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Hartford Art School Interdisciplinary MFA for Sustainable Culture

Call for Applications

The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT announces the new Interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts for Sustainable Culture, featuring the Nomad9 residencies.

The Interdisciplinary MFA is a low-residency, cross-disciplinary Master of Fine Arts with a focus on sustainable culture. Its 62-credit curriculum presents courses in contemporary art, ecology, urbanism, history, and technology (from craft to code). This programme of study prepares artists for a life of engaged studio and civic practice, and reflects the dynamic balance of production, inquiry and cross-discipline collaborations in contemporary art and the world at large. The programme is based on an open outcome philosophy. The MFA curriculum supports many types of art practices, including (but not limited to) eco art, social practice, community art, and work that explores craft and technology traditions. This curriculum prepares artists for ambitious creative processes and enhances an artist's ability to gain funding, develop career opportunities, and attain employment in a variety of public and private sectors. The programme culminates with a thesis exhibition, a written thesis, and a public artwork made for the city of Hartford by the students working with a distinguished visiting artist.

On-site intensives called the Nomad9 residencies provide MFA candidates with an innovative engaged-learning curriculum. The residencies are scheduled in locations across the Americas and provide a living classroom through which students can study contemporary art, history and culture. Students will participate in three Nomad9 residencies per year.

A limited number of full and partial scholarships will be awarded.

The priority deadline for application is 15 January 2016. Applications will be considered until the class is full.

For more information please contact Program Director Carol Padberg at padberg@hartford.edu or visit www.nomad9mfa.org