These full-time degree programs encourage excellence through experimentation, cross-disciplinary pursuits, and critical analyses of existing ideas about art, art teaching, and art history. The programs foster critical thinking and dynamic artistic production within an interdisciplinary environment.
As a signature, professional experience, third year MFA candidates are exposed to international art fairs, given the opportunity to travel, and exhibit. Last year, students exhibited at Aqua Art Miami during Basel week and this year, third year MFAs attended a two-week summer artist residency in Burren, Ireland. Other students have had the opportunity to go to Europe for the Venice Bienniale, Documenta 14, and the Münster Skulptur Projekte. The Art Education program also hosts a recurring summer semester in China. Additional supplemental funding is provided for students to pursue summer residencies and Art History graduate students qualify for a writing mentor series with a local art publication. These unique opportunities yield career-building experience from curator and collector networking, to professional practice, and offer experiences from focused art making and exposure to the greater, international, contemporary art scene.
— Portfolio and Statement of Intent (M.F.A., M.A. Ed., and M.A.T. applicants)
— Writing sample and Statement of Intent (MA Art History applicants)
Artists of every level—emerging, late career, successful, or struggling—are unremittingly in search of funding. This hustle for support, via grants, purchases, commissions, and fellowships, are a part of the contemporary art game, one that isn’t easy, is sometimes political, and not always equitable. The competition for financial backing is unrelenting in normal economic conditions, and this year has been anything but normal. Enter Photography M.F.A.Talecia Tucker.
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Georgia State University
Ernest G. Welch School of
Art & Design
P.O. Box 3965
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3965