MFA in Visual Art

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About the MFA in Visual Art

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2018–2019 Freund Fellow David Hullfish Bailey

Our MFA program educates artists who will define and change the future of their disciplines—in small, medium, and extra-large ways. It instills students with the agency and resiliency that will be essential to the next generation of artists.

Led by professor and newly appointed chair Lisa Bulawsky, the program is home to an inclusive, close-knit community of renegade makers and thinkers, and offers students a site of rigorous inquiry, humanity, and intellectual generosity. In fall 2021, we will launch a new curriculum (stay tuned for details!).

As part of Washington University, a tier-one research institution, the School’s expansive facilities and studios serve as a think tank for intellectual and material experimentation. Each year, through the Freund Fellowship, Island Press, our Public Lecture Series, and other programs, we bring in renowned artists, designers, and critics to campus, for lectures, studio visits, and reviews. Learn about our recent visitors>>

We are proud of our location in St. Louis, which serves as both an extension of the studio and site of engagement for art and artists. Learn about St. Louis>>

The Sam Fox School’s MFA in Visual Art professionally prepares students for a diversified approach to the field of contemporary art that nurtures sustained, lifelong engagement while recognizing multiple pathways and definitions for a career in the arts and culture.

Facilities

This way to our digital fabrication lab, the print + book studio, wood + metal shops, collaborative technology center, and other spaces for making>>

Faculty & Visitors

Get an inside look at what our faculty make and learn about their diverse practices and research>>

Alumni & Careers

Our alumni go on to amazing careers as artists, professors, entrepreneurs, designers, & more. See where they are now>>

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How to Apply

We offer competitive scholarships and financial aid, including several full-tuition awards.

Learn about the application process and get tips on assembling your portfolio here>>

Questions? We’d love to speak with you by email, phone, or video about our program.
Please email us mfa-va@wustl.edu.

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Student Work

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