The artists in Masters of the Visual Universe come from seven very different schools.  Check out the MFA programs of each school below.

Carnegie Mellon
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Towson University
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
University of the Arts
University of Delaware
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon offers a MFA in studio art and strives to produce artists who “are able to create opportunities for themselves and connect meaningfully with communities and cultures around them”. The concept of “socially minded approaches to art-making” is essential to Carnegie Mellon’s MFA program, which features a Contextual Practice component. The Contextual Practice seminar challenges students to create work which responds to the social and cultural situation of a particular context.

To find out more about Carnegie Mellon’s MFA program visit: http://www.cmu.edu/art/programs/mfa/index.html

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

PAFA

Situated in the center of Philadelphia, PAFA was founded in 1805 by the painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale and the sculpture WIlliam Rush. Like Carnegie Mellon, PAFA offers a MFA in studio art. The program emphasizes a “high degree of skill in drawing and studio art making practice”. At the heart of the program is the Studio Critique Program which encourages students to connect with faculty critics and engage in conversation about their work.

To find out more about PAFA’s MFA program visit: http://www.pafa.org/School/Programs-of-Study/MFA-Program/174/

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Towson University

Towson

Located eight miles north of Baltimore, Towson is Maryland’s second largest public university. Towson offers an MFA in studio art. The goals of the program include having students demonstrating “advanced technical and conceptual skills”, “the ability to evolve an individual aesthetic”, as well as “research and writing skills”.

To read the full list and find out more about Towson’s MFA program visit: http://grad.towson.edu/program/master/arts-mfa/index.asp

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Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Tyler

Founded in 1935, Tyler School of Art started out as a small art school on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Since its move to Temple’s main campus in North Philadelphia, Tyler has established itself as a leading art institution with new programs and modern facilities. Tyler offers MFAs in nine areas, including, ceramics, fibers, glass, graphic and interactive design, metals/jewelry/CAD-CAM, painting & drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Tyler’s emphasis on diversity is evident in the distinct characteristics of each of its MFA programs.

To find out more about Tyler’s MFA programs, visit: http://www.temple.edu/tyler/programs/graddegrees.html

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University of the Arts

UArts

Located in the middle of Philadelphia, the University of the Arts has been around for more than 130 years. UArts offers an MFA in Book Arts/Printingmaking, Museum Exhibition Planning and Design, and Studio Arts. UArts understands that creating art is “a highly personalized experience” and as a result UArts strives to “nurture each student’s needs and goals”. The Studio Art MFA program includes a intensive summer program residency.

To find out more about UArt’s Studio Art MFA program visit: http://www.uarts.edu/academics/visual-arts/mfa-studio-art

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University of Delaware


UD

Located in Newark, Delaware, the University of Delaware offers a 2-year MFA in studio art. UD’s program is built around research, practice, and discourse and students are encouraged to take academic classes and “keep up a dedicated studio practice”. UD emphasizes a continuous dialogue between MFA students, professional artists, and faculty.

To find out more about UD’s MFA program visit: http://www.udel.edu/art/academic-programs/grad/mfa/

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

UMBC

Located in Baltimore, the University of Maryland Baltimore County distinguishes itself as a honors university. UMBC offers an MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts. UMBC’s program takes an interdisciplinary approach to art making. Students are encouraged to incorporate computer art, video, cinematic arts, photography, installation, and interactive and hybrid forms of display into their work. UMBC also emphasizes exploration and experimentation.

To find out more about UMBC’s MFA program, visit: http://art.umbc.edu/graduate/overview.php

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