M.F.A. in Sculpture
Michael Davis, MFA Reviews, 2019
M.F.A. candidates in sculpture continue to develop and expand their knowledge and use of materials and technical skills in support of their personal aesthetic and formal goals. These goals are focused and pursued through individual contact with an advisor of the student’s choice and the advice of any of the studio faculty as well as non-art faculty of the university. In addition, all graduate sculpture students, faculty, and technicians meet weekly for group critiques which challenge and encourage the individual to pursue a studied, personal expression of their ideas. This pursuit is further enhanced through frequent lectures and critiques by visiting artists, historians, and critics.
In addition, several other faculty teach related courses including industrial design, art theory and criticism.
The facilities include large general studios, studios for all graduate students and well-equipped studios for metal casting and wood sculpture. The tools in the metal shop include a mig, a tig, a forge, acetylene welders, a plasma cutter, band saws, a sand blaster, a gantry, and a fork lift. The wood shop contains table saws, a panel saw, a band saw, a miter saw, a joiner/planer, a drill press, sanders, and a lathe.
- Full tuition waivers for up to three years
- Generous stipends
- Teaching experience
- Active visiting artist and scholars program
- The Snite Museum of Art located on campus
- 90 minutes east of Chicago
Past Visiting Artists, Scholars, and Critics
Stephen De Staebler
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
University of Notre Dame
320 Riley Hall of Art
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5673
Application must be done online. 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.