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Alfred - Dusseldorf Painting

Alfred University

24 months
22520 USD/year
22520 USD/year
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The Alfred - Dusseldorf Painting program of Alfred University is a painting Master's program with international draw. The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography offers an international MFA Program in Painting.


The Alfred - Dusseldorf Painting program of Alfred University operates jointly in the School of Art and Design at Alfred University and at our studio facility in Düsseldorf, Germany. Students work with American and European artists and scholars, gaining an international perspective while interacting with art communities on two continents.

Lead the Next Generation of Artists

Through concentrated studio time, significant research opportunities, and mentoring from art world professionals, this program offers a graduate experience that prepares students for leadership roles in the next generation of professional artists and arts practitioners.

International Graduate Experience

This two-year program is anticipated to be highly competitive; seven Painting students are admitted annually. Students spend two semesters at Alfred University's home campus, and two semesters at our studio facility in Düsseldorf Germany. Select teaching assistantships are awarded.

Emphasis on Professional Practices

Applicants must be committed to extended international study and the practice of painting. Graduate students spend three months of each academic year in Düsseldorf engaging in intensive studio work, research, and professional practices. The program encourages a diversity of approaches within the unique language of painting, and fosters critical dialogue addressing contemporary global perspectives.

European and American Educational Models

Düsseldorf has twenty world-class museums and over fifty contemporary art galleries and non-profit exhibition spaces. Visiting artists and critics, studio visits, lectures and field trips to Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, New York City and other nearby collections offer even more opportunities to study work in person. Alfred University offers access to and engagement across disciplines through a robust visiting artist program and First Year Graduate Seminar.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Painting
  • Critique and Discussion
  • Professional Practices
  • Written Thesis Prep
  • Art History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission should hold the baccalaureate degree with the equivalent of sixty credit hours in studio courses. A portfolio of completed works could be considered the equivalent of some studio courses.
  • In addition to the transcripts and letters of recommendation required of all students, applicants to the MFA program must present a portfolio showing competency in their art practice. When submitting the portfolio to Slideroom be sure to indicate the program for which you are applying and provide appropriate portfolio.
  • Accepted applicants must make a $200 deposit and return a signed contract as directed in the notification of acceptance or their acceptance becomes void.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22520 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    22520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22520 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Hornell

783 - 1706 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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