PennDesign MFA Program Open House

PennDesign MFA Program Open House

University of Pennsylvania

October 31, 2011
PennDesign MFA Program Open House

Please join us for the PennDesign Open House for prospective graduate students on Monday, November 14, 2011. The program offers prospective applicants the opportunity to meet individually with faculty and students and includes a tour of the program facilities and studios. The tour also visits the Institute of Contemporary Art, located on Penn’s campus, for a meeting with members of the curatorial staff, with whom the MFA department co-sponsors a number of collaborative programs.

Register for Open House

Meet PennDesign faculty at the National Portfolio Day Graduate Portfolio Reviews
Saturday, October 29, New York, NY, Parsons
Sunday, November 6, Chicago, IL, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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

For more information about PennDesign Graduate Programs, please visit our website.
Please feel free to contact us via telephone or e-mail with any questions.
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Department of Fine Arts
University of Pennsylvania
205 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6312

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.


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.


See PennDesign MFA Program for more details.


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


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