Only 150 students of exceptional promise comprise our two-year, full-time grad-only program. Our focus is to stimulate and nurture ideas through work, and develop the artistic skills necessary for a lifetime studio practice as serious artists, designers and architects. Students work in a professional studio environment, and are given the responsibility and freedom to develop an individual aesthetic voice and critical thinking with the guidance of their distinguished Artist-in-Residence/Department Head. There is no formal class structure, but an active program of studio work, critiques, reading groups/seminars, and student research projects in the ten departments. More than 80 Visiting Artists/Critics and the annual Critical Studies/Humanities program further the intellectual discourse. Students are in a peer group of highly motivated artists, learning equally from each other in student-led crit clubs, shared student Forum Gallery exhibitions weekly, museum visits and informal studio discussion.
The Academy is intimate, focused, and located in a world-renowned architectural environment. It is dedicated solely to graduate educ...
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