The International Limited-Residency MFA in Photography

The International Limited-Residency MFA in Photography

Hartford Art School

Installation Shot from Hartford, August 2012. Courtesy of Georg Parthen.
November 2, 2012
The International Limited-Residency MFA in Photography

Call for applications
Deadline: January 14, 2013

MFA Thesis exhibition:
What Happens When You’re Lost
November 1–11, 2012 in New York City

Hartford Art School
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

The International Limited-Residency MFA in Photography at the Hartford Art School – University of Hartford is excited to present its inaugural exhibition of the Class of 2012’s MFA Thesis works at 25CPW Gallery in New York City. The show, titled What Happens When You’re Lost, features the work of 15 Hartford MFA Photo alumni: Andrew Bruah, Tim Carpenter, J Carrier, Nelson Chan, J Bennett Fitts, Leo Goddard, Susan Hayre, Tricia Hoffman, Doug Lowell, Georg Parthen, Bryan Schutmaat, Robert Seto, Charlie Simokaitis, Jennifer Timmer Trail, and Carl Wooley.

A reception with the artists and faculty will take place on Thursday, November8 from 6 to 9pm at 25CPW Gallery at 25 Central Park West, New York.

The exhibition will be open to the public from November 1–11. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Sunday 12–6pm. Selections from the show can be found online here

The International Limited-Residency MFA in Photography at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford is an innovative program designed for both mature individuals with established experience in the field as well as recent graduates who wish to further their own practice and acquire an MFA degree in order to facilitate their professional credentials as artists and educators. Visit our program website here.
Call for Applications
Application deadline: January 14, 2013

The program couples intensive on-campus sessions during the summer with a travel component in the spring and fall. The three summer sessions meet at the University of Hartford for two weeks, during which students and faculty interact inside and outside the classroom. The fall and two spring sessions meet at off-site locations (New York City, Berlin, and other sites) for seven to ten days. In the time between classroom sessions, students complete course assignments and maintain regular contact with their Thesis Advisor. The total time of the MFA is twenty-five months, of which only ten to twelve weeks are spent away from your studio.

Our approach offers a “blended learning model”—research, independent study, and online critiques—with on-site classroom learning. During the summer sessions, students will be in class and have ample opportunity to interact with faculty and make use of the advanced analogue and digital facilities at the Hartford Art School. The faculty is gathered from the United States and international locations and will be augmented by visiting artists, curators, writers and other leading professionals in the field. Our faculty includes: Doug DuBois, Mary Frey, Jörg Colberg, Robert Lyons, Alice Rose George, Alec Soth, Hellen Van Meene and Michael Schäfer.

Please note all applicants must already have a recognized baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Students who earned their degree outside of the USA will use the World Education Services (WES) to validate their transcripts. In addition, international students are required to have completed the TOEFL unless waived by the director of the program.

The priority deadline for application is January 14, 2013. Applications will be considered until the class is full, after that date applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled. 
Program Director: Robert Lyons, [email protected]
Program Manager: Erica Ann Flood, [email protected]


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