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MFA in Printmedia at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The MFA in Printmedia course at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago provides students with interdisciplinary teaching and specialist printmaking facilities to develop their print designs.

School: School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Course: MFA in Printmedia
Location: Chicago, USA
Course dates: August 2024 to May 2026
Application deadline: 10 January 2024

SAIC's Printmedia department expands the definition and articulation of printmaking while acknowledging the rich history and tradition of the medium.

Students will engage in issues of contemporary art by employing a wide variety of printing techniques, technologies and media.

The department's fundamental philosophy is interdisciplinary, with an emphasis on material exploration.

Well-equipped printmaking facilities, individual graduate studios and faculty mentorship aid the development of ideas, concepts and creative production.

The MFA program features discourse across aesthetics, applications, distributive practices and related fields and supports the creation of prints, artists' books, three-dimensional objects, installations, time-based arts, electronic media and performances.

Each semester, in addition to selecting graduate advisors from within the department, students can choose from more than 100 graduate faculty advisors at SAIC representing a myriad of disciplines, approaches, and intellectual positions.

Individualized instruction is the cornerstone of the graduate studio program.

All graduate students in the Printmedia department are eligible for up to two teaching assistantships per semester, where they provide technical and instructional support to faculty in the undergraduate studio classroom.

SAIC's Printmedia department offers generous scholarships and financial aid to graduate students. Apply by 10 January.

Applications to this course have now closed. 

Top image: Open Sky by MFA Printmedia 2022 graduate Mikey Mosher.

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