The Visual Arts Department provides both disciplinary focus and an environment for interdisciplinary exploration, as well as access to the rich intellectual resources of a major research institution. This breadth enables students to graduate with the skills and thinking necessary for careers in today’s diverse and changing art world. BFA, BA, and MFA degrees in Visual Arts are offered with undergraduate concentrations in Design, Drawing, Media, Painting, Photography, Print, and Sculpture. Proximity to New York and Philadelphia gives students access to a faculty of renowned professional artists and designers, prestigious museums and galleries, visiting artists and critics, and profoundly affects the exchange of ideas within the Visual Arts Department. Visual Arts graduates become professional artists and designers, and work in creative environments such as museums, galleries, schools, and universities and industries including film, television and advertising.
Mason Gross School of the Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD)
Each year, Mason Gross artists in the MFA program open their private studios to the public. Take a peek at their creative spaces. Learn more about the MFA in Visual Arts--and stop by open studios 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the Civic Square Building.
Feed your brain and your stomach on the first Friday night of every month with gallery hours extended until 9 p.m., and a variety of artist talks, events, and performances. Click here for more Visual Arts events.
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The MFA program is named toArtinfo's "10 MFA Programs That Give You the Most Bang For Your Buck" (2012); the MFA painting/drawing program is No. 10 in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report (2016).