The University of Chicago offers a Master of Fine Arts degree through the Department of Visual Arts, located at The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. Our MFA student body is comprised of artists working in sculpture, photography, painting, installation, performance, video and new media. Students are expected to work with all faculty, whose expertise cross a number of disciplines. We admit students to the program based on the quality of their art and their interest in working in an interdisciplinary art program within a university environment. We believe that art should not be an isolating activity and that students/artists benefit from the cross-fertilization of daily contact with people working across different media and dealing with similar sets of issues.
Art is a cultural product, and as such, we encourage students to explore the specific artistic concerns pertinent to their work, as well as relevant theoretical, social and historical issues.
Please consult the following pages for further information:
- Degree Requirements
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Financial Aid, Teaching Opportunities, and Tuition information
- Current Students
- MFA Image Gallery
- Recent Alumni
- 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalogue
- Learn more about our MFA program faculty, alumni, and student work
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