M.F.A. in Art

The M.F.A. Studio Art Program at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College's Art Department offers a two-year master of fine arts studio program taught by a faculty of internationally known artists. The 48-credit program offers study in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and digital art. In practice, many students combine a variety of media, and experimentation is encouraged. The program has a fine arts, rather than commercial focus, and seeks a balance between the old and the new in its mix of students, faculty and course work. The center of the program is the graduate review process in which students' work is periodically reviewed by the full faculty; students also benefit from informal visits with faculty members as well as from the artists and critics welcomed by the visiting artists' program. Study in art history and outside electives is also required. Graduating students participate in a large M.F.A. thesis exhibition at a Manhattan or Brooklyn location.

M.F.A. students are provided with private sky-lit studios or semi-private spaces in group studios, depending on their needs. Facilities include digital laboratories, an extensive printmaking suite and a student gallery.

The program attracts students from across the United States and around the world, ranging from accomplished artists represented by commercial galleries to those admitted strictly for their talent and promise. A great many alumni are successful artists, some of whom teach at leading art schools and universities. Others bring their training to a range of such related practices as illustration, architecture, fashion, graphic design and art restoration. A number have won major honors, such as the Guggenheim, Fulbright, Pollock-Krasner and the Prix-de-Rome.