UNLV College of Fine Arts

UNLV Fall 2022 MFA Program in Art
Due Feb 1 2022

The UNLV Department of Art invites self-directed artists and designers to apply for the Fall 2022 MFA Program in Art. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2022.

The three-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is studio-based and research-focused with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity, community engagement, and professional development. Each MFA student is provided with private studio space with 24-hour access. Throughout the program students conduct practice-based and text-based research, presenting their work in studio visits, exhibitions, MFA Open Studios, and group critique with faculty, peers, visiting artists, curators, scholars, and community members. By the end of the program, each MFA candidate will achieve a critical awareness of their work within a broad and diverse context of contemporary culture, art, design, history and theory, culminating in a solo public graduation thesis project at the Donna Beam Gallery their final semester. Our MFA Art alumni exhibit, curate, write, teach, and work in leadership roles in cultural institutions and as small business owners.

Applicants may apply for Graduate Assistantships in teaching, research, and professional development which financially support and advance students who have rare opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research, contribute to the development of curriculum, manage studios and shops, and work alongside community members, local organizations, and other departments on campus. Assistantship packages include tuition waivers, substantial stipends, and healthcare insurance.