MFA in Fine Arts: now accepting applications for
fall 2014

MFA in Fine Arts: now accepting applications for
fall 2014

Pratt Institute

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November 26, 2013
MFA in Fine Arts: now accepting applications for fall 2014

Pratt Institute
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Pratt Institute’s MFA in Fine Arts program is now accepting applications for the fall 2014 semester. Centrally located in Brooklyn’s thriving creative community, Pratt’s MFA program in Fine Arts immerses students in the cultures of contemporary art, supported by a faculty of working artists and peers. The graduate curriculum is both rigorous and flexible and fosters a deeper understanding of the histories, issues and cultural contexts that inform art-making today. Pratt’s faculty members are distinguished by their achievements, exhibiting in New York and internationally, and receiving awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Tiffany Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Skowhegan, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Creative Capital, and Art Matters. Pratt’s MFA program is ranked in the top 15 of 300 graduate programs in Fine Arts in the US News and World Reports and is housed on Pratt’s beautifully landscaped, 25-acre campus in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Areas of emphasis are offered in painting/drawing, integrated practices and new forms, photography, sculpture, and printmaking. Although students apply to a specific area of interest, the program encourages cross-disciplinary study. Almost half of the degree program credits are unrestricted, and students tailor their program of study to their individual interests in consultation with their faculty advisors. Students gain proficiency in every aspect of studio practice through a combination of rigorous critical discussion, a broad selection of courses and approaches, opportunities for internships and work experience in New York, and a public exhibition of thesis projects. Pratt MFA students in Fine Arts are well prepared to become significant critical and creative leaders in their fields.

All MFA students are given individual studios and have access to shops and labs, including a fully equipped wood shop, metal shop, print shop, ceramics studios, darkrooms, digital labs with high-resolution scanners and printers, as well as dedicated campus galleries. There are many opportunities to show work in a variety of traditional and nontraditional spaces on campus. Each semester, students open their studios to the public, and each spring, second-year students mount individual thesis shows that are also open to the public. In addition to a regular schedule of studio visits by faculty, the department’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series (VALS) brings internationally renowned artists and critics to give public lectures and have individual studio visits with second-year graduate students. Pratt Artists League (PAL), a graduate student-run organization, also invites visiting artists and critics for studio visits and plans other student-generated activities and exhibitions. A five-week interdisciplinary summer course in Rome, “City as Studio,” offers graduate students the opportunity to research and create site-specific work in an international context.

Applying: View admissions requirements

Scholarships: Graduate scholarships are available to incoming domestic and international students based on merit and are awarded upon acceptance. All students will be considered for scholarships. No application is necessary.

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Pratt Institute is ranked among the top schools by BusinessWeek and DesignIntelligence and is one of the world’s leading colleges of art, design, and architecture, offering many highly ranked programs from which to choose in its Schools of Architecture, Art and Design, Information and Library Science, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. Pratt is an ideal choice for graduate study: we can offer a world-renowned faculty of practicing professionals; two campuses with state-of-the-arts facilities—a beautifully landscaped, 25-acre main campus in Brooklyn and a Manhattan campus in a seven-story, renovated, historic building in Chelsea; on-campus housing as well as athletic and dining facilities; and easy access to the arts and culture capital of the world—New York City.


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