Call for applications: funded MFA program

Call for applications: funded MFA program

University of Oregon

2018 thesis exhibition. Courtesy University of Oregon. 

November 1, 2018
Call for applications: funded MFA program
Graduate open house: November 7, 2018 / February 21, 2019
Application deadline: January 5, 2019
University of Oregon
Department of Art
5232 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-5232
United States

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The University of Oregon Department of Art is currently welcoming MFA applications for fall 2019. Online application can be found here.

Our tuition-free interdisciplinary graduate program encourages students to work across disciplines with comprehensive resources offered in areas of photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, art and technology, ceramics, fibers, jewelry and metalsmithing and sculpture. Established in the mid-1920s, our longstanding and robust three-year MFA program incorporates rigorous studio investigation, critical discourse, and conceptual development. Emphasis is placed on curriculum tailored to the needs of the individual student while encouraging exploration and risk-taking.

Approximately 30 students constitute a tight-knit community of MFA candidates. MFAs have frequent contact with professionally active faculty members, nationally and internationally recognized visiting artists, critics and curators. Working intensively in independent studios on the Eugene campus, students benefit from the context of a world-class research university situated in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Financial support
All students in good standing are given free tuition through a combination of Graduate Employee Fellowship support and tuition remissions. A GE fellowship provides the opportunity to teach and results in tuition waiver, stipend and insurance coverage. Additionally, the Department of Art offers yearly competitive scholarships for all students.

Art faculty
Carla Bengtson, Jovencio de la Paz, Tannaz Farsi, Brian Gillis, Colin Ives, Ron Jude, Anya Kivarkis, Sylvan Lionni, Charlene Liu, Euan Macdonald, Christopher Michlig, Donald Morgan, David Rueter, Jack Ryan, Michael Salter, Stacy Jo Scott, Rick Silva, Ying Tan, Laura Vandenburgh, Amanda Wojick

Art History faculty
Nina Amstutz, Derek Burdette, Joyce Cheng, Keith Eggener, James G. Harper, Ocean Howell, Maile Hutterer, Jenny Lin, Christoph Lindner, Kate Mondloch, Emily Scott, Kristen Seaman, Akiko Walley

2018–19 lecture series
Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Shana Moulton, Daniel Canty, Pope.L, Shannon R. Stratton, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Alexandria Eregbu, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Steffani Jemison, Megan Foster, Whitney Hubbs, Amy Franceschini, Shadi Harouni 

For archived footage of recent lectures, visit the Department of Art’s UO Channel

About the College of Design at the University of Oregon
The College of Design is committed to the principles of civic responsibility, environmental sustainability, international understanding, and interdisciplinary education. Innovation thrives here in our cooperative and future-focused learning environment. We support diverse perspectives, beliefs, and cultures and are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive community.

Students come here ready to explore, learn, and create. When they graduate, they leave with the ability to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically. We provide the skills and mentorship needed for our students to tackle complex global challenges and positively affect the people, communities, and environments around them.

About Eugene
Eugene, Oregon, is a classic college town, with a metropolitan-area population of more than 200,000. You’ll find that Eugene is small enough to bike across, but large enough to offer galleries, music venues, and great restaurants to discover. Outdoor recreation is key to the Eugene lifestyle, with rivers to run, mountains to snowboard, rocks to climb, trails to hike, and an ocean to surf, all within easy reach. Eugene is located in the center of western Oregon, about 100 miles south of Portland and halfway between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains in the lush Willamette Valley.

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