MFA in Art

MFA in Art

SMU Meadows School of the Arts

Sara Dotterer, MFA’23. Courtesy of SMU Meadows School of the Arts.

November 1, 2023
MFA in Art
Six full scholarships available
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine Suite 4.363
Montréal Québec H3T 2A7

T +1 514 340 6925
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Six full scholarships available. Fall 2024 application deadline: February 1, 2024. 

Apply here: MFA Art admission instructions / Meadows Graduate application. See profiles of current MFA graduate studentsArt faculty and Art History faculty. For more information contact: Meadows Graduate Admissions, / T 214-768-3217.

The MFA in Art offered by SMU Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, Texas is a highly selective two-year program preparing artists for professional careers in art. Students who earn the MFA develop a substantial body of artwork and understand the relevant contexts within which artists and their works function. The program is intended as an intensive period of focused study that culminates in the MFA qualifying exhibition at SMU’s Pollock Gallery.

As a part of the larger urban research university, MFA students are supported in the exploration of a wide range of materials, media, processes and histories across disciplines. SMU provides graduate students with individual studio spaces and access to facilities for and faculty expertise in ceramics, drawing, installation, new media, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, sound and time-based media. The Division of Art embraces and celebrates human diversity in all its forms, including race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

In addition to faculty actively engaged in exhibition and research at the highest levels, SMU’s Division of Art hosts an ongoing series of lectures, panels and studio visits by artists, critics and curators. This series of events is a crucial part of the graduate and undergraduate curricula and provides a venue for graduate students and the Dallas community at large to engage with contemporary art.

SMU’s policies and procedures related to Covid-19 can be seen here.

SMU offers up to six full scholarships, covering full tuition and all related fees each year, supplemented by teaching assistantships. Additional funds are available for materials and travel related to students’ creative research.

Recent visiting artists
Ifeanyi Anene, Jovencio De La Paz, Surabhi Ghosh, An Te Liu, David MacDonald, Jemila MacEwan, Billie Mandle, Simonetta Moro, Robyn O’Neil, Mariko Paterson, Signé Pierce, Jock Reynolds, Nyugen Smith, Jenni Sorkin, Maiko Sugano, Marc Trujillo, Holly Walker, Akira Yamaguchi.

Dallas Arts District
Dallas continues to invest in the largest arts district in the country, located a few minutes from campus, in which the Meadows School plays a growing role. The Division of Art seeks artists for graduate studies who wish to participate in the diverse arts opportunities of Dallas-Fort Worth and the North Texas region. See list of DFW art spaces, organizations, institutions here.

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