Call for applications: MFA in Studio Art, MA in Visual Studies, MA in Critical Museum Studies 

Call for applications: MFA in Studio Art, MA in Visual Studies, MA in Critical Museum Studies 

University at Buffalo, SUNY

Javier Sanchez (MFA 2017), MASO (still), 2017. Multichannel video installation. Courtesy of artist.

December 5, 2017
Call for applications: MFA in Studio Art, MA in Visual Studies, MA in Critical Museum Studies 
University at Buffalo, SUNY
202 Center for the Arts
Buffalo NY
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MFA Studio: January 15, info 
MA Visual Studies: February 15, info 
MA Critical Museum Studies: February 15, info 

The University at Buffalo Department of Art unites the practice of art, art history, and theory.

MFA in Studio Art
In this intense two-year studio program that exceeds traditional boundaries between disciplines and encourages cross-disciplinary research, MFA students reconcile scholarly interests with creative action to define a unique and individual practice—a practice that will carry forward beyond graduate study. Individual and group interactions with peers and faculty form the core of the program, supplemented by frequent visits with artists, designers, and scholars from a wide range of disciplines. This is a rigorous program that requires a serious work ethic and the ability to chart a personal course of artistic development. MFA students enjoy private or semi-private studios and full access to departmental facilities.

MA in Visual Studies 
The MA in Visual Studies is designed for a small, carefully selected group of students who have already identified an intellectual project in keeping with faculty specializations.

MA in Critical Museum Studies 
MA in Critical Museum Studies is a new professional development interdisciplinary MA program that falls under the aegis of three sponsoring core departments/programs: Art, Anthropology, and Arts Management. The program offers a theoretically informed and politically engaged perspective on the current museum field, while preparing candidates for leadership roles in arts management.

Full-time Faculty
Millie Chen, Adele Henderson, George Afredzi Hughes, Jonathan Katz, Christopher Lee, Joan Linder, Gary Nickard, John Opera, Elizabeth Otto, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Stephanie Rothenberg, David Shirm, Jasmina Tumbas, Paul Vanouse, Livingston V. Watrous

Department of Art speaker series
Features renowned artists, critics and curators. Students have the opportunity to conduct individual studio visits. Past visitors have included Catherine Opie, Lyle Ashton Harris, Karen Finley, Douglas Crimp, The Yes Men, Xu Bing, Maurizio Cattelan, Claire Pentecost, Mel Chin, Stan Douglas, Trevor Paglen, William Pope L., Michelle Grabner, Jens Hoffman, Ryan Trecartin

Scholarships and financial aid
Competitive and fully funded paid teaching assistantships that include full tuition scholarships are available in the MFA programs. University funding opportunities are available for the MA programs.

Interdisciplinary research opportunities
Beijing Graduate Exchange Program: Learn more  
Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies: Learn more 
Coalesce Center for Biological Arts: Learn more 
Humanities Institute: Learn more

Located in the upper west of New York State, Buffalo stands at the crossroads between Canada and the US, the East and the Midwest. Long a technological and industrial powerhouse, Buffalo is reinventing itself as a haven of the arts, and its many arts non-profits including Hallwalls, CEPA and Squeaky Wheel ensure one of the most lively cultural scenes in the nation. The city boasts nine museums including the Albright Knox, a symphony designed by Eero Saarinen, opera, multiple theaters and theater festivals, and fourteen colleges and universities—not to mention Niagara Falls.

More information on graduate programs and applying

For more information on MFA program contact Professor Stephanie Rothenberg, sjr6 [​at​]
For more information on MA programs contact Dr. Jonathan Katz, jonathandavidkatz [​at​]

Applications received after the deadlines will be considered on a space available basis.

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