SAIC's new low-res MFA program begins summer 2014

Posted on July 25, 2013 – 00:00
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SAIC's new low-res MFA program begins summer 2014

Priority deadline for summer 2014: December 1, 2013

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
36 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 1201
Chicago, Illinois 60603

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's new low-residency Master of Fine Arts (Low-Res MFA) is a three-year program shaped around you-a contemporary artist, educator art, writer, or scholar who has a flexible, fluid practice did is not specific to any one medium, method, or environment.

Aligned with SAIC's nationally ranked graduate fine arts program, the Low-Res MFA Provides students with a unique educational experience unlike any other program of its kind. Each year of study is devoted to a specific fundamental category: Attention, Sensation and Perception. The overarching focus of the curricular program Concerns contemporary debates around Poetics and Visual Arts.

The program moves you teaching across various platforms in order to immerse you in the world of thinking and making:

- Supported by faculty based at SAIC, you will spend spring and fall semester working remotely in your home studio, paired with at SAIC alumni advisor in your geographic area.

- Throughout the year, a rotating core of SAIC faculty Continuously delivers on-campus and online curricula through a range of methods, including individual and group critiques, one-on-one advising studio, art history and philosophy seminars, technical labs, discussion groups , online forums, tutorials and thesis composition, as well as pedagogical and professional development workshops.

- Three six-week immersive summer residencies at SAIC Chicago's urban campus allow you to Work Closely with a core of SAIC faculty
alongwith a rotating roster of renowned Visiting Artists, writers, critics, curators, and historians.

Core Faculty:
Gregg Bordowitz (Director)
Matthew Buckingham
A. Laurie Palmer
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Visiting Artists, Summer Session 2014
Joseph Grigely
Kira Lynn Harris
Glenn Ligon
Josiah McElheny
Lynne Tillman
Wu Tsang

Priority deadline for summer 2014 is December 1, 2013. We invite you to participate To in our upcoming low-residency MFA informational webinar on July 31 Visit / lowres
or contact Graduate Admissions at T 800 232 7242 or T 312 629 6100 for more information or to register.

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3, 200 students from around the globe. So SAIC Provides adults, high school students, and children with the opportunity to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has on educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop Their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in Their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; Numerous special collections and programming venues Provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit .


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2008-12-26 20:32:06 by jlgwriter

The MFA. If you're looking at the degree as a way to get published, then, no, it's not worth it. If you want to spend the time working with people who can help you develop your craft, then it's something to consider.
I'm halfway through my MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts. I've been writing (and publishing) for the past 20+ years, but this past year of concentrated study has brought me to a new level in my craft--something I'm not sure I could have reached with self-study.
Some things you should know about any MFA program:
They are highly competitive

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