Visual Arts (Clay, Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Printmaking)

MFA

  • Develop advanced conceptual & technical skills 
  • Study abroad in Florence, Italy
  • For professional artists with intense commitment to their art

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The Master of Fine Arts program is designed to provide professional emphasis for persons with an intense commitment to their art who intend to become serious professional artists. Marywood’s MFA in Visual Arts can give you the opportunity to develop your conceptual and technical skills as professional artists. You can build a foundation for further professional growth and increase awareness of your role in contemporary society.

The Marywood M.F.A. program also offers an option for graduate students in the fine arts to complete a portion of their MFA degree requirements by studying in Florence, Italy. This opportunity is offered through collaboration with Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence. For more information, visit the Graduate Study Abroad page.

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Accomplished Art Faculty


Matt Povse
Assistant Professor of Art

Sam Olfano
Assistant Professor of Art

Dr. Susan Brangers
Assistant Professor

Steven Alexander
Professor of Visual Art

Classes are held in the Shields Center for Visual Arts and the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts, both equipped with the latest computers and 80,000 square feet of studio/gallery space.

Marywood’s Art Galleries provide the Marywood community and northeastern Pennsylvania with noteworthy cultural events. The Mahady Contemporary Gallery, located on the first floor, is a spacious and dramatic setting for the display of artwork. The Suraci Gallery, located on the second floor, maintains Marywood’s permanent collection of fine and decorative arts.

The Shields Center for Visual Arts houses the Maslow Collection, which includes over 500 works from 178 artists including prints by noted artists Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauchenber.

Julia

My favorite place is the Rotunda because it is the perfect spot to take a moment and relax.

Year: Junior

Major: Art Therapy

Hometown: Harleysville, Pennsylvania

Activities on campus: Alpha Sigma Psi (social service sorority) Zeta Omicron (Art Honor Society) VIA (Volunteers in action), CRS (Catholic Relief Services) Kidstuff General Chair, active in various Campus Ministry service projects

Favorite Marywood moment: Spending the evening before finals in the Rotunda listening to friends sing and play music. Hearing the echo in the Rotunda and sharing that moment with my best friends was an experience I will always remember at Marywood.

Favorite place on campus: My favorite place is the Rotunda because it is the perfect spot to take a moment and relax. I also love admiring the artwork.

Favorite thing about being an Ambassador: I love seeing a prospective student’s face light up while on tour when they see something about campus that they are truly excited about.

Fun fact: I am obsessed with flowers.

 


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Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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