M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts
Our MFA in Interdisciplinary Art continues to reinvent graduate arts education—combining a rich artistic and academic community with each student's individual process and place. Ours is a radically holistic approach that merges low-residency structure and student-centered learning in a context beyond disciplinary thinking, creating a level of integration and depth of creative practice unequaled in other arts programs. We encourage artists to ask complex questions and to cultivate practices that celebrate imaginative and intellectual discovery. In all creative practices, we value curiosity, dialogue, self-reflection, public engagement, and rigorous experimentation. "Interdisciplinary Art" at Goddard is an engagement in artistic diversity, in the continuing subversion of established canons and in the on-going exploration of new directions and new terrains for art-making. We propose and embrace alternative models of art, education, and social engagement and seek to bridge classical/traditional forms with advanced contemporary discourses. Our students design and pursue an individualized course of study. No two artists are alike. Based upon your unique personal interests, intentions and professional goals, faculty advisors—all accomplished and evolving artists themselves—work with you one-on-one, providing personalized feedback, guidance and challenge. Our low-residency program attracts artists who wish to integrate creative practice with other aspects of life. We encourage you to contribute your learning beyond the academy—immediately and directly—through action in your local and/or global communities. Informed by philosophies of participatory, democratic education, our low-residency model not only accommodates complex lives, but expands our existing and varied connections to people and place and time. Our learning community is committed to critically engaged research and practice. Our program is designed to support each scholar-artist in articulating and engaging with your original vision as you refine critical, expressive, and technical skills and stretch in new directions.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Distant Rural Area
Size & Settings: Under 1,000