M.F.A. in Painting
Painting, with its many traditions, is a medium put to an extraordinary diversity of contemporary uses. The painting program at Notre Dame seeks to foster individual development within the framework of contemporary practice by emphasizing historical, critical and aesthetic concerns.
The M.F.A. in painting is a three-year program that consists primarily of individual studio work and art history classes which culminate in a thesis exhibition. Graduate students work closely with faculty in a 1:1 ratio and formally interact with other M.F.A. students through exhibitions, studio practice and visiting artist seminars.
All students have individual, private studios with windows in Riley Hall as well as open access to a state-of-the-art wood shop, Digital Printing Studio, computer labs with up-to date imaging software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) and the opportunity to apply for additional funding for travel, residencies, and materials through a variety of funding sources across the University.
The Snite Museum of Art, located on Notre Dame’s campus, regularly mounts both historical and contemporary exhibits.
Chicago, with its rich cultural offerings, is a 90-minute car ride west of campus. Students take advantage of the numerous museum exhibitions, gallery openings, performances, screenings, and other cultural events in the city.
- Full tuition waivers for up to three years
- Generous stipends
- Teaching experience
Past Visiting Artists, Scholars, and Critics
Kerry James Marshall
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Art, Art History and Design
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5673
Submit a portfolio of twenty slides through SlideRoom, and send three letters of recommendation, a letter of intent, and transcripts to The Graduate School. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to our M.F.A. program. Apply now.
Application Deadline: February 1.
Recent MFA Work
Erin Hinz - Feather Out in Water
Amanda Joseph - Virginia $lim (for Lonnie)
Amanda Joseph - Pork Queen