Call for applications: MFA program in the Department of Art

Call for applications: MFA program in the Department of Art

University of California, Riverside

Lynne Marsh, Taking Positions (still), 2018. Video. Courtesy of the artist and Tintype, London.

November 1, 2019
Call for applications: MFA program in the Department of Art

Application deadline: January 10, 2020
University of California, Riverside
Art Department Attn: Graduate Coordinator
900 University Avenue 235 Arts Building
92521-0320 Riverside CA

T 951 827 7878

Non media specific 3 year program

Set in the striking landscape of the San Bernardino Mountains and in close proximity to Los Angeles’ international art scene, the MFA program at UC Riverside offers an intensive environment of advanced art research and practice for highly motivated students. We provide a theoretically driven curriculum that prioritizes studio production. An explorative and open approach to both traditional and interdisciplinary media encourages students to experiment and pursue their aesthetic ideas in the media that most benefits their practice. MFA students receive beautiful generously-sized studio spaces (350+sq feet with 12 foot walls) and have access to excellent state of the art facilities.

The intimate scale of the program boasts an unusual student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 8 that allows for deeply engaging interactions with the nationally and internationally exhibiting faculty members. Core to our program is the dynamic visiting lecture series which provides students with the opportunity to engage with 18 internationally recognized artists, curators and critics through lectures and studio visits, broadening and intensifying the discourse.

2018–19 Visitors: Amanda Ross-Ho, Kim Fisher, Kimberli Meyer, Rob Pruitt, Max Maslansky, Anna Sew Hoy, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Bruce Yonemoto, Roy McMakin, Simon Forti, Susan Silton, James Benning, Monica Majoli, Kelly Akashi, Brian Bress, Miljohn Ruperto, Nancy Lupo, Lisa Williamson, B. Wurtz, Ray Barbee

Faculty: John Divola, Jim Isermann, Brandon Lattu, Charles Long, Lynne Marsh, Yunhee Min, Amir Zaki, and Anna Betbeze

Funding and teaching assistant opportunities
Successful applicants receive excellent academic financial support through a combination of fellowships, stipends, and fee waivers that offset the cost of fees and tuition for all three years of study. Given today’s climate of escalated cost of higher education in the arts, this is a significant benefit to our highly focused program. Graduate students are appointed a minimum of one teaching assistantship per year and are offered a Gluck fellowship in arts education in local schools.

Please see our website for more information and application details.

Leslie Paprocki: Graduate Coordinator, leslie.paprocki [​at​], T 951 827 7878

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