We value the complexity and diversity of human experience and expression, and welcome artists of all disciplines (literary, visual, performing, media, and interdisciplinary). Students in the MFA programs learn to locate their artistic lineage and gain deeper understanding of their conceptual interests and aesthetic choices.
In the MFA in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts, we believe that art-making is a pioneering, transformative act that moves, often changes, sometimes revolutionizes culture. To achieve this, we ask our artists to become more aware, reflective, and adept, willing to expand their skills and capacities and able to place their own work within a creative inquiry that takes them more deeply into the nature and meaning of their art.
This 48-unit degree results from two full-time years of coursework, which can be accomplished entirely through weekend intensive and online work, and one or more of the following:
A book-length manuscript or chapbook
An evening-length dance, theatrical, or musical performance
A visual arts exhibition
A social justice/community arts project
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)