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Low-Residency MFA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

24 months
Duration
40400 USD/year
40400 USD/year
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About

The Low-Residency MFA program at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the ideal program for students who desire the community, support and rigor of a traditional MFA, but with a more flexible structure to fit their lives and schedules.

Overview

About this degree

Similar to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts traditional MFA, the Low-Residency MFA program focuses on independent studio work and is interdisciplinary in nature, welcoming a wide range of approaches to art making.

PAFA is a school that gives great weight to both ideas and how things are made, and all curricula are focused to help students develop their work materially and conceptually. The Low-Residency MFA gives students the tools to engage deeply and critically with making their work while thinking about their practice in relation to contemporary and historical art and ideas.

The Low-Res MFA consists of both on-site and off-site learning. The core of the program is three summer terms completed on the PAFA campus.  For these intensive, eight-week sessions, students have their own private studio and are engaged in independent work.  Individual studio research is complemented by seminar courses, regular visits with faculty, group critiques, and an outstanding roster of visiting artists. During the fall and spring terms, students are off-site, and supported by a vital online community with virtual studios, critic meetings and courses in art history, contemporary art, theory, writing and professional practices. 

Key to the summer sessions is PAFA’s location in the heart of Philadelphia. Seminars connect students with museums, galleries and artists’ studios. Philadelphia’s proximity to New York and Washington D.C. allows for day trips to see even more. The online component of the program ensures that students are always connected to their community of peers and faculty, and receive continual feedback and support for their work.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Practices: Online Tools 
  • Core Critique Group
  • Reframing Theory
  • Visiting Artist Program

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in art, or equivalent, is required for the MFA, Low-Residency, and Post-Baccalaureate programs at PAFA. Transcripts must show proof of an undergraduate degree, or degree in progress for those currently enrolled.
  • Official transcripts are required for each applicant, as they convey the academic history and serve as proof of eligibility. Transcripts must be sent directly from an applicant’s academic institution to be considered official.
  • Currently, enrolled applicants should submit official transcripts with their courses in progress and official, final transcripts upon graduation.
  • If your academic credentials are not written in English, they must be translated into English by an approved translator prior to submission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40400 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40400 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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