California Institute of Integral Studies

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
San Francisco, CA
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Cindy Shearer
Core Faculty Includes: 

Carolyn Cooke and Cindy Shearer (Dept. Chair)

Associated Faculty: Alex Burger, Nupu Press, George Reyes, as well as guest artists each year.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers some funding opportunities including partial scholarships, federal financial aid, and federal work-study positions.

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Other Features: 

This 39-unit, two-year, distance program is conducted in a hybrid format (online learning and virtual, hybrid, or in-person intensive).

Students have the opportunity for individualized sessions with art mentors over the course of the degree, and gain a global arts perspective through classes and a summer intensive overseas option, earning degree credits in the United Kingdom, Germany, or an international location of their choosing. In the final year, coursework is geared toward learning the tools to bring art practices into professional work, and developing skills for careers in media, coaching, publishing, education, and as artists with creative work that sustains.

The priority deadline for fall applications is February 15; applications after that are accepted on a rolling basis.