MFA in Visual Art

An open landscape for the emerging artist


Innovative Digital Space
The Collaborative Technology Center is a digital production and post-production facility for creating time-based work—sound, video, and installation.
Renowned Faculty
As part of a tier-one research institution, our faculty represent a broad range of contemporary practices and show their work nationally and internationally.
Make Prints with Artists
Get an inside look at Island Press, WashU's research-based printmaking workshop focused on the creation and publication of innovative prints and multiples.
Summer in Berlin
The Sommerakademie is a seminar-based course that explores multiple modes of creative and cultural production in relation to the material, social, and cultural conditions of Berlin, Germany.
Museum Exhibition
MFA students work with the curatorial staff at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in the preparation and installation of their thesis work in an annual museum exhibition.
Diverse Artists and Critics
Each year, we invite prominent artists to our campus for lectures, workshops, and residencies, including Shimon Attie, Diana Al-Hadid, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Hasan Elahi, Coco Fusco, and Wangechi Mutu.
The Graduate School of Art offers several full-tuition fellowships and scholarships, as well as partial-tuition remission scholarships.
Applications for Fall 2020
The application period for fall 2020 admission will open September 15, 2019. Please check back for further details.
Interested in learning more about our Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art program? Contact us, and we will be happy to assist you.