Penn MFA open house

Penn MFA open house

University of Pennsylvania

View of Ji Won Woo, 60 Years Old Taste Inherited by Fungi, Yeast, and our Hands, MFA thesis show 2017.

October 11, 2017
Penn MFA open house
November 13, 2017, 9am

RSVP for open house

Please join the University of Pennsylvania MFA Program at an open house for prospective graduate students on Monday, November 13th. Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and students, as well as tour 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.

The Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania is focused on the professional development of visual artists. Through workshops, seminar courses, international residency opportunities, and interactions with curators, writers and artists, the program provides an open framework to foster independent methods of artistic research. In addition to seminars within the Fine Arts department, graduate students are encouraged to pursue the impressive selection of courses offered across the university.

PennDesign offers a range of tuition fellowships to recognize the merit and diversity of applicants to the program. Teaching Assistantships are offered to all incoming students. In addition, several students engage in Research Assistantships, working directly with the faculty on exhibition projects, or participate in a program through which they develop a syllabus and teach a foundation-level studio course at Penn.

MFA Program Faculty
Nancy Davenport, Matt Freedman, David Hartt, Sharon Hayes, Michelle Lopez, Ken Lum, Josiah McElheny, Joshua Mosley, Orkan Telhan, Jackie Tileston

MFA Program Senior Critics 2017–18
Michael Brenson, Maya Stovall, Yasmil Raymond, Christine Kim, Kelly Nipper

Visiting Artists
Allora and Calzadilla, Fia Backström, Judith Barry, Yael Bartana, Walead Beshty, Dawoud Bey, Huma Bhabha, Jules de Balincourt, Achim Borchart-Hume, Tania Bruguera, James Casebere, Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Mike Cloud, Tim Davis, Dunne & Raby, Spencer Finch, Julia Fish, Harrell Fletcher, Dara Friedman, Barnaby Furnas, Rainer Ganahl, Theaster Gates, Kendell Geers, Paul Graham, Alfredo Jaar, Sreffani Jemison, Ben Katchor, Jon Kessler, Ralph Lemon, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Olaf Nicolai, John Pilson, Walid Raad, Paul Ramirez Jones, Richard Rezac, Torbjørn Rødland, Cameron Rowland, Heather Rowe, Wael Shawky, Amie Siegel, Lorna Simpson, Meredyth Sparks, Veit Stratmann, Mark Tribe, Wendy White, Anicka Yi, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

2017/18 application deadline: January 11, 2018

To schedule a visit or for program inquires, contact: mfa [​at​] or T +215 898 8374

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