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This low-residency, 60-credit interdisciplinary MFA program is designed for experienced artists who want to pursue graduate study without disrupting their ongoing careers. The emphasis of the program is in integrating practice with theory, where students are encouraged to be independent thinkers and researchers who may focus within one specific medium or work across various media.  

Studio Art (Low-Residency MFA)

Nikki Moser, Studio Art (Low-Residency MFA) '14

MFAST students and alumni exhibit widely and lecture about their work nationally and internationally. Here are but a few examples:

Natalia Gonzalez Requena '11 currently resides between Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Pittsburgh, USA. Natalia participates widely in national and international exhibitions and residencies. Using chance as a strategy, she examines the possibilities of drawing through installation, performance, video and sound. Her work is featured in Impermanencia, XIII Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador.

Interview in Huffington Post with Ume Hussain '17 about her career and art practice. Shortly after completing her MFA degree in the summer of 2017, Ume moved to Abu Dhabi in order to manage NYU Abu Dhabi's Interactive Media Lab. The interviewer is Jacqueline Bishop, MFAST alumna Class of 2016.

Brett Wallace '19 is a Brooklyn, New York based interdisciplinary artist working in drawing, painting, video, photography, sound, and new technologies to examine speed, production and commodification in the digital era. He is featured in the new book The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, edited by Sharon Louden, and participating in related events.

Sarabel Santos Negrón '19 directs the Museo de Arte de Bayamón, in Puerto Rico along with being an active exhibiting artist. In her art practice Sarabel combines drawing on paper with plastic (polyethylene or plastic bags) as a response to concerns about pollution and the excess production of this material that affects our environment. A recent career highlight is a solo exhibition at Museo Casa Roig in Humacao, Puerto Rico.


Residency Founded by MFAST Alum

Billy Friebele and Mike Iacovone awarded residency at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Washington D.C.