Hybrids: MFA + Studio PhD in Berlin + New York

Hybrids: MFA + Studio PhD in Berlin + New York

Transart Institute

February 11, 2013
Hybrids: MFA + Studio PhD in Berlin + New York

MFA Creative Practice
Practice-based PhD
Fast Track PhD

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Transart Institute offers low-residency (hybrid) MFA and Studio PhD programs for working artists in a highly individualized format. The programs are geared towards the development of a sustainable artistic praxis rather than training in certain media or genres, challenging students to think conceptually and work creatively in new ways. Current students work with animation, curating, digital media, film, gaming, graphic design, installation, painting, performance, photography, robotics, sculpture, sound, text, video, and virtual reality.

The Unschool Art School grew out of a desire to form a truly student-driven program that goes beyond established institutional education with a plethora of models and diversified input in a multi-perspective environment. 

The Transart Experience
- Summer intensives in Berlin, winter residencies in New York City 
- Low-residency format allows to keep professional and family obligations while advancing career
- Workshops, seminars, professional development, studio, and performance tours in every residency
- A highly individualized contemporary learning experience without grades
- Realizing creative projects with the support of curators, faculty, and self-chosen advisors 
- International makeup of students and faculty that fosters exchange across cultural boundaries
- Offsite study, critiques and advisement wherever you live and work 

MFA Creative Practice
A student-centered, project oriented postgraduate art program which fosters independent thinking, risk-taking and the creation of an informed and sustainable art praxis. The two-year program is tailored to suit the needs of working artists with summer residencies in Berlin, winter residencies in New York City and one-on-one advisement during the academic year, wherever students work and live. Students create their own course of study, working independently and with the support of self-chosen studio and research advisors. 

Studio-Based PhD
Transart Institute is offering a low-residency PhD program for advanced studio art. The PhD at Transart is a three-year, full-time degree program validated by the University of Plymouth, UK. The degree is offered exclusively for practice-based research (creative work) accompanied by a written thesis.

Fast Track PhD
Exceptionally focused and accomplished artists can apply for transfer from the MFA to the studio PhD program at the end of the first year. Students who wish to enroll in the Fast Track program apply to the MFA Creative Practice. In their second semester on the MFA they develop a doctoral proposal. At the end of the semester they can apply for Fast Track assessment. Successful applicants will be registered for the MPhil/PhD course of studies at that time.

Transart Faculty
comes from a wide range of academic and artistic backgrounds as well as geographic locations. Current theoretical areas of expertise include curatorial work; cyberfeminism; African diaspora; interface technologies; digital arts; continental philosophy; media; social studies in colonialism, capitalism, and tourism; word and image relationships; and contemporary Asian art history. Studio faculty include international artists working with sound, performance, dance and choreography, photography, drawing, sculpture, film and video, intervention, and installation. Details and bios can be found on the website.

Transart Students
are emerging and mid-career artists and teachers at tertiary institutions.  Students’ experiences at the Institute are unique and often transformational. You can learn more about the experiences other students have had at Transart.

Application deadline for summer 2013: April 1, 2013

Contact and further information
Subscribe to the monthly Transart MFA newsletter.
Subscribe to the occasional PhD newsletter
For more information please visit the Transart website.
To schedule an appointment with faculty please email Drew Henmi: [email protected].

Transart Institute
Mail: 228 Park Ave. South
New York, NY 10003
T +1 347 410 9905
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