Apply now for the MFA, MA and PhD Programs in the Department of Art

Apply now for the MFA, MA and PhD Programs in the Department of Art

Stony Brook University, SUNY

Image featuring the artwork of Stony Brook MFA Students Maggie Avolio, Lauren Ruiz, and Joseph Santarpia.

December 19, 2018
Apply now for the MFA, MA and PhD Programs in the Department of Art

Application deadline: January 15, 2019, 11:59pm

Stony Brook’s MA and PhD programs in Art History & Criticism focus on modern and contemporary art, engaging emerging, interdisciplinary and comparative methodologies in a global context, foregrounding media and technology, critical curatorial studies, and visual and material culture. The MA in Art History & Criticism (36 credits) and the PhD in Art History & Criticism (60 credits) are designed to prepare students for successful careers in academia, researching, teaching and publishing in the field of art history, criticism and media studies, or to enter the professional art world of museums and galleries.

The MFA in Studio Art (60 credits) combines studio practice with interdisciplinary coursework in art history and theory. The degree is suitable for those who plan professional careers as artists and educators. It may also lead to careers in media studies, industry, or gallery and museum work. Our MFA studios are large, private, individual spaces set in beautiful natural surroundings. As a small and selective program in a large, public institution, we are able to offer graduate training with low tuition costs with the full resources of a major research university. Our proximity to New York City offers extensive opportunities for research, collaboration and professional networking at world-class museums, galleries and institutions.

Study in a rigorous and dynamic environment with critically informed faculty who are working at the intellectual and artistic frontiers of their respective fields. Among their recent achievements: Stephanie Dinkins won a Soros Equality Fellowship for a new project at the intersection of art and artificial intelligence; Katy Siegel opened a curated show at the Met Breuer featuring the work of sculptor Jack Whitten; Nobuho Nagasawa’s public art project, “Luminescence” transformed Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park on the East River in Queens, New York; Brooke Belisle, recipient of a Getty Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies Postdoctoral Fellowship, is finishing a book on digital media; and Howardena Pindell’s solo exhibition of new paintings is touring the country.

To be considered for competitive funding and support, applications must be received by January 15, 2019. All other applications will be accepted until March 1, 2019.

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