Graduate: MFA

  • As a graduate student, how often will I meet with my advisors?

    In Sculpture we meet with graduate students for tutorials and studio visits every Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. You'll also regularly meet with visiting artists in their studios for one-on-one or small group discussions.

  • Can I meet with graduate faculty in Sculpture prior to or during the application process?
    Unfortunately, this isn't possible. We receive more than 150 applications for eight openings in our program and simply can't schedule individual appointments with each interested candidate. Instead, we encourage you to take advantage of the In Focus open houses organized by the Graduate Studies Office.
  • Do you consider research to be an important part of the process?
    Due to the sheer demands of the material processes you need to understand and master when making sculpture, you will inevitably be pulled into dialogue with multiple lines of inquiry. From the study of shipbuilding to the investigation of butterflies (and everything in between), you will find that research is not just the starting point, it's an essential part of the journey.
  • What are you looking for in the application portfolios?
    Since faculty determine who to admit based upon the work itself, it is critical that your documentation be clear, cogent and professional. We are looking for diverse young artists who represent the many facets of studio sculpture. With that in mind, your portfolio should reflect your sensibility and should not be "padded" for quantity over quality.
Sculpture Foreground 2
 R.C. Saylor, PART 3: another studio of another studio or, another studio with another studio installation