MFA in Contemporary Art Practice: Studio Practice
Master of Fine Arts in Contemporary Art Practice: Studio Practice
Built around a core of research-intensive creative investigation, the two-year, full-residency Studio
Practice concentration of the MFA in Contemporary Art Practice degree program is dedicated to
interdisciplinary experimentation and the exploration of ideas through the experience of making. Students
are supported in a range of production disciplines, from the traditional to the emerging, as they consider
the multiple ways art can live in and beyond the studio.
A wide variety of resources promoting an environment conducive to challenging and rigorous study includes
close ties with resident faculty; dialogue with visiting artists and scholars; seminars in current issues, theory
and contemporary art history; exhibition and travel opportunities; collaboration with students and faculty in
other disciplines and a comprehensive teaching practicum. The Department has multiple galleries, state-of-
art computer graphics and multimedia facilities, a foundry, a welding studio, a printmaking studio with etching
and lithography presses, a darkroom and wood and metal workshops. PSU's 50-acre urban campus serves as a laboratory for sustainable practices.
Applicants to the Studio Practice concentration are invited from a variety of backgrounds, preferably but not exclusively with BA or BFA degrees in the fine arts. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2015 for the following Fall
term. To learn more about the Studio Practice concentration, please visit psumfastudio.org.