The MFA at JU nurtures the development of rigorous and refined relationships between three aspects of creative production:
stimulus, practice, and analysis.
The MFA degree is a 2 year low-residency program emphasizing conceptual and the creative process of generating new works that are grounded in both classical and contemporary art genres. Each year the program starts with a 6-week Summer Intensive, on the campus of Jacksonville University. This is followed by two non-resident semesters using a combination of distance study with JU Faculty and mentors who work one-on-one with each student to expand their project-based work. Plus an additional one-week mini-residency on campus to work with undergraduate students setting their creative work and developing pedagogical approaches.
This MFA is particularly geared toward artists in transition and expects that applicants should have professional experience in the field prior to application.