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

News and Upcoming Events

Eileen Wold (MFAST ‘10) and Leah Cooper (MFAST ‘09) have started 'Black Bucket Essays," a series of online essays on art and culture by MFAST alumni.  Inspired by their desire to continue conversations started during their time in the program, Wold and Cooper have invited a number of their peers to respond to a quote, video, article, exhibition, or artwork. These monthly prompts are intended to stimulate new dialogues and share ideological perspectives. Please visit:

“Perceptions: Ashley Lohr,” a solo exhibition of Lohr’s paintings, is on view through March 2015 at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska. In her paintings, Ashley Lohr (MFAST '15) explores interior spaces and structures, highlighting the effects of light and color on surfaces.  Each painting suggests more than one space inhabiting the frame, an intentional disruption that leaves the viewer finding something unexpected in her crops, skews and stretched perspectives. For more information, visit:

For more information on current and past MFAST exhibitions and events, visit Browse Art and

For information on how to apply to the program, go to Application Requirements.

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