MFAST integrates practice with theory, encouraging students to be independent thinkers and researchers. Students may focus on one specific medium or work across various media. MFAST students are encouraged to work in ways most appropriate to their individual research and a full range of contemporary art practices are welcomed.
The program spans just over three years. This includes an intensive six-week summer residency over four summers, combined with independent work during the academic year, and short winter sessions over a long weekend in February each year.
With the help of distance learning tools, students keep in contact with their dedicated faculty mentors and a strong community of peers, visiting artists, critics, and alumni while away from campus. While on campus, students occupy individual studios and display work in MICA’s exhibition spaces. Candidates must develop their own studio facilities for use during the academic year.
Summer Session 2023
Check out summer hours for various facilities on campus here.
2023 DATES TO REMEMBER
Apr 28 - Fill out On-Campus Housing Survey
May 26 - Register for Summer 2022 Orientation (new + returning students)
MAY 26 - Submit digital ID photo to email@example.com (new students)
MAY 31 - Submit proof of vaccination or exception to firstname.lastname@example.org (all students)
Jun 04 - Class of '23 Dorm Move-In
Jun 08 - All other students Dorm Move-In
Jun 09 - New + Returning Student Summer Orientation (schedule)
Jun 12 - First Day of Classes