Robertson / Marina Rosenfeld / Joan Semmel / A.L. Steiner / Cheny Thompson / B. Wurtz / Anicka Yi / Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Notable alumni
Alice Aycock, Matthew Day Jackson, Amy Feldman, Raque Ford, Paddy Johnson, Jennie C. Jones, William Pope L., Charles Ray, Lucas Samaras, Juan Sanchez, Joan Snyder, and Wendy White.


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