School of Visual Arts

MFA Program

Program Established: 
New York, NY
Not Genre-Specific
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2019
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
David Levi Strauss
Core Faculty Includes: 

Debra Bricker Balken, Emmanuel Iduma, Dejan Lukic, Siddhartha Mitter, Nancy Princenthal, Charles Stein, David Levi Strauss, Michael Taussig, Lynne Tillman, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers department scholarships based on merit and need.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Degree Critical

Other Features: 

The MFA program in Art Writing is designed to give students a grounding in the philosophical and historical bases of criticism, to improve both their writing and their seeing, and to provide sources that they can draw on for the rest of their lives. This program is not involved in “discourse production” or the prevarications of curatorial rhetoric, but rather in the practice of criticism writ large, aspiring to literature.

The priority deadline for applications is February 1. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis, as space allows.


Emmanuel Iduma, Kareem Estefan, Alexandra Nicolaides, Juliet Helmke