MFA & PhD pre-flight scholarships

MFA & PhD pre-flight scholarships

Transart Institute

Photo: Aleks Slota.

September 7, 2022
MFA & PhD pre-flight scholarships
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The Institute is awarding early applicants a three-month jump on their studies. With a dedicated advisor, you may refine your proposal, develop your critical vocabulary, gain access to advance readings to pace yourself and create relationships with current students, faculty and incoming peers beginning in February. We will encourage you to participate in a creative research crash course, meet monthly with your advisor to get detailed feedback on your work and participate in regular discussions with your peer critique group. Additionally, attend a micro-residency in Mexico City with our current MFA and PhD researchers and your new peers.

Your practice will entwine writing and reflection to become rigorous and original creative research—in short; your practice is the research. Your research will culminate in the submission of an integrated thesis, which will include a presentation, exhibition, publication, reading, performance, screening, workshop or other forms of dissemination. 

Our praxis-centered programs revolve around local and virtual residencies. Participate in presentations, symposia, fora, topical workshops, research seminars, exhibitions, screenings, cultural excursions, sound baths, listening sessions and other events to enrich your praxis. Join us in the year ahead in Mexico City, Liverpool and New York.

One-year MFA
Our Creative Practice Master of Fine Art is for artists, curators, writers, performers, and other creative researchers with an established practice and a particular research question or project. Flexible, rigorous, self-directed and expansive, Transart's MFA supports you in creating a sustainable praxis while you develop a global community of peers and advisors. Fast-tracking to the PhD your second summer is an option. 

Practice PhD
Our Creative Research PhD is for everyone with a specific project or question/s whose practice embodies or essentially drives their research. Your tenure in the program will transform your practice and your awareness of what it can do, significantly contributing to knowledge in your field and augmenting your credentials for academic positions, grants and inclusion in research projects. 

About Transart
Since 2004 Transart Institute for Creative Research has been the foremost developer of low-residency, interdisciplinary, international creative research programs. Designed and run entirely by artists, the Institute offers practice-based PhD and MFA programs, generating space for creativity, experimentation and radical thinking in every form. We champion self-directed, curious, flexible and socially engaged creative researchers working independently or collectively. 

The MFA and PhD are offered in partnership with and validated by our renowned and esteemed UK academic partner, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), founded in 1823. 

September 1–November 15: Early application (with scholarship) deadline.
December 1: Early admission acceptance (with scholarship) letters sent. 
January 15: Early admission (with scholarship) commitment deposit due.
February 1: Three-month pre-flight scholarships commence.

MFA: Susie Quillinan, Head of Masters Studies, or book a conversation with her here.
PhD: Dr Michael Bowdidge, Head of Doctoral Studies, or book a conversation with him here.

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