PennDesign MFA Program – Call for Applications

PennDesign MFA Program – Call for Applications

University of Pennsylvania

November 14, 2011
PennDesign MFA Program – Call for Applications

The Application Deadline for Fall 2012 admission is January 17, 2012.


The two-year Master of Fine Arts program at Penn is focused on the professional development of studio artists. Through studio work, seminar courses, international residency opportunities and interactions with vital working artists, the program provides an open intellectual framework designed to foster critical awareness and independent artistic research. The Penn program encourages exploration and offers developing artists the opportunity to refine their methods through engagement with a wide range of artistic media, critical perspectives, and other disciplines. Students discover important concepts for innovative approaches to their work through courses in Architecture or Landscape Architecture within the School of Design, or in the wide range of courses offered throughout the university.
For more information about PennDesign Graduate Programs, please visit our website or contact the department via telephone or e-mail.
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PennDesign, Department of Fine Arts
University of Pennsylvania
205 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6312




In the MFA program at Penn, all of the graduate students develop ongoing conversations with each of the faculty. Candidates have one-on-one studio conversations with an international program of visiting artists, curators, and writers. Senior Critics impact the character, diversity and continuity of the program by visiting periodically within the semester to offer workshops, studio visits, and lectures.


Graduate Program Faculty
Terry Adkins, Nancy Davenport, Matt Freedman, Joshua Mosley, Orkan Telhan, Jackie Tileston


2011–2012 Senior Critics
Carlos Basualdo, Michael Brenson, Phong Bui, David Humphrey, Nina Katchadourian, Yasmil Raymond, Kiki Smith, Alexi Worth


2009–2012 Visiting Artists
Eleanor Antin, Kamrooz Aram, Charles Atlas, Olaf Breuning, Oron Catts, Anne Chu, Diana Cooper, Moyra Davey, Matthew Day Jackson, Stan Douglas, Sam Durant, Kota Ezawa, FutureFarmers, Michelle Grabner, Lauren Greenfield, Leslie Hewitt, Gary Hill, Maira Kalman, Jun Kaneko, An-My Lê, Rick Lowe, Mary Ellen Mark, Josiah McElheny, Matthew Monahan, Robert Pruitt, Robin Rhode, Mika Rottenberg, Stefan Sagmeister, David Salle, Not Vital, Hamza Walker, Krzysztof Wodiczko


See PennDesign MFA Program for more details about the program or download the Application Guidelines.


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