Call for applications & virtual info session: Art Studio MFA program

Call for applications & virtual info session: Art Studio MFA program

University of California, Davis

Dongwan Hong (MFA 2020, Recipient of 2020 Keister & Allen Purchase Prize), Salted Messages, 2020, Inscribed text on carpet with sprinkled salt, variable dimensions.

December 9, 2020
Call for applications & virtual info session: Art Studio MFA program

Application deadline: January 5, 2021
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8528

Virtual Information session: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 3pm (PST)

Register here


The Art Studio MFA in the Department of Art & Art History at UC Davis is a two-year, generously funded, critically engaged graduate program that provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary study in the visual arts. Drawing on the vast resources of a research one university, the program offers MFA students the opportunity to engage in intensive artistic work supported with individual, spacious 24-hour access studios, while interacting with other artists, scholars and STEM professionals across campus. Art Studio is committed to delivering an innovative educational curriculum in preparation for professional public engagement in the arts including arts education, exhibition and curatorial practices, and community-based work.The culmination of two years study is presented in the cross-campus, cross-disciplinary thesis exhibition in the beautiful Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. 

The program offers three, vibrant visiting artists programs including, The Wayne and Betty Jean Thiebaud Endowed Lecture, The Maria & Jan Shrem California Studio Artists in Residence and Visiting Artist Program, and the Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Recent visiting lecturers include Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Leonardo Drew, Peter Schjeldahl, Latoya Ruby Frazier, Beatriz Cortez, Yvgenia Baras, Samara Golden, Diana Al-Hadid, Aliza Nizenbaum, Anne Ellegood, Rico Gatson, Edgar Arcenaux, Alec Soth, among others. 

The Art Studio MFA program offers substantial financial support through paid teaching assistant positions and through Art Studio and Graduate Studies Fellowships. UC Davis is an academic partner of many professional programs and granting agencies including The Headlands Center for the Arts, Dedalus Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Skowhegan, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Vermont Studio Center among others.

Our educational and creative community is committed to empower diverse perspectives and varied research interests contributing to conversations in social justice, sustainability, public interest and public-engaged scholarship.

For more information on UC Davis MFA program, visit here

Watch our promotion video here

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