Call for MFA/PhD applications

Call for MFA/PhD applications

Transart Institute

Photos: Aleks Slota.

March 3, 2023
Call for MFA/PhD applications

Application deadline: March 15, 2023
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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 in 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 and practice in your field and augmenting your credentials for academic positions, grants and inclusion in research projects.

Nomadic low-residency
Attend residencies in New York, Liverpool, Berlin or Mexico City and online monthly intensives; peer research clusters; crit groups and engage with international faculty, guests and advisors. Connect with LJMU’s Exhibition Research Lab, City Lab, Experimental Technologies Lab and Contemporary Art Lab, the Liverpool Biennial, and TATE Liverpool.

Situated research, global community
Exhibit, present, screen, or publish internationally within a global community of peers and publics while deepening your engagement with your local community: practising, researching, presenting and thinking with the specificity of where you live and work. Transart supports moving towards generative ecologies of knowledge worldwide, on and offline, away from the traditional model of global art centres.

Expansive, interdisciplinary approach
Transart creative researchers think and work across and through diverse practices, research constellations, theoretical concerns and ways of knowing. We support innovative research from within and beyond the arts or at the intersection of multiple fields, practices and territories.

Ongoing collaborative possibilities
Transart has developed a global network of institutions in multiple countries for twenty years. Students, professors, guests, alums and advisors have successfully launched sustainable international relationships and projects through shared research, long-standing critique groups, exhibitions, symposia, screenings, publications and performances.

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

Connect with us
To discuss your goals, admissions process, course structure, and any questions, we look forward to hearing from you here: Contact PhD program leaders by email or sign up for a one-to-one meeting here. Contact MFA program leaders by email or sign up for a one-to-one meeting here.

Next info session
Sign up for Saturday, March 11, 2–3pm UTC session here

Please submit an application here.

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