The MFA Program

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Open Studios, 2014.

The Master of Fine Arts Program is a two-year, full-time, studio-based program located in the center of Los Angeles. With a select cohort enrolled each year, the program provides a unique experience that focuses on interdisciplinary and wide-ranging experimental, creative, and intellectual exploration. Students work closely with USC Roski's internationally acclaimed faculty, as well as an expanded community of leading professional artists, critics, and curators who participate in the weekly Visiting Artist and Scholar Seminar and the Resident Artists and Scholars Program.

In addition to Roski's distinguished full-time faculty, recent and current visiting faculty in the MFA program have included Tala Madani, Allen Ruppersberg, Ali Subotnick, Sadie Benning, Paul Sietsema, Evan Holloway, Bruce Hainley, Paul Chan, Britt Salvesen, Glenn Phillips, and Stanya Kahn. Recent guest lecturers include John Baldessari, Meg Cranston, Fred Moten, Ian Svenonius, the Yes Men, Tirdad Zolghadr, Silke Otto-Knapp, Franklin Sirmans, Human Bhabha, Nao Bustamante, Benjamin Bratton, Jim Hodges, Zackary Drucker, Dominic Johnson, Chon Noriega, Nance Klehm, Ken Gonzales-Day, Jane Burton, Lorraine O'Grady, Meiling Cheng, Stuart Comer, Sheila de Brettville, Mary Kelly and Lucía Sanromán.

MFA Thesis Presentations


Next Lecture

Meiling Cheng, writer, critic, performer
12pm Wednesday Apr 1st @ USC IFT

Stuart Comer, MoMA curator
7pm Thursday Apr 9th @ MoCA

Lucia Sanroman, curator
12pm Wednesday Apr 22nd @ USC IFT