The MFA in Visual Arts—with specialization in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or studio art—at Cornell takes two years to complete.
The creative writing MFA allows students to choose a specialization in either poetry or fiction while training them on the literary, theoretical, and cultural contexts of literature through one of four areas: English or American literature, comparative literature, literature in the modern or classical languages, or cultural studies.
Most MFA programs consist of approximately two years of study and art-making; however, Carnegie Mellon’s program is three years long and takes students through an innovative curriculum that monitors the role of art in the public sphere.
As a CMU student you will not only take studio courses, but academic classes, writing seminars, integrative studios, and more.
Both are renowned programs that pair its students with faculty members who are internationally recognized artists and writers.
MFA writing students at Cornell can anticipate a small cohort, generous financial support, and teaching experience.
Through the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University offers a MFA in Creative Visual Arts that eschews a solely Western approach to art, instead stressing a global and interdisciplinary approach to art making and aesthetic questioning.
Unique to the Cornell experience is the opportunity students have to organize and work closely with a special advisory committee, that is, a group of faculty members from across the university who oversee and mentor the students’ process.
), a studio- and mentor-based approach to artistic training.
Yale also offers its students access to a renowned exhibition space, open year-round, that allows them (as well as faculty and visiting artists) to display their work.