Art Writing MFA accepting applications for fall 2019

Art Writing MFA accepting applications for fall 2019

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Emmanuel Iduma (alum/faculty), Teju Cole, and David Levi Strauss (Chair), SVA Theatre, May Day 2015.

January 7, 2019
Art Writing MFA accepting applications for fall 2019

Priority deadline: February 1, 2019
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
132 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
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Do you want to look at and write about art, study the philosophical and historical bases of art and criticism, and explore the history and future of the image in a rapidly changing world? Are you looking to develop the way you write and see, and to make connections to move forward?

Departmental scholarships, as well as other forms of assistance, are available for successful applicants to the MFA program in Art Writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York City this year.

Situated in the heart of New York and at the intersection of art and writing, the two-year Art Writing MFA program offers students the opportunity to bring their language into a complex meeting with the visual arts and the ideas that inform it.

Our students come from all over the world, as well as from around the United States. They also come from a wide variety of backgrounds and education. What they have in common is intellectual curiosity, a passion for art, and the desire to write well.

From its inception, this program has also had a special emphasis on the history and future of the image. We live in an age when images have an inordinate power over us—the power to create and direct desire, to influence public opinion, to comfort, divide, and inflame. The writers and critics of tomorrow must study images in all of their manifestations in order to better understand how we are subject to them.

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2019 incoming class. To find out more, go to, write to artwriting [​at​], or call T (212) 592 2408 to set up an appointment for a visit.

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