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Valand School of Fine Arts welcomes applicants to the MFA - Masters of Fine Art Program

Founded in 1856, The Valand School of Fine Arts at the University of Gothenburg remains a significant force in training artists. With a long and vibrant history we are continuing our dedication to the future of art with this invitation for artists to join our full time, two-year Masters in Fine Art program in Fall 2012. 

About the Program:

Primarily taught in English the program is predicated on supporting you to engage this MFA as a critical foundation towards realizing your future as an artist.  With a commitment to self-generated artistic enquiry and collective learning experiences, alongside colleagues from our Bachelors, Independent Study programs and our Research Centre—you will be encouraged to explore, challenge, contextualize and further define your practice.

Without departments dedicated to specific mediums we stimulate practices that are flexible and mutable but also acknowledge the depth of investigation that may come through expansive enquiry within the challenges of specific art traditions.

Our Masters enquirers articulate through combined critical action and reflection via platforms such as: project and field-work, studio visits, co-learning seminars, critical-writing workshops, presentation skills training, group dialogue, international visits and exchanges, and diverse modes of dissemination.

We believe communication to be a central condition of the twenty-first century artist. Our program actively encourages you as an individual, within a peer community, to also develop effective communication skills through taught and facilitative means.

Our program has the scope for both studio-based and context-oriented practitioners to consider how to locate and define the terms of engagement of their practices within the field of contemporary art and related discourses.


We provide resources to allow for incremental experimentation and longitudinal speculation throughout the two years to support our enquirers to realize their potential, and by graduation to have substantiated a dynamic and meaningful practice.

Valand is populated by an international teaching staff of active practitioners including artists, curators, writers, critics, theorists and researchers. Crucial to our program is the opportunity to also interact with regular influential visitors to the school including artists, visual arts professionals and thinkers who practice internationally.

Located in the city centre Valand has expansive workspaces and workshops, an on-site gallery and off-site apartment in Berlin. To date a graduate exhibition takes place in association with a major institution within the city.

Our Location:

Gothenburg has a dynamic history as an industrial port and yet its edges are skirted with unique archipelagos and landscapes. Home to an important art Biennial, international film and theatre/dance festivals, Gothenburg’s culture of museums and art institutions are complemented by a developing artist-led culture of exhibition and project spaces, publishing initiatives, artists’ studios and a vibrant music scene.

Valand continues to play a significant role in the cultural infrastructure of the University itself, and Gothenburg as Sweden’s second city. Being positioned within mainland Europe with regional, national and international transport links allows us to benefit from pan-European and global access.

Fees and Application:

EU/EEA residents are exempt from fees. Fees guidance is available here

We welcome you to make an application and to consider Valand as a stimulating, challenging, supportive and highly resourced environment for a Masters in Fine Art that will support your enquiry towards the future of your practice.

To gain further information on Valand, its programs, staff and visitors; and how to make an application by the deadline of 16 January: click here

MA Program Leader, Jason E. Bowman will be available to meet prospective students in London, UK on the afternoon of Friday 16 December 2011.

To attend you must register by 17.00 on 7 December 2011 by contacting

UNIVERSITY OF GOTHENBURG, Valand School of Fine Arts
Visiting address: Vasagatan 50
PO Box 132, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Phone +46 31 786 51 00
Fax: +46 31 786 51 19

dec5_dmsUniversity at Buffalo

Media Study - Graduate Programs: Call for Applications

Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo is renowned for its pioneering contributions to film, video and sound art practices and theory. Today, Media Study adds to these existing strengths conceptual and computational media with a diversity very few art departments can match.

Candidates accepted in Media Study’s Graduate program work together with artists, thinkers and theorists whose work and research deliver formative contributions to current practices and discourses in media arts. Furthermore, Media Study maintains vibrant exchanges with many other departments across UB, the flagship institution in the State University of New York, including Anthropology, Architecture, Visual Studies, Geography, Comparative Literature, Music and Theatre+Dance. International ties with world-class institutions such as the Bauhaus Universität Weimar offer students the chance of adding research abroad to their portfolio of activities. Additionally, we offer computing resources and expertise not typically found in arts programs allowing students to engage computational systems such as locative media on a deeper level. All students receive access to studio space and state of the art equipment commensurate with experimental media practices.

The PhD in Media Study seeks to nurture the next generation of artist-scholars and assist them as they map new art and research practices of the 21 st century. Students develop under faculty supervision their research specialties and engage the university community to formulate deep individualized research trajectories in cutting edge media theory and practice.

The MFA in media arts allows students from various backgrounds to create a refined, sophisticated and individualized artistic practice in every form of media. Focus areas include film and video, documentary, game design, digital poetics, locative media, public computational media. 

The MFA/MArch in media arts and architecture allows qualified students to immerse themselves in media arts practices, including computational media that engage architectural and urban space, such as urban computing, locative media and ambient informatics. 

The MAH in film studies is an interdisciplinary degree which enables students to study cinema in the context of media theory and cultural studies. Participants take core courses in the Department of Media Study and choose electives from other departments according to their individual focus.

Buffalo and Western New York offer a vibrant art scene with a high density of museums and galleries, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, CEPA Gallery, Big Orbit, Soundlab, Hallwalls, and Squeeky Wheel.  If you are an independent, creative, critical and self-motivated artist with a vision, Media Study at the University of Buffalo is the right place for you. Follow this link to apply to any of the programs listed above.

California Institute of the Arts- School of Critical Studies    

MA in Aesthetics and Politics

The MA in Aesthetics and Politics program at CalArts is pleased to announce its Spring 2012 WHAP! schedule. Co-hosted by the city of West Hollywood and the MA program. WHAP! is a new lecture series ranging from critical and political theory to film screenings and conversations about art and architecture. All lectures are free and open to the public; seating is limited and will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.

City Council Chambers
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Etienne Balibar 

Catherine Malabou, Mike Bryant, and Arne De Boever 

Erik Bullot, Rebecca Baron, and Jon Nelson-Wagner 

Ric Abramson, Norman Klein, and John D’Amico 

Offering a one- or two-year option to earn an MA, the Aesthetics and Politics program focuses on the multiplicity of ways in which the aesthetic and the political intertwine. Students specialize in one of three areas of concentration: critical theory, media and urban studies, or global studies. From political art to the aestheticization of politics, and from phenomenological, post/structuralist, to speculative materialist theories of culture, politics, and society, this program operates at the cutting edge of creative and critical practice today.

Faculty include Arne De Boever (director), Douglas Kearney, Chandra Khan, Norman Klein, Martín Plot, and James Wiltgen. Spring 2012 visiting faculty is Kate Elswit.

Recent visiting speakers have included Alain Badiou, Andrew Arato, Ernesto Laclau, Hans Haacke, Sam Weber, Diedrich Diederichsen, Bonnie Honig, Fred Moten, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jodi Dean, and Bernard Stiegler.

For more info:


School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Call for Applications:
Art Criticism & Writing/ MFA 


The Art Criticism & Writing program at the School of Visual Arts is one of the only graduate programs in the world that focuses specifically on criticism and art writing. This program is not involved in “discourse production” or the prevarications of curatorial rhetoric, but rather in the practice of criticism writ large, aspiring to literature. 

The practice of criticism involves making finer and finer distinctions among like things, but it is also a way to ask fundamental questions about art and life. The MFA program in Art Criticism & Writing is designed to give students a grounding in the philosophical and historical bases of criticism, to improve both their writing and their seeing, and to provide sources that they can draw on for the rest of their lives.

Critics cannot afford to be specialists, so our curriculum is wide-ranging. In addition to the foundation seminar, Bases of Criticism I & II, taught by chair David Levi Strauss, three levels of writing practicums, and the thesis seminar, we offer an array of continually changing electives taught by prominent writers and critics. We concentrate on the essay as form, as well as on shorter forms of review, and learn criticism by doing it. The thesis that students write at the end of their course of study is intended to be a substantial piece of criticism. We want students to come out of this program better prepared to write in the world.

From its inception, this program has had a special emphasis on the history and future of the image. The critics of tomorrow must study images in all of their manifestations in order to better understand how we are subject to them.

In addition to our exceptional core faculty, we invite many writers, critics, philosophers, editors, artists, and art historians in each year to give lectures and to meet with our students individually and in small groups. Recent guests include: Susan Buck-Morss, Sylvère Lotringer, Avital Ronell, W.J.T. Mitchell, Michael Taussig, Boris Groys, Leo Steinberg, Peter Schjeldahl, Ann Lauterbach, Bill Berkson, and Dave Hickey.

Our acclaimed lecture series at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea continues this fall with critic, curator, and artist Robert Storr on September 22, artist Carolee Schneeman on October 13, artist and filmmaker George Gittoes on November 3, and art historian and critic Linda Nochlin on December 8.

It is obviously a big advantage to have such a program situated in the heart of New York City, amidst the greatest concentration of artists and art activity in the world.

Our students produce an online journal of timely reviews of current exhibitions in New York City called Degree Critical, edited by Raphael Rubinstein and Nancy Princenthal. Read Degree Critical on our website, at

We are now accepting applications for the fall 2012 term. Generous departmental scholarships are available on a competitive basis. To download an application, go to, or contact us at, or (212) 592-2408 for further information.

To see sample programs, faculty bios, news, the Degree Critical online journal, and recordings of past lectures, go to

California College of the Arts

Call for Graduate Applications

The seven graduate programs at California College of the Arts in San Francisco—Architecture, Curatorial Practice, Design, Fine Arts, MBA in Design Strategy, Visual and Critical Studies, and Writing—are now accepting applications for the fall 2012 incoming class.

Rooted in contemporary practice, CCA’s graduate programs provide fertile ground for independent research, experimentation, and exploration. They encourage interdisciplinary study, theoretical rigor, and deep critical thinking. The curriculum emphasizes the study of contemporary practice and theory, coupled with intensive group and individualized critiques.

CCA graduate students form a strong and interconnected community. Our faculty members are active, current practitioners in their respective fields, and students greatly benefit from their wealth of knowledge and professional connections.

Situated in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the world’s most dynamic and progressive creative centers, students are able to leverage the area’s culture of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Many of the programs enhance their curricular offerings by engaging with outside companies, organizations, and communities. In and out of the classroom, students gain meaningful professional connections that will be of lasting value throughout their careers.

Making the cost of graduate study manageable is crucial to the college’s mission. Financial aid is available to qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents. We encourage all applicants to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting January 1, 2012, to be considered for financial aid.

Application requirements differ by program. Find them, along with CCA’s online application, at

Application deadline: January 5, 2012 

Office of Graduate Admissions
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107-2247


dec6_dukeDuke University MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts-Call for Applications



Duke University welcomes applications to its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFAEDA), now in its first year.  For admission in Fall 2012, the application deadline is January 30, 2012.  

A unique initiative, the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFAEDA) at Duke University couples experimental visual practice with the documentary arts in a rigorous two-year program.  For more than three decades, Duke has demonstrated leadership in documentary arts, film and video, and visual studies.  Drawing upon this commitment to the arts, as well as the University’s existing strengths in historical, theoretical and technological scholarship, the MFAEDA offers a distinct learning environment that sees interdisciplinary education as a benchmark for significant innovation.

The MFAEDA requires twelve courses over four semesters: eight core courses in prescribed sequence and four elective courses.  Guided by first year advisors and a faculty thesis committee, students will explore a curriculum that blends studio practice, fieldwork, digital media and critical theory, culminating in the completion of a thesis paper and MFA exhibition. Students will work with faculty from the program’s three founding units–the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image–as well as from the University at large.

MFAEDA students will create work that has impact—art that matters—including pioneering hybrids of documentary expression, experimental media, and new technologies. The program seeks applicants from across the arts spectrum, whether based in traditional fine arts such as painting, sculpture, documentary arts, writing, photography and film, or so-called experimental practice such as computational and new media, sound work, performance and installation. Successful candidates will be well versed in their existing practice, and will be eager to push the boundaries of their work via interaction with cohorts from diverse backgrounds.

Graduates will support themselves with employment as leaders in higher education, filmmaking, media production, entertainment, journalism, the art world, and related fields, demonstrating the role of the arts both in the academy and in society at large.

Program Director:
Tom Rankin 

Executive Committee:
Stan Abe, Tom Rankin, Hans Van Miegroet 

Core Faculty:
Stan Abe, David Gatten, Josh Gibson, Mark Hansen, Alex Harris, Pedro Lasch, Timothy Lenoir, William Noland, Richard Powell, Tom Rankin, Bill Seaman, Kristine Stiles, Victoria Szabo, Charlie Thompson. 

More information on the program, faculty, curriculum and application guidelines are available on the MFAEDA website at Additional inquiries may be sent to the attention of Teka Selman, Assistant Director at


Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College

The graduate program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) is an intensive course of study in the history of the contemporary visual arts, the institutions and practices of exhibition making, and the theory and criticism of the visual arts in the modern period. The program is broadly interdisciplinary and provides practical training and experience within a museum setting. Its international faculty includes curators and other museum professionals, scholars in the humanities and social sciences, artists, and critics.

The two-year curriculum is specifically designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of curating exhibitions and projects around contemporary art, particularly within the complex social and cultural situations of present-day arts institutions, as well as focusing intensively on interpretive and critical writing.

The Center initiated its graduate program in curatorial studies in the fall of 1994. More than 100 curators, critics, scholars, artists, and other arts professionals have taught seminars or lectured in practicums and courses since the program began. The Center’s alumni now include more than 150 figures working prominently in the field in the U.S. and abroad.

Resources include access to The Marieluise Hessel Collection, the extensive holdings of which are held in The Hessel Museum of Art at the Center for Curatorial Studies. Also on site are the CCS Bard Library and Archives, which contain over 25,000 books and periodicals including an extensive collection of exhibition catalogs and monographs on individual artists. The Archives contain institutional archives documenting the exhibition history of CCS Bard and the Hessel Museum, the organizational archives of select galleries and art spaces, the personal papers of prominent curators, and study collections which document significant international curators and a selection of historic exhibitions.

Apply by February 1, 2012. Contact the graduate program office at (845) 758-7598 or email with any questions about the application process. For application requirements and to apply online, visit

Center for Curatorial Studies
Bard College, PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000


Simon Fraser University
 Application Deadline: January 16, 2012

The Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is an innovative program within a comprehensive university in a new state-of-the-art facility in downtown Vancouver. Our program offers the rare opportunity for artists from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds to develop their work in shared studio and theory forums. Both disciplinary and hybrid practices are welcomed. In addition to a strong portfolio and an astute articulation of practice the applicant should communicate their enthusiasm for cross disciplinary conversations and how their work would benefit from such an environment. 

Several kinds of artist thrive in this program: those who have a strong background in a single discipline and value the stimulation of an interdisciplinary environment; those whose studio practice fuses two or more disciplines; and those who want to develop the theoretical or scholarly context of their practice. 


The program provides advanced professional training for artists across the fields of music, dance, theatre, film, video and visual art. The focus is on developing the student’s individual artistic practice, creativity, interdisciplinary research, technical skill and critical awareness of art’s relationship to contemporary society. MFA students normally pursue a five-semester program of original research and studio work, culminating in a graduate artistic project. The program is full-time, usually taking two years, and requires students to be in the Vancouver area. 


MFA students work closely with faculty members. Our faculty consists of over twenty-five nationally and internationally recognized practitioners of dance, choreography, film, video, screenwriting, music composition, directing, dramaturgy, visual arts, history and theory.

Our School and Location

Our new 125,000 sq. foot location in downtown Vancouver puts students steps away from a host of galleries and cultural venues. Vancouver is known for its commitment to rigorous artistic discourse and practice; our MFA students find opportunities to engage in many initiatives. A constant series of cultural events is produced on our site, in our Audain Gallery, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Fay and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre and within other school venues. Additionally, School for the Contemporary Arts offers vibrant undergraduate programs.


For more information contact our Graduate Assistant:

nov30_upennUniversity of the Arts in Philadelphia 

At the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, graduate degree and post baccalaureate programs offer visual artists, educators, designers and museum professionals the opportunity to expand their creative boundaries, learn from accomplished faculty, and prepare for professional careers in the arts, all within the dynamic cultural landscape of Center City Philadelphia—second only to Manhattan in the number of downtown cultural organizations. 

Students come from a variety of backgrounds and countries, and learn in a wide range of studio, lecture, seminar, internship and field settings, challenged on a daily basis in preparation for real-world encounters. Skills like critical thinking, entrepreneurship and teamwork are emphasized across all disciplines.

UArts’ faculty members and visiting artists are all working professionals, leaders in the fields they are teaching, ready to discuss current trends and topics with students. Low student-to-faculty ratios allow professors to have a close relationship with their students, mentoring and nurturing them so that they can define their goals and prepare for success in their chosen fields.


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Crafts
MA in Art Education
MA in Museum Communication
MA in Museum Education
MAT in Visual Arts
MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking
MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design
MFA in Studio Art
Master of Industrial Design

For more information about Graduate Programs at the University of the Arts, please visit our website. You may also call or e-mail us at:


The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Otis College of Art and DesignOtis

Otis College of Art and Design’s MFA in Public Practice, founded by artist and author
Suzanne Lacy and taught by a team of internationally known curators and artists, offers a rare opportunity for artists interested in political, social and public practices. Students situate themselves as emerging professionals by speaking on and exhibiting their work. Los Angeles’ vast human and spatial geography acts as a discursive field against which students engage with local and international practitioners in an environment of intense personal learning, art production and critique. 

As the only educational program in California with a degree exclusively dedicated to providing artists with advanced skills for working in the public sphere, Otis focuses on both collaborative and individual art production.

The four-semester studio sequence begins with a collaborative project that results in an exhibition or public presentation, providing students with critical real-world experience. The next three semesters offer in-depth critique on individual projects by faculty and visiting artists, curators, and critics. With studio facilities in the historic 18 th Street Art Center and on the Otis campus, students work interdisciplinarily using writing, theory, sculpture, photography, video, installation, web-based and performance art. The full range of Otis shops, equipment, faculty, courses, and library is available for students’ production.

Students design a unique educational plan to fit their interests, with the latitude to experience both community and studio contexts. The emphasis on clarifying professional goals encompasses practical and conceptual skills, including making, public speaking, networking and writing. Students travel individually or as a group to explore cultures as diverse as a small farming town in the San Joaquin Valley or hurricane-ravaged New Orleans.  Professional practice is stressed in field internships, methodologies, independent study, and other opportunities for one-on-one relationship building with artists around the world.

On graduation, students present their own significant and expansive project in a final exhibition that guides them in their transition into the profession. They establish a critical voice through a written thesis exploring the geographic, historical, and social contexts for their work and its relationship to participants and audiences.

The MFA in Public Practice program emphasizes connections necessary for success in the visual arts: between students as they learn collaboration; between each individual and the field, through mentorship opportunities; and between Los Angeles and key international art scenes through travel internships.

Otis Public Practice students have worked closely with professionals like Kim Abeles, Edgar Arceneaux, Mario Ybarra Jr., Rachel Rosenthal, L.A. Urban Rangers, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Rick Lowe, Richard Montoya of Culture Clash,  S.A. Bachman, Nao Bustamonte, Mel Chin, Teddy Cruz, Sam Durant, Future Farmers, Miriam Ghani, Fritz Haeg, Grant Kester, Nav Haq, Willie Herrón, Dolores Huerta, Olga Koumoundoros, Karen Moss, Nobuho Nagasawa, Tone Olaf Nielsen, Martha Rosler, Temporary Services, Carol Stakenas, Philipp Kaiser,  Andrea Bowers,  Sally Tallant, Claude Willey, Lowell Darling, Emi Fontana, Lucy Lippard, Tania Bruguera, Bonnie Sherk, Rita Gonzalez, Lucia Sanroman and Tirdad Zolghadr.

Luncheon and 1st Year Studio Project Presentations - Wed. December 14th  2011 @ 12PM 

Please RSVP to Consuelo Velasco Montoya at or 310 846-2610

Otis offers graduate degrees in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing. Get one-on-one instruction from world-renowned faculty who are important players in the global art and design communities. While each of these graduate programs is distinct, the Los Angeles network includes the most sought-after visiting artists, designers and writers, as well as constant dialogues with museums, galleries, and cultural institutions.

Apply by: January 15, 2012

To request a viewbook, please visit:

For information on Otis Graduate programs visit:

With questions e-mail: 



Moore College of Art & Design

2012/13 Graduate Studies Call for Applications

Three unique graduate programs at Moore prepare motivated men and women with the skills, knowledge and resources to become professional artists, designers and teachers. All three low-residency programs recognize the critical value of professional exposure and require a field practicum, internship or international studio residency. These programs emphasize critical thinking, innovation and the synthesis of theory and practice. Self-directed research and rigorous inquiry are key components

Application Deadline:  Feb 1, 2012
MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations
MFA in Interior Design
MFA in Studio Art 

Learn more about these unique programs by contacting or the Graduate Admissions Coordinator at 215.965.4016

About Moore College of Art & Design
 Moore College of Art & Design is dedicated to excellence in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the first and only visual arts college for women in the United States. Through its undergraduate bachelor of fine arts degrees for women and its coeducational graduate programs, Moore cultivates creativity, promotes scholarship and prepares its students for professional careers in the arts by emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, risk-taking, and strong communication skills. Moore is dedicated to producing graduates that distinguish themselves as leaders in their fields.

PennDesign MFA Program – Call for Applications
University of Pennsylvania Master of Fine Arts Program in Interdisciplinary Studio Arts


The Application Deadline for Fall 2012 admission is January 17, 2012.

The two-year Master of Fine Arts program at Penn is focused on the professional development of studio artists. Through studio work, seminar courses, international residency opportunities and interactions with vital working artists, the program provides an open intellectual framework designed to foster critical awareness and independent artistic research. The Penn program encourages exploration and offers developing artists the opportunity to refine their methods through engagement with a wide range of artistic media, critical perspectives, and other disciplines. Students discover important concepts for innovative approaches to their work through courses in Architecture or Landscape Architecture within the School of Design, or in the wide range of courses offered throughout the university.

For more information about PennDesign Graduate Programs, please visit our website or contact the department via telephone or e-mail.

PennDesign, Department of Fine Arts
University of Pennsylvania
205 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6312

In the MFA program at Penn, all of the graduate students develop ongoing conversations with each of the faculty. Candidates have one-on-one studio conversations with an international program of visiting artists, curators, and writers. Senior Critics impact the character, diversity and continuity of the program by visiting periodically within the semester to offer workshops, studio visits, and lectures.

Graduate Program Faculty
 Terry Adkins, Nancy Davenport, Matt Freedman, Joshua Mosley, Orkan Telhan, Jackie Tileston 

2011–2012 Senior Critics
 Carlos Basualdo, Michael Brenson, Phong Bui, David Humphrey, Nina Katchadourian, Yasmil Raymond, Kiki Smith, Alexi Worth 

2009–2012 Visiting Artists
 Eleanor Antin, Kamrooz Aram, Charles Atlas, Olaf Breuning, Oron Catts, Anne Chu, Diana Cooper, Moyra Davey, Matthew Day Jackson, Stan Douglas, Sam Durant, Kota Ezawa, FutureFarmers, Michelle Grabner, Lauren Greenfield, Leslie Hewitt, Gary Hill, Maira Kalman, Jun Kaneko, An-My Lê, Rick Lowe, Mary Ellen Mark, Josiah McElheny, Matthew Monahan, Robert Pruitt, Robin Rhode, Mika Rottenberg, Stefan Sagmeister, David Salle, Not Vital, Hamza Walker, Krzysztof Wodiczko

See PennDesign MFA Program for more details about the program or download the Application Guidelines.


Braunschweig University of Art
Try out the direct application process for the degree programs of FINE ARTS and ART MEDIATION together with other potential students and gain practical artistic experience at the Braunschweig University of Art.

On the 23rd and 24th of January 2012, potential students of the fine arts or art mediation are invited to work for two days with diverse materials and media in the studios and workshops at the Braunschweig University of Art. You’ll profit from the direct contact with our teachers, who themselves are practising artists and receive a personal view into the requirements and possibilities offered in the art degree programs at Braunschweig.

Jump Starters, for the upcoming semester 2012/ 13, have the opportunity to apply without handing in a portfolio and be invited to the entrance exam as well as the possibility of being directly accepted into the study program.* The participants of Jump Start Art are excepted to be engaged and intensively work in an artistic manner. The number of participants is limited to 150 between the ages of 17 and 30.**

For more information and details on online registration (attendants should be able to converse in German):

On January 24, 2012, the Braunschweig University of Art will be hosting a public information day. Information will be provided for all programmes of study at the Braunschweig University of Art.

*Admission is not transferable to any other degree programme at the HBK/ Braunschweig University of Art and is non-transferable to any other application process. Admission is only valid for the fall semester 2012.

**A participation fee of 25 Euros is required and must be paid in full at the time of registration. If requested, sleeping accommodations are available at the homes of students.

Students of the Braunschweig University of Art are excluded from participation in Jump Start Art.


NSCAD University School of Graduate Studies

Master of Design
 Application deadline: December 1
Program starts: May
Duration: 12 months 

Master of Fine Arts
 Application deadline: January 15
Program starts: September
Duration: 20–24 months 

Founded in 1887, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) is a leading North American visual arts university offering a comprehensive range of graduate and undergraduate degrees. The university enrolls 1,005 students in undergraduate and graduate programs and has 1,700 students per year in its community-based Extended Studies offerings. NSCAD is singularly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the training of professional practitioners, in the conducting of research and in the production of works of art in all media.

For more information or to apply for any of these programs, contact:

Office of Admissions
NSCAD University
5163 Duke Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3J6

902 494-8129 tel
902 442-4077 fax
1 888 444 5989 toll free


Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts Washington University in St. Louis


Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art
 Deadline: January 14, 2012 

Master of Architecture | Master of Landscape Architecture | Master of Urban Design
 Deadline: January 15, 2012 

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is an interdisciplinary and diverse community of architects, artists, and designers dedicated to excellence in learning, creative activity, research, and exhibition. Our unique structure allows us to build on the strengths of each unit—


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